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Melbourne: We're LIVE!
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Melbourne: We're LIVE!

The culinary cat is out of the bag and boy, are we thrilled to spill the beans!

First Table  •  July 2023

How to score 50% off your food bill
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How to score 50% off your food bill

Good food isn't just a meal, it's an adventure, a story waiting to be told, a journey of flavours that can transport you from your dining table to the far…

First Table  •  July 2023

Five Mouthwatering First Table Benefits
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Five Mouthwatering First Table Benefits

From London to Dublin, from Brisbane to Auckland, food enthusiasts are uncovering the secret ingredient to satiate their culinary quests: First Table.

First Table  •  July 2023

The ultimate dining hack for 50% off your food bill!
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The ultimate dining hack for 50% off your food bill!

When it comes to dining out, First Table has revolutionised the restaurant game in a way that's as palatable to your pocket as it is to your taste buds.

First Table  •  June 2023

Discover Central Otago's Best Kept Culinary Secrets!
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Discover Central Otago's Best Kept Culinary Secrets!

A top holiday destination, Central Otago was a place of gold in the 1860s.

Jessica Hockley  •  May 2023

Feed your Soul at Eat, Drink, Play Wellington 2023
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Feed your Soul at Eat, Drink, Play Wellington 2023

Wellingtonians, get ready for an unforgettable mid-Winter event as the highly anticipated Eat, Drink, Play Festival is set to take the Capital by storm next month! The festival takes place…

Robyn Columbus  •  May 2023

What is Regular Table?
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What is Regular Table?

Our latest and greatest feature makes it easier to find and book a table in New Zealand in real-time. Introducing, Regular Table! 

Robyn Columbus  •  April 2023

Frequent Foodies™ all you need to know
Frequent Foodies

Frequent Foodies™ all you need to know

We're excited to announce Frequent Foodies™ our nationwide restaurant loyalty program that rewards First Table foodies for using our platform. Frequent Foodies is also our way to thank you for your support and encourage you to continue your culinary journey with us.

Robyn Columbus  •  January 2023

A cuisine for every occasion in Wellington
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A cuisine for every occasion in Wellington

Have you found yourself googling "What are the best restaurants in Wellington near me?" Well lucky you, us good folks at First Table have listed some must-try restaurants in the Capital so you can try a new cuisine daily. And with First Table, you can do this without the spending guilts.

Robyn Columbus  •  October 2022

A cuisine a day in Christchurch
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A cuisine a day in Christchurch

Have you ever wanted to find all the must-eat restaurants in Christchurch in one place? Well, we good folks have listed a bunch of the best restaurants on First Table in the Garden City, so you can try a new cuisine a day. And with First Table, you can do this without the spending guilts.

Robyn Columbus  •  October 2022

How to take epic food pictures on your phone

How to take epic food pictures on your phone

Are you that foodie who insists on snapping pictures of a beautiful flat white and blueberry pancakes? Make the effort worth it and up your #myfirsttable game with these tips for better food snaps.

Robyn Columbus  •  August 2022

Date night hot spots in Christchurch on First Table
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Date night hot spots in Christchurch on First Table

Overdue a date night with your beloved? Or need an excuse to go out with your loved one without breaking the bank? Here's our pick of Christchurch dinner date hot spots on First Table where you can book your next romantic night out.

Robyn Columbus  •  August 2022

Auckland, say hello to your new favourite brunch spots
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Auckland, say hello to your new favourite brunch spots

Who doesn't love to brunch? We do, and we’re sure you do too! Breakfast, brunch and lunch, surely the best meals of the day especially if there's an all-day menu. Did you know that First Table isn’t just the first table of the night? Here’s a bunch of brunch spots in Auckland to get you started.

Robyn Columbus  •  August 2022

Foodie faves on First Table in the Capital
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Foodie faves on First Table in the Capital

Savour the freshest seafood in a historic wharf setting, try New Zealand's finest cuts with a New York twist, or discover authentic Mexican flavours and be rewarded with half-priced dining. Here are our diner's picks of what's hot on First Table in Wellington.

