How often you go to outside for office lunch or to have dinner with your friends. If you are a food lover and love to explore new dining places, you must know about the apps reviewed here.
These are the perfect mobile apps to find nearby Restaurants to visit or even you can find the best hotel for home delivery. These apps will show you contact details of the restaurant, it’s rating, user’s feedback and even the menu with latest prices so you can decide where to go. Let’s see what these different mobile apps are offering –
1) Zomato –
Zomato started as a website to share restaurant menus with friends has grown into a new hub for food lovers. It’s mobile app comes with great features and you can search for food joints based on your current location or food preference.
Zomato opens with a beautiful home page where you can use Restaurant Finder and search based on your requirement such as for Home Delivery or to go out for a Drinks or for coffee. But you also have option to search directly by specifying location, food name, cuisine or restaurant name.
Results can be sorted Distance (or by Rating, Cost and Popularity), so you can get the nearest venue. Second tab of Zomato does location based search and if you enable location service of your device it can detect and show all nearby food joints and restaurants.
Once you click on any restaurant name and Zomato gives you detailed information about that place. This includes users rating, reviews, photos, Menu of restaurant and also map to reach that place.
It also lists vital information such as if they do Home Delivery or not, Bar is available or not, they serve non-veg items or not, cuisine, working hours, cost for 2 people etc. Zomato also promotes its users to write reviews, so this mobile app can be used to write your own experience about a food joint you visited and give ratings.
Overall Zomato mobile app is a great app and achieves and as its tag line says ‘For the love of food’, you can not live without it if you love food. Zomato is available for iPhone/iPad, Windows Phone, Android, Windows 8 and Blackberry 10.
2) Burrp –
Burrp is not an exclusive app for food joints and restaurants, additionally it gives you information about Events, Hotels, Shopping, Tv Schedules.
Therefore when you start this app you get option to choose ‘Food & Drinks’ or you can search by name of cuisine or restaurant.
Searching was not very effective as results were coming from whole town without giving any relevance to your current location. However exploring the list of restaurants will give you more relevant results and all restaurants are shown with user ratings, reviews and address.
Burrp is available for iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, Symbian and BlackBerry.
3) MyCityWay India –
MyCityWay India is also not limited to food destinations and its home scree gives you option to explore Dining & Cafes, Nightlife, Places to go, Shop, Travel etc. Once you open Dining options you can explore places based on your need, such as for dining or a cafe house.
Places listed here are location conscious and you get all nearby restaurants listed. MyCityWay shows the distance of restaurant from your current location and once you open details of the place, you get its information such as phone number, address and direction to reach there.
You can save selected item to Favorite list, Evernote or to Contacts.You can also read reviews or write reviews about the place, but problem was that it had no reviews for most of the places.
If you are short on time, an interesting section of MyCity app called ‘Quick Bite’ can help you. Quick bite shows you a list of nearby bakeries, ice cream joints and juice bars. So enjoy a quick scoops of ice cream is not so time taking now.
Overall MyCityWay India is a very useful app and you will find yourself using it at multiple occasions as it is not only limited to food points, it can help you in finding a nearby petrol pump or a Hospital or an ATM.