As of 22 September 2021, there are 107,964 restaurants and cafes in the UK that have an active food hygiene rating. This includes all types of restaurant, for example staff canteens.
In the last 12 months, there were 10,336 restaurants and cafes opened throughout the country. This averages 861 per month or 28 per day.
The impact of COVID-19 on the food industry has been dramatic. The following chart shows the number of new restaurants and cafes opened per month:
It’s clear that 2020 was very different to previous years. The industry is going to take some time to recover. However, as we begin to repair the economy after Covid, you can expect the number of restaurants in the UK to rise accordingly. So, in conclusion, how many restaurants and cafes are there in the UK? It’s constantly changing. Hopefully, post-pandemic, there will be more than ever.
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