LONDON - Thinking of a? Don't forget your wallet.
is the most expensive dining capital in the world, restaurant rating company Zagat said Tuesday.
The average meal in London costs just over $79, beating out Paris, at nearly $72 and, at just over $71, according to the company's survey of 5,300 Londoners.
That makes eating out in the British capital more than twice as expensive as, where the average meal costs $39.
The prices include drinks and tips.
Time Out'seditor Guy Dimond said the was likely skewed toward high-end restaurants, but said the city's booming economy has pushed prices up across the board.
London is already the world's second-costliest city, according to a survey published byin June. was rated as the world's most expensive, while New York, which served as the survey's base, ranked 15th.