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The early bird experience, as told by the food lovers and restaurateurs using First Table.


Hayden Davison

Hayden Davison

Jervois Steak House

First Table has definitely been a great marketing tool for us. It’s a brilliant way for our local market to try us for a nice dinner out without breaking the bank. Early dining is always a quiet time of night so it’s great... Read more

Suzanna Clague

Suzanna Clague

Chucs Restaurants

In the wake of Covid-19, people are understandably going to be more cautious when it comes to dining out. First Table is a great way of creating an attractive (albeit socially distanced) buzz before service really takes off... Read more

Deahla Stockman

Deahla Stockman

The Commons

First Table has helped to open our doors to customers that might not have thought there was classic European food available on the North Shore. Through the deals provided by First Table, guests feel more relaxed to explore... Read more


Naiome Hemopo-Dunford

Dined at Duke's Bar & Restaurant

We had the most wonderful time at Duke’s Bar & Restaurant. The service was OUTSTANDING, and the food was to match! Typically it wouldn’t be a place that I’d usually consider going to simply because I hadn’t heard much about... Read more

Chassy Holden

Dined at Sweat Shop Brew Kitchen

This is what I love about First Table the most – these places we discover that we would never have found otherwise. Like this place! Wow! The staff were friendly and helpful (especially our lovely waitress). The menu has... Read more

Joyce Wong

Dined at The Yakitori House

100% enjoyed our experience at Yakitori House. Our waitress is so attentive, and the food arrived at the table promptly. This is the first time my friend has heard about First Table; she was amazed by how much food we had... Read more

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