Both Italy and France have the highest number of restaurants dedicated to their native cuisines, making up a total of 71.1% and 49.8% respectively. This national dominance is also reflected in their popularity across the other cities, with almost 1 in 5 (17.3%) restaurants across Europe serving Italian cuisine. Meanwhile, 1 in 10 (10.60%) restaurants are French.
At the other end of the scale, Amsterdam has the smallest proportion of restaurants dedicated to its native food, making up only 15.5% of the city’s total.
In terms of variety, Berlin comes out on top with 54 different cuisines to choose from, while London follows in a close 2nd with 50 different cuisines to feast on.
There are cities where their local cuisines don’t travel far beyond their borders; Portuguese restaurants are few and far between outside of Portugal where they make up 57.2% of Lisbon’s restaurants and averaging just 0.39% density across the other 19 cities.
Surprisingly, British cuisine is another that fails to travel across the continent, and despite the 2,889 British restaurants in London, only 1.8% of all restaurants in these 20 cities will serve traditional British grub.