January 17, 2018 • News2 min read

City tops London's team lunch table

Businesses in The City places the most team lunch orders in London, according to new data from City Pantry

City workers are the most likely in London to stop and share a team lunch according to new data.

Food start-up City Pantry analysed over 40,000 London lunch orders to reveal the capital’s top team lunch hotspots, as well as the most popular cuisines.

It found that City-based businesses made by far the most orders for team lunches, followed by Soho and Holborn.

Team lunches - which initially emerged as a popular perk at tech start-ups - are now becoming far more common across all sectors. In fact, London’s tech hub of Shoreditch only ranked at number 10 in terms of volume of orders.

British, Mediterranean and Mexican cuisines ranked top of the menu for London firms.

Stuart Sunderland, founder and CEO of City Pantry, said, “Since Google decided to make their 53rd employee a chef, team lunch has been business as usual for tech start-ups but we’re now seeing it go mainstream, with more and more businesses introducing it as a regular part of their working culture. It's a growing trend we are seeing, as companies realise that getting teams together over food can help colleagues communicate more easily, which in turn drives the speed of innovation and progress.”

Hawaiian food is one of the most exciting cuisines on the rise, fuelled by orders for poke, a healthy raw fish salad. Chinese, while a UK favourite for Friday night takeaways, ranks just 14th in the list for team lunches.

The top 10 areas of London which order the most team lunches: 

Rank

Area

1

The City

2

Soho

3

Holborn

4

Southwark

5

Whitechapel

6

Belgravia

7

Bayswater

8

Islington

9

Camden

10

Shoreditch

 

The top 10 most popular team lunch cuisines in London: 

Rank

Cuisine

1

British

2

Mediterranean

3

Mexican

4

American

5

Indian

6

Italian

7

Asian

8

Japanese

9

Vietnamese

10

Caribbean 

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