Frequently Asked Questions

What is First Table?

First Table is a website that offers a 50% discount off meals to diners. Diners pay a $10 booking fee to secure the discount at a participating restaurant, and get half-price meals for two to four people when booking the restaurant’s first table of the evening.

How does it work?

Participating restaurants list their first table of the evening on the First Table website. The restaurant chooses the days it's available and the times it's available. 

How many can I book for?

First Table reservations are for groups of 2 to 4 people (including children).

Can I bring more than 4 people?

No, sorry. Our arrangement with the restaurants is for reservations of 2 to 4 people. If you make a reservation for 4 people the restaurant will have a table reserved for 4 people, not more.  The deal does not apply to single diners.

Is the booking fee per table or per person?

The booking fee is per table.

What time can I book for?

The restaurant lists the time that their first table is available for.

What happens if I’m late for my reservation?

The 50% off meals deal is only available for the date and time you have booked. If you are more than 15 minutes late the deal is off.

Can I cancel/change my reservation?

Yes you may cancel your reservation, but the booking fee is non-refundable and is not transferable to an alternative date. If you would like to cancel/amend your booking please contact First Table.

Can I pick which table to sit at?

The restaurant will likely have a designated table for their First Table diners.

Are drinks discounted?

No, the first table offer is for 50% off meals only.

Is there a minimum spend?

No, you may spend as much or as little as you like, and your food bill will be discounted by 50%.

Is dessert included?

Yes all food ordered is discounted by 50%. 

Can I book the same restaurant twice?

Yes, but not twice in a row.

What time is a new day added?

Availability for every restaurant rolls over at midnight.

Is the booking fee deducted from my bill?

No, the booking fee entitles you to 50% off food only when you make your reservation and is not deductible from the bill.

Are there any exclusions?

Some restaurants may have certain items that are unavailable for the First Table offer, please ensure you check the 'Special Conditions' to avoid any disappointment.

Booking Confirmations

Booking confirmations are emailed out once payment has been finalised.  If you cannot find your confirmation email simply log into your First Table account, select Reservations from the drop down list where your name is displayed and download the relevant PDF.  Easy!  Alternatively, check your email junk folder - sometimes first time bookings can end up in there.

Can I use with other vouchers?

First Table vouchers cannot be combined with any other offers, discounts or promotions, including restaurant credit, unless otherwise specified by the restaurant.

Do I need I.D?

Yes.  Licensed premises are within their rights to deny you service if you can't produce identification (even when not drinking).  To avoid disappointment make sure all diners have their I.D.  First Table booking fee will not be refunded in this scenario

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