Edinburgh is set to dominate the Scottish category of the British Kebab Awards after bagging nearly every spot on the shortlist.

A total of eight restaurants across the city netted a place in the final ten vying to win one of the industry’s top gongs – Best Scottish Kebab Restaurant.

Javit's is hoping to defend its title. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Javit’s is hoping to defend its title. Picture: Ian Georgeson

They are last year’s winner Javit’s Takeaway in Granton Rd, Samsun’s Speciality Kebab and Pizza House in Ferry Rd, Hanam’s Restaurant in Johnston Terrace, Nawroz Restaurant in Potterrow, Pera Turkish Restaurant in Elm Row, Hanedan Turkish Restaurant in Preston St, Verdo Turkish BBQ in Newington Rd and Yeni Restaurant in Hanover St.

Only two Glasgow-based restaurants made the shortlist.

Kebab houses around the country are vying for the industry’s top culinary accolades as hordes of kebab cravers vote for the most delectable doners.

Voting closes on March 10 and votes can be cast on the British Kebab Awards website at www.britishkebabawards.co.uk.

Kebabs are now a British institution with an estimated 1.3m sold every day.

The industry contributes over £2.2 billion annually to the British economy, supporting around 200,000 jobs across restaurants, suppliers and the food industry in the UK. There are also around 200 doner kebab manufacturers in the UK, with a turnover in excess of £750m.

Ibrahim Dogus, Director Founder of the British Kebab Awards, said: “Many congratulations to each business for been shortlisted for the 4th British Kebab Awards. These awards are a true celebration of kebabs as a Great British institution, and recognise the contribution of the industry throughout the country. There is a very high standard of nominees for every category, I wish them all great success on the 23rd of March.”

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