It’s fair to say the UK nation craves a takeaway every now and then. So, the team at Inn Supplies has pulled together a list to crown the UK’s most loved takeaways. We will also be exploring the least loved takeaway options.
How did we discover which takeaway is the UK’s favourite? After conducting a sentiment analysis, we have determined the most popular takeaways per region. To do this, we gathered data from TripAdvisor regarding the positive words that were used in reviews for different takeaways to calculate an overall sentiment score.
Sentiment score values the emotion displayed in each TripAdvisor review, so zero is extremely negative and 100, the maximum, is extremely positive. We compiled a data set to provide a score for each region of the UK’s feelings towards different types of takeaway cuisines.
Some of the results have definitely surprised our team, with a number of less commonly talked about cuisines appearing to be a hit with the UK nation.
Our data finds that Lebanese takeaways has one of the highest sentiment scores of 80.02, with national dishes including kibbeh and tabbouleh satisfying the nation’s cravings. Luton in particular shows the greatest love for this cuisine, scoring a sentiment of 98.4.
Of course, the UK’s adoration for Indian style cuisines has scored a high sentiment of 71.22. It has always been a popular go-to for those cosy takeaway nights in front of the television. This is especially evident in Cambridge, where Indian takeaways score the highest sentiment of 81.1. Although, Southend appears to have a different preference when it comes to Indian food, scoring the lowest sentiment of 63.9.
Caribbean food is found to satisfy the tastebuds of those in the Liverpool area the most, with a sentiment score of 98.4 for these dishes.
Gaining status for being Poole’s most favourite takeaway cuisine is Mediterranean, with a sentiment score 97.7. On the other hand, those in Bristol don’t seem to take a liking to this style of food, with a relatively low sentiment of 50.
Chinese food continues to be a cuisine the nation craves, scoring an overall sentiment of 65.77. If you’re visiting London anytime soon, be sure to try a Chinese takeaway – here, this cuisine scored the highest sentiment of 93.4.
With Italian dishes being a popular go-to for many of us, we found out just how much the UK nation adores these scrumptious dishes. With a sentiment of 98.1, Wolverhampton leads the way with loving Italian takeaways the most. Derby, however, doesn’t appear to share the same adoration, with the lowest sentiment score of 12.6.
Want to try something new the next time you place an order? Inn Supplies has created the ultimate takeaway guide to entice your tastebuds with.