Britain's Top Takeaways (w/t) is a brand new eight-part series for BBC Two and BBC iPlayer that sees some of the nation’s best-loved independent takeaways battling for supremacy in a fast-food showdown that crowns a different winner each week.
Hosted by Sara Cox, this celebration of Britain’s booming home delivery scene follows five takeaways from the same sector in each stand-alone episode. Drawn from across the UK, they’ll compete in a specially built kitchen set in a former foundry in the heart of Manchester.
There, they’ll cook up a storm of delights that will have audiences salivating. Their dishes are biked to households within delivery distance of the Top Takeaway Kitchen, who have the difficult decision of judging that episode's winner.
Each takeaway brings a delicious curated menu featuring a classic dish, chef’s special, vegetarian option and sides. Our families and friends choose dishes from the five menus but the takeaways have no idea when or what they'll order. It’s a fast and furious service!
As soon the food is ready, it’s raced to the door of the people who ordered it who critique the dishes they've chosen. There's no let up for the takeaway teams as the next order comes in, and at the end of a frenetic night, they finally collapse while they wait for the final scores - to see if their business can triumph as that episode's Top Takeaway.
Presenter and broadcaster Sara Cox says: “When I first heard about this show they had me at takeaway! Especially in recent times, the takeaway has become something of an event in our house. We look forward to burgers, noodles, curry - all delicious and delivered to our front door. I’m thrilled to be celebrating the takeaway and finding the very best in Britain, and if that means eating all the left over chips and putting on half a stone, so be it.”