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Restaurants & Cafés @ London Gay Guide for gays, lesbians and friends

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Most popular places of gays and lesbians (recommended for the first stay in town)*
 Name  CityBranch of business
 Café (Bar) Restaurants none Majority of guests: completely mixedBalans Café Soho
Old Compton Street 60-62
Mo, Tu, We, Th: 08:00 a.m. - 05:00 p.m.; Fr, Sa: 08:00 a.m. - 06:00 p.m.; Su: 08:00 a.m. - 02:00 p.m.
United Kingdom  LondonCafé (Bar) Restaurants


 Name  CityBranch of business
 Café (Bar) Restaurants none Majority of guests: gays and lesbians mixedFirst Out
52 St Giles High Street
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr, Sa: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.; Su: 11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
United Kingdom  LondonCafé (Bar) Restaurants
 Japanese Cuisine none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Zuma
5 Raphael Street
United Kingdom  LondonJapanese Cuisine
 Chinese Cuisine none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Yming
35-36 Greek Street
United Kingdom  LondonChinese Cuisine
 Chinese Cuisine none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Yauatcha
15-17 Broadwick Street
United Kingdom  LondonChinese Cuisine
 Lebanese Cuisine none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Yalla Yalla
1 Green's Court
United Kingdom  LondonLebanese Cuisine
 Vietnamese Cuisine none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Viet
34 Greek Street
United Kingdom  LondonVietnamese Cuisine
 Indian Cuisine none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Tamarind
20 Queen Street
United Kingdom  LondonIndian Cuisine
 British Cuisine none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)The Stockpot
18 Old Compton Street
United Kingdom  LondonBritish Cuisine
 British Cuisine none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)St John Bar & Restaurant
26 St John Street
United Kingdom  LondonBritish Cuisine
 Ice Cream Coffee Bars none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Scoop
40 Shorts Gardens
United Kingdom  LondonIce Cream Coffee Bars
 Japanese Cuisine none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Satsuma
56 Wardour Street
United Kingdom  LondonJapanese Cuisine
 Vegetarian Cuisine none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Sagar
17 A Percy Street
United Kingdom  LondonVegetarian Cuisine
 British Cuisine none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)S&M Cafe Islington
4-6 Essex Road
United Kingdom  LondonBritish Cuisine
 Chinese Cuisine none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Royal China Restaurant
13 Queensway
United Kingdom  LondonChinese Cuisine
 Regional Italian Cuisine none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Rossopomodoro Covent Garden
50-52 Monmouth Street
United Kingdom  LondonRegional Italian Cuisine
 Thai Cuisine none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Rosa's Soho
48 Dean Street
United Kingdom  LondonThai Cuisine
 Breakfast & Brunch none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Regency Cafe
17-19 Regency Street
United Kingdom  LondonBreakfast & Brunch
 Indian Cuisine none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)The Red Fort
77 Dean Street
United Kingdom  LondonIndian Cuisine
 Seafood & Fish Specialities none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Randall & Aubin
16 Brewer Street
United Kingdom  LondonSeafood & Fish Specialities
 French Cuisine none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Racine
239 Brompton Rd
United Kingdom  LondonFrench Cuisine
 Italian Cuisine none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Pulcinella Soho
37 Old Compton Street
United Kingdom  LondonItalian Cuisine
 International/Fusion Cuisine none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)The Providores and Tapa Room
109 Marylebone High Street
United Kingdom  LondonInternational/Fusion Cuisine
 Pizzerias none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Pizza East
56 Shoreditch High Street
Tea Building
United Kingdom  LondonPizzerias
 Middle Eastern Cuisine none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Patogh
8 Crawford Place
United Kingdom  LondonMiddle Eastern Cuisine
 Cafés none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Patisserie Valerie Soho
44 Old Compton Street
United Kingdom  LondonCafés
 Café (Bar) Restaurants none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Ottolenghi Islington
287 Upper Street
United Kingdom  LondonCafé (Bar) Restaurants
 Japanese Cuisine none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Nobu Restaurant London
19 Old Park Lane
@ The Metropolitan Hotel
United Kingdom  LondonJapanese Cuisine
 Coffeehouses & Coffee Roasters none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Monmouth Coffee Company Covent Garden
27 Monmouth Street
United Kingdom  LondonCoffeehouses & Coffee Roasters
 Moroccan Cuisine none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Momo
25 Heddon Street
United Kingdom  LondonMoroccan Cuisine
 Vegetarian Cuisine none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Mildreds
45 Lexington Street
United Kingdom  LondonVegetarian Cuisine
 Indian Cuisine none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Mela Shaftesbury
152-156 Shaftesbury Avenue
United Kingdom  LondonIndian Cuisine
 Cafés none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Lisboa Patisserie
57 Golborne Road
United Kingdom  LondonCafés
 Organic Cuisine/Wholefood none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Leon Restaurant Carnaby Street
35 Great Marlborough St
United Kingdom  LondonOrganic Cuisine/Wholefood
