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Dealing with over 9,000 restaurants across 60 countries, ResDiary has recently become one of the best resources for finding and booking restaurants online. Much like its competitor OpenTable, ResDiary gives the user the ability to enter their dining preferences using filters, such as cuisine type, location, and price range, however its range is more limited. You can also sort by highest rated based on verified customer reviews and price.


Once you’ve selected a restaurant, you will be taken through to a more detailed profile of the establishment with photos, an extensive ‘About’ section, and user reviews based on Food & Drink, Service, Atmosphere and Value for Money. I found this star rating particularly useful as, if you are in a rush, you may not have time to read through all the comments, meaning this handy guide can quickly be scanned to get an idea of the restaurant you are booking.


Booking a table by simply clicking on a timeslot is relatively straight forward and the ‘Offers Available’ bar underneath each time informing the user of special deals for that specific time are particularly helpful. However, a downside to booking through ResDiary is that it lacks the rewards scheme available with OpenTable, allowing for discounts on meals at associated restaurants. Furthermore, with only 9,000 restaurants on their books, options are limited, while there is no ‘Top’ restaurant guide based on user reviews to help decide where to go.


That being said, the ResDiary is blog is very informative and can give inspiring ideas about where to dine. Each post comes with high quality photos and a link to book a table via the website. As a relatively new company, ResDiary is lacking the number of reviews like those of TripAdvisor, yet given some time, it should become more reliable due to its acceptance only from verified customers.

  • Enter dining preferences to find best restaurants near you
  • Simple interface to make reservations online
  • Informative blog on eating out
  • Limited filters for searching restaurants
  • No rewards scheme for using website to book tables
  • Limited number of associated restaurants