Restaurants in Islington have been shortlisted for newly-launched Turkish food awards.

The restaurants feature in the first ever Turkish Restaurant and Takeaway Awards (TURTA), which will be held on February 21.

Archway Kebab, in Junction Road, is up for the “best takeaway in London” award.

Mem & Laz Brasserie in Angel is nominated for the “best Turkish restaurant in north and west London".

The finalists are said to represent the best-in-class restaurant and takeaways awarded for their excellence, craft and great taste.

Musa Akan, spokesperson for the TURTA awards, said: "There are an ever-growing number of fantastic Turkish restaurants and takeaways in the UK, and this popular cuisine is only on the rise.

“It offers culinary delights that balance an indulgent night out with healthy choices using fresh, quality ingredients. The British Turkish eateries are a key part of the local community and it’s great to see so many entries this year. The past year has tested every business operating in the hospitality sector, getting to the finals is a real achievement and all outlets should be proud."

The awards will be held in the Jubilee Room of the House of Commons, hosted by Enfield North MP Feryal Clark.