Bromley kebab shops are nominated for industry top gongs

This article was first published on the Edenbridge Cronicle on 7 March 2018.

TWO of Bromley borough’s kebab shops have been nominated for the British Kebab Awards 2018.

Havet Restaurant at 195 High Street has been shortlisted for Best Fine Dining Restaurant whilst The Meze at Ringers Road is up for Best Value Restaurant Award.

Members of the public nominated 5,012 of their favourite kebab shops, which 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.

The winners of the sixth annual awards will be announced by British Kebab Awards judges including former Tory chairwoman Baroness Warsi, children’s and families’ minister Nadhim Zahawi, shadow economic secretary Jonathan Reynolds, Amjad Bashir MEP and Heart radio presenter Lucy Horobin.

Over 1,200 guests including more than 110 MPs and Lords are expected to attend the British Kebab Awards VIP-studded ceremony in the ballroom of the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel where they will be treated to a cocktail reception, three-course Anatolian-style meal and Bira; the first beer in the world to be brewed especially for kebabs. Previous guests have included Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.

The annual event is the only one to recognise the contribution made by the kebab industry to the British economy - worth more than £2.8billion a year, supporting around 200,000 jobs across restaurants, suppliers and the food industry. This year’s awards will raise money for the bone and soft tissue cancer charity Sarcoma UK.

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