With a year of lockdown under our belt the time has come to celebrate one of the unsung heroes of the pandemic: the Great British Takeaway. With voting underway for the British Takeaway Awards, Just Eat has launched new research to highlight the valuable role this British staple has performed over the last year.

According to research, 70% of people say takeaways have been crucial to lifting their spirits during this difficult time.

The report also finds that our choice of takeaway depends on our mood and situation. 23% rated burgers as the takeaway food of choice for alfresco dining, 34% go for Chinese food to celebrate good news and 40% order a pizza when friends are coming over.

A quarter of people say sharing a takeaway with their friends and family as soon as lockdown restrictions are lifted.

This has been a year like no other and with pubs and restaurants closed, the takeaway has become even more important than usual. Now in its sixth year, the Oscars of Takeaway assume an added significance.

To celebrate, Just Eat have teamed up with model Ferne McCann to recreate some iconic scenes from the Oscar winning film Breakfast at Tiffany’s with a foodie Twist.

Speaking about the event, Ferne said:

“I’m a huge fan of taking a break from cooking and getting a takeaway and over the last year it’s become something that my family and I have looked forward to especially when celebrating birthdays. The British Takeaway awards are a great way to give something back to the hard-working takeaway owners who have given us all a little moment of joy throughout lockdown”.