Fastest growing takeaway cuisine types ordered in the United Kingdom (UK) 2017

Syrian food experienced a staggering 907 percent increase in takeaway orders in the UK during the last three years. Breakfast orders have also become more popular, increasing by 508 percent in the same period.

Take it away

Getting a takeaway meal has been very common in the UK for a long time, with a growing variety of cuisine types and prices covering virtually any preference. The expansion of online order and delivery options has, of course, had its influence on the takeaway market and the consumer experience. Ordering food has become easier and quicker. While most people still place their orders on the phone, an increasing share is doing so online. Some consumers also order from a restaurant.

UK takes the crown

In Europe, the UK had the most valuable takeaway market at over 6 billion GBP, followed by Italy and Spain. Average weekly spending on takeaways in UK households amounted to 5 British pounds.

Fastest growing types of takeaway food based on increase in orders in the United Kingdom (UK) between 2014 and 2017

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Release date

July 2017


United Kingdom

Survey time period

2014 to 2017*

Number of respondents


Special properties

Takeaway outlets

Supplementary notes

* Data reflects the increase in orders since 2014. According to the source methodology, the research was complimented by a survey of 300 takeaways, with interviews conducted April 5-13, 2017.

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