National Kebab Day: Some places to grab a doner in Newham

Chifafa the healthy kebab cafe in Clerkenwell Road owned by Nick Green

It's National Kebab Day! - Credit: Ken Mears

It's National Kebab Day today, so the Recorder is celebrating those Newham eateries offering a tasty doner.

The day (July 8) has been organised by Halal food news site Feed the Lion with the aim of helping to promote businesses.

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National Kebab Day was set up to support businesses. - Credit: Feed the Lion

While Brits eat some 1.3million kebabs each day, the kebab industry itself contributes £2.8billion to the economy, according to the organisers.

Hamza A Bajwa, Feed the Lion’s chief editor, said: "National Kebab Day is as much a celebration of the mighty kebab as it is a celebration of the enduring spirit of restaurants and takeaways during the most difficult period for hospitality in living memory.

"The UK’s diverse multi-ethnic community means that our country boasts some of the tastiest and most varied kebabs anywhere in the world."


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Here's a flavour of what Newham has to offer, in no particular order. Let us know if we've missed your favourite by emailing jonathan.king@archant.co.uk.

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Barking Road, Plaistow.

Open 11.30am to 11pm.

With a four-star rating on Google, this eatery offers a range of kebabs, including lamb, chicken, mixed and kofte. There is even a doner pizza.

Eastern Delight Kebab House

Barking Road, Plaistow.

Open 11.30am to 2.30am.

Another four-star rated venue, Eastern Delight Kebab House has a menu with special kebabs including lamb halep and chicken halep made with "special sauce".

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Barking Road.

Open midday to 10.30pm.

With a four-star rating nudging five online, this one of Newham's top-rated kebab restaurants. It promotes itself as an "unassuming" spot serving "comfort food".

Fat Chaps

Plaistow Road, Stratford.

Open midday to 10pm.

Another four-star rated eatery, this one offers doner kebab favourites as well as the mega Fat Chaps family special which includes chicken shish, lamb shish, kofte kebab, chicken and lamb doner, a pot of chilli or garlic sauce and two extra bread.

Eastenders Kebab

Prince Regent Lane, Custom House.

11.30am to midnight.

Rated four stars, one reviewer online wrote: "Excellent local shop for generous portions of food for a decent price."

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