London Gay Cafés & Restaurants

London Gay Cafés & Restaurants

Wanna grab a bite? Here's a selection of gay-owned and gay-popular cafés and restaurants in London.

Being the first of its kind in the UK, The Chocolate Cocktail Club is a mixed venue that serves a selection of over 20 Chocolate Cocktails in the heart of London. Ranging from creamy to fruity, all cocktails come with a delicious twist of Chocolate.
Pick from a wide range of your all-time favourite treats including a Toblerone Cocktail, Shamazing Strawberry, Salted Caramel, After Eight o’clock, and many more. Don’t worry if chocolate isn’t your thing – The Chocolate Cocktail Club also offers a range of standard drinks and classic cocktails.
Feeling peckish? Why not try a slice of one of their beautiful cakes, a delicious dessert or just a light bite; all very chocolatey of course.
This establishment is owned by same-sex couple Holly and Rachel, who are complete chocoholics and always there to welcome guests with a big smile. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming, with a trendy interior and good music playing in the background.
Our tip: come with an empty stomach.
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bar, chocolate cocktails, chocolate treats

Updated: 24-May-2022

72 St John St, London

Weekday: Tue 1pm - 6pm, Wed 1pm - 9pm
Weekend: Thu - Sat 1pm - 10.30pm

The gayest, most popular restaurant on Soho’s Old Compton Street. BALANS serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and is open around the clock. Bigger on the inside than you might assume from the front entrance.

Good food, great cocktails, handsome waiters and reasonable prices. Free WiFi. This is the place to be seen. Reservations recommended for Friday or Saturday nights.

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bar, restaurant

Updated: 24-May-2022

60-62 Old Compton Street, London

Weekday: 10am - 5am
Weekend: 10am - 5am

3.8
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From 12 votes Vote

For years, Cafe Nero (corner of Old Compton Street and Frith Street) has been the hangout café of choice for many gay Londoners.

Perfectly located in the heart of Soho, its a place to meet up or a place to sit and just watch the world go past. The coffee’s pretty good, too, and it’s open almost 24 hours a day.

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cafe

Updated: 24-May-2022

43 Frith Street, London

Weekday: 6.30am - 9.30pm
Weekend: Sat 7.30am - 10pm Sun 7.30 - 9pm

3.0
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From 6 votes Vote

100% Gourmet Regal Arabica coffee or haircut, or both? Fresh juice and tea shots also available at BLADE. The seats are equipped with iPad with internet access.

This gay-popular bar, café & salon is located next door to KU Soho bar.

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cafe

Updated: 24-May-2022

26 Frith Street, London

Weekday: 12pm - 9pm
Weekend: Sat 11am - 8pm, Sun 12pm - 7pm

3.6
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From 19 votes Vote

Strategically located at the epicentre of gay Soho (directly opposite Caffe Nero), this 24-hour café bar has become one of the most popular gay hangouts on Old Compton Street.

During long summer days, the windows are opened, shades lowered and tables set out along the street. Many stop by BALANS for a cold beer or coffee, but the café does serve a range of popular dishes, from bacon sandwiches at breakfast, to burgers and fish & chips.

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bar, cafe, restaurant

Updated: 24-May-2022

34 Old Compton Street, London

Weekday: 8am - 12.30am
Weekend: 8am - 12.30am

3.7
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From 6 votes Vote

West London branch of this well-known gay-orientated restaurant chain.

Whilst the atmosphere is not as quite as ‘gay’ as its Compton Street location, BALANS remains a popular place for gay friends to meet and ‘do lunch’.

Good food, reasonable prices and, last time we visited, some pretty cute waiters.

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restaurant

Updated: 24-May-2022

187 Kensington High Street, London

Weekday: 8am - 10pm
Weekend: 8am - 11pm

4.0
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From 4 votes Vote

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