Members of the public nominated 5,012 kebab shops, which were slashed to a shortlist of 153 based on public votes.

Finalists competed across 16 categories, including best regional takeaway and chef of the year.

British Kebab Awards founder Ibrahim Dogus said: “The kebab is on the march to be Britain’s national dish and the excitement around this event grows every year.

"Some of the kebabs being produced in the top flight are incredible.

"This cuisine is coming of age in Britain with interesting twists and, at its heart, good ingredients cooked well."