An Indian restaurant that has operated for 15 years has been nominated for ‘restaurant of the year in Essex’.

Cinnamon restaurant, in High Road, North Weald Bassett, will discover if it has been crowned restaurant of the year in the county at the Asian Restaurant & Takeaway Awards ceremony on October 2.

The event will be held at the InterContinental Hotel at The O2 London, and will be hosted by broadcaster Samantha Simmonds and magician Paul Martin.

Mohammed Munim, founder member of the awards, said: “Britain has some of the most vibrant and dynamic Asian restaurants, and they are an integral part of the fabric and culture of the country.

“The ARTA awards are a celebration and recognition of these exceptional restaurants, takeaways, chefs, and restaurateurs all across the country, who are serving their local communities so exceptionally well.”