The most popular takeaway orders across the UK, revealed

Burgers are far and away the nation's most popular delivery meal

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Time was when if you wanted an easy dinner but couldn’t be bothered to go out, you’d have to resort to a supermarket ready-meal or a dodgy curry picked up from the Indian restaurant down the road.

But times are changing, and in most cities around the UK we’re now spoilt for choice with endless options for high-quality food delivered straight to our door.

As possibly the best-known food delivery service, we asked Deliveroo to reveal which foods were the most popular choices on the app in different cities across the UK.

Clearly, we are a nation of burger lovers, with 28 of the 60 cities on the list choosing some sort of burger as their top dish. 

Seven of the most popular deliveries are Thai food, six are burritos and just four cities went for pizzas.

There’s an interesting mix of chain eateries and independent restaurants, but Pizza Express, Wagamama and Barburrito seem to be the most popular chains, each with three appearances.

All but two of our cities’ favourite deliveries are savoury meals - Chester and Peterborough seem to be the two British towns with the biggest sweet tooths (sweet teeth?).

The list reveals that some cities are clearly more adventurous than others: While burgers with all the toppings and trimmings emerged victorious in towns across the nation, Livingston, in contrast, clearly likes to play it safe with a Pizza Express Margherita emerging as their most popular takeaway.

And the classic fish and chips seems to be losing its place in the nation’s hearts (unless we’re simply going to pick it up ourselves), with just one city, Cheltenham, choosing the traditional supper as its top delivery meal.

Here are the most popular delivery meals in cities across the UK:

Aberdeen: Chicken Katsu Curry - Wagamama 

Aylesbury: Khao Suay - Simply Thai 

Basingstoke: The Taxidriver - Gourmet Burger Kitchen 

Bath: Chicken Tinga Burrito - Mission Burrito 

Belfast: Burrito Bowl - Boojum 

Birmingham: Chilli Squid - Yakinori 

Bournemouth: Prince Charles is Overrated - 7 Bone 

Brighton: The Dead Hippie - MEATLiquor 

Bristol: 6oz Prime Beef Burger - The Burger Joint 

Cambridge: Byron Burger - Byron Burger 


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Canterbury: Pork Roll - Pork & Co. 

Cardiff: John Wayne - The Grazing Shed 

Chelmsford: Chicken Katsu Curry - YO! Sushi 

Cheltenham: Cod - Simpson’s of Cheltenham 

Chester: Kinder Bueno Waffle - Off The Waffle 

Coventry: Classic 8oz Cheeseburger: Burgers by Millsys 

Derby: The Bacon Cheddar Beef Burger - The Forge Gourmet Bar & Grill 

Dundee: Build Your Own Pizza - The Canavan 

Durham: Pad Thai with chicken - Nadon Thai 

Edinburgh: Steamed Chicken Gyoza - Wagamama 

Ellesmere Port: Two Dine At Home Meal - Prezzo 

Exeter: Khao Suay - Thai Orchard 

Glasgow: Cheese + Bacon burger - BRGR 

Gloucester: Hunter’s Chicken - On Toast 

Guildford: Grilled Chicken Burrito - Tortilla 

Harrogate: Smokeback Mountain - Boss Burgers 

Hereford: Farmer Tom’s Beef Burger - A Rule of Tum Burger Shop

Leeds: Chargrilled Chicken Tortilla - Barburrito 

Leicester: Smokey and the Bandit - Meatcure             

Lincoln: Huckleberry’s Classic - Huckleberry’s Bar + Grill 

Liverpool: Awesome Frickin Chicken - Almost Famous 

Livingston: Margherita - Pizza Express 

London: Byron Burger - Byron                 

Lytham St Annes: American - Pizza Express 

Manchester: Chargrilled Chicken - Barburrito 

Milton Keynes: American - Pizza Express 

Newcastle: Fat Hippo - The Fat Hippo 

Norwich: Fried Duck Gyoza - Wagamama 

Nottingham: Chargrilled Chicken - Barburrito 

Oxford: Big Ron - Atomic Burger 


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Peterborough: Hot Fudge Hot n Cold Volcano - Creams 

Plymouth: Hub Burger - Hubbox 

Portsmouth: House Burger - 6oz Burger                     

Reading: Chicken Japan Katsu Curry - Coconut Bar & Kitchen 

Royal Leamington Spa: Smokey + The Bandit - Meatcure Restaurants 

Royal Tunbridge Wells: Chicken Thai Green Curry - Giggling Squid 

Sevenoaks: Chicken Shish - Hattusa 

Sheffield: Big Daddy Kane - Twisted Burger 

Shrewsbury: Big Poppa - The Burger House Lab 

Southampton: Prince Charles is Overrated - 7Bone                       


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Southend on Sea: Texan - Mangetout 

Southport: Mixed platter - Asiatique 

St Albans: St Peter’s Burger with Mature Cheddar Cheese - The Meating Room 

Stirling: MJ’s House Burger - Monterey Jack’s 

Stoke-on-Trent: The Taxidriver - Gourmet Burger Kitchen 

Watford: Beef Cheese Burger - Tinseltown 

Winchester: Pad Thai - Koh Noi 

Windsor: Pad Thai - Thai Square 

Worcester: 100% Grass Fed Herefordshire Beef - BurgerWorks 

York: Chicken Satay - My Thai York 

Does your go-to make the list?