When you’re enjoying some big city living, it pays to have a little bit of help to find the best eateries in your local area and beyond. There’s a bewildering array of choice in London to keep even the most passionate foodies replete, from dedicated udon bars (chopsticks at the ready please) to a pharmacy-inspired restaurant owned by none other than Damien Hirst.
But with so much clearly going on, how do you sort the good from the bad? Thankfully, there are lots of handy London food apps, restaurant apps and food delivery apps to make sure you’re never more than a couple of finger-taps away from the very best grub.
So, in your hour of need, which London food app should you turn to? Here’s our rundown of the best apps to keep your hunger at bay...
London food delivery apps
When you want fuss-free food delivered to your door in a hurry, Just Eat has an incredible level of coverage so there’s sure to be something for you.
You can’t walk around in London for anything more than a couple of minutes without seeing one of the Deliveroo army pedalling past with a delicious box full of hot food. The difference between Deliveroo and Just Eat is that while Just Eat works predominantly with takeaway restaurants, Deliveroo lets you order from some of the finest restaurants near you.
London restaurant apps
When you want to find the best restaurants, bars and more in your local area, Foursquare gives you access to an unprecedented level of information and recommendations from fellow foodies. You can also keep track of where you’ve been, and where you’d like to go.
What restaurant apps like FourSquare don’t help you with is availability. That’s where OpenTable comes in. The last thing you want is to travel across the city to your chosen eatery only to find it’s full. By downloading OpenTable, not only will you have menus, reviews and photos at your fingertips, but you’ll also be able to see which restaurants have a table just for you.
One of the biggest sticking points when eating out in the capital is price. This tasty app allows you to book last-minute tables at local restaurants with significant savings of up to 65 percent. There have been a few teething problems with this app but there are also plenty of savings to be had.
London restaurant review apps
As well as allowing you to access the menus, pictures and phone numbers of the top takeaways and restaurants in the city, Zomato also lets you rate and review restaurants and share your best foodie pics. There are also curated lists to help you find the best burgers, pizzas or top trending restaurants near you.
Apple Store only
If you like finding your next meal in the same way some singletons find their next date, then you can swipe your way to satisfaction on FoodMood, otherwise known as the ‘Tinder of Food’. Pad Thai – nope, beef bourguignon – yes, yes, YES!
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