Three Sussex takeaways in UK top 10 list

Sepand Sarmadi, manager of Smoque Grill in Brighton

Sepand Sarmadi, manager of Smoque Grill in Brighton

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Fast food lovers rejoice – a trio of tasty takeaway outlets in Sussex have been named the best in Britain.

Online food ordering website hungryhouse.co.uk revealed the country’s best ten takeaway restaurants after scouring more than 9,000 outlets nationwide.

And it is good news for those who are prone to slumping on the sofa with a burger from Brighton, a pizza from Crawley or a Chinese from Bognor.

Jade Chinese in Hawthorn Road, Bognor, has been judged Sussex’s finest takeaway after ranking the fifth best in Britain.

The restaurant promises “quality and freshness” and dares hungry customers to “spoil yourself with specialities”.


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Following Jade in seventh place is Italian Pizza in Gatwick Road, Crawley, which offers mouth-watering pizzas including the popular Capricciosa – a 12 inch stuffed crust special with sliced hot dog, sweet Italian sausage, salamino piccante, artichoke hearts and drops of olive oil.

In ninth place is Brighton’s Smoque Grill in Islingword Road, which offers banging burgers, perfect pizzas and cracking kebabs.

Sepand Sarmadi, manager of Smoque Grill, said: “We’re happy with that. It’s a good achievement because we only started six months ago and we’ve managed to win people’s attention for our food and service.

"We’re thinking of expanding to cover more areas too so this has been a nice surprise.”

When asked what Smoque Grill’s most popular menu item was, Mr Sarmadi said: “The Challenger Burger. It’s a triple-stack handmade smoke-grilled recipe burger with American Swiss cheese, double smoked streaky bacon, onion rings, crispy pepperoni, salad, ketchup and mayonnaise on a flour bun.

“We’ve just introduced the Extreme Challenger too, which is everything above but an extra stack that includes two chicken stake fillets. Everyone who finishes the Challenger burgers get to join the Challenger club.”

Food experts at hungryhouse.co.uk compiled the rankings based on restaurant popularity, customers reviews, ratings and return rates.

Shane Lake, co-founder, hungryhouse.co.uk, said: “Customers now have so much choice when it comes to food ordering that they are no longer willing to accept below-par takeaway meals.

"We want to ensure the passion and quality of the nation’s best takeaways gets them the recognition they deserve.”

It is estimated the takeaway food industry is valued at more than £2.2 billion each year in the UK.

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7:45am Thu 10 Apr 14

rogerthefish says...

What most of these punters don't realize is this stuff is actually slowly killing them by depositing fat in their artery's and turning them in to flat blobs by the number of calories they are consuming -next time you see a fat backside waddling along just think Pizza-Burger-take away.
What most of these punters don't realize is this stuff is actually slowly killing them by depositing fat in their artery's and turning them in to flat blobs by the number of calories they are consuming -next time you see a fat backside waddling along just think Pizza-Burger-take away. rogerthefish
  • Score: -4

8:34am Thu 10 Apr 14

BradleyWiggins says...

"..American Swiss cheese, double smoked streaky bacon, onion rings, crispy pepperoni, salad, ketchup and mayonnaise on a flour bun." Any ideas on quantities of saturated fat content this time-bomb contains?

And as the comment regarding how customers have "so much choice", well I just looked at their website. Pizza, Kebab and Burger. Thats it. Hardly a lot of "choice" eh?
"..American Swiss cheese, double smoked streaky bacon, onion rings, crispy pepperoni, salad, ketchup and mayonnaise on a flour bun." Any ideas on quantities of saturated fat content this time-bomb contains? And as the comment regarding how customers have "so much choice", well I just looked at their website. Pizza, Kebab and Burger. Thats it. Hardly a lot of "choice" eh? BradleyWiggins
  • Score: -4

8:41am Thu 10 Apr 14

Telscombe Cliffy says...

rogerthefish wrote:
What most of these punters don't realize is this stuff is actually slowly killing them by depositing fat in their artery's and turning them in to flat blobs by the number of calories they are consuming -next time you see a fat backside waddling along just think Pizza-Burger-take away.
Well said , not just takeaways, don't forget the massive rows of crisps in supermarkets. Plus cheap alcohol stacked up- full of empty calories. Oh and Gregg's selling huge lumps of what is basically lard, flour and sugar for next to nothing on every high street in the land.
[quote][p][bold]rogerthefish[/bold] wrote: What most of these punters don't realize is this stuff is actually slowly killing them by depositing fat in their artery's and turning them in to flat blobs by the number of calories they are consuming -next time you see a fat backside waddling along just think Pizza-Burger-take away.[/p][/quote]Well said , not just takeaways, don't forget the massive rows of crisps in supermarkets. Plus cheap alcohol stacked up- full of empty calories. Oh and Gregg's selling huge lumps of what is basically lard, flour and sugar for next to nothing on every high street in the land. Telscombe Cliffy
  • Score: -2

9:02am Thu 10 Apr 14

HJarrs says...

