Hertford restaurant Veyso's Brasserie aims to land best fine restaurant crown at national awards

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Veyso's Brasserie boss, Veysi Tangul, is hopeful they will win

A Turkish and Mediterranean restaurant in the heart of Hertford is hoping to win a national award only six months after they first opened.

Veyso's Brasserie, on Fore Street, was shortlisted in the Best Kebab House Outside London and Best Fine Dining category in the British Kebab Awards 2017.

The awards, which have been running for the past four years, are a prestigious event with restaurants around the country battling it out for the various categories.

Engin Baskan, a manager at the restaurant, praises his boss for getting the restaurant to the top in such a short space of time.

 

"My boss (Veysi Tangul), I think he is brave and experienced and he is determined for us to be the best," he said.

"He always supports us and he always pushes us to go forward."

The restaurant will be facing off against Sheesh, in Chigwell, Essex, a three-time winner at the awards, in the final in the fine dining category.

Despite the success of their competitors the staff at Veysos are positive they can win.

Mr Baskan said: "They have won three times I think. I still think we can win. I would say I was 70 or 80 per cent sure we are going to win.

"It is going to be a good night."

The restaurant maintains a strict dress code to fit in with the fine interior of the building.

Veyso's Brasserie

The interior of Veyso's Brasserie on Fore Street in Hertford

 Mr Baskan continued: "Lots of people come in and say 'wow' about the decoration. Fine dining starts from the decoration and then food and service.It goes from the washing ladies to our managers. We have to work as a team."

He said that the restaurant was one of the few independent restaurants in the town and appeals to people who want something a bit different.

The restaurant will find out at the award ceremony on February 26 whether it has been crowned a winner.

Members of the public were invited to nominate 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.

The winners will be crowned after a final round of judging by British Kebab Award judges including Shadow Economic Secretary Jonathan Reynolds and fellow MP Nadhim Zahawi.

Published on Hertfordshire Mercury by Huw Wales, 15th Feb 2017 

 

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