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.
12. Ardnamurchan, Glasgow – Sample locally sourced meat and seafood at this buzzy modern Scottish restaurant.
13. Alston Bar & Beef, Glasgow – A unique steakhouse serving top quality Scottish beef and over 120 gins.
14. Bresson, Dublin – This relaxed fine dining spot is perfect for date night and celebratory suppers.
15. The Pen & Pencil, Manchester – Burgers, brunch, killer cocktails – this Northern Quarter restaurant has it all.

16. Zen Metro, Birmingham – We returned to this top Thai restaurant to surprise more diners with a free meal.
17. Pulperia, Birmingham – It’s all about the beef at award-winning chef Aktar Islam’s Argentinean steakhouse.
18. Hispi, Didsbury – Expect ambitious cooking at affordable prices at this self-described ‘humble bistro’.
19. 11 Brasserie, Edinburgh – Sample Scotland’s finest produce at this elegant brasserie in the heart of the city.
20. Perilla, London – This London restaurant turns humble ingredients into impressive modern European dishes.


21. SOLE Seafood & Grill, Dublin – Locals love the Captain’s Platter, piled high with top quality Irish seafood.
22. Rosella, London – Catch up over pizza, pasta and delicious desserts at this family-run trattoria in Kentish Town.
23. Asha’s, Birmingham – Asha’s takes familiar favourites, from curries to kebabs, to the next level.
24. The Stockbridge Restaurant, Edinburgh – This Stockbridge fave is famous for its fresh and creative cooking.
25. Elena’s Tapas Bar, Glasgow – Santander-born Elena shares her passion for Spanish food with Glasgow locals.

26. Il Portico, London – Locals have enjoyed traditional Italian dishes at this family-run gem since the 1960s.
27. Down The Hatch, Edinburgh – Comfort food is king at this Canadian-inspired diner. Come hungry!
28. Rosso, Manchester – Rosso’s Grade II listed dining room is an elegant setting for an Italian feast.
29. FIRE Steakhouse & Bar, Dublin – Enjoy superb steaks, seafood, and fine wine in stunning surroundings.
30. Boujee, Manchester – This ultra-pink Instagrammable restaurant is the ideal setting for your next girls’ night.

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