Yet again Zilla is venturing into waters new, this time I went out with my long-suffering bestie to test a new restaurant app – CAKE! This is a smart app, and it’s not your usual find and book a table app. It’s actually super clever and really quite useful.
You can tell a lot about a person by a screenshot of their apps can’t you?! Anyway, this funky beast uses your GPS to find the nearest CAKE affiliated restaurants (there are loads near me, as you can see – well, loads in London anyway, easy enough to get to or to be near when I’m in town!)
You can click on any of those pins and it will bring up a synopsis of the place, transport links (including a time/price estimate for uber) plus links to the phone number and website – or you can just book using the app itself. All of this is handy in itself, but CAKE goes that extra step. You can also use it to split and pay your bills with friends (or you know, for those lunches you like to take alone with your book…sigh)
We tested it at a place in Canary Wharf – all you do once you are at your table is “grab a tab” which will bring up a code to show your waiter/ess – they will put your order on using the code and you can then see your tab on your app. You can then use the app to pay the bits of the tab that are yours (say if you have to leave early to relieve a tormented babysitter) or at the end so you don’t have to wait for the bill. You can even add the tip. And because your card details are on the app, the joint doesn’t have to worry about you doing a runner haha. It’s such an easy way to split the bill, you just click on the bits you had and click pay – fab if you haven’t partaken of the cocktails!
You also get rewards for using the app, and for referring your friends – in fact, if you want a fiver credit when you sign up, you can use the code MUMZILLA. Go go go – it’s on the app store now!
You too could be enjoying some delicious food that you can pay for easily – like this amazing Butter Chicken we had at Chai Ki, one of the restaurants you can book through CAKE.