Covid Update

Updated 30 June

All of New Zealand is at alert level one (yay, Wellington!) ❤️

We kindly ask for everyone dining at restaurants to continue to keep their digital diaries up to date by scanning the QR code on arrival using theNZ Covid Tracer app.

If you have any questions or if you need to talk to us about upcoming reservations, please contact us at


How to be a good diner in 2021

Our hospitality buddies are working extra hard to make every experience fabulous so let’s show them our love and support by being good diners in return. From being kind to writing a review and everything in between, we share five tips to up your dining game in 2021 on the blog. Read more on First Table Magazine

How can you support your local restaurants? 

Restaurants are the heart of our communities – they bring people together, host our special occasions and foster long-lasting memories. And, while they’ve been hit hard, there are plenty of ways you can continue to support them through their recovery. 

Restaurants are welcoming diners with arms open wide, so choosing to dine out is a great way to support your local. Each location may bring with it a different set of rules, so be conscious of any regulations the eatery has in place – whether that’s staying socially distanced, using hand sanitiser or completing the contact log. 

Want to get in first? Making a reservation with First Table prior to dining helps the restaurant manage their capacity, and build an atmosphere from the beginning of the night to attract fellow foodies – all while you enjoy half-price meals. Keep your eyes peeled for new restaurants being added regularly. 

If you’re unable to dine out, or if regulations temporarily change, buying gift cards, ordering takeaway or even showing your support virtually through social media can mean the world. 

How is First Table helping restaurants in the Covid-19 recovery?

First Table has always been a great way for restaurateurs to promote their restaurants to a wide network of food-lovers. 

Restaurants are wanting to communicate with foodies more than ever, and we’re pumped to continue to support them by attracting early bird diners and building an atmosphere from the beginning of the night through the First Table offer. Furthermore, our partner restaurants pay nothing to be on the platform – so it’s a real win-win. 

And, while we’re still not out the other side, there is light at the end of the tunnel. Our team is working round the clock to check in with restaurants and support owners with their recovery plans.


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