The most popular fast food in Edinburgh - and how the rest of the UK compares

Whether you’re devoted to Domino’s or a Greggs fanatic, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to ordering a takeaway in the UK

By Iain leggat
Tuesday, 17th November 2020, 2:11 pm

There are around 60,000 takeaways across the country to choose from, according to official Food Standards Agency data.

So if you want to give the kitchen a swerve tonight and are looking for some inspiration, we’ve crunched the numbers to exclusively reveal the most popular takeaways in Edinburgh and around the UK.

What’s the UK’s favourite takeaway?

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There are around 60,000 takeaways across the country to choose from, according to official data from the Food Standards Agency

The most popular takeaway across the UK is Subway, which came out on top with over 1,100 branches.

That was followed by Domino’s with nearly 1,000 branches.

If you want to know what people in different areas of the country are chowing down on you can explore our interactive map.

What’s the most popular takeaway in Edinburgh?

Our analysis only includes businesses classed as a takeaway or sandwich shop on the Food Standards Agency database.

The database is updated by local authority environmental health teams, who often class some well-known eateries – including McDonalds and Greggs – as retailers or restaurants rather than takeaways.

Our ranking is based on the number of branches in Edinburgh– it isn’t taste tested, so you’ll need to be the judge of that when you order in today.

The top 32 takeaways in the City of Edinburgh are:

- SUBWAY

- Domino's Pizzas

- Pizza Hut

- Papa John's

- Bross Bagels

- COSTA COFFEE

- KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN

- PRET A MANGER

- Oink

- SUSHI GOURMET

- BAGUETTE EXPRESS

- Iain Mellis Cheesemonger

- Yo! To Go

- Marks & Spencer Simply Food

- Yum Yum

- Sushi Daily

- Subway Sandwiches

- New Town Deli

- Taste Of China

- The Square

- Pizza Paradise

- VUE CINEMA

- Brunch

- GREGGS

- Greek Artisan Pastries

- Chicken Club

- Hey Pizza

- Hui

- Cafe Piccante

- Elfalafel

- Erbil

- Dough Pizzeria

The top takeaway in East Lothian is:

- Tiger In

The top 3 takeaways in Midlothian are:

- Dominos Pizza

- Subway

- Lord Of The Nood

- The 6 takeaways in West Lothian are:

- SUBWAY

- DOMINO'S PIZZA

- Taste Of China

- Dhillons

- Pizza Hut

- Supperbowl