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Top LGBTQ+ Owned and Operated Restaurants in the UK

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by The OpenTable team
Updated July 12, 2019

It’s global Pride Month and we’re celebrating with this list of LGBTQ+ owned and operated restaurants! From chefs that bring activism to the table to restaurateurs holding special Pride celebrations, see how this stellar group of restaurants is dedicated to the kitchen and the cause.

A photo of Boxcar Bar & Grill restaurant
4.6 (457)
£26 to £40
About the restaurant
After some time off to recharge, Boxcar New Quebec Street is back open with a new look, menu and vibe.

A timeless eating and drinking den with cooking centred around the wood grill. Boxcar’s menu is packed with ingredients sourced daily from suppliers at London’s markets as well as Natoora, Shrub, Henderson Seafood, Walter Rose & Sons and many other likeminded producers.

After an extensive refurbishment diners can expect generous, creative dishes and perfectly paired drinks – served in comfortable, classic surroundings with a redesigned al fresco area ad intimate chefs table.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
The Sunday Roast menu with large portions for 2 to share is great. The Roast Beef is yummy without unchewable tissue. The salad we have ordered just a perfect match to the main dishes.
A photo of Forty Dean Street restaurant
4.6 (3514)
£26 to £40
About the restaurant
Forty Dean Street is the pinnacle of affordable Italian cuisine in busy Soho. We are a small, family run restaurant dedicated to providing incredible food at incredible prices. Our set menu boasts a variety of sensational dishes built around fresh, seasonal produce and has customers coming back on a daily basis. Our à la carte menu is a favourite with our regulars, the media crowd and tourists alike.
Italian food has been served at Forty Dean Street for more than 17 years, so we like to think there’s nothing we haven’t mastered. So pop in for an Aperol Spritz!

We are fully Covid-19 certified by Food Alert.
Top review
Dined 1 day ago
Great food and location. Had a great time. Meeting friends from USA. Everyone enjoyed the experience
A photo of Metro at Apex Grassmarket restaurant
4 (263)
£25 and under
Contemporary British
Old Town
About the restaurant
Nestled within Edinburgh's iconic Grassmarket, Metro offers spectacular food and the views to match with an unrivalled vantage point of the historic Edinburgh Castle.

Make this December one to remember with friends, family and loved ones around you at our range of showstopping seasonal events!

From Party Nights, Festive Dining, Christmas Day celebrations and even hire exclusive spaces for more intimate celebrations too.

There’s something for every family, friend group, workplace and beyond.

Get in touch today by calling 0800 049 8302 or experiences@apexhotels.co.uk
For Private Dining and parties of 9 or more guests please call 0800 049 8302 or contact experiences@apexhotels.co.uk
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Good location. Excellent food. Professional staff.
A photo of Village Brasserie restaurant
4.4 (516)
£26 to £40
Fusion / Eclectic
About the restaurant
Poised as the neighbourhood’s artistic outpost, guests can enjoy hand crafted cocktails from our mixologists and contemporary British and Mediterranean-influenced food in a relaxed yet stylish setting.

The eclectic menu champions provenance, seasonality, and quality, offering all-day brasserie-style favourites using the freshest ingredients.

Village Brasserie has served guests in the Village for over two decades with Thomas Parkin at the helm for over twenty-three years.

**Please note bookings made online are for dining - bar/terrace tables are operated each day on a walk in basis only**
Top review
Dined on Jun 9, 2024
A nice relaxed Sunday afternoon in the restaurant downstairs, served by friendly and familiar faces. The Sunday menu for 2 at £55, which also includes a bottle of wine, is great value.
A photo of Pachamama East restaurant
4.7 (1187)
£26 to £40
About the restaurant
Pachamama East focuses on fresh seasonal produce and applies the bold flavours, aromas, textures and spices that make Asian food so utterly tasty. The restaurant offers a unique experience to its sister sites, which have developed a strong following for their vibrant food and ambience, as it is the first to explore the delicious spectrum of Asian flavours that are inherent in Peruvian cuisine.
Top review
Dined on Jun 12, 2024
We had the tasting menu. Everything was outstanding. The Duck dish was simply incredible. But the ceviche and padron peppers were excellent too. o not miss a chance to dine here.
A photo of Patri Hammersmith restaurant
4.6 (527)
£26 to £40
About the restaurant
Patri has several meanings, in Hindi it means Pavement, in Urdu it means Track and in ancient Sanskrit its means a vessel or small furnace. The name took us back to our origins and we decided to use Pavement, Tracks, and Furnace to come up with a street food menu containing all three elements. Our starters are street food classics on pavements in India and Pakistan. Our grills are freshly cooked in the tandoor at over 400 degrees to replicate cooking in a furnace. Our curries are inspired by the railway cooks on train journeys in India.

