BRADFORD has been ranked in the top five UK cities for spending in its restaurants post-lockdown, according to a study.

Pubs, restaurants and cafes across the UK have been able to serve customers indoors since May 17 as lockdown restrictions were eased.

Card payments provider, Dojo, has analysed their transaction data between Monday, May 17 to Sunday, May 23 to find out how much sales have increased over the first week of pubs and restaurants fully reopening.

Bradford’s restaurant spend is up +111 per cent since indoor dining reopened, which ranked it in fourth place.

With Brits looking to visit sheltered indoor spaces, Dojo’s merchant transaction data reveals that Bradford had one of the largest week on week increases in spend for restaurants and pubs.

Stoke on Trent was top with 195 per cent, followed by Cleveland in second spot with 144 per cent and Blackpool third with 115 per cent.

Of the UK cities that had the largest increase in spending on restaurant dining, Bradford ranked fourth with a 111% increase on the week prior.

Meanwhile, Bradford ranks 25th among top cities spending the most in pubs since reopening indoor dining.

Bradford saw a 49.5 per cent rise, compared to Exeter which was top with 114.3 per cent.