Tonbridge takeaway nominated for top prize

1066 Tonbridge High Street 4

An Indian takeaway has been shortlisted as one of the ten best takeaways in the south east for the second year running.

Tez has been run by the Rahman family at 179, High Street, Tonbridge for the past four years, and its growing popularity has seen them nominated for the British Takeaway Award, which is decided by public vote.

Owner Aklakur Rahman says: “We all have our own expertise and take a huge amount of pride in what we do.”

Mr Rahman, who took on the premises in 2012, said: “The first two years were a real struggle. There are so many takeaways in Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells and the competition was really daunting. So we asked ourselves ‘how are we going to stand out from the crowd’?”

His sister-in-law came up with the idea of cooking Quorn, a meat substitute, in most of their dishes.

“The vegetarian market is massive, and no one was tapping into it. As soon as we put it on the menu, it really took off,” said Mr Rahman.

Since joining the online service Just Eat, Tez has generated over 550 high reviews and is currently rated at five and a half out of six stars.

With voting closing on October 24, Mr Rahman is asking his customers to ‘please get online and vote for us’. Visit

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