30 days of diner surprises!

This winter, OpenTable is teaming up with Mastercard to say a special thank you to diners for supporting local restaurants. Every day until 14th December, we’re covering the cost of food and soft drinks for diners at 30 specially selected restaurants across the UK. That’s 30 days and 30 chances to enjoy a meal on us.

All you have to do is book a table before 14th December and if you’re in the right place at the right time, you could eat for free. We just ask that you pay the service charge and for any alcohol ordered.

The pandemic has shown us how important it is to support the restaurants in our neighbourhoods. These small, independent, and family-run restaurants are at the heart of our communities and, as the festive season approaches, they’re the perfect place to celebrate with family and friends. We can’t wait to get our favourite people around a table to make some memories, enjoy great food, and see 2021 out in style.

Throughout November and December, we’ll be championing local restaurants on our blog and Instagram feed. We would love to hear about the great restaurants in your neighbourhood, so be sure to tag #DineLocal, @OpenTableUK, and @MastercardUK in your pics when you dine out.

Check back here to find out which restaurants we visited to surprise diners – you might find a new favourite!

1. Zen Metro, Birmingham – Our first night of diner surprises kicked off at this award-winning Thai restaurant.
2. The Waterway, London – A west London gem with an idyllic location overlooking the Regent’s Canal.
3. Frederick’s, London – This family-run restaurant has been a local favourite for over 50 years!
4. Asha’s, Manchester – One of Manchester’s finest Indian restaurants – try the curry leaf and pepper prawns.
5. Number 16, Glasgow – The modern Scottish cooking and friendly service keeps the locals coming back.

6. Delamina East, London – A buzzy Shoreditch spot with a flavour-packed Eastern Mediterranean menu.
7. Wallace’s Asti, Dublin – Asti brings the flavours of Sardinia to Drumcondra, including fantastic stone oven pizza.
8. Glas, Dublin – Locally sourced vegetables are the star of the show at this popular plant-based restaurant.
9. Cucina Rustica, Birmingham – This atmospheric Italian serves all the classics, from carbonara to seafood risotto.
10. Whiski Rooms, Edinburgh – Superb Scottish food and over 300 whiskies to try – what could be better?

11. KALA, Manchester – Widely regarded as one of the city’s best restaurants by food lovers in the know.

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