British Takeaway Awards 2018 winners
Doorstep Desserts have got pudding delivery just right. Couple that with an exclusive, mouthwatering menu and you’re onto a winner.
Not only are all their dishes made with the finest ingredients, but they are the pioneers of delivering the popular Tango Ice Blast slushie to sweet toothed fans.
Scooping up the Greater London award is the family run Italian joint Spaghetti Tree. Since starting out in 1985, their popularity has seen them expand with a second branch and a cocktail bar.
Make sure to enjoy their signature dish, the Pappardelle dello Chef on a Thursday, as the restaurant gives away a free bottle of vino with every order.
Bombay Bicycle Chef
This is Bombay Bicycle Chef’s first entry in to the British Takeaway Awards and they walk away as regional champions for one of the most competitive areas – Central London.
With 15 years of experience in serving the tastiest Indian dishes, they also love spoiling their customers: extra vegan options, loyalty schemes and supporting local charities ensure they have a fiercely loyal following.
They are the first ever UK takeaway to be approached for a scientific research study, having taken part in a research programme by Newcastle University to improve nutrient profile of takeaway menus.
They are also the first takeaway in region to work with Gateshead Council to reformulate menus and introduce dishes under 600 calories. The future of guilt free takeaway is here.
They have a top notch menu and are an integral part of their community, but it’s their efforts in sustainability that really makes them stand out. No single use plastic is used: all food is packed in recyclable boxes and all drinks (hot and cold) are served in 100% biodegradable cups.
And it’s not just food – they even use upcycled and second hand furniture in the restaurant. Tasty and good for the planet.
Feeley’s Fish and Chips
Feeley’s have it all. A third chippy, third pizzeria and a third kebab shop. The restaurant went viral last year after a customer posted about how the delivery driver went above and beyond, delivering flu and cold tablets along with the meal.
The post has attracted more than 13,000 likes and has had over 1,500 comments on the Facebook page.
The House of Shah
They might be a family run business, but The House of Shah is a bit of a Scottish celebrity with swathes of awards and articles in the local papers.
They also work with a charity called DB12Run raising money for people with type 1 and 2 diabetes, hold classes teaching Indian cooking in the local community and give food to their local homeless charity.
The one to watch! J’s Grill only opened at the at the start of the year and it’s already clinched a prestigious British Takeaway Award for the South East. Impressive.
Offering a variety of options such as fried, grilled or even steamed chicken for the more health conscious customers, there’s something for everyone. And if you’re a loyal customer, they might even name a dish after you!
Finalist two years running and regional winners last year, Nacho Cheese offer friendly, relaxed and personable service to both new and regular customers.
The majority of their menu is gluten free and they have created an innovative range of gluten free sauces including Cajun, Smokin Chipotle and Habanero with Ghost Chilli – sounds hot!
Golden Dragon Takeaway
Having been regional finalist for the last two years, The Golden Dragon finally get their hand on a British Takeaway Award. They are very much a family affair and the restaurant has been passed down three generations.
They have over a thousand dishes on their menu, developed over 50 years and received a whopping 100% on their mystery shop.
Chutney Express don’t only deliver delicious Indian delicacies, they are also deeply embedded in their local community. Proud sponsors of Kingfisher Football Club, Old Saltleians Rugby Club and Crown table tennis club, it’s safe to say that they are a West Midland local legend.
Hirds Family Fisheries
Owners Adam and Alison treat customers like family. They have elevated the local chippy to a takeaway of British delights, offering award-winning (sustainably caught) fish and chips.
But it’s their steak and ale pie, slow cooked in a local IPA beer brewed less than a mile away, that is an absolute must try.
Best Takeaway Chef in Britain
Best Takeaway Delivery Driver in Britain
Game Changer Award
Chris’s Fish and Chips Best Takeaway Chef
Strad and Gina Kyriacou
Their restaurant has already won a fair share of awards and this year the couple behind Chris’s Fish and Chips claim the Best Takeaway Chef award.
Their winning entry was cod loin battered with cranberry and brandy, giving it a festive twist. Gina’s special mushy peas, triple fried chips and sweet chilli tartar dip finish the dish off for this Christmas dinner meets fish and chips fusion.
Like a good wine, Brian has only gotten better with age. He hasn’t missed a single shift since he started working as a delivery driver three years ago and at 82 years old he might just be the oldest delivery driver in the UK.
Despite his age, Brian was on shift during a heavy snowfall one night when he spotted a lady stranded with her young daughter at the side of the road. Although he was on a busy schedule, Brian stopped and helped by offering them a lift home – but he had one more delivery to make first.
Turns out that the lady’s husband had ordered a takeaway due to his wife being late home, Brian ended up delivering both the takeaway and the customer’s wife!
Innovative. That’s the first word that springs to mind when you think of Fat Pizza. State of the art epos systems, ketchup sachets made from seaweed and using AI to make deliveries more efficient are just some of the ways Sunny, the owner, is taking his business to the next level. All of this hasn’t gone unnoticed, as he now scoops up the Gamechanger Award at the BTAs.
Best Takeaway in Britain
They’ve been regional winners for three years in a row and Brunch now claim the ultimate prize: Best Takeaway in Britain. Sustainable, integral to their community and a offering delicious menu Brunch consistently push their own boundaries to offer the best possible service to their loyal customers.
And it’s this constant thirst for improvement, coupled with their consistently high performance that makes them worthy winners of the title Best Takeaway in Britain.
Owner of Brunch, Sharon Carline, and winner of Best Takeaway in Britain said: “We know that sourcing food with integrity is important to our customers, and are also aware of the responsibility we all have to create a better planet. That’s why we are committed to being as sustainable as possible while serving great food to our local community – this ethos sits at the heart of everything we do.”