Are these the best Kebab houses in the UK? Takeaways in Nailsea, Weymouth and Trowbridge are shortlisted
They have been chosen from a record number of nominations
The battle to be the best kebab house in the country is coming to a head and there a number of establishments based in Somerset and its borders that are in the hunt for a top accolade.
The British Kebab Awards 2018 finalists have been announced and takeaways in Portishead and Weymouth have been shortlisted, along with a kebab van from Trowbridge.
Members of the public nominated 5,012 of their favourite kebab shops. These were whittled down to a shortlist of 153 based on the number of public votes received with bonus points for nominations from MPs and councillors.
Hygiene, online satisfaction ratings and the number of #BritishKebabAwards tweets of support that a contender got were also taken into account.
Kebab Kitchen in Nailsea will fight it out with Hidden Gem Kebab House from Weymouth in the Best Takeaway - Regional category, while Mo's Best Kebabs from Trowbridge has been nominated for Kebab Van of the Year.
Weymouth's Aslan Bar and Grill is up for Best Value Restaurant.
British Kebab Awards founder Ibrahim Dogus said: “Kebab is fast becoming the nation’s favourite food so it is only right that the superheroes behind this phenomenon are recognised.
“This, the sixth year of the competition, is the toughest. Every British Kebab Award finalist should be congratulated for making it through in our most hotly contested year yet.
“Many MPs and councillors got behind kebab shops and restaurants in their constituencies by nominating them. I look forward to seeing some new faces coming through and claiming a seat at the industry’s top table.”
Who's up for an award?
Where: 8 Crown Glass Place, City Centre, Nailsea BS48 1RD
Contact: 01275 810055
Google rating: 4.7 stars
Hidden Gem Kebab House
Where: Littlemoor Road, Weymouth DT3 6NQ
Contact: 01305 833832
TripAdvisor rating: 5.0 stars
Aslan Bar and Grill
Where: 38 Maiden Street, Weymouth DT4 8AZ
Contact: 01305 781100
TripAdvisor rating: 3.5 stars
Mo's Best Kebabs
Where: 112 Mortimer Street, Trowbridge, Wiltshire
Contact: 07766 227728
Facebook rating: 4.8 stars
The awards will be dished up on March 12, in Central London.