The British kebab industry contributes over £2.2 billion annually to the British economy, supporting around 200,000 jobs across restaurants, suppliers and the food industry in the UK. There are also around 200 doner kebab manufacturers in the UK, with a turnover in excess of £750m.The first kebab shop opened in North London in 1966 and there are now over 20,000 kebab outlets in the UK selling an estimated 1.3m kebabs every day. The awards are sponsored by the UK’s largest takeaway website JUST EAT, as well as Big K and Bulldog Energy Drinks, with the aim of showcasing the wide range of restaurants serving kebab styled food.
JUST EAT Best Delivery
Winner Kebabalicious in Manchester 195 Hollyhedge Road, Wythenshawe Manchester, M22 8UE
Highly Recommended Istanblue 37 Milkstone Road, Rochdale, OL11 1EB
Paragon Quality Foods Best Takeaway in London
Winner Super Kebab/Ocakbasi 107 Stoke Newington Road, Stoke Newington, London, N16 8BX
Highly Recommended Archway Kebab House 26A Junction Road, London, N19 5RE
Bulldog Power Energy Drink Best Takeaway Outside London
Winner Botan Kebab House 24 Berry Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 4JF
Highly Recommended The Kebab Shop 159 Dudley Road, Birmingham, B18 7QY
Big K Best Value
Winner Selale Restaurant Salisbury Promenade, Green Lanes, Haringay, N8 0RX
Highly Recommended Stone Cave 111 Kingsland High Street, Dalston, London, E8 2PB
Best Value outside London Winner Wood Oven Potters Bar 126 Georger Lane. South Woodford, London, E18 1AD
Altan&Co Fine Dining
Winner Sheesh Ye Olde Kings Head, High Road, Chigwell, Essex, IG7 6QA
Highly Recommended Sarastro 126 Drury Lane, Theatre Land, London, WC2B 5SU
Harlequin Printing & Packaging Customer Satisfaction
Winner Durum Ocakbasi 38 North End Road, Golders Green, NW11 7PT
Highly Recommended Mezze Ocakbasi 2 Johnstone Road, Woodford Green, Essex, IG8 0XA
Best Related Business of the Year
Winner Baran Meat Eley Rd, London, N18 3BB,
Winner Veli’s Doner Kebab Manufacturers Anderstaff Ind Est/Hawkins Lane, Burton-on-Trent, DE14 1QH
Outstanding Contribution to the Kebab Industry
Winner Edmonton Meat 7 Stacey Avenue, London, N18 3PP
Best Newcomer Kebab Restaurant
Winner Pivaz 34 Chatsworth Road, Hackney, London, E5 0LP
Highly Recommended Diyarbakir Kitchen 52-53 Grand Parade, Haringay, London, N4 1AG
Winner Outside London Hill Bistro 6 Market Hill, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE29 3NR
Best Kebab House in Northern Ireland
Winner The Sphinx in Belfast 74 Stranmillis Road, Belfast, BT9 5AD
Best Kebab House in Wales
Winner Pizza Choice 22 Countiesburry Avenue Cardiff, CF3 5SJ
Best Kebab House in Scotland
Winner Javit’s 39 Drum Street, Edinburgh, EH17 8RQ
Best Young Chef
Winner Murat Poyraz of Blue Legume
Winner Mazlum Demir of Skewd Kitchen
Best Chef Award of the Year
Winner Haci Akdogan of Haz Restaurant
The British Kebab Awards took place on 7th January, with restaurants and suppliers across the UK celebrating as they were honoured for their contribution to the industry.
The ceremony in London was attended by over 1,200 people.
Gongs were presented for a total of 14 categories at the third annual British Kebab Awards, following a competitive nomination process.
A panel of judges including MPs Nadhim Zahawi, Jonathan Reynolds, Andy Love and Keith Vaz, as well as Baroness Hussein-Ece, helped decide the winners of each category – although anyone could vote for their favourite kebab outlet from a shortlist for each category.
The Awards have become a fixture in the annual food awards calendar, and celebrate the growing contribution of the kebab industry to the UK.
The British kebab industry contributes over £2.2 billion annually to the British economy, supporting around 200,000 jobs across restaurants, suppliers and the food industry in the UK. There are also around 200 doner kebab manufacturers in the UK, with a turnover in excess of £750m.
The first kebab shop opened in North London in 1966 and there are now over 20,000 kebab outlets in the UK selling an estimated 1.3m kebabs every day.
The awards are sponsored by the UK’s largest takeaway website JUST EAT, as well as Big K and Bulldog Energy Drinks, with the aim of showcasing the wide range of restaurants serving kebab styled food.
Ibrahim Dogus, Director Founder of the British Kebab Awards, said: “Many congratulations to all the winners and nominees. These awards are a true celebration of kebabs as a Great British institution, and recognise the contribution of the industry throughout the country. There was a very high standard of nominees for every category, and I am delighted that we have been able to honour some of the leaders in the industry for the third year running.”
Graham Corfield, UK Managing Director of British Kebab Awards sponsors JUST EAT, said:
“The British Kebab Awards are the perfect showcase for the best in the business. The growing success of the awards is testament to the great cultural and economic contribution the industry has in the UK and to the takeaway industry as a whole. We are proud to once again be sponsoring the awards which will be bigger and better than ever before. Best of luck to all the nominees who share our passion for delivering quality food and an excellent service.”
Mike Theodoru, Sales Director of Big K, said: “Big K products have been supplying Kebab industry since its birth in the UK some 40 years ago. Much has changed in this time, however one thing that remains constant is Big K’s determination to supply the UK kebab market with the best quality charcoal, combine with a fast, efficient and reliable service. The British Kebab awards has quickly established itself to be the premier event in our industry and when we saw how well organised and respected the awards had become we wanted to get involved. Big K is proud to be associated with the British Kebab awards and we look forward to seeing it grow from strength to strength over the coming years.”
Dr Rami Ranger of Sun Mark / Bulldog Energy Drink commented: “Enterprise is critical to the future of this country and anyone who works to achieve success benefits us all. By celebrating success, we not only acknowledge those who go the extra mile but also inspire others to emulate them”.