Online food ordering platform HungryHouse has announced the ten best takeaway restaurants in Britain. London’s Ambience, a homely and family-run restaurant serving mouthwatering Turkish style kebabs in trendy Wimbledon, has bagged the coveted top spot, including a national TV campaign.
Winning restaurant Ambience, run by Tanser Ozdemir, managed to beat off stiff competition to come out on top in this year’s table, thanks to its consistent five-star ratings, rave reviews and the site’s highest return rate over the last 12 months. He explains: “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.”
The success of Ambience is thanks to recipes handed down through the years by the close knit family who have a passion for sharing the food they know and love with others. Their enthusiasm has encouraged many residents of South West London to bring the taste of Turkish into their living rooms.
Food has always played a large part in owner Tanser’s life: “I was always the favourite friend at school, with all my friends wanting to come round and have mum’s food. We had food falling off the table and it would be recipes they weren’t used to – they could never get enough.”
Leeds haunt Thai Sabai took second place boasting recipes brought over directly from Southeast Asia by Head Chef Jury, while Cafe Zecchino in Glasgow lands third place with Glaswegians consistently returning for more.
To crown the winners, hungryhouse listened to the public and what they have been enjoying over the last twelve months as opposed to crowning the winning restaurants through a panel of judges. To do so they used an algorithm that analyses data from 11,000 restaurant partners and millions of customer reviews to rank Britain’s takeaways, based on factors such as restaurant popularity, customer reviews, star ratings, return rates and hygiene standards.
The winning two hungryhouse ‘Top Takeaways’ will feature in a brand new TV advertising campaign, a huge privilege for these local family businesses, offering national exposure they can only dream of and extensive order growth.
Alice Mrongovius, hungryhouse.co.uk CEO, comments: “We love to celebrate local restaurants who really have a passion for serving top quality takeaway food, and who might not get the attention or exposure they deserve. Sharing these great local finds not only helps to promote the restaurants but also ensures customers have the best possible food ordering experience on hungryhouse. The team and I are definitely looking forward to trying out some of this year’s Top Takeaways!”
The UK’s Top 10 Takeaways 2016:
- Ambience, Turkish (Wimbledon, London)
- Thai Sabai, Thai (Leeds)
- Cafe Zecchino, Pizza/Fish (Glasgow)
- Good Earth, Chinese (Chelsea, London)
- Sizzling Grillz, All (Milton Keynes)
- Pesantissimo, Italian (Chalk Farm, London)
- SmoQue Grill, Burgers (Brighton)
- Omar Kayham, Indian (Birmingham)
- Billy’s Fish Bar, Fish & Chips (Nottingham)
- Saki, Sushi (Queens Park, London)