WHEN the people of Swindon are craving a tasty takeaway, they just can't beat a good kebab.

A quarter of all orders made through Just Eat in Swindon are for a delicious doner, making it the most popular takeaway meal in town.

Kebab shops Acropolis on Church Road and North Star on Ferndale Road were singled out by users of the food delivery website as Local Legends based on their good reviews and a high number of loyal returning customers.

Across Britain, Italian is the nation's favourite cuisine according to Just Eat, but Swindon favours Turkish, Chinese, Indian and American dishes over any particular pizza or pasta.

Doner kebabs were at the top of the list, followed by sweet and sour chicken, chow mein, chicken kebabs, chicken kormas, chicken tikka masalas, Chinese beef, chicken curries, beef burgers, and chicken nuggets.

Just Eat's UK managing director Graham Corfield said: “The kebab is still king on many UK high streets but takeaway trends are being shaken up by adventurous eaters looking to sample the hottest new cuisine and healthier, more conscious foodies opting for leaner options.

"Vegan is the fastest growing cuisine ordered on Just Eat last year, with orders growing by 1,500 per cent across the UK. We also saw a much bigger appetite for Cantonese cuisine and Nigerian food. With 30,000 restaurants available on the Just Eat app nationwide, collectively delivering thousands of takeaways every week, we’re pleased to offer a wide choice of cuisines from independent restaurants and brands that people know and love.”