Restaurants triumph in British Kebab Awards


Three restaurants have triumphed in the British Kebab Awards.

Selale Restaurant in Green Lanes won the best value category, Best Catering on Garman Road won an award for an outstanding contribution to the kebab industry, and Diyarkabir Kitchen in Grand Parade was highly recommended in the best newcomer category.

A panel of judges including MPs Nadhim Zahawi, Jonathan Reynolds, Andy Love and Keith Vaz, as well as Baroness Hussein-Ece, helped decide the winners of each category – although anyone could vote for their favourite kebab outlet from a shortlist.

Tottenham MP David Lammy congratulated the winners, and said he was “delighted” to see the restaurants winning awards.

Ibrahim Dogus, director and founder of the awards, said: “Many congratulations to Selale Restaurant, Best Catering and Diyarkabir Kitchen.

"These awards are a true celebration of kebabs as a Great British institution, and recognise the contribution of the industry throughout the country.

"There was a very high standard of nominees for every category, and I am delighted that we have been able to honour some of the leaders in the industry for the third year running.”

The British kebab industry contributes over £2.2 billion annually to the British economy, supporting around 200,000 jobs across restaurants, suppliers and the food industry in the UK.

There are also around 200 doner kebab manufacturers in the UK, with a turnover in excess of £750m.

The first kebab shop opened in North London in 1966 and there are now over 20,000 kebab outlets in the UK selling an estimated 1.3m kebabs every day.

First published in Haringey Independent; by Aime Williams

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