Salisbury takeaway has UK's No.1 name, survey reveals

Salisbury takeaway has UK's No.1 name, survey reveals

Published at 1:09pm 5th July 2019.

3 minute read

Travel around the UK and there are certain eateries you'll see time and time again, but we have a winning takeaway name in Salisbury.

The study looked at over 190,000 takeaways and fast food restaurants from all over the country, and has uncovered the most popular names.

And we can now say for sure that one of Salisbury city centre's eateries has got the NUMBER ONE NAME.


  • 'Charcoal Grill' tops the list of the most popular takeaway names in the whole of the UK
  • The Salisbury shop on Fisherton Street is one of 215 different outlets going by this title

'Best Kebab' comes in second, with 184 separate appearances
'Munchies' comes in third place, with 174
'Golden Dragon' is fourth with 141, including Tidworth's Golden Dragon Chinese takeaway on Zouch Market

The red painted shop front of the Charcoal Grill takeaway on Fisherton Street in Salisbury, one of the UK's most popular takeaway names, a survey has found
Salisbury's 'Charcoal Grill' is the UK's most popular name, a survey has found

Here's the FULL LIST of the 10 most popular takeaway names in the UK:

  1. Charcoal Grill - 215
  2. Best Kebab - 184
  3. Munchies - 174
  4. Golden Dragon - 141
  5. China Garden - 132
  6. Flames - 127
  7. Jade Garden - 117
  8. The Kitchen - 111
  9. Great Wall - 110
  10. Jasmine - 107
Charcoal Grill in Salisbury has the UK's No.1 takeaway name according to a survey


With so much competition, lots of takeaways rely on their name to help them stand out from the crowd which meant there were some pun-tastic entries in the list.


  • There are 459 chip shops that misspell 'PLACE' as 'PLAICE', including 'The Right Plaice' - 'My Kinda Plaice' and the double-punned 'Manchipster Plaice'
  • Sticking with fish and chips, there are 75 'Codfathers' in the UK, making hungry customers an offer they can't refuse
  • In Bristol there's a mobile kebab seller called 'Jason Donervan' named after the Australian heartthrob and star of Neighbours

The study by Mercure Hotels also splits the results out by region, showing how the most popular takeaway name varies depending on location.


There's more about the Mercure Hotels takeaway name survey and the opportunity to explore a map to discover the most popular takeaway name where you live.

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