COULD a Dorset kebab restaurant be one of the best in the country?

An eatery in Christchurch is in the running to be crowned best regional kebab restaurant.

Meram Kitchen situated in High Street is one of 10 semi-finalists in the category which forms part of the British Kebab Awards 2024.

The Turkish restaurant is the only kebab house in Dorset to appear in the list of finalists across 20 categories.

Other categories include best value restaurant, best vegan kebab restaurant or takeaway, and best find dining restaurant.

A spokesperson for the British Kebab Awards said: “This year’s semi-finalists represent a diverse array of Kebab restaurants and takeaways, each bringing its unique flair, flavours, and traditions to the forefront.”

They added: "The semi-finalists have demonstrated unparalleled commitment to quality, authenticity, and customer satisfaction, earning their rightful place among the industry’s elite.

"Their dedication to excellence is a testament to the Kebab industry’s resilience, creativity, and unwavering passion for delivering unforgettable dining experiences.”

The British Kebab Awards will be held on Tuesday, February 27, at the Park Plaza Westminster Hotel.