The comprehensive restaurant search tool has a directory of bars, cafes and restaurants with directions by name, area location, type of cuisine or price and allows users to book simply without leaving the site.
Eat Out also has reviews, restaurant menus and wine lists, table plans and details of restaurant offers.
According to the founders, “All you need to do it provide a valid telephone number and email address so that we can contact you to confirm your booking. We have partnered with many restaurants to provide offers & discounts, ranging from 10% off food to free bottles of wine.”
The online portal is putting the region’s dining culture “on the map” by ensuring that every hotel, bar and restaurant comes on board.
The founders said: “Our aim is be Nairobi and Kenya’s most comprehensive online restaurant guide featuring the tiniest venue to the talk of the town. Whether you’re a fine diner or a fast food lover, if you love to eat out, you’ll love Eat Out!”
Founded in 2009 by Mikul Shah, Ami Doshi and Chris Cellini, Eat Out is a comprehensive restaurant and hotel guide for Kenya’s major cities and towns and is expanding into East Africa. Users take advantage of the sites restaurant listings, reviews, menus and a directory based on location, price and type.
According to Shah, Eat Out helps users find not only best restaurants in town but also those offering offers. It has has partnered with several restaurants and allows visitors to book for a meal or a table without online.
“For every user who registers, Eat Out gives them a 200 Eat Out points while those who recommend a friend earn about 100 Eat Out points if the friend registers. Writing a review on the site also earns one 100 Eat Out points which can be exchanged for restaurant vouchers for discounts or promotions,” according to its site.
With over 1.5 million monthly page views and thousands of loyal users Eat Out is a go to place for lovers of dinners, dates and evenings out in the regions best hotels and restaurants.
Don’t worry about costs, Eat out generates its revenue via subscription services and advertising sales and has print partnerships with UP Magazine, Kenya Buzz, XPATLink, Susan Kamau’s Kenyan Kitchen, Capital FM and Concierge Kenya where they sale content.