The first ever Turkish Restaurant and Takeaway awards were held on the 21st February 2023 in the Jubilee Room of the House of Commons, hosted by MP Feryal Clark, with attendees from across the political spectrum.
There is no question that the last few years have been difficult for restaurants. With the significant challenges faced, Turkish restaurants and takeaways across Britain are celebrating winning the UK’s first Turkish food awards.
Musa Akan, spokesperson for the TURTA awards, commented: There are an ever-growing number of fantastic Turkish restaurants and takeaways in the UK, and this popular cuisine is only on the rise. It offers culinary delights that balance an indulgent night out with healthy choices using fresh, quality ingredients. The British Turkish eateries are a key part of the local community and it’s great to see so many entries this year. The past year has tested every business operating in the hospitality sector, winning this award at the first ever ceremony is a huge achievement and the winners should be proud.
THE WINNERS OF THE TURTA AWARDS 2023 ARE:
Best Takeaway in London
Best Takeaway Regional
Istanbul Grill, Crawley
Best Turkish Restaurant in North and West London
Best Turkish Restaurant in South and East London
Best Turkish Restaurant Regional
Best Value Restaurant
Olives and Meze
Chef of the Year
Cetin Kaygusuz, from Melissa Ocakbasi
Mount Nemrut Restaurant
Best Delivery Category:
Best Kebab Van
Shahram Bashiri and Hemanth Bollini