Robyn Columbus  •  August 2022

Wallet-friendly luxury in the City of Sails
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Wallet-friendly luxury in the City of Sails

Fine dining, cocktails, five stars, the most fabulous restaurants in the City of Sails. If you love the luxe life and want to be seen at the best restaurants in Auckland, but want the dining experience to be more memorable than the bill at the end, First Table is for you!

Robyn Columbus  •  August 2022

Show your love: It's time to support hospitality

Show your love: It's time to support hospitality

If you love dining out as much as we do, many of your most treasured memories will revolve around spending time with friends and family in your favourite restaurants.

Robyn Columbus  •  March 2022

Interview: Jamie Bennett on resilience, snowboarding and keeping it simple

Interview: Jamie Bennett on resilience, snowboarding and keeping it simple

To Christchurch restaurateur, Jamie Bennett, food is about “love and the community” – listening to him speak, you get a real sense of passion, dedication and resilience.

First Table  •  May 2021

Interview: Jacopo Crosti on nostalgia, culture and connection

Interview: Jacopo Crosti on nostalgia, culture and connection

We sat down with Jacopo Crosti, Owner and Executive Chef of Mela to talk about his connection to and passion for food.

First Table  •  May 2021

How to be a good diner in 2021

How to be a good diner in 2021

Our hospitality buddies are working hard to make every experience fabulous. So, let’s show them our support by being good diners. Here are five tips to up your dining game.

First Table  •  February 2021

@capitaleats_ speaks on the Wellington food scene, childhood memories and daily routines #my9pm

@capitaleats_ speaks on the Wellington food scene, childhood memories and daily routines #my9pm

This food-loving duo is putting Wellington on the map with hundreds of recommendations, stories and reviews on the best eats our capital has to offer.

First Table  •  December 2020

@christchurchfoodguide shares the inside scoop on the life of a food ‘grammer #my9pm

@christchurchfoodguide shares the inside scoop on the life of a food ‘grammer #my9pm

As a trained chef, former owner of food truck, Banter and self-proclaimed “foodie” – it’s no surprise Emma Croxson has grown a dedicated following on Instagram.

First Table  •  December 2020

Sophie Piearcey talks dating, Netflix and her #my9pm

Sophie Piearcey talks dating, Netflix and her #my9pm

Local content creator, photographer and adventurer, Sophie Piearcey is one to watch. We spoke to her about routine, who cooks in her household and what her 9pm looks like.

First Table  •  November 2020

Jane Guy reveals the Guy-Yeo family’s #my9pm and evening routine

Jane Guy reveals the Guy-Yeo family’s #my9pm and evening routine

Jane is a blogger, writer, podcaster and mother to three-year-old, Wren. She shares the Yeo family routine, why eating out early is crucial and what their #my9pm looks like.

First Table  •  November 2020

#my9pm is the new midnight

#my9pm is the new midnight

New Zealand is the first country to score early bird dining specials at 9pm, before they’re rolled out to the rest of the world.

First Table  •  November 2020

Taimi shares her obsession with First Table, food and her #my9pm

Taimi shares her obsession with First Table, food and her #my9pm

A foodie at heart, it was travel that heightened Taimi’s love for cuisine and obsession with First Table. She uses the platform to discover dining hot-spots across Aotearoa.

First Table  •  October 2020

Grainne chats food, friends and her #my9pm

Grainne chats food, friends and her #my9pm

If you don’t know Grainne, chances are someone that you know does. The mad Irish hairdresser lets us in on hairdressing, dining with friends and her #my9pm ritual.

First Table  •  October 2020

Comedian and superfan Darren shares his #my9pm

Comedian and superfan Darren shares his #my9pm

Hailing from the south-west coast of Scotland, Darren always had a passion for comedy. He tells us about open mic night, his shared love for food and his #my9pm.

First Table  •  October 2020

Ice Hockey legend turned restaurateur shares his #my9pm

Ice Hockey legend turned restaurateur shares his #my9pm

Eighteen years ago, Bert Haines moved from Vancouver Island to Queenstown to pursue his love for Ice Hockey and he never left.

First Table  •  October 2020

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