While it is undoubtedly possible to argue that the British culture does not give so much priority to cooking, it is virtually impossible to make a case for the UK not being a leading destination of eateries. The scarcity of British eateries is made up for by a widely diverse offering of food, from different parts of the world.
Forget London for a while, and take a walk across any other UK city, say Liverpool or Manchester. You will undoubtedly be amazed and delighted by the number of Italian, Chinese, Thai, American, Spanish and even African restaurants that you come across.
This diversity makes the UK by far a leading destination as far as restaurants are concerned. The UK’s attractiveness as an immigrant and investment destination means that most of the owners and operators of the restaurants found here are from the top deck of professionals in their country. Do not be surprised, thus, to discover you can find as good a Chinese dish in London as you would find in Beijing, or even better!
Many people are reluctant to sample foods from different cultures, especially when they are travelling. A spot check would reveal a good number of potential travellers, who wish to know whether they will be able to access their local food in their intended destination. The answer to this question is almost always yes when asked of a destination in the UK.
With this strong appeal on the eating cultures of the world, it is safe to say, that UK restaurants measure up squarely to eateries in other parts of the world, and often go one or two steps better.