A Chinese takeaway in Sandiacre has been named one of the most loved in the UK, out of 12,000 contenders.
Oriental Chef, in Station Road, came sixth in the top ten takeaways, unveiled by online food ordering platform hungryhouse.co.uk.
Owner Wei Tsang has run the business since 1993, helped by his wife Susie.
“I am over the moon. It is amazing for the company - it's very much teamwork," said Wei.
“Someone called me out of the blue and said you're in the top ten takeaways in the UK and I thought is this real or not? I thought it was a wind-up."
The takeaway serves up a variety of authentic Chinese and Cantonese dishes from sweet and sour and chow mein to curry and foo yung.
“We have new dishes honey sesame chicken and fire cracker chicken which are a massive hit. Everyone loves them," added Wei.
The couple's 16-year-old son Eddie is also on board, making sure the takeaway stays ahead of its rivals by having a strong presence on social media.
Wei said: “We do a lot of videos on Facebook. There is so much competition you have to stand out."
In the annual awards – won by a Thai restaurant in London – more than 12,000 takeaways across the nation are assessed on ratings, reviews, customer loyalty and hygiene.
The UK's Most Loved Takeaways 2017
1) Thai Metro - Soho, London
2) Benz Burgers - Kensal Green, London
3) Home Wok - Glasgow
4) Mish Mash - Birmingham
5) La Mamma - Manchester
6) Oriental Chef - Nottingham
7) Himalayan Gurka - Derby
8) Mr Chan's - Clerkenwell, London
9) The Fryery - Cardiff
10) Hana - Kensal Green, London
Alice Mrongovius, hungryhouse.co.uk chief executive, said: “At hungryhouse.co.uk, we love to celebrate the best takeaway restaurants and the people behind them.
"Not only is it a great pleasure to support these local family businesses, who often don't get the exposure they deserve; it also unearths the best hidden gem restaurants and dishes for our customers to tuck into."
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Inspectors discovered seafood past its expiry date and food stored without temperature controls, says Which? survey
Hundreds of hotels in Britain have failed their food hygiene inspections, including establishments with five- and four-star ratings and one with two AA rosettes.
In total, 652 hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs failed their latest food safety inspections for reasons including inspectors discovering seafood past its expiry date, raw meat stored next to sauces and high-risk food stored without temperature controls, according to a survey conducted by Which? Travel.
Included in this number were 19 hotels that were given a zero rating, the lowest possible score.
Among those with failing food hygiene scores was the five-star Royal Horseguards hotel in London and the four-star Novotel hotel in Birmingham, which were both given scores of two. The Novotel received the score for storing “high risk food ... out of temperature control”.
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The four-star Imperial Hotel in Norfolk, which in 2015 was awarded the Visit England Rose, recognising excellent service, and the Visit England breakfast award, was given a score of zero in October 2016, due to inspectors’ concerns relating to the production of liver paté on the site and lack of paperwork. The owner of the hotel, Nick Mobbs, said the hotel was due to be reinspected next month and he anticipated an improved score.
Other hotels with failing grades include the four-star Copthorne Hotel in Birmingham, which was given a score of one after inspectors found raw meat stored next to sauces and out-of-date seafood. Best Western’s Dean Court Hotel in York, which has two AA rosettes, was was given a food hygiene rating of one.
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