Natalie's portion of chips was small compared to the price (Picture: TikTok)
Natalie’s portion of chips was small compared to the price (Picture: TikTok)

A visitor to Edinburgh’s Christmas Market has slammed the measly portion of salt and pepper chicken and chips she received – for a whopping £12.

Edinburgh local Natalie posted her meagre portion on TikTok, where others found the portion size outrageous compared to the price.

She said: ‘When they say go to hell but it’s £12 for some salt and pepper chicken and chips at Winter Wonderland.’

The prices of Christmas market foods and drinks have long been a point of scrutiny of many visitors.

But Europe’s best value Christmas market has been named as Riga, in Latvia.

The research, by the Post Office, factored in the cost of things like flights, transfers, meals and those all important Christmas market must-haves such as mulled wine and cakes.

Two people can head to Riga for two nights for just £506. A glass of mulled wine, punch or gluhwein there is a bargain at just £3.50 and a seasonal treat like a gingerbread or stollen is just £3.12.

Latvia has been crowned as Europe’s cheapest Christmas Market (Picture: Getty)

Even a caffeine hit is great value – a cup of coffee is just £1.96.

If you don’t quite fancy Riga, there are still some other cheap Christmas market hotspots to visit.

Stockholm, Sweden, was a perhaps surprising runner up, thanks to cheaper flight costs – overall, costs were down 25% compared to last year. Here, a glass of mulled win costs £3.88. Overall, a two day break for two will cost £559.50.

Rounding out the top three was the Croatian capital of Zagreb, where costs are just 10p higher than Stockholm. A festive mini break here will set you back just £559.60.

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