Table Booking System London
As the UK’s capital city, London attracts around 30 million visitors from around the world each year generating plenty of custom for London’s restaurant’s, cafes and pubs. However, just as London hospitality relies on tourism, the city’s tourism industry and economy rely heavily on the capital’s thriving hospitality sector.
While of course London is known for its busy day and night life, producing plenty of choice for locals and visitors alike and continuous trade for London hospitality, it also creates ample competition. This is where our table booking system can help.
Simple to use, fantastic value and with a UK-based team on hand to support, it’s a popular choice for London restaurants. Want to know more? Read on to find out!
How our table booking system works for customers
With popular London restaurants and bars getting booked up weeks, sometimes months in advance, customers are relying on table booking systems to ensure they can secure a table at their chosen spot. This is where our table booking system comes in.
With diners able to reserve a table via the booking widget on your website, your Sugarvine.com promotion or social media channels, diners have 24/7, easy access to your venue allowing you to capitalise on would-be diners whenever they are looking.
Then, once booking is complete, diners will receive an automated booking confirmation as well as email or text reminders in the lead up to their reservation making their journey from booking to arrival smooth and personalised.
With a good proportion of diners in London being tourists, it is likely many are visiting for the first time with not much knowledge of places to eat or drink. Your Sugarvine.com listing allows users to search for London-based venues, allowing diners to find your venue, browse menus and book all in one easy to use, simple process.
The London hospitality scene
While London hospitality does benefit from a thriving tourism industry, it has also faced the brunt of a tough few years. In the first instance, the cultural shift to work from home has resulted in fewer bookings and walks-ins for London restaurants, cafes and bars whether that is from after work drinks, business meetings or workers popping out for lunch. Meanwhile, the cost of living crisis has hit hospitality, including London, twofold, with suppliers hiking costs and consumers cutting back on dining out. Last, but certainly not least, while tourism remains high in the capital, visitor figures have still not returned to pre-pandemic levels, leaving London hospitality facing significant challenges. Despite these obstacles, competition remains as high as ever in London, leaving restaurants, cafes and bars racing to cut supplier costs, remain competitive with pricing and also offer something unique.
How our table booking system can help London hospitality venues?
Our London table booking system can help venues by placing them in front of consumers at the right time, therefore increasing those all-important covers. Our table reservation system consists of an easy to use widget that is embedded on your website and social media providing diners with an easy-access tool to book tables online, freeing up your phone lines and staff from manually taking bookings. Meanwhile, the software comes with an integrated easy-to-use table management system to monitor bookings and table plans, streamlining your processes, preparing you for those fully-booked evenings and freeing up your time to you to focus on growing your restaurant.
With no-shows prevalent across the sector, especially in larger cities such as London, our table booking system comes with an integrated deposits system powered by Stripe. You therefore have the option to charge deposits or take card details at the point of booking, reducing no-shows and safeguarding that all-important revenue.
Meanwhile, with rent and overheads in London high, pubs and restaurants need to save costs where they can. Likewise, with so many covers throughout the week, venues cannot afford to pay per-booking fees. Unlike other booking software providers, our table booking system has no per-cover charges. Instead, we offer a transparent fee with no hidden charges. This means you can account for our fee while increasing your covers and reducing your admin, a must in the competitive London hospitality scene.
In addition to our table booking system, hospitality venues also receive free marketing through Sugarvine.com. On our exclusive dining guide, users can search for London restaurants, cafes or pubs and book directly via your Sugarvine Tables widget, further boosting your venue’s exposure and bookings.
What is the cost of our table booking system?
We have saved hundreds of pounds per month…We have lost no covers and their back end system works well for us, as does their marketing…I would recommend Sugarvine to other restaurants.