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.
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.
|Food images via Argo|
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.