Review: Yumtable app

I've always loved dining out at restaurants; it is wonderful to socialise over good food and wine. When Alexander was born, dining out became a bit of a rarity as I was just too tired to bother. But now that he is nearly two and has a well established sleep routine, I have started to dine out again and schedule regular catch ups with my friends. So when Yumtable asked me to trial and review their new app in exchange for a meal at one of their restaurants partners, I gladly agreed!

Yumtable is a free app that gives diners exclusive offers and savings – no vouchers needed. The app itself was easy to use; just register using Facebook or an email account. The hard part was choosing a restaurant (there are so many!). For this excursion, I invited my best friend Liz along. Neither of us had a preference for cuisine so we decided to pick something close to home. The app listed all the restaurant partners in my area that had tables available. There were restaurants that I didn't even know existed even though they were right in my neighbourhood. What a great way to get acquainted with my suburb!

In the end, we decided on Argo Restaurant, which serves up Modern Australian food, an easy ten minutes drive from home.
To make the booking, I simply selected my preferred date and time and within a couple of clicks, my reservation was confirmed. I even had the option of sending a confirmation email or text message direct to Liz, saving me the hassle of sending her all the details myself.
 
And now for the fun part! We arrived at Argo restaurant and was chuffed to find there was live music on offer - a really talented one man band kept diners entertained with his soothing voice and soulful tunes on his guitar. He was really good.

For starters, Liz and I ordered some mussels and deep fried stuffed zucchini flowers to share. I can never pass up on a chance to eat zucchini flowers as they're seasonal and not always available and it did not disappoint. They were crispy, wonderfully seasoned with a light ricotta stuffing. That said, the mussels were the star of the night - cooked in a tasty and well balanced tomato based sauce. Dare I say they're the best mussels I've tasted in a very long time. For mains, we ordered barramundi and Atlantic salmon, both of which were cooked to perfection.
By the time it came to desserts, we were both pretty full so we decided to share the Earl Grey pannacotta, served with dates, raisins and a scone biscuit. The delicate flavour of the pannacotta was perfectly balanced by the sweetness of the dates and raisins and the biscuit gave the dish was an extra texture and crunch.
Food images via Argo
All in all,it was a very lovely evening. Liz and I had such a wonderful time chatting away that we didn't realise for quite some time that we were the only customers left!

When the bill arrived, we were most pleasantly surprised to see that the total cost of our meal plus drinks was just under $100, thanks to the $40 discount that was automatically taken off our bill - simply because we'd booked with the Yumtable app. It was the perfect way to end the evening.

Disclaimer: I was provided with $100 credit to cover the costs of the meal however all opinions are my own.

12 Responses to Review: Yumtable app

kidgranny said...

Wow, looks like a great app and such beautiful dishes! And $40 off? That's a great deal!

Azura Chan said...

Lovely food presentation. 😍

Michelle {Jarrah Jungle} said...

Looks like a lovely dinner and even better when you get a discount at the end!

Pamela RG said...

I am glad you had a fun time with your friends. The food looks so delicious. You deserve it.

akiko hiramatsu said...

It looks so yummy!!
So lovely dinner♡

Have a great weekend!

akiko

burntfeather said...

Oh my gosh you're making me so hungry now! I'll have to download this app and see if there's anything in our area *fingers crossed*

Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels said...

oh, how cool! This app definitely sounds like a winner, as does the entire dinner! Yum, everything sounds absolutely delicious, especially the mussels and zucchini flowers!

Ananka said...

Sounds like a good app. I'm just getting used to apps! Got my first smart phone recently! Husband upgraded and I got his old one! ;-)

Anouk said...

The food looks amazing! Great to hear that you enjoyed your experience. Would be useful to have such an app where I live.

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Rose said...

That is a wonderful app!! I love dining out once a while in those exclusive restaurants.

Tina Bradley said...

I adore dining out and this app sounds great! This would be wonderful when traveling. T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

Sharon D said...

It sounds like a great app - will check it out! ^.^