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Monday, January 10, 2022

SM calls on people to vote for favourite kebab house

Senedd Member for North Wales Sam Rowlands is calling on his constituents to nominate their favourite kebab house.  

Voting is now open for the 10th Annual British Kebab House Awards and Mr Rowlands, who says he has been known to enjoy the occasional kebab, wants to see a kebab house in North Wales take the top spot in Wales.  

He said: “I am a big fan of kebabs and I am now encouraging my constituents to vote for their favourite so we can find out which house is the best for kebabs in North Wales.  

“The kebab trade is estimated at being worth a staggering £2.8 billion to the British economy with over 20,000 kebab houses all over the UK selling more than 1.5 million of them every day. 

“I want to back North Wales' best Kebab House to take home the Best Kebab House in Wales Award so please vote for your favourite by January 19 by going to” 

The UK’s first kebab shop, Istanbul Restaurant in Soho, opened during the Second World War and pictures of it feature in the Imperial War Museum. 

However, it was not until 1966 that the famous doner kebab – cooked on a vertical spit – first appeared with the opening of the Hodja Nasreddin Kebab House by Çetin Bukey and Konjay Hüseyn in North London’s Newington Green.   

There are now over 20,000 kebab outlets in the UK selling around 2,500 tonnes of lamb and chicken doner a week. There are also around 200 doner kebab manufacturers in the UK, with a turnover in excess of £750m.  

* To submit your own entries for the national competition and nominate a kebab house for any of the other categories go to 

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