Table 1

Kilocalorie content of dishes from eligible restaurant chains included in analyses

Restaurant typeRestaurant chain nameNStartersSidesDesserts
NumberMean (SD) kcalsNumberMean (SD) kcalNumberMean (SD) kcals
Fast-foodBurger King39N/A19332.1 (136.7)20311.5 (153.4)
KFC83N/A73562.9 (240.1)10309.5 (81.1)
Leon25N/A10209.3 (65.0)15270.0 (81.0)
McDonalds23N/A6216.3 (167.1)17242.0 (115.5)
Subway5N/A1705.0 (–)4213.8 (2.2)
Wimpy20N/A12282.2 (168.8)8456.3 (230.2)
All fast-food restaurants (n=6)*195N/A121453.6 (249.7)74297.2 (142.4)
n (%)>600 kcal†–(N/A)40 (33.1)3 (4.1)
Full-serviceAll bar one11N/A6447.7 (140.0)5587.2 (222.6)
Ask8927565.7 (278.0)9315.2 (336.1)53273.2 (137.3)
Bills3319318.9 (123.4)5265.4 (161.7)9535.4 (298.2)
Chef and Brewer398481.1 (124.8)13302.6 (213.4)18486.1 (300.3)
Ember Inns297307.6 (102.9)8206.1 (135.2)14522.2 (135.1)
Flaming Grill264644.8 (111.4)14459.4 (233.9)8767.1 (343.7)
Harvester3414424.5 (119.2)9254.0 (148.7)11670.9 (156.2)
Hungry horse4418660.2 (247.5)16454.3 (280.0)10867.9 (517.6)
JD Wetherspoon24N/A14406.1 (325.9)10571.3 (169.3)
Nando’s406486.0 (265.5)24365.0 (320.7)10330.0 (217.4)
Old English Inn8711433.5 (199.6)10364.4 (209.4)66408.3 (141.5)
Pizza Express4911379.5 (196.4)3328.7 (126.0)35467.8 (97.9)
Pizza Hut1811463.6 (107.7)4412.5 (158.2)3624.7 (82.7)
Sizzling Pubs3613477.7 (167.0)10391.6 (227.4)13723.5 (210.8)
Slug and Lettuce17N/A7754 (656.4)9400.9 (147.7)
Stone house3318622.6 (329.9)288.0 (26.9)13686.4 (230.0)
Table Table309455.9 (154.4)12303.3 (159.7)9519.3 (223.1)
Toby’s Carvery3310423.3 (134.3)N/A23671.5 (251.2)
Vintage Inns279357.7 (271.9)8239.5 (206.7)10738.9 (345.9)
Wagamama35N/A22328.1 (117.6)13352.6 (120.4)
Zizzi8117575.6 (155.1)1222.0 (*-)63246.5 (150.0)
All full-service restaurants (n=21)*815212488.0 (227.7)197397.5 (265.3)405430.6 (251.5)
 n (%)>600 kcal*†56 (26.4)29 (14.7)95 (23.5)
  • – indicates the absence of dish from restaurant chain menu.(–) indicates the absence of SD as only one eligible dish from restaurant.

  • N/A - Non applicable

  • *For descriptive purposes, values in this row represent the one-level mean (SD) of individual restaurant values for mean kcals per dish.

  • †The values presented in these rows are the numbers of the dishes exceeding the 600 kcal and their representation among the total meals identified (n (%)).