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  • Winners of the British Kebab Awards 2017

    The 2017 British Kebab Awards took place on Sunday 26th February. Celebrating the best takeaways in the UK, find out which kebab eateries took home a prize.

    Winners of the British Kebab Awards 2017

    "I congratulate every kebab business that won a British Kebab Award"

    The humble kebab was the centre of attention on Sunday 26th February for the 5th British Kebab Awards 2017.

    Welcoming popular takeaways and food sellers from all across the UK, many forgot about the glamorous Oscars and instead opted for a more appetising night celebrating the delectable doner kebab.

    Hosts Chris Stark and Scott Mills, who luckily avoided any announcement mix-ups, bade bon appétit to 1,200 guests at London’s Westminster Park Plaza Hotel.

    Aside from inviting us to indulge in these eastern delicacies, the Awards also recognised the massive contribution this niche industry has on the British economy every year.

    With around 1.3 million kebabs sold each day, the industry is reportedly worth £2.8 billion.



    Taking a meaty slice out of these profits were 17 kebab outlets who took home a well-deserved award. Winners ranged from ‘Best Kebab Van’ to ‘Best Fine Dining’ and included the likes of Leeds-based ‘I am Doner’, London’s ‘Tarshish’ and ‘Alla Turca’ in Glasgow.

    Winners of the British Kebab Awards 2017

    Finalists were nominated by the public, who chose their favourite kebab shops in their local areas. This was then shortlisted with the winners picked by the British Kebab Awards judges, including Shadow Economic Secretary Jonathan Reynolds and fellow MP Nadhim Zahawi.

    British Kebab Awards and Bira creator Ibrahim Dogus said: “Every year we see the competition get tougher so I congratulate every kebab business that won a British Kebab Award.

    “MPs got behind their kebab shops and restaurants by the dozen with more than 40 nominating businesses in their constituencies and that’s great to see. I look forward to seeing what the contenders serve up in 2018.”

    The British Kebab Awards 2017 was organised by the Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) and sponsored by Just Eat.

    Graham Corfield, UK managing director of Just Eat said: “On behalf of Just Eat, I would like to congratulate all of the winners on receiving a British Kebab Award in 2017. It is a phenomenal achievement in what are well established and highly competitive fields.

    Winners of the British Kebab Awards 2017

    “The kebab businesses that have succeeded this year serve as shining examples within their local communities and, at the same time, support the thriving UK kebab industry. The award for every winner is hugely deserved.”

    Here is the full list of winners of the British Kebab Awards 2017:

    Just Eat Best Delivery
    I am Doner, 23 Otley Rd, Headingley, Leeds, LS6 3AA

    Highly Recommended: Irmak BBQ, 220 High Street, North Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU6 1AU

    Galliard Homes Customer Satisfaction
    Kosk, 269 Hertford Road, Edmonton, N9 7ES

    Highly Recommended: Koz Mediterranean Restaurant, 87-89 High Street, Beckenham, BR3 1AG

    Harlequin Best Newcomer Restaurant/ Takeaway in London
    Tarshish, First Floor & Second Floor, 16-20 High Road, Wood Green, London, N22 6BX

    Highly Recommended: Bababoom, 30 Battersea Rise, London, SW11 1EE

    Crucials Best Newcomer Restaurant/ Takeaway outside London
    Elder and Wolf, 171 Whitley Road, Whitley Bay, NE26 2DN

    Best Kebab House in Northern Ireland
    Sphinx Glengormley, 335 Antrim Rd, Glengormley, Newtownabbey, BT36 5DZ

    Best Kebab House in Wales
    Mezza Luna, 159 City Road, Cardiff, CF24 3BQ

    Best Kebab House in Scotland
    Alla Turca, 192 Pitt Street, Glasgow, G2 4DY

    Best Kebab House Regional
    Meze Mangal Bushey Heath, 81 High Road Bushey, Watford, WD23 1EL

    Highly Recommended: Akdeniz Turkish Restaurant, 50A Hamlet Court Road, Westcliff-On-Sea, Essex, SS0 7LX

    Big K Best Takeaway Regional
    Ellesmere Port Kebab House, 4 The Arcade Regent Street, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 8DX

    Alton & Co Best Kebab Restaurant in North and West London
    Gokyuzu, 26-27 Grand Parade Green Lanes, Haringey, London, N4 1LG

    Highly Recommended: German Doner Kebab, 24 Broadway, West Ealing, London, W13 0SU

    Best Kebab Restaurant in South and East London
    Meze Bexleyheath, 269 Broadway, Bexleyheath, DA6 8DB

    Highly Recommended: Efes Restaurant Brick Lane, 1 Whitechapel Rd, London, E1 6TY

    Bira London Best Takeaway in London
    Pizza King Kebab House, 109 Hertford Rd, Edmonton, London, N9 7EE

    Best Value
    The Iskele, 179-181 Whitecross St, London, EC1Y 8QP

    Highly Recommended: Grand Bazaar, 42 James St, Marylebone, London, W1U 1EX

    Chef of the Year
    Mazlum Demir (Skewd Kitchen), 12 Cockfosters Parade, Barnet, EN4 0BX

    Cobra Beer Fine Dining Restaurant
    Veyso’s, Hertford, 97 Fore Street Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 1AS

    Kebab Van of the Year
    Atalay Kebab Van, North St, Oxfordshire, OX9 3HH

    Outstanding Contribution
    Prime Quality Foods, Unit 1, Centenary Estate, Centenary Road, Enfield, EN3 7UD

    Winners of the British Kebab Awards 2017

    The British Kebab Awards 2017 was undeniably a fantastic event, celebrating the best of Britain’s favourite takeaways and fast food shops.

    See more images from the British Kebab Awards 2017 here.

    Congratulations to all the winners!

    Nazhat is a woman on a mission to reveal many different aspects of 'Desiness.' With interests in fashion, cooking and keeping fit, she describes herself as a bright and chic 'Desi' lady who lives by the motto 'survival of the fittest...'

    Images courtesy of British Kebab Awards


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