Demand for Caribbean, Thai and Mongolian food soars

By Hannah Thompson contact

- Last updated on GMT

Caribbean restaurants, such as the Sugar Dumplin group, are growing in popularity
Caribbean restaurants, such as the Sugar Dumplin group, are growing in popularity

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UK demand for Caribbean, Thai and Mongolian food is rising significantly, according to European online restaurant reservation service and app Quandoo.

Reservations received for Caribbean food increased 24 times in 2016 compared to those in 2015, according to the service, while Thai and Mongolian reservations have increased by 700 and 800 per cent respectively.

Geographically, London still saw the most restaurant bookings, but Bristol jumped by 1,800 per cent in 2016, while Bath saw a 1,050 per cent rise. Manchester and Liverpool increased in size by 297 per cent and 716 per cent respectively in 2016.

The results were compiled following analysis on cuisine style and location data for Quandoo UK.

Matt Simpkin, vice president of Western Europe at Quandoo, said: “It’s exciting to see such diversity in our food habits. These restaurants all add greatly to the cultural richness and diversity on our local high streets across the country. We’re incredibly proud to be working alongside some of the best restaurants in the business and are delighted to see such a colourful mix of restaurants join the Quandoo team.”

Quandoo was founded in 2012, and was acquired by Japan-based Recruit Holdings in March 2015. It now operates in 15,600 restaurants across 16 countries. 

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