Ten restaurants in Sussex have been honoured in the British Kebab Awards and will compete for the top prizes.

Restaurants from across the county were named among the finalists for the 12th annual awards taking place in February.

Takeaways in Crawley and East Grinstead were also among the nominees.

Kambis in Western Road, Brighton, has been named among the best Lebanese restaurant or takeaway in the country.

Beelzebab, based in the Hope and Ruin in Queen's Road, Brighton, is in the running for the best vegan kebab in the UK.

Ali Baba in Southwick will compete for the best delivery against restaurants from Cambridge, Coventry and Burnley among others.

Other nominees in Sussex include:

  • Fatma’s Kitchen, Haywards Heath – Best Kebab Restaurant Regional
  • Zeytin, Horsham – Best Kebab Restaurant Regional
  • Dem Shish Restaurant, Crawley – Best Newcomer Restaurant
  • Relish Turkish Restaurant, Uckfield – Best Newcomer Restaurant
  • EG Charcoal Grill, East Grinstead - Best Takeaway Regional
  • Istanbul Grill, Crawley – Best Takeaway Regional
  • Dem Shish Restaurant and Cocktail Bar – Best Fine Dining Restaurant

Ibrahim Dogus, founder of the British Kebab Awards, said: "The 12th British Kebab Awards shortlist is a testament to the culinary excellence and innovation within the kebab industry.

“It's an honour to recognise and celebrate the outstanding contributions of these establishments that have impressed our discerning panel of judges.”

The British Kebab Awards began in 2011 and celebrate the best of more than 20,000 shops across the country.

Judges for this year’s awards include Brighton Kemptown MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle as well as Adil Ray OBE and James O’Brien.

A spokesman for the awards said the kebab industry had become an “essential part of our daily lives” and was estimated to be worth nearly £3 billion to the British economy.

More than 1.3 million kebabs are thought to be sold every day in the country.

The British Kebab Awards will take place on February 27 in London.