Telscombe Cliffy wrote:
rogerthefish wrote:
What most of these punters don't realize is this stuff is actually slowly killing them by depositing fat in their artery's and turning them in to flat blobs by the number of calories they are consuming -next time you see a fat backside waddling along just think Pizza-Burger-take away.
Well said , not just takeaways, don't forget the massive rows of crisps in supermarkets. Plus cheap alcohol stacked up- full of empty calories. Oh and Gregg's selling huge lumps of what is basically lard, flour and sugar for next to nothing on every high street in the land.
Yep, eating this stuff occasionally is fine, but we are bombarded with advertising and by the products in every corner shop and supermarket. No wonder we are a sick nation of blobbies.

However, at the weekend I will be popping round the smoque grill for a quality test having limbered up on a couple of glasses of hop juice.
[quote][p][bold]Telscombe Cliffy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rogerthefish[/bold] wrote: What most of these punters don't realize is this stuff is actually slowly killing them by depositing fat in their artery's and turning them in to flat blobs by the number of calories they are consuming -next time you see a fat backside waddling along just think Pizza-Burger-take away.[/p][/quote]Well said , not just takeaways, don't forget the massive rows of crisps in supermarkets. Plus cheap alcohol stacked up- full of empty calories. Oh and Gregg's selling huge lumps of what is basically lard, flour and sugar for next to nothing on every high street in the land.[/p][/quote]Yep, eating this stuff occasionally is fine, but we are bombarded with advertising and by the products in every corner shop and supermarket. No wonder we are a sick nation of blobbies. However, at the weekend I will be popping round the smoque grill for a quality test having limbered up on a couple of glasses of hop juice. HJarrs
  • Score: -2

10:29am Thu 10 Apr 14

Mel Shock says...

BradleyWiggins wrote:
"..American Swiss cheese, double smoked streaky bacon, onion rings, crispy pepperoni, salad, ketchup and mayonnaise on a flour bun." Any ideas on quantities of saturated fat content this time-bomb contains?

And as the comment regarding how customers have "so much choice", well I just looked at their website. Pizza, Kebab and Burger. Thats it. Hardly a lot of "choice" eh?
read it.....the take away did not say 'so much choice; Hungry house did meaning there is so much choice everywhere now.....

'''Shane Lake, co-founder, hungryhouse.co.uk, said: “Customers now have so much choice when it comes to food ordering that they are no longer willing to accept below-par takeaway meals.''''
[quote][p][bold]BradleyWiggins[/bold] wrote: "..American Swiss cheese, double smoked streaky bacon, onion rings, crispy pepperoni, salad, ketchup and mayonnaise on a flour bun." Any ideas on quantities of saturated fat content this time-bomb contains? And as the comment regarding how customers have "so much choice", well I just looked at their website. Pizza, Kebab and Burger. Thats it. Hardly a lot of "choice" eh?[/p][/quote]read it.....the take away did not say 'so much choice; Hungry house did meaning there is so much choice everywhere now..... '''Shane Lake, co-founder, hungryhouse.co.uk, said: “Customers now have so much choice when it comes to food ordering that they are no longer willing to accept below-par takeaway meals.'''' Mel Shock
  • Score: 2

10:41am Thu 10 Apr 14

mimseycal says...

I'll grant that it would be nice to see something other then the standard fast food deals in Takeaways. Having said that, an occasional descent into artery clogging territory isn't all that much to worry about. Take everything in moderation is an adage even health fanatics would do well to remember.

How about a Takeaway Salad Bar ... now there is a thought. Then again, it is perfectly possible to order a meal that isn't all fats, sugars and salts.
I'll grant that it would be nice to see something other then the standard fast food deals in Takeaways. Having said that, an occasional descent into artery clogging territory isn't all that much to worry about. Take everything in moderation is an adage even health fanatics would do well to remember. How about a Takeaway Salad Bar ... now there is a thought. Then again, it is perfectly possible to order a meal that isn't all fats, sugars and salts. mimseycal
  • Score: 2

12:19pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Stoney33 says...

rogerthefish wrote:
What most of these punters don't realize is this stuff is actually slowly killing them by depositing fat in their artery's and turning them in to flat blobs by the number of calories they are consuming -next time you see a fat backside waddling along just think Pizza-Burger-take away.
That really depends on the rest of their lifestyle

