Catering and food services: weekly UK household spending 2019, by type

UK households spent an average of 19.4 British pounds a week on restaurant and café meals in 2019. Weekly expenditure on take away meals eaten at home came to an average 5.40 British pounds.

Average weekly household expenditure on catering services in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2019, by type

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Release date

March 2020


United Kingdom

Survey time period

April 2019 to March 2020

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Method of interview

Panel survey

Supplementary notes

* Figures for contract catering are based on fewer than 20 household so should be used with extra caution.
** Data was collected by the Office of National Statistics from their Living Costs and Food Survey. They add the following informaiton regarding the methodology: "The LCF is a voluntary sample survey of private households. Each individual in a selected household is asked to complete a household interview and then an expenditure diary for two weeks. The survey is continuous, interviews being spread evenly over the year to ensure that seasonal effects are covered."

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