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Bookatable by TheFork Press Centre


Josephine Ellis

Head of PR & B2B Marketing

0207 199 4344

About Bookatable by TheFork

About Bookatable

Bookatable by TheFork, powers Europe’s leading restaurant marketplace, with more than 15,000 restaurant customers and millions of diners booking every month. Bookatable by TheFork’s mission is to fill the world’s restaurants with happy diners and, through sharing its passion for eating out, to inspire and enable great dining experiences for any occasion and budget.  We do this by bringing diners and restaurants together in a single, vibrant, dynamic marketplace and delivering personal, accessible, fast and local service with care and expertise.

Bookatable provides an unrivalled service for both consumers and restaurants.  For consumers, Bookatable is the go-to site for diners.  Whether it’s inspiring, browsing, booking or dining, Bookatable creates memorable experiences and diners with the opportunity to book amazing restaurants, wherever they are, and whatever the occasion.

For restaurants, Bookatable is the indispensable partner of the industry, helping to fill restaurants with diners at the right times and manage those diners to deliver the best possible service. From high-street favourites, to local eateries or the finest Michelin-starred restaurants, Bookatable helps all types of restaurant.

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Company history:

  • Livebookings Holdings Ltd was founded in 2006 and rebranded as Bookatable in January 2014
  • Founded by internet entrepreneurs and restaurateurs
  • Backed by venture capital since 2008
  • Acquired by Michelin in 2016
  • Acquired by TheFork, A TripAdvisor company in 2019

Senior management team:

  • Patrick Hooykaas, Country Manager, UK
  • Kevin Stillwell, Chief Operating Officer
  • Roland Butler, Product Director
  • Sandip Gadhia, Finance Director
  • Juliet Roberts, Human Resources Director


Bookatable by TheFork

Bookatable was acquired by Michelin at the beginning of 2016. Having partnered since 2013, Bookatable and Michelin have a shared vision around the growth of table management and online marketing services. We are fully committed to delivering valuable products and services to each and every one of our existing and new restaurant partners.

By joining forces with Bookatable, you will benefit from the increased investment raised from the acquisition, and from the development of Bookatable’s innovative technology. This will enable you to manage your bookings and restaurant floor effectively, and over time, use new marketing options to drive incremental diners when you need them most.

Press Releases

TheFork Acquires Bookatable and Expands to the UK, Germany, Austria, Finland and Norway Markets

The Michelin guide, TripAdvisor and TheFork Launch an International Strategic Partnership   TheFork Acquires Bookatable and Expands to the UK, Germany, Austria, Finland and Norway Markets   December 3, 2019 – The Michelin Guide has joined forces with TripAdvisor and TheFork to offer diners a complementary way to find their ideal dining experience, as well…

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Bookatable Launches Above the Line Campaign Encouraging Londoners To ‘Get Out More’

This month sees the launch of Bookatable by TheFork’s biggest-ever above the line campaign in London. The restaurant booking platform will be rolling out its ‘Get Out More’ campaign across the capital from early June 2019. The campaign, which has been created by M&C Saatchi Accelerator, is designed to encourage Londoners to go out and…

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Bookatable and sevenrooms announce global partnership

Leading reservation platforms partner to drive more direct bookings, opening additional marketing channels for restaurant clients around the world LONDON (May 01, 2019) —Bookatable by TheFork, Europe’s leading restaurant marketplace with more than 17,500 restaurant customers today announced a global partnership with SevenRooms, the all-in-one reservation, seating and guest management platform used by operators in more than 250…

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London’s Top 50 Best Restaurants announced by Bookatable

Bookatable Restaurant Awards announces top 50 best restaurants in London as rated by their diners Online restaurant booking service, Bookatable (a Michelin group company) today reveals Aqua Shard has been awarded the title of ‘Best Restaurant in London 2018’ in Bookatable’s Diner Awards. The Awards, in its fourth year, reveals the top 50 restaurants across…

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M & Bookatable Announce Winner of UK Young Chef of the Year

  In association with Perry Torrance and Jack Barwick beat young UK hopefuls to tie and be jointly awarded UK Young Chef of the Year 2017, in association with Champagne Pommery Online restaurant reservation site Bookatable by TheFork has today announced Perry Torrance (20 years old) and Jack Barwick (23 years old) as joint winners…

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Top restaurants lead the way with UK Chef of The Year Finalists

In association with –  M & Bookatable reveal finalists of the UK Young Chef of the Year Awards 2017 in association with Champagne Pommery Online reservation site Bookatable by TheFork has today announced the finalists of its Young Chef of the Year Awards 2017. In partnership with M Restaurants, the annual competition launched in May…

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UK diners suffering from ‘food fad fatigue’

  Bookatable by TheFork unveils its latest Quarterly Dining Trends Report, revealing the ‘hipster’ food trend is expected to be short-lived, with many Brits turning their backs on food fads Three quarters (74%) of Brits said they either wouldn’t pick the ‘unusual’ dish from the restaurant menu, or weren’t sure if they would take the…

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Revealed: The London restaurants your dad – and purse – will love

With more Brits choosing to take their dads out for food on Father’s Day, Bookatable by TheFork has rounded up the top London restaurants to keep you in dad’s good books for years to come. According to new data from Bookatable by TheFork, the search to find the perfect ‘dad-friendly’ restaurant spot in London is…

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Bookatable by TheFork partners with M Restaurants to launch the M & Bookatable Young Chef of the Year Awards in association with Champagne Pommery

  The hospitality industry has never faced a worse staff shortage with warnings of a 60,000 shortfall of workers a year. To encourage young talent working in the UK restaurant industry, Bookatable by TheFork and Michael Reid, Executive Chef of M Restaurants, have joined forces to create an annual competition that aims to nurture tomorrow’s…

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Bookatable by TheFork announces integration with Apple Maps

Diners can now search and book over 5,000 UK restaurants on iPhone or iPad via Apple Maps Bookatable by TheFork, Europe’s leading online booking platform has today announced its integration with Apple. Hungry diners can now search for high-street favourites, local eateries or the finest Michelin-starred restaurants and make reservations right from within the Apple…

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Bookatable in the Media