Singapore has long been established as the melting pot of cuisines. From Chinese, to Japanese, Korean, and Mexican cuisine, we have it all.
With this explosion of cuisine variety, many people have taken to social media to review their meals. Which eventually resulted in the birth of the term, “Foodie”.
So if you’re a self-respecting foodie, these are the dining apps that you should have.
Burpple is an app started by 3 Singaporeans back in 2012. It connects people who are looking for a place to eat, with restaurants that are recommended by other Burpple users.
Launched in 2012, the app allows users to make reservations at a particular restaurants, as well as leave a review of their meal after.
It is now the food discovery platform of choice in both Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, with over 6 million users.
From 3 July 2018, Burpple will be launching a new feature on the app, Burpple Beyond.
Burpple Beyond is a premium membership program within the app, which allows users to enjoy 1-for-1 deals at selected partner restaurants, bars and cafes.
There will be 2 membership types available – All Day and Off-Peak.
All Day membership is self-explanatory, with access to deals all day, subject to restaurant operating hours.
Off-Peak membership is limited for use only during off-peak timings, pre-defined by Burpple Beyond partner restaurants.
“What deals are there?”, I hear you ask. Burpple Beyond members will get to enjoy up to 4 choices of 1-for-1 mains or fixed set menus at partner restaurants, bars and cafes.
Upon bill request at the restaurant, members can complete the deal redemption in app to enjoy the 1-for-1 deal.
At the moment, some of the partner restaurants include The Sushi Bar, Chir Chir, Park Bench Deli, Creamier, The Dark Gallery, Firebake, and Founder’s Bak Kut Teh, with many others added on a regular basis. You can be sure that the list is going to be extensive.
There will be a launch special pricing for both membership types.
Off-Peak membership will be free of charge (U.P: $4) and All Day membership comes with a monthly fee of $9.90 (U.P: $12).
Prior to the launch (27 June to 3 July 2018), stand a chance to enjoy a one-month free membership when you join the waitlist on www.burpple.com/beyond to enjoy their first month membership for free — limited to the first 1000 activations upon launch.
Burpple can be downloaded for free on the Apple App Store and Google Play.
Chope is a colloquial term in Singlish, which means to reserve, or book (a table). For the foodies, Chope is also a restaurant reservation app.
The app helps diners make instant reservations at restaurants in Singapore, Jakarta, Bali, Bangkok, Phuket, Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
For the introverted, there’s no need for you to speak to anyone over the phone – just book your reservation online and an email confirmation will be sent to you.
That’s not all, Chope also offers exclusive promotions, perks and special menus and events for their members.
Finally, everytime you make a reservation via the Chope app, you stand a chance to earn Chope-dollars, which can be exchanged for dining vouchers.
The Chope app can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store and Google Play.
Eatigo (eat-ego? Eat I Go?) was founded in 2013 with the aim to connect empty tables with empty stomachs.
They offer time-based discounts of up to 50% everyday at their participating restaurants via their website and mobile application.
Users can choose to dine anywhere, from upscale restaurants and hotels, to popular restaurant chains and still get to enjoy the same discounts.
With more than 1.5 million users across Asia, Eatigo is available in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, India and The Philippines.
Eatigo can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store and Google Play. You can also make your reservation from their website here.
Previously known as Groupon, Fave helps you to save by bringing the best deals and promotions at all your favourite places.
From food and restaurant deals, to beauty and wellness, fitness programs, retail promotions and more, Fave has it all.
You can save up to 70% on gyms, fitness studios, haircuts, manicures, holidays, dining and more when you use Fave.
While it isn’t primarily a dining app, Fave has a large variety of restaurants available on the app.
Fave can be downloaded for free on the Apple App Store and Google Play.
Hungrygowhere is a food review and reservation website that started in 2006, making it one of Singapore’s largest food and lifestyle site.
The food portal includes user-generated reviews of restaurants and dishes as well as culinary guides and videos. Users can search for food based on cuisine, price range, and location and even make restaurant reservations.
Users also have the option to order their food for takeaway via the Hungrygowhere app and proceed to collect the food at the restaurant once it’s ready, which removes the waiting time for takeaway orders.
Lastly, users can trawl the Hungrydeals section in the app or the website for Hungrygowhere-exclusive deals and promotions at selected restaurants!
The Hungrygowhere app can be downloaded for free on the Apple App Store and Google Play. You can also make your reservation from their website here.
Founded in 2012, Quandoo is the fastest-growing restaurant reservation platform globally.
It connects users with the best restaurants around the world with a table reservation system that’s always personalised.
Quandoo allows users to discover new places to eat, make reservation online, get exclusive deals and promotions, and leave reviews of the restaurant!
From local diners and eateries to Michelin-stared restaurants, Quandoo has it all covered.
Quandoo can be downloaded for free on the Apple App Store and Google Play. Alternatively, browse for exclusive deals on their website here.
The Entertainer is a discount publisher of 2-for-1 deals and offers for restaurants, leisure attractions, spas and hotels across Asia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East.
The app helps users to save on lifestyle needs with offers for brunches and massages, and even car maintenance and pet grooming!
The Entertainer also allows users to share their offers with family members with their Family Accounts. The Primary user is the one who bought a product from The Entertainer. He or she can then share the account with 4 other family members who will be the Secondary user.
Kinda like Netflix screens.
The Entertainer can be downloaded for free on the Apple App Store and Google Play.
So there you have it, these are the essential dining apps that every foodie worth their salt, should have.
Now go, the world is your oyster and this is your shucking knife!
(Header Image Source: Burpple)