• OpenTable has curated a list of restaurants to travel to, in cities across England, to help diners find the right restaurant for their first indoor meal. 
  • Restaurant reservations for Monday 17th May are up 71% compared to the same day in 2019.
  • Uber is covering 50% of the cost of a trip, using the promocode DiningIsBack*

13th May 2021 – As indoor dining reopens in England on 17 May, Uber and OpenTable have teamed up to help support diners, restaurants and the hospitality sector across England. 

OpenTable has curated a bespoke list of restaurants to take a trip to, with high diner ratings and availability for May***, in 10 cities including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Brighton and Bristol. Reservations for 17th May are up 71%** across the UK when compared to the same day in 2019, showing just how keen diners are to get back to indoor dining. Those looking for inspiration for their first indoor dining experience can view the full OpenTable list www.opentable.co.uk/dining-is-back

As part of the partnership, Uber will cover 50% of the cost of a trip, up to £6, to the first 20,000 riders or when the offer ends on 30 May, helping diners travel safely to their long awaited restaurant reservations. 

To participate in the promotion, users should enter the code DiningIsBack into the wallet section of their Uber app before booking a trip. As indoor dining reopens, riders are encouraged to always make their dining reservation with OpenTable ahead of arriving at the restaurant, cafe or pub, to secure their seat at the table.

Ash Kebriti, UK General Manager, Uber, said: “As indoor dining reopens across the country, we want to help restaurants and eateries who’ve struggled during lockdown get back on their feet. This is why we have teamed up with OpenTable to play our role as people return to their favourite restaurants.”

Lucy Taylor, VP, EMEA, OpenTable said: “We know how much people have missed dining out since restaurants have been closed, and we cannot wait to help them find the right dining experience for them as restaurants reopen their indoor spaces. We are excited to showcase the great restaurants on OpenTable and partner with Uber who will offer diners a 50% discount on their trips, helping them travel safely to their reservations.” 


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About Uber

Uber’s mission is to create opportunity through movement. 

We started in 2010 to solve a simple problem: how do you get access to a ride at the touch of a button? More than 10 billion trips later, we’re building products to get people closer to where they want to be. By changing how people, food, and things move through cities, Uber is a platform that opens up the world to new possibilities. 

About Opentable

OpenTable, part of Booking Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG), powers reservations for the hospitality industry. OpenTable’s software seats more than 1 billion people per year and helps more than 60,000 restaurants, bars, wineries and other venues attract guests, manage capacity, improve operations and maximise revenue.

*Terms and Conditions

Promotion code is valid for 50% off one ride per user and up to a maximum of £6 per ride. Code can be redeemed by a maximum of 20,000 users on a first come, first served basis until 11:55pm 30 May 2021. The promotion is valid only for rides in the UK. The promotion does not apply to tips, tolls, surcharges and fees and cannot be combined with other offers or promotions. The promotion does not apply to business profiles. Uber retains the right to amend or cancel this promotion at its discretion without notice. Read more

** Data compares the number of online reservations made for Monday May 17th 2021 to Monday May 20th 2019, as of May 9th 2021. 

*** availability is subject to change