The delicious taste of success! Celebrations as Thame kebab van scoops award
A Thame kebab van has claimed the title of the best in the country at this year’s British Kebab Awards.
Atalay’s kebab van, which has been based in the Upper High Street near HSBC for almost 30 years, skewered the opposition to take the crown at a ceremony in central London on Sunday.
Atalay’s was founded by Resul Atalay, who moved to the UK from Turkey in 1985.
Mr Atalay said: “I want to dedicate this award to everyone who has supported me.
“I want to thank all the councillors who backed me and everyone who signed a petition to keep me here all those years ago.”
Such was the number of votes that poured in for Atalay’s ahead of the awards, organisers were unable to give a final figure of votes cast.
Mr Atalay’s family, including wife Linda, plus a support group which included Thame mayor Linda Emery, also attended the ceremony.
Mr Atalay said he was very proud of what he had achieved and that going on stage to collect the award was amazing.
The van can be found parked on the Upper High Street from Mondays to Thursdays and on Sundays from 6pm to midnight and between 6pm and 1am on Fridays and Saturdays.