A Bexleyheath kebab house has won a British Kebab Award.

The Meze in Broadway bagged the Best Kebab House in south and east London award at a ceremony last night.

The annual event recognises the contribution made by the kebab industry to the British economy - worth more than £2.8billion a year, supporting around 200,000 jobs across restaurants, suppliers and the food industry.  

This year’s awards raised money for veterans’ mental health charity Combat Stress.

British Kebab Awards and Bira creator Ibrahim Dogus said: “Every year we see the competition get tougher so I congratulate every kebab business that won a British Kebab Award.

“MPs got behind their kebab shops and restaurants by the dozen with more than 40 nominating businesses in their constituencies and that’s great to see.

"I look forward to seeing what the contenders serve up in 2018.”

Graham Corfield, UK managing director of Just Eat, said: “It is a phenomenal achievement in what are well established and highly competitive fields.

The kebab businesses that have succeeded this year serve as shining examples within their local communities and, at the same time, support the thriving UK kebab industry.

"The award for every winner is hugely deserved.”

Every day 1.3m kebabs are sold across Britain. 

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.