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British Kebab Awards: Four Cambridgeshire outlets make the shortlist

Cambridgeshire kebab outlets have made it on to the shortlist in the British Kebab Awards - and their efforts will be judged by Nadhim Zahawi, the vaccines minister, among others.

There are 18 categories at the awards.
There are 18 categories at the awards.

Diamond Kebab, of Arbury Road, Cambridge, Burwell Kebab Van and Gourmet Kebab, from Caxton, all make it on to the Kebab Van of the Year shortlist.

And Mediterranean BBQ, of East Road in Cambridge, has been shortlisted in the Best Kebab Restaurant - Regional category.

Winners across 18 categories will be revealed at the Park Plaza, Westminster Bridge Hotel on October 26, judged by the Tory minister along with Labour MP Carolyn Harris and others.

Mr Zahawi said: “Like much of the hospitality sector, kebab houses were hit hard by the pandemic, which is why there has never been a better time to fan the flames of Britain’s love affair with kebabs than by supporting The British Kebab Awards this year.

“This year’s awards serve not just as an opportunity to recognise the kebab houses which have continued to excite palates and fill stomachs in the face of so much adversity, but also as an opportunity to stride towards enhanced standards and an ever more vibrant industry as we emerge from the ashes of coronavirus.”

Ibrahim Dogus, founder of the British Kebab Awards and director of the recently formed Kebab Alliance, added: “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. Getting to the shortlist is a real achievement given the competition across the country and all outlets should be rightly proud. We wish all finalists the best of luck.”

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