Fans of Ahmed's Bar B-Q have praised the owner and his team for the national award they won this week.

Takeaway lovers have reacted to the 'great' news of the kebab van on Oxford High Street winning Kebab Van of the Year at the British Kebab Awards.

Ahmed's Bar B-Q, a family-run business, has been running since 1987 by owner, Ahmed Semlali.

Oxford Mail:

People seem to not only adore his tasty kebabs but also his friendly service.

Here are some comments that people have left on his Facebook congratulating him on his success:

  • Jesse Borower - "So deserved! We are proud of you, Ahmed! And proud to have witnessed your incredible legacy! Thanks for all the years of unparalleled kindness and the chips beans and cheese that I still dream of."
  • Hamid Malik - "Congrats, very well deserved. Those late night meals (Special Potato and all) were the best part of my Oxford Years."

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  • Arne van Bel - "Congratz ahmed! Truly best kebab van in the UK with the best service!"
  • Tony E. Uros - "You got me through my degree Ahmed. Well deserved."
  • Kirsty Ann Boyle - "Definitely the best!"
  • Patrick Allan - "Any word on Ahmed's knighthood?"

Our readers also commented saying Mr Semlali is a "truly lovely guy", gives "great service" and that it's "nice to see a takeaway worthy of a prize."

Mr Semlali was happy with the award and enjoyed his time at the ceremony on Monday where he met Jeremy Corbyn.

Oxford Mail:

He said: "If my customers weren’t happy, they wouldn’t have voted for me, but they voted so they must be happy with the food and the service. Customer satisfaction is very important to me, so it is excellent to win this award."

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His son Mohammed Semlali said: "I'm so proud of myself, my brother and dad. Thanks for everyone who voted for us."