Since our London food blog was formed in 2009, our band-of-four have been gradually eating our way around London’s thriving restaurant scene. Then one evening, we posed ourselves the question; how many restaurants are there in London and the 2015 London Restaurant infographic was born.
Our 2015 London Restaurant Infographic Explained
As it turns out, not only is London Europe’s largest city ahead of Berlin and Madrid, but it’s also the 6th richest place to live in the World (source: BBC and Wikipedia). This probably contributes to the 17,000 restaurants in the capital (source: London Majors office). But quantity is nothing without quality and whilst London is home to 49 celebrity chef restaurants (source: Open Table) it also has 66 restaurants with Michelin stars. Two of these restaurants have the converted three-stars namely Gordon Ramsey and Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester (source: Michelin).
London’s Most Expensive Restaurant
Unsurprisingly Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester is London’s most expensive restaurant at £190 per-head (source: Elite Traveler). As for the rest of us, we spend and average of £60 per head, when we eat out a surprising 3.7 times per week (source: Evening Standard). Maybe it the lure of the 4,500 pubs and bars on offer (source London Majors office) that encourages us to go out so much.
I hope you enjoyed our inaugural 2015 London restaurant infographic. As we’re planning to make this a regular event, we’d welcome any thoughts, ideas and feedback. I think this one could be fun!