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Deliveroo announces best takeaways in the UK with family-run Greek restaurant taking the top spot – so, is your local on the list?


A family-run Greek restaurant in Dublin has been named the best takeaway in the UK and Ireland by Deliveroo.

Yeeros, topped the list of Independent Restaurant of the Year with judges praising the establishment for authentic Greek street food.

The restaurant sells the likes of gyros, falafel wraps and Greek salads. 

It beat out the likes of after battling it out against Regional Independent Restaurant of the Year Award winners White Men Can’t Jerk in Peckham, London, Luxford Burgers in Edinburgh, Scotland, Dhamaka in Bristol, South England and Slap & Pickle in Sheffield, North England.

The award was judged by food critic and writer Jimi Famurewa and Deliveroo’s CEO and founder, Will Shu. 

Yeeros, topped the list of Independent Restaurant of the Year with judges praising the establishment for authentic Greek street food

Yeeros, topped the list of Independent Restaurant of the Year with judges praising the establishment for authentic Greek street food

White Men Can't Jerk in Peckham, London picked up the gong for best food in the capital

White Men Can’t Jerk in Peckham, London picked up the gong for best food in the capital

Pizza Pilgrims picked up Best Customer Innovator award

Pizza Pilgrims picked up Best Customer Innovator award

They were scored against brand personality, food quality, packaging and presentation, customer reviews, and environmental consciousness.

Yeeros was praised for having the best-tasting authentic Greek street food in Dublin.

Jimi lauded the innovative cooking methods to creating tasty modern twists on Greek classics, glowing reviews from customers, and their warm family-focused approach to serving the city. 

Yeeros was also commended for its commitment to sustainability by creating bespoke compostable packaging, with a different box designed specifically for each dish on their menu. 

George Stamopoulos, Managing Director at Yeeros said: ‘We are absolutely thrilled to have won the title of Independent Restaurant of the Year 2024 out of thousands of restaurants across Ireland and the UK. 

‘This is a fantastic achievement for the business! It was always our vision to create an authentic Greek Street Food concept in Ireland. Somewhere I’d be happy to go! 

‘I’d like to thank our customers, our suppliers and Deliveroo for their support which has been incredible since we have opened.’

Dhamaka, Bristol is the best takeaway in the south and Wales

Luxford Burgers won for Scotland

Dhamaka, Bristol is the best takeaway in the south and Wales (left) while Luxford Burgers won for Scotland (right)

Slap & Pickle in Sheffield and  Leeds won the award for best takeaway in the north of England

Slap & Pickle in Sheffield and  Leeds won the award for best takeaway in the north of England

The best takeaways in the UK & Ireland revealed… 

 LONDON

WINNER: White Men Can’t Jerk 

 Best Chinese: ULI

 Best Pizza: BONA Sourdough Pizza

Best Sushi: Kiyoto Sushi 

Best Indian & Nepalese: Kricket 

Best Burger & American: 7Bone 

Best Thai: Tai 

Best Japanese: KOI Ramen 

Best Breakfast & Coffee: Eggslut

Best Chicken: Coqfighter 

Best Poke: Aloha Poké 

SOUTH ENGLAND & WALES 

WINNER: Dhamaka, Bristol

Best Chinese:  Mayflower, Bristol

Best Pizza: Pizza Workshop, Bristol 

Best Dessert: Calabrisella Geletaria, Cardiff

Best Indian & Nepalese:  Rock Salt, Bristol

Best Fish & Chips: Albany Fish Bar, Cardiff 

Best Burger & American: Oowee, Bristol

Best Thai: Koh Thai, Bournemouth

Best Chicken: Chicken & Blues, Bournemouth

Best Japanese: NOA Japanese, Bristol 

Best Greek: The Greek Takeaway, Oxford 

IRELAND (and Northern Ireland)

