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Scott Newman
Scott Newman

“What do you do when you don’t know where you want to go out for a drink or a good meal?” Sick of the same old thing and want to try something new? Zomato could be the best kept secret from you!

What is Zomato? This could be your favourite website/app since Facebook and other social networks became the mainstream. Zomato (founded in India) is a powerful social network for foodies!  Discovering new places is fun and exciting. I recently came across this app and would love to share the advantages with you.

Ever wanted to blog about something worthwhile like food and drink? Zomato has in depth content on various cities restaurants. To become a user you can use your Facebook or Google account logins and can sign up to take advantage of the valueable user information. Each restaurant listed has updated menus location coordinates, expected costs, food and beverage reviews and much more. How it works is that you sign in and go to a restaurant and write a blog review of your overall experience. This then gives value to other users to gauge what a place is like and what kind of atmosphere, service and prices you may expect.

Going out can be hard on the budget and tricky to decide on where to go? These days it can be very frustrating not knowing where the good places are especially if you are new to town. Building networks is important, especially for the like-minded. Everyone enjoys a great experience in service at a restaurant or bar. You are then more than likely wanting to go back and tell people how good or bad it was. This is what makes Zomato a powerful tool as this grows it will become clearer where the cheapest beer is in town or the best pizza house! You are encouraged to take photos and make comments. Follow other users so you can find the very best places around town. There is a wish list for the good ones you come across and you want to go back to. My favourite feature is the way you can have a speed dial to your top restaurants. (I hate not knowing the phone numbers)

 

The app has a foodie ladder leaderboard giving the user a rating based on the contributions to the community through reviews, photos and likes received. The idea is to build up user networks and share experiences from the places you have been too. This will give insight to everyone and then you can share your opinion from your own experience. You can give thanks to other users for good recommendations or finds. It really is a great idea to combine your find of a good place with what you thought about the place and would you come again? I often wonder about good service, is it too loud of an environment, is it hard to get to or have free parking? So many weird questions go into our thinking rational it would be great to have it assessed in a friendly blog.

I recommend this website/app to those who are keen to find new places to go out to and join a new social network based on restaurant experiences. I will be using Zomato to find out what is the best bar in town and write a review of my experience. There are fantastic opportunities to advertise if you are a restaurant owner you can sign up to have your place listed. There are moderators in each of the twelve countries cities which filter anything offensive or not applicable. Try it out it is free to download and use!

 

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