Friday, 09 October 2015

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Cumbrian takeaway named best kebab shop in Britain

A Wigton takeaway has been crowned the best in the country after picking up the ‘Best Kebab Shop of the Year 2013’ award.

Wigton kebab shop photo
From left, Amir Lame, Matthew Morgan and Reza Tighnavard

The Alternative Takeaway in High Street, Wigton, beat off competition from 86 nominees to be named the best in the business at the inaugural British Kebab Awards.

Owner Matthew Morgan said: “It’s really good to get an award, I couldn’t believe it. I was happy enough to get a nomination because we’re a small town and often get overlooked.”

The takeaway was nominated by the town’s MP, Rory Stewart.

Mr Stewart said: “I very much enjoyed a recent visit to Alternative Takeaway and found the kebabs of excellent quality. It’s incredibly important to show that businesses in small, rural market towns are able to compete on a national level.”


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