Pakistan is ready to have its first restaurant awards

Pakistan is ready to have its first restaurant awards

The All Pakistan Restaurant Association announced the categories for the nominations
11 Jul, 2019

Move over LSA's, there's a new award show in town!

The All Pakistan Restaurant Association (APRA) has announced that they are gearing up for Pakistan's first ever restaurant awards.

In a press conference at Lal Qila, APRA revealed their jury members for the awards; Celebrity Chef Saadat, Chef Abdul Hadi, Sumeira Hussain, Dr Sadia Safdar and Ali Sultan.

There will be 20 awards to hand out, 5 of which will be decided by the jury and 15 will be Customer Choice Awards.

In a press release, APRA stated, "Beyond the trophies and glamor, the All Pakistan Restaurant Awards aim to recognize and acknowledge special features of restaurants including food and service excellence, outstanding dining and delivery experiences."

They revealed they will do so "by giving the public and regular patrons of APRA access to voting and having a voice that counts".

APRA hopes this will increase the competition locally and "ultimately raise the level of food quality and the standards of service in the Pakistani restaurant industry."


M. Saeed Jul 11, 2019 05:28pm
Instead, there must be an award for the best hygienic storage, preparation and presentation of food award.
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Adnan Jul 11, 2019 05:30pm
Cleanliness and hygiene of the kitchen and staff should be first criteria
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osman Goni Jul 11, 2019 05:41pm
I appreciate it.
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Ehsan Jul 11, 2019 06:26pm
Make a tv show out if it
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M. Emad Jul 11, 2019 06:46pm
Bangladeshi curry restaurants often win the top curry cuisine awards in UK.
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Chris Roberts Jul 11, 2019 06:55pm
When restaurateurs take pride in their work and give it their all, the results speak for themselves. Especially now that the culinary offerings are becoming more and more international, having these awards is an excellent idea.
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Farrukh Inam Jul 11, 2019 07:17pm
Good initiative. This will encourage restaurants to compete positively.
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ahmed Jul 11, 2019 07:33pm
I hope smaller restaurants run by real Pakistanis are not left out and care is taken to keep the process clean. Good attempt.
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Zafar Yousufzai San Francisco, California Jul 11, 2019 07:58pm
A good idea.
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N abidai Jul 11, 2019 08:06pm
There are restraunts awards,where there are deaths reported ,of people's eating unsafe foods in well known restraunts! First puts laws to stop unsafe foods sales in Pakistan ! Then get your restraunts awards!
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Daskalos Jul 11, 2019 10:14pm
Very little info. Please give more details of this scheme.
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Syed A. Mateen Jul 11, 2019 11:33pm
Restaurants means only restaurants not the restaurants which are running under the roof of a hotel. Apart from cleanliness and hygiene there should be an award for the best tasty food served by a restaurant of each city. The choice of selecting best tasty food restaurant should be left on the people of each city.
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SVSR Jul 12, 2019 07:34am
Kindly judge vegan /vegetarian options as well
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Queen Jul 12, 2019 08:28am
@M. Emad Thank you for the information. Please enlighten us which "Bangladeshi" curry restaurant has won the award in UK?
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Afzal Mirza Jul 12, 2019 06:59pm
This is welcome to promote various dishes, menus, food from other regions within Pakistan and internationally accepted delicacies. However, it should be combined with hygienic conditions in the kitchen, cleanliness of the kitchen staff and surroundings. Interesting would be to depute individuals who pay surprise visits to the contesting restaurants at intervals to check the requirements to compete for the event.
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NF Jul 13, 2019 02:21pm
Good Step Indeed but people wouldn't stop eating anyway. In my opinion, taste, hygiene and food presentation matters the most of all other things.
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