City Buzz: Leeds diners’ food habits revealed

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PEOPLE in Leeds choose to eat at restaurants more than anywhere else in the UK, according to a new survey.

One in four Loiners visit restaurants at least four times a month – the highest figure across the UK and Ireland, according to research by LivingSocial UK.

We’re also the most clued-up too, with 43 per cent of people consulting reviews before deciding where to eat.

Apparently, the price, availability of deals and alcohol all play a big part in the decision process, with diners willing to pay an average of £11.50 for a decent main course.

The survey also revealed that diners consider Greek, French and Vietnamese venues to be particularly lacking in Leeds.

Speaking about the findings, Steven Marritt, chief executive at LivingSocial UK, said: “Our Leeds restaurant offering is key. As such, we wanted to look at some in-depth city research and this has given us some valuable and actionable insights.”

While it doesn’t present any huge surprises, it does highlight some dining experiences we still don’t have enough of in Leeds right now.

Let’s hope the city’s dining scene takes note.