New OpenTable restaurants: Gymkhana, Margot, Red Dog Saloon & more

Feel like you’re going to the same restaurants time after time? Give your favourites a break this month and check out some of the fantastic UK restaurants that have recently joined OpenTable.


Gymkhana – This award-winning Mayfair restaurant serves some of the best Indian food in London, from boldly spiced sharing plates to meat and fish cooked in the tandoor oven. Don’t leave without trying their famous muntjac biryani.

The Ivy Café St John’s Wood – The latest addition to The Ivy Café family has just opened in north London. The stunning brassiere is open all day serving breakfast, afternoon tea, and classic dishes like steak tartare and whole lemon sole.

Margot – Paulo De Tarso (ex-Bar Boulud) and Nicolas Jaouën have opened an elegant Italian restaurant in Covent Garden. With superb service and beautifully presented dishes, it’s a top spot for date night and pre-theatre suppers.

Jikoni – Food writer and chef Ravinder Bhogal has opened her first restaurant in Marylebone. Diners can enjoy dishes inspired by her travels, such as prawn toast Scotch eggs, lobster khichdee and mutton keema Sloppy Joe.

Cabotte – Founded by two Master Sommeliers, this new City restaurant serves fantastic French food and fine wine in a relaxed, bistro-inspired setting. For business or pleasure, it’s guaranteed to impress.

Also new in London: Burdock (Moorgate); Caravan Bankside; Sky Lounge at The Shangri-La (London Bridge); MNKY HSE (Mayfair); Kimchee (Holborn); Kiri Restaurant (Mayfair), and Barrica (Fitzrovia).


Elizabeth Cottam at the New Ellington – MasterChef semi-finalist Elizabeth Cottam is now in residence at the New Ellington in her home city of Leeds. Diners can expect classic British dishes with autumnal flavours, such as confit duck with plums and aubergine and tomato tart with whipped Tamworth cheese.

Galvin at Centurion – The Galvin brothers’ latest restaurant offers seasonal French dishes in the opulent surroundings of the Centurion Club in St Albans. It’s a perfect setting for celebratory dinners and leisurely Sunday roasts.

Red Dog Saloon – Bringing Kansas City barbecue to Nottingham, Red Dog is the perfect place to kick back with a few beers and a big plate of wings. Their ribs and brisket are served fresh from the smoker and their burgers will defeat even the hungriest carnivore. (Just don’t fill up on their milkshakes before your food arrives…)

The Seacroft – At this gastropub on the coast of Anglesey, you’ll find only the best locally reared meat and seafood on the menu. If you can resist their steaks, try roast Welsh lamb, fresh mussels, or their famous beer-battered haddock.

Pint Shop – Now open in Oxford, Pint Shop promises serves 21 craft beers on tap, 100 gins, and a selection of wines from small European growers. Pair your tipple of choice with hearty British dishes like dry aged steaks, confit duck salad, and overnight pork belly with apple and mustard sauce.

Need more inspiration? Find great restaurants in your local area on OpenTable.

Eat your way around the world with OpenTable

We’re thrilled to announce an exciting new functionality that allows diner to discover and make reservations at restaurants across the globe, in their own language. Now, when you travel, you can use one multi-language global OpenTable app and all your bookings can be managed through your local OpenTable account.

This new global booking functionality gives diners access to over 38,000 restaurants across more than 20 countries, including renowned global dining hot spots like Berlin, New York, Sydney and Toronto.

globaldiningpassportA recent study of 14,000 global diners revealed that 97% eat out at least once a day when travelling, but that one of the most challenging things when dining abroad was finding the right restaurant. When asked what activities Brits enjoy most when on holiday, dining out came in second place, beaten only by sightseeing. In addition, 45% of the UK agree that dining out abroad is the best way to immerse oneself in local culture.

When it comes to choosing a holiday destination, it seems Brits are letting their stomachs lead the way, with 1 in 5 (21%) admitting they choose their holiday destinations based on the restaurant offering. Outside of the UK, New York (15%) is the city British diners feel has the best restaurant offering, followed by Paris (14%) and Rome (9%). Travelling diners are also keen to dine as the locals do, ditching tourist hot spots for hidden gems and local favourites.

Christa Quarles, CEO, OpenTable, comments “This is an exciting moment for OpenTable. For almost 20 years we have been helping diners to discover and make restaurant reservations in their home country. This evolution in how we engineer our current country sites and apps, means we can now power great restaurant experiences across multiple cities, in multiple languages, becoming a true ‘Global Dining Passport’ for diners across the world.”

Visit OpenTable to discover your next delicious dining experience, at home or away.

Welcome to Manchester Restaurant Week!

social-800x400Last month, we gave Londoners the chance to dine for less with our City of London Restaurant Week. Now, we’re heading north to launch our very first Manchester Restaurant Week! From 17th to 30thOctober, some of the city’s top restaurants will be running special offers so you can try somewhere new, revisit old favourites and taste the best that Manchester has to offer.

Visit the Manchester Restaurant Week page to browse and book offers at restaurants like Tattu, Velvet, and 47 King Street West. Enjoy dinner with live entertainment at Menagerie, sample Argentinean steaks at CAU, or get some mates together for a burger blow-out at Infamous Diner.

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram for hand-picked offers and dining tips during Manchester Restaurant Week. Got a must-try dish or a hidden gem we should know about? Let us know so we can spread the word.

Kings of curry: 20 of the best Indian restaurants in the UK

With a nation of curry fanatics to cater for, it’s no surprise that the UK is home to over 9,000 Indian restaurants. Alongside the old school curry houses, you’ll find restaurants specialising in Indian street food and fine dining destinations that breathe new life into traditional recipes. We’ve all got our favourites but if you need a little inspiration, we’ve rounded up 20 of the best Indian restaurants in the UK.

Please note, this is not an exhaustive list – these restaurants were chosen based on their OpenTable reviews and ratings or hand-picked by our experts. Visit OpenTable to find a top rated Indian in your area or ask us for recommendations on twitter.