These are the best kebab houses in the UK - did your favourite win?

They're a staple of late night, post-pub cuisine but which kebab houses are the best in the UK?

The winners of the annual British Kebab Awards have been announced this week at a ceremony in London.

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The 16 award categories included Booker Makro’s Chef of the Year, Ace4Kebabs Kebab Van of the Year, Just Eat Best Delivery, and eight regional awards, which recognised the best kebab restaurants across the UK.

Thousands of members of the public voted for the 150 finalists to face the judges, who included the Labour MP Carolyn Harris, Conservative MP David Warburton, journalist, Ash Sarkar, and Cobra Beer sales director, Samson Sohail.

Ibrahim Dogus, Lambeth-based restaurateur and founder of the Kebab Awards said, “The kebab is an unsung cornerstone of high streets across the country, and the simply superb quality of this year’s entries shows that British small businesses can more than compete on a world stage of cuisine.

"What is also just as important is that we must not let Brexit hinder the UK’s flourishing restaurant and takeaway industries, which employ so many people often from migrant backgrounds.”

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The British Kebab Awards is the only one of its kind to recognise the British kebab industry, which supports 200,000 jobs across restaurants, suppliers and the food industry.

The winners in full

Best Kebab House in Northern Ireland

Winner: Grab a Kebab

Highly Recommended: Chaska Enniskillen

Best Kebab House in Scotland

Winner: Best Kebab and Pizza House (Arbroath)

Highly Recommended: The Frying Scotsman

Best Kebab House in Wales

Winner: Sam’s Grill House

Best Kebab Restaurant in North and West London

Winner: Kabul City Restaurant

Highly Recommended: Divan Restaurant Ocakbasi

Bira Best Kebab Restaurant in South and East London

Winner: Cappadocia Restaurant

Highly Recommended: The Ottoman Doner

Big K Best Kebab Restaurant Regional

Winner: Mosaic Grill

Best Newcomer Restaurant

Winner: German Doner Kebab (West Bromwich)

Highly Recommended: I Am Doner (Leeds City Centre)

Best Takeaway in London

Winner: What The Pitta (Shoreditch)

Highly Recommended: The Charcoal Grill Plumstead

Just Eat Best Takeaway Regional

Winner: Alim-Et Takeaway

Highly Recommended: Irmak BBQ Dunstable

Alton & Co Best Value Restaurant

Winner: Turknaz Restaurant

Highly Recommended: Melo Persian Restaurant

Booker Makro Chef of the Year

Winner: Hamza Yalcin / Batman Grill

Ben and Jerry’s Customer Satisfaction

Winner: Mount Nemrut Turkish Restaurant

Highly Recommended: Uni Kebab

Highly Recommended: Ruyam Turkish Restaurant

Cobra Beer Fine Dining Restaurant

Winner: The Mantl

Just Eat Best Delivery

Winner: BBQ Grill Chatham

Winner: Millennium Pizza and Kebab

Highly Recommended: Millennium Pizza and Kebab

Ace4Kebabs Kebab Van of the Year

Winner: Atalay’s Kebab Van

Highly Recommended: Ahmed’s Bar B-Q

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