To start off 2018, we spoke to three Aussie chefs to find out what the big trends and challenges will be. It’s certainly going to be an interesting year, with global issues driving local philosophies.
How do you feel when you reflect back on 2017? What defined the year for you and what are you looking forward to continuing into ‘18?
Last year wasn’t as revolutionary as 2007 – the year that both the iPhone and the Kindle debuted. Nor was it as monumental in our industry as 2016; when we saw dining precincts like Tramsheds and Barangaroo unveiled in Sydney; in Melbourne, the standards continued to elevate via awe-inspiring bars with incredibly scrumptious food at venues such as Marion and Embla. The venerable Stokehouse also reopened and American style menus were all the rage at Up in Smoke and Fancy Hanks. [Read more…]
Diners serve up their best reviews with Sydney topping the list of most-reviewed restaurants, followed by Brisbane and Melbourne
- Sydney restaurants dominate top 50 list with 52% of spots taken by restaurants in the harbour capital; followed by Brisbane and Melbourne
- Asian food features highly on the list with Chinese, Modern Asian and Japanese making up over one quarter of the featured restaurants
- Top 50 compiled from more than 70,000 verified OpenTable diner reviews from across more than 1,500 restaurants in Australia over the last 12 months
As we set in for a summer filled with festive celebrations, OpenTable, the world’s leading online restaurant reservations platform, today unveiled their Top 50 restaurants in Australia for 2017, with Australians raising a glass in support of the best eateries in the country.
We’re excited to be a part of the 2018 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival’s Restaurant Express!
Our involvement is great news for participating OpenTable restaurants, as means being part of an integrated multi-channel marketing campaign run by Melbourne Food and Wine Festival and OpenTable, focused maximising reach and impact from your festival participation.
Here’s a few features of the campaign, with many more to follow.
- Being seamlessly bookable from the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival restaurant express page
- Featured on OpenTable website, diner app and highly engaged Facebook page
- Included in emails from Melbourne Food and Wine Festival and OpenTable
To make the most of your involvement, please ensure that your availability is open to accept reservations when the festival goes live on 28 November.
Contact your restaurant relations manager, or call through on 1300 130 359.
Not on OpenTable but participating in the Restaurant Express? Sign up by filling in this form.
The social media and technology dining trends fueling Aussies appetite
When it comes to the modern-day dining experience, the role of mobile phone has certainly evolved. So too, has the etiquette surrounding its purpose during meals – once reserved for in case of emergencies, then adding purpose as a 2-in-1 device (phone+camera), now leading up to a marketing tool in the palm of your hand. [Read more…]