York’s new German Doner Kebab gets off to a disappointing start

I have been looking for a good kebab shop in York for a long time since I moved to the city two years ago.

When I learned that the popular German Doner Kebab chain was opening a branch in Piccadilly, I made it my mission to try the food there. The company says its kebabs are “game-changing” and “revolutionizing” the dish across the country and use premium lean meats and handmade toasted buns.

There are also a number of vegetarian options available. I decided to order a durum wrap as well as their doner kebab sandwich which they called a “must try” with plain fries. Since I don’t like lamb in a kebab, it was a pointless exercise to choose it as a garnish.

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Chicken Doner Durum Wrap

The food arrived piping hot and within 30 minutes, which is good if you’re hungry and can’t stand long waits. The packaging was much more sophisticated than I expected with the durum and kebab coming in a branded cardboard box.

The portions were very generous and the durum kebab and sandwich was filled to the brim. I enjoyed the durum wrap which was filled with fresh lettuce, tomatoes, onions and red cabbage. The meat was well marinated and juicy and with every bite you got a nice mix of all the ingredients.

Along with my order, I was given three small tubs with their ‘signature’ sauces which were herb and garlicky and really complemented the flavors of the meat. The fries were nice and crispy with a soft center. I wasn’t too impressed with the kebab sandwich, though.

Plain fries
Plain fries

The slightly bitter black sesame bread was frankly the star of the show. As with the durum wrap, the sandwich was also filled with lettuce, tomato, onion and red cabbage.

The meat was a little disappointing as it tasted a little old and not as fresh as in the durum movie. There’s of course a good chance it was masked by the sauces in the wrap and I just didn’t notice it while I was eating it.

On the plus side, the leftovers I had from my order were still nice enough to eat cold the next day. All in all, I’d give the German Doner Kebab another try if the opportunity arises, just to see if they could do things a little better next time.

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  • Plain fries – £2.49
  • German Chicken Doner Kebab – £7.99
  • Doner Durum Chicken Wrap – £7.99
  • Delivery charge – £2.49
  • Service charge – £0.92

Total: £21.88

German Doner Kebab, 15 Piccadilly, York YO1 9PB. Open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

If you want to order, you can do so through Just Eat here.

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