The Manc - It was the British Kebab Awards last night and not one Manchester shop made the cut"

It was the British Kebab Awards last night and not one Manchester shop made the cut

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The annual British Kebab Awards took place last night and the UK's most loved takeaways were all up for awards, obviously.

Categories included 'Best Kebab Restaurant in London', 'Best Newcomer Restaurant', and 'fine dining' – and there's even an award for 'Best Kebab Van', among many others.

Basically, Fans of their friendly neighbourhood kebab takeaways and restaurants can claim they truly do have Britain’s best kebab takeaway and restaurant by voting for them in the British Kebab Awards.

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I could legitimately talk about kebabs all day, but I'm just going to get into the winners for you (take note that I've removed the massive list of London-only awards, because kebabs down south are rank and nobody cares about that list).

Best Kebab Restaurant Regional
Winner: Mosaic Grill in Daventry

Best Kebab Restaurant in Wales
Winner: Sam's Grill House

Best Kebab Restaurant in Scotland
Winner: Best Kebab and Pizza House
Highly Commended: The Frying Scotsman

Best Kebab House in Northern Ireland
Winner: Grab a Kebab
Highly Commended: Chaska Enniskillen

Kebab Van of the Year
Winner: Atalay's Kebab Van
Highly Commended: Ahmed's Bar B-Q

Fine Dining Restaurant
Winner: The Mantl

Newcomer Restaurant
Winner: German Doner Kebab in West Bromwich
Highly Recommended: I Am Doner in Leeds

Best Value Restaurant
Winner: Turknaz Restaurant in Whitley Bay
Highly Recommended: Melo Persian Restaurant in Southampton

Best Delivery
Winner: BBQ Grill in Chatham

Chef of the Year
Winner: Hamza Yalcin from the Batman Grill in St Leonards

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Founder of the British Kebab Awards, Ibrahim Dogus, said: "The kebab has firmly established itself as a Great British favourite, and this year's shortlist demonstrates its ever-greater diversity, with a wider range of variations than ever before!

"From twists on the classics, to new vegan varieties, we are proud to celebrate one of the nation's best loved industries as it continues to grow in new and exciting ways."

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Unfortunately, Manchester didn't seem to make the cut this year, so we're going to attach ourselves to 'I Am Doner' in Leeds for picking up a Highly Commended award.

And if anyone from the British Kebab Awards wants to visit Cafe Istanbul, Alif Grill, Topkapi, or any other kebab staples in Manchester before next year, that would be much appreciated. Cheers.

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