Restaurants in Northamptonshire have made it to the finals in the prestigious British Kebab Awards. Takeaways have been significantly challenged over recent years but local food outlets across the UK have reason to celebrate.
Several in our county have made it onto the shortlist of the great British Kebab Awards which will crown its winners in February. The following have made it into the finals:
- Truva Lounge Cocktail Bar, White Horse Yard, Towcester, NN12 6BU
- Millennium Pizzas & Grill, Midland Road, Wellingborough, NN8 1HF
- Wellingborough Kebab House, 24 Sheep St, Wellingborough, NN8 1BS
Millennium Pizzas & Grill and Wellingborough Kebab House are up for the Just Eat Best Delivery award while Truva Lounge Cocktail Bar is nominated for the Customer Satisfaction prize. The judges have got together and filtered through a “huge volume of incredibly high-standard entries” and the results are now in.
Finalists from across the UK have a chance to win one of 20 prestigious awards at the ceremony which takes place at the Park Plaza, Westminster Bridge Hotel, on February 28 next year. As a nation, we’re proud of our local kebab takeaways.
These restaurants are the beating hearts of our high streets and now, more than ever, kebabs are becoming part of our daily lives. From once being seen as a humble late-night snack after a night out in town, they are now enjoying a glow-up and revolution.
The awards, run in association with JUST EAT and supported by the Kebab Alliance, the sector’s trade body. They are in their eleventh year and this year have attracted record-breaking numbers of entries.
The awards recognise and champion the efforts of local kebab takeaways and restaurants across the UK. Other sponsors also include major players in the kebab industry such as Cobra Beer, Deliverect, EatPlanted, Toast, Kraft Heinz to name a few.
Over 1,200 guests, including Cabinet ministers and Shadow Cabinet members, usually attend the VIP-studded ceremony. Judges of the illustrious Awards this year will include Conservative Minister Nadhim Zahawi, LBC Broadcaster James O’Brien, Labour MP Carolyn Harris, Assistant General Secretary of Unite Steve Turner, SNP MP Angus Brendan MacNeil, Star of ‘Citizen Khan’ Adil Ray, and David Galman from Galliard Homes.
Also invited are UK political party leaders Rishi Sunak, Keir Starmer, Nicola Sturgeon, Mark Drakeford and Ed Davey. Ibrahim Dogus is the founder of the British Kebab Awards and Director of the recently formed Kebab Alliance.
He said: “Kebab eateries are a key part of the local community and it’s great to see so many entries at the end of a year that has tested every business operating in the hospitality sector. Getting to the shortlist is a real achievement given the competition across the country and all outlets should be rightly proud. We wish all finalists the best of luck.”
To view the full list of finalists, visit here.