British Kebab Awards 2019 – Is your fave on the list?
The 7th British Kebab Awards crowned the country’s leading kebab outlets last night at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel.
Over 1,200 guests and 110 MPs and members of the House of Lords gathered to celebrate what has now become known as the ‘Kebab Oscars’.
And the guest of honour had to have been the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn who said that he, despite being a vegetarian, loved kebab shops for “what they do”.
- 1.3m kebabs sold contributing £2.8b to the British economy.
- 20,000 kebab outlets sell 2,500 tonnes of lamb & chicken doner each week.
- 200 doner kebab manufacturers see a combined turnover in excess of £750m.
While also revealing his love of falafels, Corbyn ended his speech to rousing applause with a message of unity: “There can only ever be one answer to the racists who are trying to divide us. Do not be divided. Always, always, always be totally united.”
Another fact to emerge from the awards was that 44 per cent of Labour remainer respondents had enjoyed a kebab the previous month prior as opposed to 25 per cent of Conservative respondents.
Notable Halal winners at this year’s prestigious award included Uni Kebab (rated 4/5 ROARS), who celebrated Tweeting: “Yes! We did it again! We brought the award back to Southampton! Crowned one of the best in the UK.”
Skewd Kitchen (rated 3.5/5 ROARS) in London’s Cockfosters also added to their collection of accolades with Maz Demir, Executive Chef, telling FtLion: “I am delighted to win the Fine Dining Restaurant award for Skewd at the British Kebab Awards. We had previously won the Chef of the Year twice; in 2017 and 2018.”
AND THE WINNERS ARE...
Just Eat Best Delivery
Winner: Batman Grill – 147 Battle Road, St Leonards-on-Sea
Highly Recommended: Wallington Express – 119 Stafford Road, Wallington
Winner: Uni Kebab – 190 Burgess Road, Southampton
Best Value Restaurant
Winner: Veyso’s Romford – 19 Clockhouse Lane, Romford
Highly Recommended: Ruyam – 230 Commercial Road, London
Fine Dining Restaurant
Winner: Skewd Kitchen – 12 Cockfosters Parade, Barnet
Best Kebab Restaurant in North and West London
Winner: Testi Restaurant – 38 Stoke Newington High Street, London
Best Kebab Restaurant in South and East London
Winner: Lara Grill – 20 Whalebone Lane South, London
Best Kebab Restaurant Regional
Winner: Alim-Et Restaurant – 753 London Road, East Malling
Highly Recommended: Turknaz Restaurant – North Parade, Whitley Bay
Best Takeaway in London
Winner: Archway Kebab – 26 Junction Road, London
Best Takeaway Regional
Winner: Master Kebabs – 88 Watling Street, Gillingham, Kent
Kebab Van of the Year
Winner: Ahmed’s Bar-B-Q – 90 High Street, Oxford
Best Newcomer Restaurant
Winner: Doner & Gyros Aylesbury – 75 Buckingham Street, Aylesbury
Highly Recommended: Usta – 249 Kilburn High Road, London
Highly Recommended: Antep Kitchen Oxford – 228 Cowley Road, Oxford
Best Kebab House in Scotland
Winner: Ada Restaurant – 9/3 Antigua Street, Edinburgh
Highly Recommended: Verdo BBQ Restaurant – 21 Newington Road, Edinburgh
Best Kebab House in Northern Ireland
Winner: Chaska Enniskillen – 14 Forthill Street, Enniskillen
Best Kebab House in Wales
Winner: Golden BBQ – 112 Caerphilly Rd, Cardiff
Winner: Wales Kebab – 7 Thomas St, Abertridwr
Chef of the Year
Winner: Ahmet Kabayel / Pircio – Drill Hall, Bishop’s Stortford
Young Chef of the Year
Winner: Bekzod Khamrakulov / Hazev – 2 South Quay Square, London
Winner: I Am Doner – 23 Otley Road, Leeds