Takeaway market spending in the United Kingdom (UK) 2009-2021

Spending in the United Kingdom (UK) takeaway market reached an estimated 9.9 billion British pounds in 2016. This figure was forecast to continue increasing each year up to 2021.

UK households’ love for takeaways

Saturday night takeaways have been an ongoing tradition of UK households for years, particularly among families. Households spend an average of over five pounds a week on takeaway meals eaten at home, and younger generations tend to eat more than older generations. Takeaways are traditionally associated with delivery-focused outlets, although with the rise in food delivery intermediaries like Deliveroo, more and more restaurants are able to offer home delivery.

Food delivery market in the UK

The food delivery and takeaway sector is part of the restaurant and food service industry. Developments in food technology have created new channels for consumers, with online delivery and food delivery apps giving the sector a new lease on life, particularly in the UK. Traditional telephone orders still make up a large share of the delivery food market, however online channels are gradually taking over.

Household expenditure on takeaways in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2009 to 2021*

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Release date

July 2017


United Kingdom

Survey time period

2009 to 2016

Supplementary notes

* Forecast figures.

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