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Our foodie adventure with Feastfox

Feastfox is a brand-spanking new app that allows you to spontaneously book a table in central Cape Town (for now, the app is growing to include more areas) with ease.

We were invited to find out a little more about Feastfox and it’s co-founders at Twankey Bar in town, as well as have the opportunity to use the app ourselves to book a table at a restaurant selected for us randomly. Our restaurant was Hokey Poke, a poke restaurant that just happened to be 600-metres away from Twankey Bar.

I am going to do a separate review of Hokey Poke, as I feel as though the food and restaurant as a whole was an experience I really enjoyed and it deserves a little more attention and it’s very own blog post. Today, we are just going to talk about Feastfox and how I found the app.

When we arrived at Twankey Bar, we were greeted with our very own special cocktail called a Fox Trot – fitting, no? – and were seated at a long table. Once everyone had arrived, one of the co-founders, Stuart Murless, walked us through how they came up with the idea of Feastfox (not being able to book a table with ease spontaneously) and how to use the app.

After walking us through everything we needed to know, we were each handed a special VIP invitation to a restaurant that was chosen at random. Each couple would be attending a different restaurant and booking their table themselves through Feastfox, giving us the opportunity to use the app ourselves for the very first time.

So here’s a little run down of how it works:

Once you have logged on to the app (there is a general sign up process), you will see the screen below. It shows you all the restaurants in the area available for booking.

The ones with the darker colour are restaurants that do not have exclusive offers on at this time, and the orange ones are the restaurants that do have an exclusive offer available. Some of the exclusive offers include a percentage off your food or drink bill, for example.

Once you have found the restaurant you want to book, you will be taken to the next step where you will be able to choose how many people you want to book for and who you want to book the table for.

Additional information includes how long you have to get there before your booking is void (30-miniutes) and the address, which you can click on to activate your GPS – so handy!

Next up you are provided with a screen that shows you your confirmation. This confirmation is provided by the restaurant. Additionally, the screen shows when you are on your way to the restaurant and, eventually, confirms your attendance once you get there.

Once you get there, your screen will have 4 green ticks, and it’s time for you to sit down, take in your chosen restaurant’s ambience, place your order and tuck in to your feast! It really is that simple.

It is also good to know that there is a warning that comes up that says: “Accounts will be blocked after 3 no shows”, so you can’t say you were not warned.

Also, don’t be that person.

Overall, Feastfox provides users with a quick, easy and user-friendly way to book yourself a table at your favourite restaurant – or find somewhere new – at a drop of a hat (because, who needs to plan absolutely everything anyway?).

The app is free to download and use, and there is the added benefit of receiving their exclusive offers when you book with an array of the featured restaurants – which is an added bonus!

So far I have told all my friends and family about Feastfox and the majority of them have already started using it. Numerous of them have already told me how easy the app is to use and how it has made the overall booking process that much easier – and I could not agree more!

Go on, download Feastfox and be spontaneous. You won’t regret it.

You can download Feastfox through Google Play or the Apple Store, and you can find more information at feastfox.com.

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