Saturday 10th February marks the start of the 2024 Chinese New Year, and here at Cladding Monkey, we believe there’s no better time to opt for a Chinese takeaway than now.

In order to celebrate Chinese culture and one of our nation’s favourite cuisines, we analysed data from Just Eat to find the UK city with the most Chinese takeaways.

Today, we’re proud to name Lisburn in Northern Ireland as the best UK city to be if you enjoy a Chinese takeaway, with 106 Chinese takeaways per 100,000 people: a massive 512.8% higher than UK average.

The data we analysed found the average number of Chinese takeaways in the UK to be 17.3 per 100,000 people. With 106 per 100k people, Lisburn has 512.8% more Chinese takeaways than the UK average.

Lisburn has 512.8% more Chinese takeaways than the UK average

Per 100,000 people, the top 10 cities in the UK with the most chinese takeaways are:

  1. Lisburn – 106, 512.8% higher than UK average.
  2. Newcastle upon Tyne – 65, 275.2% higher than UK average.
  3. Salford – 58, 235.1% higher than UK average.
  4. Durham – 40, 128.9% higher than UK average.
  5. Manchester – 30, 72% higher than UK average.
  6. Liverpool – 27, 55.1% higher than UK average.
  7. Belfast – 26, 52.2% higher than UK average.
  8. Wolverhampton – 25, 46.8% higher than UK average.
  9. Aberdeen – 24, 41% higher than UK average.
  10. Portsmouth – 24, 37.6% higher than UK average.

Newcastle Upon Tyne came second in our data-led list, with 65 Chinese takeaways per 100,000: 275.2% higher than the UK average. 

As well as looking at the top of the list, we also looked at the 10 cities with the least number of Chinese takeaways, with Hereford having the lowest amount per 100,000 people:

  1. Hereford – 3, 81.5% lower than UK average.
  2. Chester – 5, 73.9% lower than UK average.
  3. Bath – 5.6, 68.53% lower than UK average.
  4. Canterbury – 6, 66.3% lower than UK average.
  5. Inverness – 6.3, 64.7% lower than UK average.
  6. Lancaster – 6.8, 62.1% lower than UK average.
  7. Chelmsford – 7.2, 59.3% lower than UK average.
  8. Carlisle – 8.3, 53.4% lower than UK average.
  9. Perth – 8.4, 52.6% lower than UK average.
  10. Wakefield – 9.4, 47.3% lower than UK average.

Following Hereford is Chester, with just 5 Chinese takeaways per 100,000 people, a number that’s 73.9% lower than average.

Steve Horner, spokesperson for Cladding Monkey commented on our recent analysis:

Beyond the numbers, this research highlights the rich cultural diversity present throughout the UK and the significance of celebrating different cultures.

In today’s interconnected world, it’s essential to promote cultural understanding and appreciation. Cuisine serves as a powerful gateway to experiencing and honouring various cultures, and allows us to expand our horizons, challenge stereotypes, and build bridges between communities.

By embracing the Chinese New Year and indulging in Chinese cuisine, we can commemorate and participate in a global celebration, regardless of our physical location

Steve Horner, spokesperson for Cladding Monkey