Average spend on eating and drinking out fell last month, but participation rose, as the hospitality partially reopened.

Lumina Intelligence’s Eating and Drinking Out Panel reveals average spend fell 12% to £8.30, as consumers returning to work spent at lower ticket channels such as coffee shops.

As venues reopened outside, the number of consumers eating and drinking out rose by three percentage points (pp) to 44%.

Drinks enjoyed the biggest bounce, up 5pp, while dinners were down 5pp, as consumer made the most of warmer, daytime hours.

Burgers were the most popular item, making up 25.3% of all eating out occasions.