The Best Spots For Foodie Travellers In The UK
The UK is one of the most visited countries in the world with millions of visitors each year. Some come for the history, some for the culture, sport or shopping, but for others, it’s all about the grub.
And it’s no surprise, with a thriving foodie scene to rival any on the continent. But where in the UK are the best places to visit on your foodie travels?
We’ve analysed some of the country’s major towns and cities on factors such as variety, quality and affordability of restaurants to try and find out.
We analysed the UK’s 30 most populated cities, giving each a normalised score out of ten on the following factors. We then combined these for a total score out of 100 (weighted as below):
Quality – (50%)
% Of Michelin Starred Restaurants – 25%
The percentage of the town/city’s restaurants that have been awarded a Michelin star, according to Great British Chefs.
% of AA Rosette Restaurants – 25%
The percentage of the town/city’s restaurants that have been awarded an AA Rosette, according to the AA.
Variety – (40%)
Restaurants per 10,000 People – 8%
Number of restaurants listed on TripAdvisor per 10,000 population.
Types of Cuisine – 8%
Number of different types of cuisine listed on TripAdvisor.
% of Vegan/Vegetarian Restaurants – 8%
% of Fine Dining Restaurants – 8%
% of Street Food Options – 8%
Each taken from TripAdvisor and shown as a percentage of the town/city’s total restaurants.
Other – (10%)
Cost of a Two-Person, Three-Course Meal – 5%
The cost of a three-course meal for two people according to Numbeo’s Cost of Living Index.
Instagram Hashtags – 5%
Number of combined hashtag mentions on Instagram for the city name followed by ‘food’ and ‘foodie’. E.g. #londonfood & #londonfoodie.