A family-run restaurant in Wimbledon best known for its Turkish-style kebabs has been named the ‘best takeaway in Britain’.
Ambience, which is run by Tanser Ozdemir, beat off stiff competition to finish top of the poll by online food ordering platform hungryhouse.co.uk.
Its prize is to feature in a new TV campaign that will give it national exposure.
Hungryhouse revealed a list of the top 10 takeaway joints from around the country after evaluating thousands of customer reviews from the past 12 months.
Ambience scored highest for consistent five-star ratings, rave reviews and the site’s best return rate.
“We’ve worked hard to meet the requirements of Top Takeaways and we’re ecstatic to be named the UK’s number one for 2016. To win this level of exposure for our restaurant is something we can only dream of and we can’t wait to welcome more people down,” said Ozdemir.
The success of Ambience is thanks to recipes handed down throughout the years by the close-knit family who have a passion for sharing the food they know and love with others.
Leeds haunt Thai Sabai took second place, boasting recipes brought over directly from Southeast Asia by head chef Jury, while Cafe Zecchino in Glasgow landed third place with Glaswegians consistently returning for more.
To calculate the results, Hungryhouse used an algorithm that analyses data from 11,000 restaurant partners and millions of customer reviews to rank Britain’s takeaways. As well as restaurant popularity and return rates, it took into account factors such as star ratings and hygiene standards.
Both Ambience and Thai Sabai will feature in a brand new TV advertising campaign being run by Hungryhouse.
The UK’s Top 10 Takeaways 2016
1. Ambience, Turkish (Wimbledon, London)
2. Thai Sabai, Thai (Leeds)
3. Cafe Zecchino, Pizza/Fish (Glasgow)
4. Good Earth, Chinese (Chelsea, London)
5. Sizzling Grillz, All (Milton Keynes)
6. Pesantissimo, Italian (Chalk Farm, London)
7. SmoQue Grill, Burgers (Brighton)
8. Omar Kayham, Indian (Birmingham)
9. Billy’s Fish Bar, Fish & Chips (Nottingham)
10. Saki, Sushi (Queens Park, London)