The Great British Kebab Awards bash later this year – known as the Kebab Oscars – is the biggest annual celebration of one of Britain’s favourite fastfoods.
Arbroath’s Best Kebab and Pizza House lived up to its name last year when it won the best in Scotland prize, pipping well-known Museelburgh facvourite, The Frying Scotsman.
Both venues will be gong head-to-head with 18 other shortlisted semi-finalist kebab houses for the coveted Scottish catergory and will also be in the running for the Uk-wide top gong.
The public can get behind their local kebab eatery by selecting their winner at britishkebabawards.co.uk. The semi-finalists all have a chance to secure one of 18 separate awards at a ceremony at the Park Plaza, Westminster Bridge Hotel, on 26 October.
Over 1,200 guests, including Cabinet ministers and Shadow Cabinet members, usually attend.
Judges of the awards this year will include Conservative Minister Nadhim Zahawi, Labour MP Carolyn Harris, Assistant General Secretary of Unite Steve Turner, SNP MP Angus Brendan MacNeil, Conservative MP David Warburton and David Galman from Galliard Homes.
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. We wish all semi-finalists the best of luck.”
The full Scottish shortlist is:
Best Kebab And Pizza House, Keptie St Arbroath
King Kebab & Pizza House, Station Rd, Cardenden, Lochgelly
TURKIYE RESTAURANT, Candleriggs, Glasgow
Danny's Takeaway Church St, Glenrothes
BABS, W Nile St, Glasgow
Shawarma King, King St, Glasgow
Istanbul Turkish Kebab House, Paisley Rd W, Glasgow
Polski Kebab, Motherwell
Taza in Town, Bread St, Edinburgh
Zaks Fish Bar, Benarty Square, Lochgelly
Dante's Fish Chips & Kebab, English St, Dumfries
Istanbul Kebab House, Dundee
The Frying Scotsman, Musselburgh
Verdo BBQ Restaurant, Edinburgh
Ada Restaurant, Antigua St, Edinburgh
Javit's Gilmerton, Drum St, Edinburgh
Samsun's Speciality Kebab and Pizza House, Ferry Road, Edinburgh
Dinos Pizza in Montrose, Hume St, Montrose
Kebabish of Oban, George Street, Oban
Ramzans, New Road, Kennoway, Leven