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
- South London (Tooting)
Top 5 Mildest Cities in the UK
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:
- Chicken Vindaloo from Bombay Grill
- Chai Special Thali from Chai Street
- Chicken Phall from Dalchini
- Chef Recommended Jalfrezi from Currylicious
- 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.
- Mint Sauce from Stanton Bar and Grill
- Butter Chicken Masala from Jacobs Restaurant
- Chicken Tikka Masala from Shahbagh Takeaway
- Korma from Shahbagh Takeaway
- 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.