This city has been voted the ‘roast capital’ of the UK

With the autumn season well and truly here, it’s about time Sundays were spent chomping down on a roast dinner accompanied by plenty of red wine and friendly chatter. And while many towns and cities around the country will claim they do it best, one study has discovered that one city in particular is actually the ‘roast capital’ of the UK.

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Last Minute Cottages analysed data from Google and Tripadvisor reviews to calculate their findings, which placed Canterbury in the top spot. By looking at which areas featured the most restaurants serving roast dinners with an overall star rating of 4.5 or above, the city in southeast England came out at number one.

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However, Canterbury is not the only roast hotspot to get excited about in the country, as the brand also found that other places including Newquay and Norwich were also extremely popular. In fact, they managed to put together a list of 25 places that ranked highly, with Brighton, Nottingham and Belfast all featuring in the UK top ten. This full list is as follows…

Top 25 roast dinner hotspots in the UK:

(by the number of 4.5 star and above rated roasts per 100,000 people)

1. Canterbury – 138
2. Newquay – 113
3. Norwich – 37.72
4. Belfast – 32.4
5. Brighton – 31.7
6. Nottingham – 20.2
7. Newcastle – 20.1
8. Portsmouth – 17.6
9. Southampton – 17.6
10. Cheltenham – 15.47
11. Leicester – 14.5
12. Bristol – 13.7
13. Edinburgh – 12.6
14. Derby – 10.8
15. York – 10.4
16. Coventry – 10.4
17. Plymouth – 10.2
18. Liverpool – 10.2
19. Bournemouth – 9.5
20. Sheffield – 8.2
21. Swansea – 7.7
22. Manchester – 7.2
23. Cardiff – 6.8
24. Leeds – 5.4
25. Glasgow – 5.3

As well as their research into the top roast capital UK hotspots, the brand also commissioned a large study with 10,000 people taking part to discover more about the nation’s roast habits.

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Perhaps their most interesting find was that gravy was considered the most important roast item, beating roast potatoes, meat and even Yorkshire puddings to the top spot.

The full list is as follows:

1. Gravy – 97 per cent
2. Roast potatoes – 94 per cent
3. Meat – 84 per cent
4. Yorkshire puddings – 84 per cent
5. Carrots – 81 per cent

You can read more about their findings here.

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