Customers to dine out over Xmas

Dining out will be on the menu this celebratory season, according to new OpenTable commissioned research. The survey found that 33% of Brits are expected to eat out at least once a week this festive season (1st November to 1st January), with 61% doing so about the same or more than during the same period in 2022.1 

Despite the cost-of-living crisis, Brits expect to spend an average of £120 per person dining out throughout the festive season, with 82% spending more or about the same as they did on Christmas celebrations in 2022. When looking generationally, 18- to 29-year-olds expect to spend the most at £147 on average per person.

“Despite the cost-of-living crisis, research shows that the majority of Brits will be dining out more or about the same this festive season, compared to last year,”1 says Robin Chiang, SVP of international growth for OpenTable. “Of those looking to eat out, 38% are doing so to enjoy a variety of festive food that they wouldn’t have at home.”



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