Winners of the British Kebab Awards 2020
The ‘Kebab Oscars’ were handed out to the country’s leading kebab outlets at the recently concluded 8th British Kebab Awards this evening.
Over a thousand kebab enthusiasts gathered at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel to celebrate 15 award winners from across the UK.
With the kebab industry contributing £2.8b to the British economy, the evening’s first award, Best Takeaway in London, was presented by London Mayor Sadiq Khan to vegan doner company What the Pitta in Shoreditch.
Best Fine Dining went to The Mantl in Knightsbridge, which has been rated 4.5/5 by FtLion and which won ‘Best Starter’ while being voted runner-up for ‘Best Kebab’ and ‘Best Newcomer’ at the #FtLionAwards 2019.
Surprisingly, the British Kebab Awards overlooked The Mantl for the fast food restaurant German Doner Kebab in West Bromwich as this year’s ‘Best Newcomer’.
The Best Kebab Restaurant in North and West London went to Kabul City in Edgware, which was rated just 2/5 by FtLion back in 2017, while Chef of the Year went to Hamza Yalcin of Batman Grill in Hastings.
AND THE WINNERS ARE...
Best Takeaway in London
Winner: What the Pitta (Shoreditch) – Boxpark, 2-10 Bethnal Green Rd, E1 6GY
Highly Commended: The Charcoal Grill – 4 The Slade, Plumstead, SE18 2NB
Best Takeaway Regional
Winner: Alim-Et Takeaway – 751 London Rd, Aylesford ME20 6DE
Highly Commended: Irmak BBQ Dunstable – 220 High St N, LU6 1AU
Best Fine Dining
Winner: The Mantl – 142 Brompton Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW3 1HY
Winner: Mount Nemrut Turkish Restaurant – 204 Lightwoods Rd, Smethwick B67 5AZ
Highly Commended: Uni Kebab – 190 Burgess Rd, Southampton SO16 3AY
Highly Commended: Rüyam Turkish Restaurant – 230 Commercial Rd, London E1 2NB
Best Kebab Restaurant in North and West London
Winner: Kabul City Restaurant – 32-34 Station Rd, Edgware HA8 7AB
Highly Commended: Divan Restaurant – 163 Ballards Ln, Finchley, N3 1LJ
Best Kebab Restaurant in South and East London
Winner: Cappadocia Restaurant – 2 Station Buildings, Fife Rd, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1SW
Highly Commended: The Ottoman Doner – 163 Cannon St Rd, Whitechapel, E1 2LX
Best Kebab Restaurant Regional
Winner: Mosaic Grill – 10 High St, Daventry NN11 4HT
Chef of the Year
Winner: Hamza Yalcin (Batman Grill – 147 Battle Rd, Hastings, Saint Leonards-on-sea TN37 7AE)
Kebab Van of the Year
Winner: Ahmed’s Barb-Q – 90 High Street, Oxford, OX1 4BH
Best Value Restaurant
Winner: Turknaz Restaurant – N Parade, Whitley Bay NE26 1NX
Highly Commended: Melo Persian – 63-65 High Rd, Southampton SO16 2JE
Winner: German Doner Kebab (West Bromwich) – Unit 3C Astle Retail Park, B70 8EN
Highly Commended: I Am Doner – 23 Otley Rd, Leeds, LS6 3AA
Best Kebab House in Northern Ireland
Winner: Grab a Kebab – 9 Dromore Rd, Omagh BT78 1QZ
Highly Commended: Chaska Enniskillen – 14 Forthill St, Enniskillen BT74 6AJ
Best Kebab House in Scotland
Winner: Best Kebab & Pizza House – 5 Keptie Street, Arbroath DD11 4BB
Highly Commended: Flying Scotsman – 134B N High St, Musselburgh EH21 6AS
Best Kebab House in Wales
Winner: Sam’s Grill House – 1-3 Thomas St, Abertridwr, Caerphilly CF83 4AU
Best Delivery Partner
Winner: Millennium Pizza – 39-41 Midland Rd, Wellingborough NN8 1HF