Restaurant: German Doner Kebab – Kilburn, London

On Saturday we had the fantastic opportunity to try out German Doner Kebab, but before you read this post you’ll need to do one thing, and that is to forget everything you already know and think about kebabs. This is different, very different.

The main reason being is that they offer the healthiest kebab out there. In complete opposite ways to the average kebab operator, their meals are nutritionally sound and contain no preservatives or additives. All the ingredients are of the highest quality and exclusive to the GDK restaurants. The meat used is 100% succulent beef and chicken fillets, all vegetables are locally sourced, and only the freshest bread is used.

We were very intrigued and to be honest a little sceptical at the health aspects of it, so couldn’t wait to get down to their Kilburn branch last weekend. There are a number of other branches across London (Ealing, Islington, Fulham, Ilford), and are also slowly branching out to other parts of the capital, and indeed the UK. 

Check out all of their store locations here.

When we first stepped foot in the restaurant, we both saw similarities in terms of layout and feel to the Taco Bells we have been to in Sheffield, this being a good thing of course! Electronic boards displayed the menu options, the kitchen was in view and just behind that, with the tills in front. There was plenty of seating, but there is also the option to takeaway, or even order via Deliveroo and Uber Eats. 

The store manager, Fahad, greeted us very warmly and treated us fantastically throughout. This being the other major factor which separates them from the average fast food brand. As we all know, service often severely lacks in the fast food sector, but although you do pay through it as the prices here are slightly higher than the usual, it is well worth it. It’s almost blurring the lines between fast food, and relaxed restaurant. 

Fahad recommended the signature dish which I, James opted for, and Jessica went for another recommendation of the Durum Doner Wrap. Both came with either fried or onion rings, and also additional sauces and ingredients are on offer.

You can check out their full menu here:

www.germandonerkebab.com/menu

First of all, I’ve never had any type of kebab before, so I can’t benchmark it against the typical kebab offering, but regardless, I only have good things to say! The meat was as they said, succulent, and sauces and salad packed it out and made for a very filling lunch time meal. 

I am quite a messy eater on a normal day, and as you can guess from the picture, it ended up all over the place, but the tray, tissues, and anti-bacterial hand wipe which came with it made everything okay in the end and saved me from embarrassment! 

Their are clearly great initiatives they have to attract different types of people to the restaurant to. They have a ‘Social Sundays’ campaign which includes 4x kebabs, 2x fries and 4 drinks for £19.99, 2FOR1 Tuesdays, and meal deals at certain times in the day. We were already having talks about bringing a couple of friends down on a Sunday to make the most of the offer, or simply just coming back for ourselves and trying out more items on the menu.

We have to say, whilst it is the healthiest that is on offer, it’s not as healthy as we thought in the build up to coming. This as you may guess from the pictures of fries, onion rings and side sauces. But it certainly is all high quality ingredients, and most of all, tasty and it was a very enjoyable lunch outing.

Food: ★★★

Customer service: ★★★★

Atmosphere: ★★★

*This meal was complimentary, but as always, all photos, views and opinions are our own

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21 Comments

  1. Francesca Nelson
    March 16, 2017 / 10:28 am

    They do some awesome deals!!! I love a good kebab so hearing about German done kebab being a healthier alternative gives me life!!! I love the look of the food here and it sounds like they really care about the customers too!

    • Food & Baker
      March 19, 2017 / 3:54 pm

      I know right, we should so go there for a causal bite to eat with a few others one weekend!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  2. Natasha Hudson
    March 16, 2017 / 5:02 pm

    I now want kebab for my dinner and this looks amazing! I like the sound of 2for1 Tuesdays Tasha xhttp://itsatashathing.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/march-2017-lush-giveaway.html

    • Food & Baker
      March 19, 2017 / 3:54 pm

      Yes and have the two for yourself? Haha that would so be me!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  3. Kirsty Hoggons
    March 16, 2017 / 5:02 pm

    That food looks amazing! Also the photography in this post is lovely!

    • Food & Baker
      March 19, 2017 / 3:54 pm

      It was so tasty and thank you!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  4. Candice Mes
    March 16, 2017 / 5:04 pm

    Food looks amazing! Wish we had one in South Africa!

    • Food & Baker
      March 19, 2017 / 3:55 pm

      They do have a few around the world – they may just come to you soon!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  5. Corinne & Kirsty
    March 16, 2017 / 5:05 pm

    What am I always reading your posts when I am starving?! Coz it makes me hungrier! Everything looks so so good and yummy. I wanna eat! xx Corinne

    • Food & Baker
      March 19, 2017 / 3:55 pm

      Hahaha sorry, not sorry! You should defo find yourselves one of these places to eat at!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  6. Paige Louise
    March 16, 2017 / 5:10 pm

    Oh my god?!?! this kind of reminds me of 'beef brothers' in germany like don't just think it's a burger because it was far from one? I can 100% tell My partner would absolutely love this!! X

    • Food & Baker
      March 19, 2017 / 3:56 pm

      Oooh that sounds interesting, will have to look into that!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  7. Chloe
    March 16, 2017 / 5:13 pm

    Hi, I know want a kebab for dinner the food looks delicious. I am always hungry after reading your posts, Chloe #TeacupClub

    • Food & Baker
      March 19, 2017 / 3:56 pm

      Kebab sounds good to us right now too!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  8. Amber Louise
    March 16, 2017 / 5:20 pm

    this looks amazing :)https://letsgotravel.blog

    • Food & Baker
      March 19, 2017 / 3:56 pm

      It was so so good!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  9. Charlotte
    March 16, 2017 / 5:24 pm

    This looks gorgeous, I'm not a big eater of kebabs but these look so yummy!Fab post (and I'm now staving..;)!)Charlotte xxtheporcelaindollblog.blogspot.co.uk

    • Food & Baker
      March 19, 2017 / 3:57 pm

      They've got all sorts to fit what you'd prefer, give them a shot and try!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  10. Breanna Catharina
    March 23, 2017 / 4:19 am

    I've never had a kebab myself, but this place definitely looks yum. It sounds like it's definitely on the quality side of fast food. Fast food doesn't have to be bad food!Breanna Catharinatoocuteforlife.com

    • Food & Baker
      March 27, 2017 / 1:45 pm

      WWHHAAAT!? never!? Exactly, it doesn't all have to be bad food!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  11. CharleneMcElhinney
    April 11, 2017 / 1:06 pm

    I am soooo hungry after reading this!!!!! Xxx

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