Best UK Takeaways: Finalists Revealed

The British Takeaway Awards (BTAs) returns for the fifth year and has revealed 2019’s five finalists for “Best Takeaway” in each region across Great Britain.

For half a decade the BTAs, which are run in association withJust Eat (, have paid homage to the unsung heroes of the takeaway sector who work tirelessly to serve us our favourite takeaway dishes across Great Britain. The top five takeaways in each region that received the most public votes have made it through to the star-studded national awards ceremony on the 27th of January at The Savoy, London.

The twelve regional winners will be chosen by a panel of judges who will take into consideration the number of votes each finalist received, feedback from a mystery shop, and by reviewing a written submission from the restaurant owners. The panel will then identify the twelve regional winners and crown an overall winner for the coveted Best Takeaway in Britain award. As well as the accolade of best takeaway, each regional winners will receive £1,000 and the Best Takeaway in Britain will receive £5,000.

The panel of judges include,

  • Ainsley Harriott – celebrity chef, TV star and best selling author
  • Sarah Willingham – entrepreneur and former star of BBC2’s Dragons’ Den
  • Graham Corfield – Chief Operating Officer of Just Eat
  • Ibrahim Dougus – Chairman of the British Takeaway Campaign
  • James Hacon – Managing Director of Think Hospitality

Andrew Kenny, Managing Director of Just Eat commented:

“We are excited to be back for the fifth year running to celebrate the local takeaways across Britain that provide their communities with quality food, outstanding customer service and joy. This year, we saw a tremendous amount of votes across Great Britain. The calibre of restaurants is high so the judges will have their work cut out picking a winner!”

As well as voting for the best of the best in the sector, takeaway aficionados also had the chance to nominate themselves as “Britain’s #1 Takeaway Fan”. Culinary legend and BTAs judge Ainsley Harriott will be picking the lucky winner who will win a holiday to the country where their favourite takeaway cuisine hails from, a free takeaway every month for a year (courtesy of Just Eat), and the “Britain’s #1 Takeaway Fan” trophy.

2019’s finalists, split by region and in alphabetical order, are:

West Midlands:

  • Buena Comida, Moor Street, Brierley Hill – Mexican
  • Chutney Express, Hurst Lane, Castle Bromwich – Indian (regional winner 2018)
  • Fiddlers Elbow Fish & Chips, Rosemary Lane, Leintwardine – Fish & Chips
  • Lime Pickle, Windleaves Road, Birmingham – Indian
  • Raj’s Spice, Castle Vale, Birmingham – Indian

East Midlands:

Central London:

Greater London:

North East:

North West:

Northern Ireland:


South East:

  • Irmak BBQ Dunstable, High Street, North Dunstable – Turkish
  • J’s Grill Hitchin, Cambridge Road, Hitchin – Chicken (regional winner 2018)
  • Mexigo, Week Street, Maidstone – Mexican
  • S&S Kitchen, Skipper Close, Aylesbury – Jamaican
  • Willett’s, Lovet Road, Harlow – American/BBQ

South West:


  • Mama’s India Takeaway, Clear Water Way, Cardiff – Indian
  • Traditional No 8 Fish & Chip Shop, Cliftonville Street, Whitland – Fish & Chips
  • Uplands Diner, Uplands Crescent, Swansea – Diner
  • WIWO, Woodville Road, Cardiff – Chinese
  • Wok in A Box, Taff Street, Pontypridd – Chinese


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