The hunt is on for South Tyneside’s best curry house - which is your favourite?

Now's the time for you to cast your vote in our Curry House of the Year Awards 2016.

Now's the time for you to cast your vote in our Curry House of the Year Awards 2016.

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We are on the search for the best Curry House of 2016.

A balti or bhuna? Spicy and hot, to mild and creamy, there’s nothing us Brits love more than a curry, and with more than 9,000 Indian restaurants in the UK everyone has their favourite!

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Now we want you to tell us which local Indian curry restaurant gets your vote.

It could be because of the fresh and innovative cuisine, traditional-style dishes, select and exclusive dishes you can find in only the restaurant you use.

Perhaps you love the friendly staff, the traditional style or the outrageous décor of the restaurant? Maybe it’s so much more than a place you go to for a curry?

We have drawn up a shortlist of restaurants and eateries in the Gazette’s area which will compete for the title of Curry House of the Year 2016.

The details of eligible curry houses will be printed in the paper – and published online – until Saturday, April 16.

So who is deserving of a place in our top 10?

To vote from the list, simply return the coupon which you’ll find in the paper to us, stating the full name and address and voting number of the curry house you wish to nominate.

Nominations close on Friday, April 22, at 10am, and original coupons are the only way to vote for your favourite.

Please be aware, photocopied or defaced coupons will not be accepted.

Coupons hand delivered to the office or coupons that are received after the closing date will also not be accepted.

Here’s the list to choose from:

1. The Balti Masters, 28 St James Mall, South Shields.

2. Palmers Balti Inn, Western Hotel, Western Rd, Jarrow.

3. Aurora Restaurant, 8 Burrow Street, South Shields.

4. The Raj, 9 Burrow St, South Shields.

5. Radhuni Indian Restaurant, 88-90, Ocean Rd, South Shields.

6. Indian Essence Restaurant, 150-152, Ocean Rd, South Shields.

7. Indigo Restaurant, 104-106 Ocean Rd, South Shields.

8. India Brasserie, 146 Ocean Rd, South Shields.

9. Tandoor International, 97 Ocean Rd, South Shields.

10. Star of India Tandori, 194 Ocean Rd, South Shields.

11. Monsoon Indian Cuisine, 220 Ocean Rd, South Shields.

12. Royal Tandoori Restaurant, 218 Ocean Rd, South Shields.

13. Zeera Indian Cuisine, 206 Ocean Rd, South Shields.

14. Taqdir, 188 Ocean Rd, South Shields.

15. Dilshad, 220-224, Ocean Rd, South Shields.

16. Spice Garden, 202 Ocean Rd, South Shields.

17. Café India, 200 Ocean Rd, South Shields.

18. Taste of Bengal, 50 Dean Rd, South Shields.

19. Kashmir Indian Restaurant, 20 Frederick St, South Shields.

20. Sumayas Take Away & Restaurant, 18 Frederick St, South Shields.

21. Spice 1 (Harton), 1 South Avenue, South Shields.

22. Eastern Touch, 2/3, Station Approach, East Boldon.