EazyDiner curates an all new dining experience online
Touted as India’s first exclusive dining concierge, EazyDiner isn’t your everyday foodie website. Co-founded by hospitality veteran Sue Reitz and media person Vir Sanghvi, it will offer online, instant reservations, insider tips, critic reviews and a unique dining loyalty program. Sanghvi, perhaps India’s best-known food writer and TV host says, “The concept of EazyDiner originated from the current upsurge in F&B space in the country. The online space is buzzing with food aggregators; more restaurants are opening than ever before and Indians are eating out more frequently.” However, the segment lacks innovative solutions which can bring about a necessary revolution, he tells us. “EazyDiner is a solution to help diners make the right choices and put restaurants in touch with the modern Indian diner,” shares Sanghvi.
Apart from Sanghvi and Reitz, the platform also ropes in the likes of Vikram Oberoi (CEO of the Oberoi Group), Anjan Chatterjee (founder and CEO, Speciality Restaurants), Rashmi Uday Singh (food writer) and Dilip Puri (managing director, Starwood Hotels) as the advisory council. Already featuring over 8,000 restaurants, 200 bars, and 600 critic reviews, EazyDiner is a one-stop shop for researching and making bookings at over 300 selected restaurants. Currently operating only out of Delhi, on the site, you can pick either from cuisines (ranging from North Indian and Chinese to Japanese and Casual Eclectic), or by convenience in terms of distance. For the more evolved diner, trends and exclusive reviews can help decide where you’d like to dine. If you’re in the capital and want an exciting night on the town, their listing of clubs and bars such as Out of The Box, Hooters, Voda Bar and Alco-hole Bar are just some of the vast offerings they review. Also, look out for tips by the reviewers as well as Eazydeals at certain places, which could get you half-price cocktails, complimentary wine or discounts.
Mumbai will start services soon, Sanghvi foresees. “We’re focussing on India only as of now, so after Mumbai, Bengaluru will start up, and other major cities will follow in the latter half of 2015,” he signs off.