BALANS CAFÉ & RESTAURANT
34 & 60 Old Compton Street, Soho Ph: 020 7439 3309 Mon – Thu 8am – 5am, Fri – Sat until 6am, Sunday until 2am. Café is open 24/7 www.balans.co.uk
Popular gay café and restaurant, great for lunch, breakfast and dinner. There are two Balans on Old Compton Street. To avoid confusion, one is a café, the other a restaurant (great for cocktails). Both are busy and serviced by cute gays.
75 Beak Street, Soho Ph: 020 7287 1840 / 33 Southampton Street, Soho Ph: 020 7379 7585 / 27 Frith Street Ph: 020 7734 6204 / 28 Brewer Street, Soho Ph: 020 7734 0179 www.bistro1.co.uk
Very welcoming to the gay community. Exceptionally good food, friendly staff and vibrant atmosphere, Bistro1 is a dining experience not to be missed. Based on a Mediterranean influence, the menu includes extravagant; meat, chicken, fish and vegetarian dishes, accompanied by a rich selection of world wines. The wine menu was brought together considering London’s cosmopolitan nature and the different cultural perspectives this city offers. Hence, dining at Bistro1 means you know a little bit more about another culture.
FIRST OUT CAFÉ
52 St Giles High Street, Soho Ph: 020 7240 8042 Mon – Sat 10am – 11pm, Sun till 10.30pm
A long-established gay/lesbian cafe-bar. Upstairs in the cafe is pleasant and friendly, with nice veggie food and a good atmosphere. Downstairs is usually crowded and noisy. Popular with lesbians.