Despite being the home of the roast dinner, the full English, tea and scones, and the fabled fish and chips, a survey conducted by Travelzoo has found almost half of British holidaymakers go abroad just for the food.

People will conduct a thorough search for delicacies and eateries before they even consider booking a flight, and will choose their accommodation based on ease of access to the best food on offer.

Italian, Indian and Chinese food tops the list, but plenty of those surveyed said they would be willing to push the boat out and try something new, with Vietnamese and Scandinavian proving popular alternatives.

Speaking of pushing the boat out, 54% of respondents admitted to having tried something they would never normally consider, like fermented foods or insects.

And to really take in the culture, more than half will go out their way to dine out with the locals, rather than hunting for something more familiar.

Image: Travelzoo

Image: Travelzoo

We have all splurged a bit on holiday, right? Well, 20% of Brits will actively diet before setting off to allow for a little indulgence, while a quarter admit to eating more on holiday than they would at home.

The cost of all this? Well, it seems not to matter, with over half those asked saying they will happily burst their budget to try something new, with the average holidaymaker spending over £30 on food, each day of their trip.

Would you choose your holiday based on the local cuisine?

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