 European Cuisine none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Le Caprice
Arlington Street
United Kingdom  LondonEuropean Cuisine
 Teahouses none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Ladurée Harrods
87/135 Brompton Road
@ Harrods
United Kingdom  LondonTeahouses
 Breakfast & Brunch none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Kennington Lane Cafe
383 Kennington Lane
United Kingdom  LondonBreakfast & Brunch
 Seafood & Fish Specialities none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)J Sheekey
28-32 St. Martin's Court
United Kingdom  LondonSeafood & Fish Specialities
 Middle Eastern Cuisine none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Hummus Bros Soho
88 Wardour Street
United Kingdom  LondonMiddle Eastern Cuisine
 British Cuisine none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Hix Soho
66-70 Brewer Street
United Kingdom  LondonBritish Cuisine
 Diners none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Hard Rock Cafe London
150 Old Park Lane
United Kingdom  LondonDiners
 British Cuisine none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)32 Great Queen Street
32 Great Queen Street
United Kingdom  LondonBritish Cuisine
 Snack Bars none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)The Golden Hind
73 Marylebone Lane
United Kingdom  LondonSnack Bars
 Snack Bars none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)The Fryer's Delight
19 Theobald's Road
United Kingdom  LondonSnack Bars
 Vegetarian Cuisine none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Food For Thought
31 Neal Street
United Kingdom  LondonVegetarian Cuisine
 Coffeehouses & Coffee Roasters none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Flat White
17 Berwick Street
United Kingdom  LondonCoffeehouses & Coffee Roasters
 Wine Taverns none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Fernandez & Wells
43 Lexington Street
United Kingdom  LondonWine Taverns
 Modern British Cuisine none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Dean Street Townhouse
69-71 Dean Street
@ Dean Street Townhouse Hotel
United Kingdom  LondonModern British Cuisine
 Cafés none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Caffè Nero Soho
43 Frith Street
United Kingdom  LondonCafés
 Cafés none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Café Rive Gauche
20 Warren Street
United Kingdom  LondonCafés
 Vietnamese Cuisine none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Cafe East
100 Redriff Road
United Kingdom  LondonVietnamese Cuisine
 Thai Cuisine none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Busaba Eathai
106-110 Wardour Street
United Kingdom  LondonThai Cuisine
 Roast Houses & Grill Specialities none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Bodean's BBQ Soho
10 Poland Street
United Kingdom  LondonRoast Houses & Grill Specialities
 French Cuisine none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Bibendum
81 Fulham Road
Michelin House
United Kingdom  LondonFrench Cuisine
 Mexican Cuisine none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Benito's Hat
56 Goodge St
United Kingdom  LondonMexican Cuisine
 Cafés none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Bar Italia Soho
22 Frith Street
United Kingdom  LondonCafés
 Cafés none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Bar Bruno
101 Wardour Street
United Kingdom  LondonCafés
 Ice Cream Coffee Bars none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Amorino
41 Old Compton Street
United Kingdom  LondonIce Cream Coffee Bars
 Training Restaurants none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Acorn House Restaurant
69 Swinton Street
United Kingdom  LondonTraining Restaurants
 Gastropubs & Brasseries none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)The Dog & Duck
18 Bateman Street
United Kingdom  LondonGastropubs & Brasseries
 Café (Bar) Restaurants none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Raduno
85 Charterhouse St
United Kingdom  LondonCafé (Bar) Restaurants
 Gastropubs & Brasseries none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)The Star of Bethnal Green
359 Bethnal Green
United Kingdom  LondonGastropubs & Brasseries
 Cuban Cuisine none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Floridita
100 Wardour St
United Kingdom  LondonCuban Cuisine
 Pizzerias none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Fire & Stone Pizza Restaurant
31/32 Maiden Lane
United Kingdom  LondonPizzerias
 Modern Cuisine none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Tuttons Restaurant & Bar
11/12 Russell Street
United Kingdom  LondonModern Cuisine
 Bistros none Majority of guests: completely mixedCafe Boheme
13-17 Old Compton Street
Soho
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr: 08:00 a.m. - 03:00 a.m.; Sa: 09:00 a.m. - 03:00 a.m.; Su: 09:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
United Kingdom  LondonBistros
 Breakfast & Brunch none Majority of guests: completely mixedBreakfast Club Hoxton
2-4 Rufus Street
United Kingdom  LondonBreakfast & Brunch
 Café (Bar) Restaurants none Majority of guests: completely mixedBistrotheque
23-27 Wadeson Street
Mo, Th: closed; Tu, We, Fr, Sa: 06:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.; Su: 04:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
United Kingdom  LondonCafé (Bar) Restaurants
 European Cuisine none Majority of guests: completely mixedArbutus
63-64 Frith Street
United Kingdom  LondonEuropean Cuisine
 Café (Bar) Restaurants none Majority of guests: completely mixedBalans Earls Court
239 Old Brompton Road
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Su: 08:00 a.m. - 01:00 a.m.; Fr, Sa: 08:00 a.m. - 02:00 a.m.
