Did you know that almost a third of Brits now use apps to order food and book restaurants from the comfort of our own homes?
As a busy mum of three with baby number four on the way anything that makes my life simpler and easier gets the thumbs up from me – and if there’s an app for it, even better!
I can’t tell you the number of apps I currently have on my phone, ranging from blogging to banking to supermarket shopping and food and restaurant booking, because the fact is I simply don’t have time to trawl through search engines looking for individual deals and offers – which is where apps that do all the hard work for you come in.
So, with the school Easter holidays looming when I’m hoping we’ll be able to do more together as a family, in this collaborative post I’ve rounded up 5 of the best restaurant booking apps for busy parents for anyone planning some treats out like us.
5 restaurant booking apps for busy parents
1. Kids Eat Free
Perfect for busy parents (the clue’s in the title!) Kids Eat Free is a restaurant locator, digital dining discount card and savings calculator in one package enabling parents to find restaurants with free meal options at the touch of a button. Just enter your postcode and the day of the week you’d like to visit to instantly see what’s available – easy peasy!
Squaremeal is a free, independent guide to the UK’s best restaurants, bars and venues. There are a host of search options to choose from, including by area, restaurant name, special offers and ‘best’ lists including cheap eats and group dining. You can then filter the results by price and cuisine, and there are handy at-a-glance average price and food hygiene ratings along with reviews too.
A real-time reservation network, OpenTable is part of Booking.com and operates in much the same way. There’s an easy-to-use tool to match you with restaurants suitable for your group, including a family option and choices of dining ranging from casual to fine. You can also earn points towards free meals, which gets the thumbs up from me!
Yelp is a local guide to finding the best businesses, including restaurants. You can search restaurants, bars and coffee & tea shops and there are lots of photos and reviews to help you find the perfect destination for you and your family. Like Kids Eat Free, there are also deals to be had to help you get the best value for your money.
Featuring thousands of restaurants Bookatable allows busy parents to secure tables 24 hours a day, seven days a week because there’s no need to wait for someone to answer the phone. Confirmation is instant and you can search for restaurants in categories including ‘£20 and under’ and seasonal offers including ‘Easter menus’ to help find the perfect venue for you and your family.
Do you use restaurant booking apps when eating out with the family? I’d love to know which ones come in handy for you!
This is a collaborative post.