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The 27 Kent kebabhouses competing in the British Kebab Awards

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Seventeen Kent eateries will compete to be named among the best at this year’s British Kebab Awards.

Now in its ninth year, judges had to choose nominees from a record-breaking number of entries for its 18 awards.

But which restaurants have made the finalist list and could be crowned the winner in their category in October?

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We've done some digging into the 17 restaurants which could take home the gold and this is what we've found.

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Best Kebab Restaurant Regional

Efes Turkish Restaurant

Where: 55 High Street, Dartford, DA1 1DS

Telephone: 078 7535 6379

What reviewers said on TripAdvisor

One foodie said: "This restaurant is very clean, the food is excellent along with the staff.

"We booked a table for a friend's birthday treat and was pleasantly surprised how good the restaurant was."

Another wrote: "This is a great place for a family get together – whenever we are allowed such luxuries- food was very good, fresh and a very varied menu."

Mem's Meze Restaurant

Where: Halfway House, Halfway Road, Sheerness, ME12 3AU

Telephone: 01795 666 636

What reviewers said on TripAdvisor

One person wrote: "Popped in with a friend for a quick snack early evening. Considering they were quite busy, the service was still very good."

Another reviewer raved: "Smart and simple and delicious Turkish food. The falafel and haloumi salad was very tasty."

Best Takeaway in London

TOPKAPI GRILL & MEZZE

Where: 295 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath, DA7 5QR

Telephone: 020 8279 7753

What reviewers said on TripAdvisor

One foodie stated: "Excellent, plentiful quality food. I will definitely make this my first choice whenever I don't feel like cooking and it's excellent value for money."

Another person said: "I cannot fault this kebab shop. We have used it since they opened in September and the value for money is brilliant."

Best Takeaway Regional

M&S Kebab and Pizza

Where: Carriers Road, Cranbrook, TN17 3EX

Telephone: 079 3471 6266

One reviewer on TripAdvisor said: "It was the first time of going and I read lots of nice reviews for this kebab shop – they were not wrong.

"It was a refreshing find in a vivid period."

Master Kebabs

Owner of Master Kebabs, Ismail Aydin, proudly displaying his latest award

Where: 88 Watling Street, Gillingham, ME7 2YS

Telephone: 01634 582488

What reviewers said on TripAdvisor

One person said: "We go here most Fridays. It has the best kebabs by far, I won’t use anywhere else."

Another customer raved: "My family and I live in Gillingham and this is our first time at master kebab.

"The man serving was very friendly and polite. Wow it was absolutely amazing meat melts in the mouth and the flavour is absolutely spot on."

The Yellow Fisherman

Where: Tutt Hill House, Maidstone Road, Ashford, TN26 1AP

Telephone: 01233 713922

What people said on Google reviews

One customer wrote: "Lovely food and was easy to order online. The delivery drivers are always polite and friendly."

Another foodie stated: "Beautiful food, very tasty. I had the small chicken shish with barbecue sauce and salad, it was very munchable all cooked fresh."

Best Value Restaurant

Ephesus Restaurant & Cocktails Bar

Where: 57-59 High Street, Sevenoaks, TN13 1JF

Telephone: 01732 456688

What people said on Google reviews

One person said: "Cute spot! Reasonable pricing. They have a well-covered outdoor area with heating."

Another customer wrote raved: "We loved it last night! Food, staff and music were amazing!"

Ferah Restaurant

Where: 18 Avebury Avenue, Tonbridge, TN9 1TN

Telephone: 077 3222 6577

What reviewers said on TripAdvisor

One customer stated: "This restaurant is brilliant and we can’t wait to get back on the table with Ferah family special."

Another foodie said: "I ordered a delivery during lockdown and was very impressed!

"The food tasted amazing (I can recommend the stuffed aubergine) and the portions were very generous."

Customer Satisfaction

ALaTurka Ramsgate

A La Turka in Ramsgate has announced its opening date

Where: 110-114 Harbour Parade, Ramsgate, CT11 8LP

Telephone: 01843 588063

What reviewers said on TripAdvisor

One person wrote: "My wife and I ordered takeaway from the Ramsgate branch tonight (17/7/2021).

