Pasta vs curry: this is Britain’s favorite cuisine
Sushi, curry, or kebab? The UK’s international food scene is off the charts! Indian food used to rule the roost as Britain’s top cuisine for ages. But guess what? This year, things are shuffling around, and Italian restaurants are stealing the spotlight for the first time. They’re rocking a whopping 8.5% of all restaurants in the UK. Right behind them are Indian joints at 8.4% and Chinese restaurants are bringing up the rear with 6.7%.
Craving pasta or pizza? A whopping 1,617 Italian restaurants have registered at the Companies House in 2023. An increase of 16,4%. For the first time Italian is topping the list of international restaurants. Surpassing Indian. Even Gordon Ramsey joined in on the trend with the opening of his popular concept Street Pizza. There are currently 11,489 Italian restaurants in The United Kingdom. Closely followed by Indian (11,378 eating places) and Chinese restaurants (9,123 restaurants). It’s a tasty battle between pizza and curry, and diners in the UK are loving every bite of it!
Top 10 (international) cuisines in UK
- Italian restaurants 11489
- Indian restaurants 11378
- Chinese restaurants 9123
- American restaurants 3022
- Turkish restaurants 2875
- Thai restaurants 1819
- Japanese restaurants 998
- French restaurants 760
- Pakistani restaurants 724
- Portuguese restaurants 691
London is the pizza place to be
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