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Hot or not? We reveal Britain’s spiciest towns

Hot or not? We reveal Britain’s spiciest towns

It's no secret us Brits love a curry - cracking into a couple of poppadoms, washing down a curry with a cold Cobra… But while our shared love of curry unites us as a nation, we are a nation of two halves - the spice lovers and those with chilli-phobia.

Just ahead of National Curry Week, we reveal which cities like their vindaloos knock-your-socks-off hot, and which prefer their creamy Kormas… and it's not what you'd expect. We've drawn up a list and UK heat map, revealing the hottest and mildest curry capitals of our great nation.


Top 10 Spiciest Cities in the UK

  1. Cardiff
  2. Leicester
  3. Birmingham
  4. Norwich
  5. Glasgow
  6. Manchester
  7. South London (Tooting)
  8. Bradford
  9. Slough
  10. Edinburgh

Top 5 Mildest Cities in the UK

  1. Coventry
  2. Bangor
  3. Plymouth
  4. Leeds
  5. Ipswich

According to our research, renowned curry capitals like Birmingham and Glasgow aren't quite the heat freaks you'd expect, falling into third and sixth place - with Cardiff stealing the number one spot as supreme spice city in the UK.

Top curry dishes ordered in the Welsh capital captures their fiery food habits - featuring Vindaloos, Phalls and Jalfrezis - choices for the braver tongues and tummies:

  1. Chicken Vindaloo from Bombay Grill
  2. Chai Special Thali from Chai Street
  3. Chicken Phall from Dalchini
  4. Chef Recommended Jalfrezi from Currylicious
  5. Murgh Tikka Makhani from Purple Poppadom

And the crown for the UK's mildest city goes to... Coventry - a well deserved spot, epitomised by their most ordered Indian dish on the app: a side of mint sauce. Their other top dishes range on the creamier side of the spice spectrum, with Butter Chicken and Kormas pulling up as city favourites.

  1. Mint Sauce from Stanton Bar and Grill
  2. Butter Chicken Masala from Jacobs Restaurant
  3. Chicken Tikka Masala from Shahbagh Takeaway
  4. Korma from Shahbagh Takeaway
  5. Paneer Makhani from Geeta's Kitchen

Whether you're more mild-minded like Coventry, or prefer a bit of a kick like Cardiff, why order yourself a curry on the Deliveroo app to celebrate this year's National Curry Week.

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