"We ordered the Mixed Kofte Kebab, Hummus, Garlic Mushrooms and Halloumi starter.

"The delivery was earlier than expected, food tasted amazing and even better customer service."

Another customer said: "Absolutely superb food. Well cooked, well presented, very tasty and huge portions."

Happy Bellys

Where: 168 Park View Road, Welling, DA16 1ST

Telephone: 020 7998 0364

What reviewers said on TripAdvisor

One foodie praised the business and said: "I came to this cafe with mates and there was excellent food, lovely staff, which was very well priced."

Another person raved: "This cafe has cheerfully innovated and evolved due to COVID

"While all the major chains locked their doors and furloughed staff the Happy Bellys has continued to provide freshly cooked food throughout the pandemic."

Fine Dining Restaurant

Alim-Et

Alim-ET in East Malling has won Best Kebab Takeaway Restaurant in the South East two years running

Where: 753-757 London Road, Aylesford, ME20 6DE

Telephone: 01732 522544

What reviewers said on TripAdvisor

One customer said: "We went for a family meal. The restaurant was busy, but staff were friendly and attentive.

"Food was great, decent portions too! Will definitely go again."

Another person wrote: "This is the best kebab takeaway I have ever had. It is a bit more expensive than normal, but I think it is worth it and choose Alim-et every time."

Just Eat Best Delivery

BBQ Grill Chatham

Where: 46 Silverweed Road, ME5 0QX

Telephone: 01634 685555

What people said on Google reviews

One foodie said: "Always great service, very friendly and I'm happy the food is great too."

Another person wrote: "The food was lovely, not greasy, service was brilliant and I didn't have long to wait for delivery. I'd definitely recommend and use again."

Crusader Kebab Pizza

Where: 44 Brookfield Road, Ashford, TN23 4EZ

Telephone: 074 7268 2353

What people said on Google reviews

One customer stated: "Very very nice food, hot, fresh and speedy , will definitely use again."

Another person said: "After trying all Kebab shops in and around Ashford – Crusader Kebab wins hands down. Great food, great price, quick delivery, and hot!"

Fountain Kebab

Where: 23 High Street, Ashford, TN24 8TH

Telephone: 01233 620655

What reviewers said on TripAdvisor

One reviewer praised the business and wrote: "I used their online ordering service, excellent website, food was delivered in the stated time frame and was enjoyable to eat."

Another customer raved: "The best kebab in Ashford, worth every penny."

Kent Kebab House

Kent Kebab House

Where: 1 Godinton Road, Ashford, TN23 1JA

Telephone: 01233 663448

What reviewers said on TripAdvisor

One foodie said: "Best kebab in a long time. Proper homemade chilli sauce! Delivered quickly really hot, great portion size and really tasty! Brilliant!"

Another person wrote: "Best kebab shop in Ashford. Freshly cooked kebabs friendly service. Good decoration for a kebab shop."

Best Lebanese Restaurant

Cedrus – Lebanese Cuisine

Where: 40 High Street, Sidcup, DA14 6EH

Telephone: 020 3538 0331

What reviewers said on TripAdvisor

One person raved: "I live in Sidcup and tonight we decided to visit a local restaurant. I’ve got to say I was very impressed.

"The atmosphere was good and was busy, which was good."

Another customer said: "What a wonderful restaurant and amazing food. The service was brilliant.

"I recommend mezze plates to share. Will be coming back!"

Chef of the Year

Tacim Yetis / Galata Meze Bar

Where: 3-9 Station Street, Sittingbourne, ME10 3DU

Telephone: 17954 359420

What reviewers said on TripAdvisor

One foodie said: "I visited this restaurant for the first time after wanting to try it for a while.

"I had a lovely meal with great service in great surroundings."

Another person wrote: "We were out and about and decided to go out for dinner on our travels and found Galata in Sittingbourne. Turkish Mezze, absolutely fantastic service, sublime food and very reasonable prices."

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