Restaurants in Sheldon and Sparkhill have been shortlisted at the British Kebab Awards 2021
Two Birmingham restaurants have been named semi-finalists in this year’s British Kebab Awards.
Istanbul restaurant in Sheldon and Sparkhill eatery Damascus Legend have been named amongst the best in the UK. The awards has 18 categories including Best Newcomer, Best Lebanese Restaurant, Best Greek Restaurant Best Takeaway Van and Best Value Restaurant.
Damascus Legend on Stratford Road was named in the Best Lebanese Restaurant category.
In the Best Value Restaurant category, Istanbul Restaurant on Coventry Road was awarded the top Birmingham gong.
These were the only two Birmingham entries in this year’s awards.
The eateries will be competing with restaurants from areas including London, Sheffield, Londonderry, Cardiff, and Sidcup.
Other Midlands eateries to be nominated include three Black Country restaurants.
Mount Nemrut Turkish Restaurant, in Lightwoods Road, Bearwood, has been nominated in the customer satisfaction category.
And the German Doner Kebab chain has two branches shortlisted – German Doner Kebab in Littleton Street West, Walsall, in the Best Newcomer category, and its restaurant at West Bromwich’s Astle Retail Park is in the running for best regional takeaway.
A spokesman for the British Kebab Awards said: “Both MPs and members of the public voted for their favourite kebab business to go through to the semi-finals. Businesses’ food hygiene ratings and online reviews.”
The voting stage is open for semi-finalists until June 21. You can vote for your winners here.
The eventual winners will be decided by a panel of judges and announced at a ceremony at Park Plaza Westminster, London on October 26.
The awards, run in association with JUST EAT and supported by the Kebab Alliance, the sector’s trade body, are in their ninth year.
This year, the awards which have attracted record-breaking entries – are recognising and championing the efforts of local kebab takeaways and restaurants across the UK, over the Covid pandemic.
Ibrahim Dogus, founder of the British Kebab Awards and Director of the recently formed Kebab Alliance, commented: “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 semi-final is a real achievement given the competition across the country and all outlets should be rightly proud. We wish all semi-finalists the best of luck.”