Get more bookings with a Dish Cult listing

There are two main reasons why diners typically use restaurant booking platforms. They already have a venue in mind, and want to make a booking. Or, they are undecided about where they want to dine, and are seeking inspiration. One thing that is for certain, is that once they have found their preferred venue, diners want a reservation platform that makes it quick, and easy, to book their perfect table.

This is where Dish Cult – powered by ResDiary – takes centre stage. Used by over over 13 million diners across the UK and Ireland, a listing on the Dish Cult website and app is the perfect way to gain exposure to local diners looking to book now. We caught up with Nikki Morris-Laing  Head of Digital Marketing and Growth for Dish Cult UK to get her tips and tricks for getting the most out of the platform.

“Having an inspiring listing makes an enormous difference when it comes to engaging with the 13+ million diners who have visited since we launched in June 2021.”

Attracting new diners to your venue

Your dedicated listing page is the perfect location to showcase the best your venue has to offer online. Add an inspiring description, striking images, menus, links to your website and social media profiles. There’s even a handy map to help diners easily find your restaurant. Plus you can sell gift vouchers directly from your listing page on Dish Cult. Nikki recommends reviewing and updating regularly to get the most from a listing;

“Your listing is your shop window to Dish Cult diners and a really great place to showcase all the exciting things going on at your venue. My top tip is to set a reminder to review your microsite regularly (e.g. monthly, quarterly) to make sure that it is really maximising the opportunity to showcase your venue to its fullest potential.”

Build trust and boost bookings with feedback and star ratings

Dish Cult makes it easy for diners to read and add reviews for your restaurant.Unlike other review platforms, the only way a diner can leave a review on Dish Cult, is via a port dining feedback widget sent out from ResDiary, after they have dined at a restaurant. Meaning that every review is real, and written by a real diner.

Dish Cult restaurant reviews

Be featured in Dish Cult’s news articles and editorial guides

Dish Cult is committed to helping your venue get in front of diners, to continue to inspire their passion for food & drink and, more importantly, encourage them to book into your venue. They feature new menus, upcoming events, special occasions and just food & drink in general at venues in key cities week on week. Nikki tells us more:

“Our editorial and articles serve up dining inspiration to those who are still undecided on where to book. And the best bit is that if your venue is showcased it will link straight to your microsite – allowing the diner to book in real-time!”

Dish Cult is a unique proposition. Commission free bookings, an engaged database, growing followers, trusted by over 9000 restaurants. Plus restaurant listings on Dish Cult are free with all ResDiary subscriptions. So what are you waiting for? Get set up, and start getting more bookings with a Dish Cult listing.


Disclaimer: This guide is general in nature and does not take into account your individual circumstances. Before acting on any information, you should consider whether this is right for your business.