AN ELLESMERE restaurant has been named among the best of its kind in the UK after reaching the final of a nationwide awards scheme.

Meze Greek Restaurant, in Cross Street, is one of the 10 finalists in a section of the British Kebab Awards 2021.

The restaurant has been supported by voters throughout stages to reach the final of the Best Greek Restaurant section.

Deborah Melkis, owner of Meze, has thanked the restaurant’s customers for their support and votes so far.

She said: “We were surprised to have been nominated at the ninth British Kebab Awards at all so to now actually be in the final 10 nominees for Best Greek Restaurant, we are absolutely thrilled.

“Of course we owe it all to our amazing customers who have voted for us. They have shown us so much support especially this past year and now they have really gone that extra mile for us.

“All the team here at Meze are extremely grateful. We feel very honoured to find ourselves in the company of such excellent Greek restaurants from across the UK.

“It would be just amazing if we were lucky enough to actually win an award, there would certainly be some serious celebrations if we manage to bring it home for Ellesmere.”

Voting is now open for the restaurants in the final. If you wish to vote for Meze, visit