Warwickshire business in running to be best takeaway in Britain

By Ellen Manning

26th Nov 2022 | Local News

Libertine Burger has been nominated as the best takeaway in the West Midlands category (image supplied)
Libertine Burger has been nominated as the best takeaway in the West Midlands category (image supplied)

Warwickshire business Libertine Burger is in the running to scoop the title of 'Best Takeaway in Britain' in a national awards scheme.

The popular burger brand, which has restaurants in Leamington Spa and Rugby, has been shortlisted as a finalist in the West Midlands region of the Just Eat Restaurant Awards, which aim to recognise the best businesses on the popular platform.

As well as its restaurants and a food truck that tours the UK's biggest festivals, Libertine serves up just over 1,000 takeaway burgers each week from its two sites in Warwickshire as well as sending its burger kits across the country so people can enjoy them in their own homes.

The business launched in 2017 and went on to become a staple on the street food scene. It celebrated its 5th birthday this year and has plans to open a third restaurant in the near future.

Libertine's perfect patties led to them reaching the National Burger Awards finals three times, being crowned UK winners in 2019. Libertine also made it to the finals of both the British Street Food Awards and the Street Food Championships in 2021.

Owner Charles Harris is now hoping the business can add the Just Eat Restaurant Awards' 'Best Takeaway in Britain' title to its list of accolades - but first has to win its regional final to progress in the competition.

Libertine Burger has restaurants in Leamington Spa and Rugby (image supplied)

From a shortlist chosen by a panel of independent judges, the winner of the West Midlands region will now be decided based on the original awards submission as well as a mixture of customer reviews, commercial factors and a visit by a mystery shopper.

Consumer votes also play a part in the process and Charles urged all local Libertine lovers to back the business by getting their votes so they can take the title.

He said: "What an accolade to be shortlisted among the best takeaways in the West Midlands. We're overjoyed and excited that our burgers have been recognised as up there with the best.

"Obviously we want to give it our best shot to win the big one - Best Takeaway in Britain. All you have to do is head to the website to vote for us."

If you want to vote for Libertine Burger in the Just Eat Restaurant Awards, you have until Sunday 18th December to get your votes in.

The winners of the competition will be announced on Tuesday 21 February 2023 at an awards ceremony in London.

You can find more information on Libertine Burger and all their meal kits here.

If the company wins the regional award it will progress to the national competition (image supplied)

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