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British diners are spending a quarter of their annual salary on eating out, claims new survey

By Daniel Woolfson

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Xenakis: "Diverse quality" of food available to thank for consumer spending
Xenakis: "Diverse quality" of food available to thank for consumer spending

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Brits spend approximately one quarter of their annual income on dining out, according to a survey by OpenTable.

Researched commissioned by the online booking service reported that the average Brit spent more than £4,100 a year on eating out, eating out on average 1.5 times a week and spending up to £53 per meal.

On top of this, more than 50% of Brits said they spent the majority of their income on food.

Mike Xenakis, managing director of OpenTable, said the data came as no surprise, adding: “With the diverse quality and variety of food in the UK, there is more culinary choice for diners than ever before.”

Residents of Portsmouth were found to eat out the most, averaging at 2.23 times a week, whilst residents of Aberdeen and Aberystwyth ate out less than once a week.

However, residents of Southampton and Liverpool were found to actually enjoy eating out the most, with 87% of respondents from both cities saying they would choose eating out over having a meal at home.

Xenakis said: “Whilst London continues to hold the reputation as the country’s culinary capital, we are seeing more and more award winning restaurants opening in the regions, giving a larger percentage of the population access to world class dining.”

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