Visiting a new city, planning a romantic date or simply need a mid-week pick me up it can be difficult to find the perfect restaurant to suit your taste buds but don’t worry because there are a number of apps that have been designed just for these situations.
With the right app you can check out menus, read reviews and even book a table in just a few clicks.
Below are five apps to help you find the perfect restaurant:
Restaurant Finder (Android)
Restaurant Finder is designed to help you find the perfect restaurant anywhere in the world, with quick search features you will never again find yourself hungry and wandering from restaurant to restaurant looking at menus in the window. With Restaurant Finder you can check out a restaurant’s latest menu, read reviews and book a table, all within just a few minutes. The app can also be used to find local take-aways, for those nights when you just want to curl up on the sofa with a film.
Open Table is a must have app when traveling to new cities but can also be super handy in your local area. Search for restaurants and easily narrow down your search by cuisine, price and rating, you can then read reviews and even view photos that have been posted by previous customers. A great feature of Open Table is that once you populate you profile and use the app a few times, you will receive restaurant recommendations, making it even easier to find dinner in a new city. Another reason to use Open Table is their reward system, whenever you book a table using the app you will receive points that can later be redeemed at Open Table restaurants.
One of the most well-known apps on the market for finding restaurants and many other services is Yelp. Yelp is a must have app on any phone, with its extensive bank of reviews and photos of restaurants, bars and many other services from around the world. Yelp allows you to easily search for restaurants either in your current location or anywhere in the world, you can also really narrow your search down to a crazy level, helping you to find even the smallest of treats such as an afternoon cupcake. A great feature about Yelp is the way in which you can few the search results, either in a map view with clear labels so you can spot the number one restaurant in your local area, or in list form allowing you to order by number of reviews and average price.
Zomato allows you to browse restaurants and take outs in your surrounding area, reviewing photos and reviews left by customers, as well as directions and contact information, so you can easily book a table. With Zomato you can build collections, storing your favourite restaurants all together in one place that you can share with friends. You can also build collections of restaurants you want to check out in the future, especially handy when planning a holiday and searching for a different place to eat every night.
The Fork is not just a power restaurant search tool that allows you to read honest customer reviews, view plate photos and book a table but the app also offers special discounts that cannot be found anywhere else. Discounts can be as much as 50% off and to make life even easier for you they are automatically applied to your bill, as a result of booking through The Fork’s app. The Fork has over 4 million reviews and photos uploaded by real customers, meaning you can book with confidence and enjoy your meal.