Uber Eats Restaurant of the Years awards: Brorritos named London’s finalist
The judging panel will include Seema Pankhania, formerly of Gordon Ramsay’s restaurants and Mob Kitchen, and Lorraine Copes of Be Inclusive Hospitality.
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A south London Mexican takeaway is in the running to be named Uber Eats Restaurant of the Year. Brorritos in Eltham was selected as the best in London, and will now face off against finalists from regions around the UK.
The nominees were judged by a panel of experts including Prue Leith and Monica Galetti.
The delivery company Uber Eats is offering £200,000 to be shared amongst the national finalists - and Brorritos is now in with the chance of being crowned this year’s Restaurant of the Year and take home £100,000 to invest in their business.
The final judging panel will include Seema Pankhania, formerly of Gordon Ramsay’s restaurants and Mob Kitchen, as well as Lorraine Copes, founder and CEO at Be Inclusive Hospitality.
Samet Hassan, co-founder at Brorritos, said “We can’t believe we’ve been chosen to represent London at the Uber Eats Restaurant Awards. We want to thank everyone who voted for us.
“The prize money on offer would transform our business, especially this financial year as the cost of living and increased rent prices continue to hit small businesses across the UK. We’re so excited to meet the other amazing restaurateurs in October who have made it to the final and to celebrate what we do best.”
Uber Eats awards categories
As well as the grand prize, the judges will determine the winners of the Pioneer and Innovator Awards. The nominees for each category are:
- Female Chef of the Year: Koocha Mezze Bar (Bristol), Taylor's Bagels (Bath) and Doreen’s Kitchen (West Bromwich)
- Sustainable Restaurant of the Year: Ansh (Cardiff), What The Pitta (London) and Chainak (Walsall)
- Health-focused Restaurant of the Year: EAT LEBO (London), Tofu Vegan (London) and PICNIC (Liverpool)
- Community/Social Impact Restaurant of the Year: Taste from India (Dudley), Need Street Food (Portsmouth) and Brack Burger (Newcastle)
Matthew Price, general manager UK, Ireland and Northern Europe at Uber Eats, said “A massive congratulations to our London finalist, South-East London based Mexican restaurant, Brorritos. Providing a trendy alternative to the traditional takeaway scene, Brorritos are a great example of the hard work and innovation it takes to run a thriving restaurant in the capital. I look forward to welcoming the Brorritos team to the awards in October and I’m excited to try the amazing dishes they cook up for the judging panel.”