Hertford-based Veyso's Brasserie is the best Turkish fine dining restaurant in the country
A Turkish and Mediterranean restaurant in in the heart of Hertford has won a national award, beating a restaurant that offers the world's most expensive kebab.
Veyso's Brasserie, on Fore Street, won the best fine dining category in the British Kebab Awards 2017, just six months after they first opened.
Veyso's was nominated by members of the public, who were invited to name their favourite kebab shops, with the list being cut down to a shortlist based on the number of public votes, hygiene scores with bonus points for nominations from MPs expected to attend on the big night.
Veyso's Brasserie manager Engin Baskan and owner Veysi Tangul with their award
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"My granddad started the business and I started from one little kebab takeaway in Essex when I was 18, to make it this far it's very inspiring.
"This is not just my award, it's for everyone here, from the charcoal grill to the starter chefs and the people in the kitchen, I'm proud of my team."
Veyso's beat the likes of Sheesh Chigwell, which has won the best fine dining award for last three years, and Hazev in Canary Wharf, which sells the world's most expensive kebab costing a whopping £925.
Mr Tangul said: "Sheesh have been open for seven years, we've been open six months and were just as popular, we book up four or five weeks in advance for a Saturday."
Veysi doesn't plan on stopping here either, the restaurant owner hopes to win the award next year and has already applied for planning permission to build a customer only cocktail bar above the restaurant.
"I trust myself, my restaurant and my team, I want to get an AA Rosette and then potentially even a Michelin Star," he added.