Founder and Head Cook Puneet Wadhwani, has created a never-before-seen menu bringing to life the snacks and dishes he once ate as a child growing up within a bicycle ride of New Delhi train station.
Experience the depth and aromas of Proper Indian Street Food.
With a small yet cozy outdoor deck enjoy our award-winning food and sip cocktails, medal-winning wines, and craft beer in a leafy village surrounding. Let us take you on a journey.
Top review
Dined 6 days ago
Fun street food casual dining restaurant serving an excellent range of well cooked, good quality ingredient, delicious dishes. We ordered probably too many starters - but we just couldn’t decide as they all sounded so good - and they were! The samosa which came on a bed of rich and fragrant daal was spectacular. The chicken murgh was creamy and succulent. The lamb kebab was packed full of flavour and very tender. The addition of the boyfriend chaat, which were tasty bite size morsels, was probably one first course too many - but they were just all so very delicious. We followed with chicken curry and lamb rogan. The deep richness of the rogan gravy made us keep eating way beyond being full, as did the spice packed chicken curry. Absolutely everything was packed full of well thought out spices, which made for full flavours which were not overly chilli hot, (which always diminishes a dish with heat just for the sake of strong chilli burn). The staff were attentive and friendly. We washed the meal down with a couple of rum punches and pints of draft Cobra. What we couldn’t eat, they offered to pack up for us to take home - which we did. This made lunch the following day a second delicious experience. The restaurant decor is fun and welcoming resembling slightly a railway eatery. We will definitely be back, and before that we will definitely be ordering from Deliveroo as we luckily live in the right radius. I would whole heartedly recommend going to Patri. I would definitely recommend going hungry to make the most of what’s on offer.
A photo of Phoenix Arts Club restaurant
4.4 (295)
£25 and under
About the restaurant
Harper's Bazaar's Best Secret Bar
Time Out's Most Loved Late Night Venue
The Phoenix Arts Club is London's legendary theatrical members club and celebrity hangout, hidden beneath The Phoenix Theatre in London's West End. Non-members by reservation. Showcasing the best of cabaret, comedy and musical theatre with 400+ performances a year. A restored art deco interior with marble staircase, fascinating signed posters, paintings and pictures from decades of theatre. Hidden treasures in every corner, just waiting to be discovered!

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Sunday: 7.30pm til 9.30pm (arrive for 7pm)
Saturday: Two Shows - Early Show 6pm & Late Show 9pm
Cabaret is charged at £29.50 per person
Age Restriction: 18+
Top review
Dined on Jul 19, 2023
It was a phenomenal night. Ignore old reviews, they’re definitely out of date. The cabaret was a real showcase of amazingly talented people between singers, a circus act, comedian and burlesque dancers this place has it all. Staff were lovely throughout the night; they sat us down and it’s table service during the show so the cocktails flowed all night. The place turned into a members club after the show but we were allowed to stick around until late. Fabulous place, definitely would recommend.
A photo of The Gunroom at Plas Dinas restaurant
4.7 (317)
£41 and over
About the restaurant
Located in the former family home of Lord Snowdon, once the Husband of Princess Margaret, The Gunroom Restaurant is Michelin Guide listed and is so much more than a restaurant. Located in the heart of Plas Dinas Country House just 5 minutes from Caernarfon, dining with us is more of an experience than just a meal. Arrive at least 20 minutes early for a pre-dinner drink and canape which leads into your dining experience.

Our monthly changing menu uses only the freshest seasonal and locally sourced ingredients. Distinct choices of starter, main and dessert are interspersed with delicious hidden courses creating a unique experience that balances sumptuous indulgence with individual variety.

Our intimate Gunroom Bar is a great spot for a gin or a cocktail before or after dinner.

To check availability or to make a reservation for a larger table booking, please contact our team on 01286 830 214. Only a small number of tables are released to online reservations to manage the demand.
Top review
Dined on Dec 23, 2023
Another great meal at the Gun Room. Had a lovely evening, a Christmas treat.
A photo of The Lighterman restaurant
4 (4710)
£26 to £40
King's Cross
About the restaurant
The Lighterman, a pub, dining room & bar, is open from lunch through to dinner and welcomes you all day on weekends. Our Head Chef has created a modern British menu with European influences. The extensive drinks menu includes draught & bottled beers, craft ales and seasonal cocktails, together with a well-curated and affordable wine list. There is plenty of outdoor seating. The canal-side bar with alfresco terrace overlooks the water, the ground floor has seating directly onto Granary Square and the top floor has its own wraparound terrace, with panoramic views across the square and canal.
Top review
Dined 7 days ago
The place looks good and great menu but what makes a place is the outstanding service .. the man who looked after us was amazing. Lovely wine and mussels and the trout salad was delicious
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