Wednesday 24 January 2018

How to get a table... if you're not a celeb

Admit defeat if all else fails.
Admit defeat if all else fails.

1 Walk in Restaurant schedules are never exact. Avoid the 8pm rush and arrive earlier or later on the off-chance there's an opening.

2 Slot in Many of the restaurants we spoke to operated a cancellation list of sorts. Pass on your details 72 to 48 hours beforehand and ring on the day to check in.

3 Be flexible If you're prepared to eat really early or really late, or if you agree to a short sitting, you might just nab the last available table.

4 Beg Explain how much a table would mean to you and your significant other. Compliment outrageously the food, decor, chef, waiting staff - whatever it takes. And don't give up on your quest too easily either.

5 Admit defeat If all else fails, put down your 2016 booking now.

Irish Independent

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