These are the best kebab houses in the UK - did your favourite win?

They're a staple of late night, post-pub cuisine but which kebab houses are the best in the UK?

The winners of the annual British Kebab Awards have been announced this week at a ceremony in London.

The 16 award categories included Booker Makro’s Chef of the Year, Ace4Kebabs Kebab Van of the Year, Just Eat Best Delivery, and eight regional awards, which recognised the best kebab restaurants across the UK.

Thousands of members of the public voted for the 150 finalists to face the judges, who included the Labour MP Carolyn Harris, Conservative MP David Warburton, journalist, Ash Sarkar, and Cobra Beer sales director, Samson Sohail.

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    Ibrahim Dogus, Lambeth-based restaurateur and founder of the Kebab Awards said, “The kebab is an unsung cornerstone of high streets across the country, and the simply superb quality of this year’s entries shows that British small businesses can more than compete on a world stage of cuisine.

    "What is also just as important is that we must not let Brexit hinder the UK’s flourishing restaurant and takeaway industries, which employ so many people often from migrant backgrounds.”

    The British Kebab Awards is the only one of its kind to recognise the British kebab industry, which supports 200,000 jobs across restaurants, suppliers and the food industry.

    The winners in full

    Best Kebab House in Northern Ireland

    Winner: Grab a Kebab

    Highly Recommended: Chaska Enniskillen

    Best Kebab House in Scotland

    Winner: Best Kebab and Pizza House (Arbroath)

    Highly Recommended: The Frying Scotsman

    Best Kebab House in Wales

    Winner: Sam’s Grill House

    Best Kebab Restaurant in North and West London

    Winner: Kabul City Restaurant

    Highly Recommended: Divan Restaurant Ocakbasi

    Bira Best Kebab Restaurant in South and East London

    Winner: Cappadocia Restaurant

    Highly Recommended: The Ottoman Doner

    Big K Best Kebab Restaurant Regional

    Winner: Mosaic Grill

    Best Newcomer Restaurant

    Winner: German Doner Kebab (West Bromwich)

    Highly Recommended: I Am Doner (Leeds City Centre)

    Best Takeaway in London

    Winner: What The Pitta (Shoreditch)

    Highly Recommended: The Charcoal Grill Plumstead

    Just Eat Best Takeaway Regional

    Winner: Alim-Et Takeaway

    Highly Recommended: Irmak BBQ Dunstable

    Alton & Co Best Value Restaurant

    Winner: Turknaz Restaurant

    Highly Recommended: Melo Persian Restaurant

    Booker Makro Chef of the Year

    Winner: Hamza Yalcin / Batman Grill

    Ben and Jerry’s Customer Satisfaction

    Winner: Mount Nemrut Turkish Restaurant

    Highly Recommended: Uni Kebab

    Highly Recommended: Ruyam Turkish Restaurant

    Cobra Beer Fine Dining Restaurant

    Winner: The Mantl

    Just Eat Best Delivery

    Winner: BBQ Grill Chatham

    Winner: Millennium Pizza and Kebab

    Highly Recommended: Millennium Pizza and Kebab

    Ace4Kebabs Kebab Van of the Year

    Winner: Atalay’s Kebab Van

    Highly Recommended: Ahmed’s Bar B-Q