Covid-19

Covid-19 FAQs

Updated Monday 31 August 2020

Can we make bookings in Auckland under alert level 2.5?

First Table is operating in Auckland from today, and we ask for your kindness and patience while your favourite hospo hotspots transition to this “new new normal”.

Our partner restaurants are ready and waiting for your return with the relevant social distancing measures and guidelines in place. Please do your bit to keep your digital diary up to date by using the NZ Covid-19 Tracer app. On arrival for your reservation, scan the QR code to record your visit and help restaurants keep accurate contact tracing records.

Can we dine out on First Table in Level 2?

Absolutely, our restaurant availability is up to date on our website. Please do your bit to keep your digital diary up to date by using the NZ Covid-19 Tracer app. On arrival for your reservation, scan the QR code to record your visit and help restaurants keep accurate contact tracing records.

First Table restaurants are still showing as ‘we'll be back soon' or 'closed temporarily’. When will they become available to book?

Some of our partner restaurants are still working through their Covid-19 recovery plans. If restaurants have a 'we'll be back soon' or ‘closed temporarily’ status then they're not quite ready to offer First Table.

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

Restaurateurs are asking us to promote their restaurant to as many people as we can as they want local foodies to know they’re open. First Table has always been a great way for our partner restaurants to attract new customers and build an atmosphere from the beginning of the night and we're pumped and ready to get people dining out at restaurants again.

There’s going to be an initial surge of people dining out to support their favourite eateries but as we saw in the takeaway space, the initial surge slows down. With this in mind, restaurant owners are looking for ways to promote their menus and our large audience is the perfect way for them to reach a wider audience of foodies.

Once you’re at your First Table booking, you can help local restaurants by exploring more of the menu and asking your server which drinks (drinks are full price) they recommend to complement your chosen dishes.

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