First in first served

For the past five years, First Table has been bringing people together over delicious food and broadening our dining experiences with exciting opportunities.




The global business first launched in Queenstown on 22 September 2014, before moving to Christchurch where, for some time, it was their fastest growing market.

That title now goes to Auckland (considered the biggest market internationally), with First Table offered at more than 1200 restaurants in 50 different cities around the world.

The website-based service provides diners with a 50 percent discount off restaurant meals at specific times, chosen by the establishment. Diners pay a $10 booking fee to secure the discount and are treated to half-price meals for two, three or four people when booking the restaurant’s first table of the evening, lunch or breakfast time.

It’s a win-win situation where foodies get to explore their expansive restaurant horizons, and owners can fill a usually-empty seat with guests who share their positive experience with friends and family.

Offering people from all walks of life the opportunity to try something new, it’s a concept that New Zealanders have embraced, and proof that the First Table model is indeed a modern dining success story.

From its humble beginnings in Queenstown, the company has just been named Rising Star (winners) in the 2019 Deloitte Fast 50 Regional Awards (Dunedin and Lower South Island) and is looking forward to November’s national competition held in Auckland.

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