Glasgow Curry Week – Just Eat Glasgow Curry Story


11TH November 2016

Glasgow is Britain’s curry hot spot finds new Just Eat research

  • Glasgow bucks the national trend to make curry its favourite cuisine

  • Two in five Just Eat meals ordered in Glasgow are curry

  • Masala leads the top ten of Indian cuisines ordered in Glasgow

Glasgow can lay claim to being the curry capital of Britain, after new research revealed that Glaswegians order more curries than any other major city in Britain.

Research by Just Eat – sponsors of Glasgow Curry Week, which starts on Monday – has found that across Britain, Italian was the nation’s favourite cuisine, followed by Chinese and then Indian. However, in Glasgow the reverse is true: Indian is the most ordered takeaway food, with Chinese second and Italian third. Amazingly, two out of every five dishes ordered in Glasgow is Indian, more than any place else in the nation.

Just Eat, the world’s leading marketplace for online food delivery, have also revealed that Glaswegians are traditionalists in terms of what curry dishes they like, with Masala, Biryani and Korma heading the top ten. The least ordered dish was Passanda, with Pathia and Vindaloo also in the bottom three. The top ten dishes were:

  1. Masala

  2. Biryani

  3. Korma

  4. Bhuna

  5. Karahi

  6. Balti

  7. Jalfrezi

  8. Rogan Josh

  9. Dopiaza

  10. Madras

Graham Corfield, UK Managing Director of Just Eat, said: “As a nation we love a curry but it’s fascinating to see that Glaswegians order more Indian food than anywhere else in Britain. There are some amazing Indian restaurants cooking brilliant dishes all across the city. We hope Glaswegians use Glasgow Curry Week to find some new, as well as some old, curry
flavours to enjoy.”

And curry is not the only cuisine that differentiates Glasgow from the rest of Britain. Fish and chips are the fourth most ordered cuisine, compared to sixth nationally. Desserts and Breakfast also buck the national average, respectively sixth and tenth most popular in Glasgow, but 16th and 19th across the rest of Britain. Also growing in popularity is Japanese, which was the seventh most popular cuisine in Glasgow, but tenth nationally. Kebabs are the fifth most popular takeaway cuisine in Britain, but only eighth in Glasgow.

Glasgow’s top ten takeaway foods are:

  1. Indian

  2. Chinese

  3. Italian

  4. Fish & Chips

  5. American

  6. Desserts

  7. Japanese

  8. Kebabs

  9. Burgers

  10. Breakfast

In Glasgow there were over two million takeaway orders on Just Eat over the last year*, and tech savvy Glaswegians placed nearly half of these (44.4%) on the smartphone app.  

The research found that Glaswegians tend to have an earlier dinner than the rest of Britain, with a peak time of 6pm, rather than the 7pm of the rest of the country. However, the busiest time for delivery orders across the whole of the week in Glasgow is Saturday 7pm.

The three areas in and around Glasgow where takeaway is the most popular are Blantyre, Maryhill/North Kelvinside and East Kilbride.

*Data from July 2015 to June 2016


Colin Grant, Oceanic Media 07411 697666

Phil Dorward, Head of PR, 07702 556330

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  • Glasgow Curry Week was created by Oceanic Media in conjunction with Glasgow Lord Provost Sadie Docherty, website For more information regarding us please contact Oceanic Media UK 08448793256, Republic Of Ireland 019020004 or email

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