WINNER: Yeeros, Dublin

Best Chinese: Xian Street Food, Dublin

Best Pizza: Oak Fire Pizza, Cork

Best Sushi:  Musashi, Dublin

Best Mexican: Burritos & Blues, Cork 

Best Burger & American: Dash Ireland, Dublin

Best Thai: Koto, Cork

 Best Chicken:  Wing It, Belfast

Best Middle Eastern:  Zaytoon, Dublin

Best Coffee & Breakfast:Maggie Mays, Belfast

Best Salads: Sprout & Co, Dublin

 SCOTLAND

WINNER: Luxford Burgers, Edinburgh

Best Chinese: Salt & Chilli, Glasgow & Edinburgh

 Best Pizza: Matto Pizza, Edinburgh

Best Mexican: FreshMex, Aberdeen & Edinburgh

Best Dessert: Shakes n Cakes, Aberdeen

Best Indian & Nepalese: Chaakoo, Glasgow & Edinburgh

 Best Burger & American: Luxford Burgers, Edinburgh & Glasgow

Best Thai:Ting Thai, Glasgow & Edinburgh

Best Japanese: Maki & Ramen, Edinburgh, Glasgow 

Best Breakfast & Coffee: Cafe 100, Aberdeen 

NORTH ENGLAND 

WINNER:  Slap & Pickle,Sheffield, Leeds, Manchester

Best Chinese: Red Chilli, Manchester

Best Pizza: Double Zero Pizza, Manchester

Best Dessert: GET BAKED, Leeds

Best Indian & Nepalese: Mughli, Manchester 

 Best Burger & American: Burgerism, Salford, Manchester

Best Thai: Zaap Thai, Leeds

 Best Chicken:Clucking Oinks, York

 Best Breakfast & Coffee: Moose, Liverpool

Best Japanese: Unagi Streetfood & Sushi,Manchester

OTHER AWARDS 

Beating Heart of the Community:  Happy Mondays in Rushden, Northampton 

Most sustainable restaurant:  Shake Shack

Best Customer Innovator:  Pizza Pilgrims

Rider Love Award: Quaggy’s Kitchen 

‘It is a big honour for me and the entire Yeeros team, as well as an acknowledgement of the great work put in every day in our restaurants to maintain our high standards in quality food and excellent customer service.’

Jimi Famurewa, food critic and Deliveroo restaurant awards judge, said: ‘It’s been an honour and a privilege to tour the UK & Ireland to meet some of the nation’s best restaurateurs in the running for Deliveroo’s Independent Restaurant of the Year. 

‘Crowning the winner was challenging; every finalist blew me away with the taste, quality and standard of food they serve to neighbourhood doorsteps, along with their commitment to their customers and the local community.’

Elsewhere,  Happy Mondays in Rushden, Northampton won an new award for Beating Heart of the Community, while Shake Shack won the Most Sustainable Restaurant and Pizza Pilgrims picked up Best Customer Innovator, while and Quaggy’s Kitchen picked up the Rider Love Award.

More than 66,000 votes were cast by locals to select winners of cuisine awards in five different regions across the UK and Ireland 

The wider judging panel included TV personality and takeaway fan Rylan, Deliveroo’s CEO and founder Will Shu and Busi Sizani, Head of Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Deliveroo. 

The four finalists – Happy Mondays, Wingstop, GAIL’s Bakery, and Zambrero Ireland – were invited to give a presentation to the expert foursome to tell the story of how they support their local community.

Family-run independent cafe, Happy Mondays, took home the gong for supporting its local area of Rushden in Northampton

In August 2021, couple Luke and Daniela Wood, both on furlough and out of work, took a leap of faith to open the independent cafe to provide a warm and welcoming environment that brought people together. 

The judges were inspired by the couple’s community-first ethos – from supporting local suppliers to serving fresh, locally sourced food and products, as well as fundraising for local charities and hosting markets and events for Rushden residents to enjoy.

Luke Wood, co-owner of Happy Mondays, commented on the win: ‘We were excited enough to hear that we were a finalist for Deliveroo’s ‘Beating Heart of the Community’ award, but to find out we have won it…it’s hard to put into words.

‘We started Happy Mondays with a mission to serve and support the local community in Rushden, so this recognition is as much for our local customers, suppliers and residents as it is for us. 

‘It was great to meet Rylan, Jimi, Busi and Will, who not only judged the awards but who all share a passion for community in the same way that we do.’



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