First Table restaurant app to launch in Manchester giving you 50% off the food bill

The app launches in Manchester on October 2

By Manchester's Finest | 29 September 2023

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Sure, everyone wants to eat at 8pm. But if you’re flexible, you could be about to save yourself a decent chunk of change.

First Table is all set to launch in Manchester on October 2, a restaurant discovery platform that gets restaurants busier at off-peak times, and at the same time offers huge discounts to diners.

The concept is pretty straightforward. You sign up via the website or app, and you’ll be able to browse a range of restaurants across the city.


Those restaurants then list their first tables of the shift – either breakfast, lunch or dinner – during their usually quieter hours, which you can then book. Hence ‘First Table’.

And that’s it. You pay a £6 booking fee, and in return you get 50% off your food bill for two to four diners. Drinks are regular price.

The restaurants pay nothing to be on the platform while also filling those harder to fill tables at those harder to fill times, and diners get a hefty discount off their meal in a win-win situation for all involved.

So if there’s a restaurant you’ve been dying to try out, not to mention a style of food you’ve been curious about but never experienced, now could be the time to get involved.

City spots that will be available to book include Gary Usher’s excellent bistros Kala and Hispi, and Indian restaurants Sangam City and Sangam Didsbury.

Also featured are the newly opened pizza and burger spot Leno at Diecast, its sister restaurant The Firehouse, Masons and the Blues Kitchen.

“We are genuinely excited to bring First Table to Manchester, a city deeply rooted in its eclectic culinary heritage that ranges from classic British fare to modern global cuisines,” said Mat Weir, CEO and Founder of First Table.

“Recognising Manchester’s blend of traditional eateries and contemporary bistros, our aspiration is to unite diners with the city’s diverse array of restaurants and encourage our foodies to try something new.”

They join 1400 restaurants appearing globally on the app, with 900,000 diners around the world already signed up.

You can sign up for the platform here, and they’re also giving away a whole year of dining in Manchester to one lucky foodie when you enter the competition here.