Britain's best kebab houses in 2017

Did your favourite win an award?

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Kebab houses across the UK have crossed skewers and fought it out to take the top spot in the industry 'Oscars'.

The British Kebab Awards took votes from kebab fans up and down the country to find the most delectable doners in the country.

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Now the top shops have been revealed at a bash held at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel, London.

Kebabs are a British institution with an estimated 1.3million sold every day.

Awards ranged from best takeaway to best restaurant and fine dining experience.

Did your local kebab shop come up trumps? Here's the full list of winners.

1. Just Eat Best Delivery: I am Doner, Leeds

Highly Recommended: Irmak BBQ, North Dunstable

2. Customer Satisfaction: Kosk, Edmonton

Highly Recommended: Koz Mediterranean Restaurant, Beckenham

3. Best Newcomer Restaurant/ Takeaway in London: Tarshish, Wood Green

Highly Recommended: Bababoom, Battersea

4. Best Newcomer Restaurant/ Takeaway outside London: Elder and Wolf, Whitley Bay

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5. Best Kebab House in Northern Ireland: Sphinx Glengormley, Glengormley

6. Best Kebab House in Wales

Winner: Mezza Luna, Cardiff

7. Best Kebab House in Scotland

Winner: Alla Turca, Glasgow

8. Best Kebab House Regional

Winner: Meze Mangal, Bushey

Highly Recommended: Akdeniz Turkish Restaurant, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex

9. Best Takeaway Regional

Ellesmere Port Kebab House, Ellesmere Port

10. Best Kebab Restaurant in North and West London

Winner: Gokyuzu, Haringey

Highly Recommended: German Doner Kebab, West Ealing

11. Best Kebab Restaurant in South and East London

Winner: The Meze Bexleyheath, Bexleyheath

Highly Recommended: Efes Restaurant (Brick Lane), Whitechapel

12. Best Takeaway in London

Winner: Pizza King Kebab House, Edmonton

13. Best Value

Winner: The Iskele, Shoreditch

Highly Recommended: Grand Bazaar, Marylebone

14. Chef of the Year

Winner: Mazlum Demir (Skewd Kitchen), Barnet

15. Fine Dining Restaurant

Winner: Veyso's, Hertford

16. Kebab Van of the Year

Winner: Atalay Kebab Van, Thame, Oxfordshire

17. Outstanding Contribution

Winner: Prime Quality Foods, Enfield

What is a kebab and why do we love them so much?

The first kebab shop opened in North London in 1966 and there are now over 20,000 kebab outlets in the UK selling around 2,500 tonnes of lamb and chicken doner a week.

The word 'kebab' comes from 'kebap' meaning cooked over an open flame and 'doner' refers to meat cooked on the famous vertical rotisserie.


UK's best fine dining restaurants 2016

UK's best fine dining restaurants 2016