First Table serves up their offering to Melbourne foodies

First Table serves up their offering to Melbourne foodies
Jack Hayes

Popular restaurant discovery platform, First Table, has confirmed its much-anticipated Melbourne launch, marking another delicious milestone in its Australian offering.

Already operating in multiple Australian cities including Sydney, the Gold Coast and Brisbane, First Table is set to bring its unique dining experience to Melbourne, launching on 14 August.

First Table is an innovative restaurant booking platform, popular with foodies who are keen to

discover new cuisines and flavours, while being rewarded for dining early with 50 per cent off the food bill, for two to four diners.

It’s free to sign up to the platform, and with diners paying $10 to secure the booking where they will receive the half-priced meal with drinks excluded.

"We are absolutely thrilled to extend our offering to Melbourne, a city known for its vibrant food scene and diverse international flavours," said Mat Weir, CEO and founder of First Table.

"Our goal is to connect people with fantastic local restaurants and provide a unique dining experience that encourages culinary discovery, shared experiences, and, of course, phenomenal food.”

We’re also excited about supporting the hospitality industry in Melbourne by connecting diners to new restaurants and filling otherwise empty tables.”

“Our partner restaurants pay nothing to be on the platform, but use their first table as a promotional tool to reach new customers and create a buzz early on in the service.”

Melbourne food lovers can look forward to a mouthwatering selection of the city's best restaurants, with a focus on variety, authenticity, and exceptional quality.

Among the restaurants included in the launch, is Melbourne foodie hot spot, Abacus, located in the heart of South Yarra.

"As a restaurant that also opens for breakfast, Abacus is an all-day diner that experiences lulls between the lunch and dinner service," owner of Abacus, Dylan Whitmore said.

 "Joining the First Table platform allows us to connect with a broader audience and share our love for Australian native ingredients and progressive dining. We look forward to welcoming new diners and sharing our culinary journey with the First Table community of foodies."

Also on the menu is the bespoke Southbank venue, Edwin Wine Bar & Cellar.

Nico Mackintosh, sales and marketing manager for the venue is also thrilled to be involved in the launch.

"We can’t wait to be live on First Table in Melbourne,” Ms Mackintosh said.


The platform is a fantastic avenue to reach new diners and get those first tables booked each night


Other restaurants on board for the launch are the modern European restaurant La Majestic, and the Albert Park-based American BBQ restaurant Third Wave.

First Table was launched in Queenstown, New Zealand and encourages diners to try new restaurants, cuisines and flavours and connect with loved ones over the shared love of food.

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