Are you a budding restaurateur looking for an exciting venture? Are you keen to open a new spot that will appeal to the masses? Then you may be wondering which cuisines are most popular among Brits.
Just Eat did a deep dive into the UK’s favourite cuisines to uncover what tantalises the most taste buds. Here’s what their survey found out.
Italian secured the top spot overall, with the “highest average score of 60.37 out of a possible 100”. It sits in third place for the Scottish and Northern Irish, second for the Welsh and first for the English.
The cuisine proves the most popular among those in London, the North East and Yorkshire and Humber, with scores of 60.44, 73.57 and 69.35 respectively.
In terms of dishes, it seems pasta is a firm favourite across the nation. Macaroni and cheese, ravioli, spaghetti and lasagna all scored highly among those surveyed.
In second place is Indian, achieving a score of 59.14 across the UK. While sitting in third place in England, Indian cuisine proved to be the favourite among the Welsh and Scottish.
Glaswegians are particularly partial to tasty curries, where “chicken tikka is the overall favourite dish” with “an outstanding score of 98.9 out of 100”.
The Welsh prefer different meals, with those in Cardiff opting for biryani and residents of Swansea keen for a delicious butter chicken.
- Fast food
It turns out that Brits are fast food fans, with this ranking as the third most popular choice in the UK. Convenient and quick – perhaps it’s no wonder that it’s the go-to for many people living busy, hectic lifestyles.
Of all the countries in the UK, fast food proved most popular in England – sitting in second place with a score of 59.16. It’s the most loved in the South West, where burgers are the biggest crowd-pleaser.
Fast food didn’t rank in Scotland or Northern Ireland but did secure fourth place in Wales, with a score of 47.81. In Pembrokeshire, for example, pizza and burgers are the most sought-after dishes.
While picking the most popular cuisine might be top of your to-do list – remember to think about other important tasks before opening your doors. This includes choosing the best location, looking into specialist restaurant insurance, and following regulations like food hygiene standards.
Take some time to create a thorough business plan to set yourself up for long-term success. This should help you to clarify your idea, spot possible problems, set goals and measure your progress.