United Kingdom  LondonCafé (Bar) Restaurants
 Mediterranean Cuisine none Majority of guests: completely mixedThe Light Bar and Restaurant
233 233 Shoreditch High Street
United Kingdom  LondonMediterranean Cuisine
 Café (Bar) Restaurants none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)The Wolseley
160 Piccadilly
United Kingdom  LondonCafé (Bar) Restaurants
 International/Fusion Cuisine none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Joe Allen Restaurant London
13 Exeter Street
United Kingdom  LondonInternational/Fusion Cuisine
 British Cuisine none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)The Ivy
1-5 West Street
United Kingdom  LondonBritish Cuisine
 Chinese Cuisine none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Hakkasan Restaurant
8 Hanway Place
United Kingdom  LondonChinese Cuisine
 British Cuisine none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Butlers Wharf Chop House
36e Shad Thames
United Kingdom  LondonBritish Cuisine
 Gastropubs & Brasseries none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Anchor & Hope
36 The Cut
United Kingdom  LondonGastropubs & Brasseries
 Gastropubs & Brasseries none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Sketch
9 Conduit Street
United Kingdom  LondonGastropubs & Brasseries
 Creative/Inventive Cuisine none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Les Trois Garçons
1 Club Row
United Kingdom  LondonCreative/Inventive Cuisine
 Wine Taverns none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)The Cape Bar
10 Aldermanbury
United Kingdom  LondonWine Taverns
 Modern British Cuisine none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Cafe Emm
17 Frith Street
Mo, Tu, We, Th: 12:00 p.m. - 02:30 p.m. + 05:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.; Fr: 12:00 p.m. - 02:30 p.m. + 05:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.; Sa: 01:00 p.m. - 04:00 p.m. + 05:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.; Su: 01:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
United Kingdom  LondonModern British Cuisine
 Gastropubs & Brasseries none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Charlie's Club, Bar & Brasserie
9 Crosswall
Mo, Tu: 11:00 a.m. - 04:00 p.m.; We: 11:00 a.m. - 04:00 p.m. + 10:00 p.m. - 04:00 a.m.; Th: 11:00 a.m. - 04:00 p.m. + 10:00 p.m. - 05:00 a.m.; Fr: 11:00 a.m. - 04:00 p.m. + 10:00 p.m. - 06:00 a.m.; Sa: 09:30 p.m. - 05:00 a.m.; Su: closed
United Kingdom  LondonGastropubs & Brasseries
 Drag Dining none Majority of guests: completely mixedThe Battersea Barge
Nine Elms Lane
United Kingdom  LondonDrag Dining
 British Cuisine none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Indulgence Bar & Grill
2–5 Carthusian Street
United Kingdom  LondonBritish Cuisine



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 Name  CityBranch of business
 British Cuisine none Majority of guests: gays and lesbians mixedSteph's Restaurant
39 Dean Street
United Kingdom  LondonBritish Cuisine
 Café (Bar) Restaurants none Majority of guests: completely mixedRock Garden Restaurant and Gardening Club Night Club
6/7 The Piazza
United Kingdom  LondonCafé (Bar) Restaurants
 European Cuisine none Majority of guests: completely mixedPerennial
110 Columbia Road
Shoreditch
United Kingdom  LondonEuropean Cuisine
 Gastropubs & Brasseries none Majority of guests: completely mixedThe Enclave
25-27 Brewer Street
United Kingdom  LondonGastropubs & Brasseries
 Modern British Cuisine none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Dibbens
2-3 Cowcross Street
United Kingdom  LondonModern British Cuisine
 Cafés none Majority of guests: completely mixedCoffee, Cake & KinkUnited Kingdom  LondonCafés
 Café (Bar) Restaurants none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Bar Equal
68-70 Honor Oak Park
United Kingdom  LondonCafé (Bar) Restaurants
 Café (Bar) Restaurants none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)acres
40 Acre Lane
United Kingdom  LondonCafé (Bar) Restaurants


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