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London has dominated this year's British Kebab Awards, with six awards going to local businesses. The eleventh annual ceremony, which took place on February 28 at the Park Plaza by

Westminster Bridge, saw politicians Angela Rayner and Sajid Javid in attendance, as some of the UK's best takeaways and kebab restaurants were recognised for their excellence.

Half of London's awards were for the best takeaway in London, the best kebab restaurant in the north and west of the city, and the best kebab restaurant in the south and east. However, this didn't stop the winners from celebrating their achievements. The winners included Kervan Saray in Romford for Best Takeaway in London, Cyprus Mangal in Pimlico for Best Kebab Restaurant in South and East London, and Divan Restaurant Ocakbasi in Finchley for Best Kebab Restaurant in North and West London.

The awards also recognised other cuisines, with Fig Tree Grill in Potters Bar winning Best Greek Restaurant and Beit El Zaytoun in Harlesden winning Best Lebanese Restaurant. Reubens Restaurant in Marylebone was named Best Kosher Shawarma Restaurant.

The judging panel for this year's awards included LBC's James O'Brien, actor Adil Ray, and Nadhim Zahawi MP. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak couldn't attend the ceremony, but he sent a message of support to the winners and nominees, highlighting the role of hospitality in supporting the UK economy and communities.

The British Kebab Awards recognise the best kebab restaurants and takeaways in the UK, celebrating the cultural and culinary diversity of the country. The awards also support the industry, helping to boost the profile of local businesses and encouraging innovation and excellence.

This year's winners demonstrate the quality and variety of kebab cuisine in the UK, with businesses recognised for their traditional recipes, innovative cooking techniques, and commitment to customer service. The awards also highlight the importance of small businesses in local communities, providing employment and contributing to the cultural and social fabric of the country.

London's success in this year's awards reflects the city's reputation as a foodie destination, with a wide range of restaurants and cuisines available to suit every taste and budget. The kebab industry in London is particularly vibrant, with many small businesses competing to offer the best food and service to their customers. The British Kebab Awards help to raise the profile of these businesses, encouraging more people to try their food and supporting their growth and success.

Overall, this year's British Kebab Awards have been a great success, showcasing the best of the UK's kebab cuisine and supporting local businesses. London's domination of the awards is a testament to the quality and diversity of food available in the city, and a reflection of the hard work and dedication of the businesses recognised. The awards also remind us of the importance of supporting small businesses, which play a vital role in our communities and contribute to the richness and vibrancy of our culture. Photo by Usien, Wikimedia commons.