I eat a strict diet, do heavy weights workouts and 30km of running a week, and like the odd indulgence in a takeaway, im pretty sure a burger once a week isnt going to do me much damage

everything in moderation as they say
[quote][p][bold]rogerthefish[/bold] wrote: What most of these punters don't realize is this stuff is actually slowly killing them by depositing fat in their artery's and turning them in to flat blobs by the number of calories they are consuming -next time you see a fat backside waddling along just think Pizza-Burger-take away.[/p][/quote]That really depends on the rest of their lifestyle I eat a strict diet, do heavy weights workouts and 30km of running a week, and like the odd indulgence in a takeaway, im pretty sure a burger once a week isnt going to do me much damage everything in moderation as they say Stoney33
  • Score: 6

12:44pm Thu 10 Apr 14

lydz25 says...

rogerthefish wrote:
What most of these punters don't realize is this stuff is actually slowly killing them by depositing fat in their artery's and turning them in to flat blobs by the number of calories they are consuming -next time you see a fat backside waddling along just think Pizza-Burger-take away.
I think most people actually do realise that.
[quote][p][bold]rogerthefish[/bold] wrote: What most of these punters don't realize is this stuff is actually slowly killing them by depositing fat in their artery's and turning them in to flat blobs by the number of calories they are consuming -next time you see a fat backside waddling along just think Pizza-Burger-take away.[/p][/quote]I think most people actually do realise that. lydz25
  • Score: 3

3:42pm Thu 10 Apr 14

dungagin says...

Strange, there's no such takeaway as "Smoque Grill" at 76 Islingword Road - it's called "Pizzaiola". Ninth place in a list of "best takeaways in Britain" - I don't think so! What a rubbish article - no research done, this is a bit of advertising for the online ordering company. No doubt they've alerted all local rags to the "best in Britain" takeaways in their area.
Strange, there's no such takeaway as "Smoque Grill" at 76 Islingword Road - it's called "Pizzaiola". Ninth place in a list of "best takeaways in Britain" - I don't think so! What a rubbish article - no research done, this is a bit of advertising for the online ordering company. No doubt they've alerted all local rags to the "best in Britain" takeaways in their area. dungagin
  • Score: -1

4:57pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Ari15240 says...

I've ordered a few times from this place and every time they have exceeded my expectations and fed me with a good quality hand made burgers. You can taste the actual beef and appreciate the combination of toppings, Apart from the food itself, the service you get from these guys is in a different level compare to other takeaways. For me the quality of food and service is the most important factor when choosing a place to eat and I can say with 100% certainty that Smoque grill has delivered over and over. I think we should support a good local food joint and hope that they continue do what they do best.
I've ordered a few times from this place and every time they have exceeded my expectations and fed me with a good quality hand made burgers. You can taste the actual beef and appreciate the combination of toppings, Apart from the food itself, the service you get from these guys is in a different level compare to other takeaways. For me the quality of food and service is the most important factor when choosing a place to eat and I can say with 100% certainty that Smoque grill has delivered over and over. I think we should support a good local food joint and hope that they continue do what they do best. Ari15240
  • Score: 2

4:59pm Thu 10 Apr 14

tez1959 says...

you slowly kill yourself if you drink or smoke also so what its up to the individual better than eating rabbit food like you lot no doubt do ha ha
you slowly kill yourself if you drink or smoke also so what its up to the individual better than eating rabbit food like you lot no doubt do ha ha tez1959
  • Score: 0

7:43pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Ihopenoonehasthisusername says...

Dear oh dear, you miserable lot. A takeaway one in a while isn't going to kill you. Maybe you'd cheer up a bit if you experienced it.
Dear oh dear, you miserable lot. A takeaway one in a while isn't going to kill you. Maybe you'd cheer up a bit if you experienced it. Ihopenoonehasthisusername
  • Score: 5

7:53pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Man of steel says...

American Swiss cheese?
American Swiss cheese? Man of steel
  • Score: 2

10:38pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Ari15240 says...

Man of steel wrote:
American Swiss cheese?
They probably meant american cheese and swiss cheese as it says on their menu
[quote][p][bold]Man of steel[/bold] wrote: American Swiss cheese?[/p][/quote]They probably meant american cheese and swiss cheese as it says on their menu Ari15240
  • Score: 1

2:44pm Fri 11 Apr 14

Fairfax Aches says...

Wonder how much hungry house paid this rag to shamelessy promote its filthy sludge offering from the pest ridden garbage heaps of takeaways its slavishly panders to.
Wonder how much hungry house paid this rag to shamelessy promote its filthy sludge offering from the pest ridden garbage heaps of takeaways its slavishly panders to. Fairfax Aches
  • Score: -3

11:11pm Fri 11 Apr 14

ttt121orig says...

This has to be a joke, right?
This has to be a joke, right? ttt121orig
  • Score: 1

9:13am Sun 13 Apr 14

Birdman1956 says...

'Chicken stake' ??? Who on earth wrote that and who allowed it to be published?
'Chicken stake' ??? Who on earth wrote that and who allowed it to be published? Birdman1956
  • Score: 1

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