AN Oldham chippy is in the running to be crowned Britain's best takeaway.

Old Mother Hubbards, Manchester Street, Oldham, will line up alongside five other North West fast food outlets in the British Takeaway Awards in a star studded ceremony at London's Savoy hotel on January 27, 2020.

Celebrity chef Ainsley Harriot, Graham Corfield chief operating officer of Just Eat and Sarah Willingham, entrepreneur and former star of Dragon’s Den amongst the judging panel selecting the winners. Ibrahim Dougus - chairman of the British Takeaway Campaign and James Hacon, managing director of think hospitality.

BTAs, which are run in association with Just Eat (, have paid homage to the unsung heroes of the takeaway sector for the last five years.

The North West's top five takeaways have made it through to the final after receiving the most public votes.

The 12 regional winners will be chosen by a panel of judges who will take into consideration the number of votes each finalist received, feedback from a mystery shop, and by reviewing a written submission from the restaurant owners.

The panel will then identify the 12 regional winners and crown an overall winner for the coveted Best Takeaway in Britain award.

As well as the accolade of best takeaway, each regional winners will receive £1,000 and the Best Takeaway in Britain will receive £5,000.

Andrew Kenny, managing director of Just Eat, said: “We are excited to be back for the fifth year running to celebrate the local takeaways across Britain that provide their communities with quality food, outstanding customer service and joy. This year, we saw a tremendous amount of votes in Central London. The calibre of restaurants is high so the judges will have their work cut out picking a winner.”

The other contenders from the North West are: Brothers Burgers, Thatto Heath Road, St Helens - American; Cafe at The End of The Universe, Warrington Mark, Warrington - American; LAPD Food, Waterloo Road, Stockport - American and Shakes & Bites, Princess Parade, Manchester - Desserts.

As well as voting for the best of the best in the sector, takeaway aficionados also had the chance to nominate themselves as “Britain’s #1 Takeaway Fan”. Culinary legend and BTAs judge Ainsley Harriott will be picking the lucky winner who will win a holiday to the country where their favourite takeaway cuisine hails from, a free takeaway every month for a year (courtesy of Just Eat), and the “Britain’s #1 Takeaway Fan” trophy.