In December Sadiq called on local residents to vote for the best kebab establishment in the Tooting constituency. After receiving lots of votes for many different restaurants and takeaways, Istanbul Kebab House, 19 Upper Tooting Road received the most votes from constituents. Sadiq nominated Istanbul Kebab House as the best kebab in Tooting in December.
It is estimated that the kebab industry contributes over £1.5 billion annually to the British economy, with approximately 15,000 restaurants and 150,000 employees.
The British Kebab Awards has been established to give this well-established industry recognition and to create awareness of the contribution it has made to our society.
Last night Sadiq attended and presented an award at the first British Kebab Awards, held in the House of Commons. Sadiq attended along with staff and owners of the Tooting kebab establishment.
Istanbul Kebab House won the award for the Best Kebab in London. The decision was made by a panel of restaurant owners of more than 15 restaurants and chefs and those with experience supporting catering businesses.
Mustafa Mural is the owner of the establishment which has been open for twenty years!
All of the staff at Istanbul Kebab House are extremely pleased with their award, which will be taking pride of place in their window on Upper Tooting Road.
Sadiq Khan MP said:
“I am over the moon that my nomination, Istanbul Kebab House in Tooting, has won this award! It is great to see a fantastic local business receive such great recognition.
“This is now not only the best kebab in Tooting, as voted by local residents, but the best kebab in London!
“Thank you once again to everyone who submitted a nomination”.
Mustafa Mural, owner of the kebab house said:
“We are honoured to receive this prestigious award. This award has been a great motivator for us which will make us concentrate on continuing to provide quality food.
“This award has also made our customers happy and we are not only accepting this award on behalf of Istanbul Kebab House but on behalf of our customers”.
The organisers of the awards, the Centre for Turkey Studies and Development said:
"The British kebab industry is an important part of the UK's small and medium size businesses and the British Kebab Awards recognises the contribution made by the kebab industry."