EU News: Tablefinder, a startup aimed at aggregating the world’s online bookable restaurants, has signed a partner agreement with the UK’s TopTable, the largest restaurant booker in Europe. The deal gives Tablefinder access to all of the TopTable restaurants including the first restaurants to be added from New York. Currently Tablefinder is limited to restaurants in Sweden. In September Tablefinder, one of the six winners at the recent London SeedCamp incubator event, launched a beta service with one of the two main global restaurant booking systems, Livebookings Network. The rest the rest of the world’s restaurant tables are booked via the OpenTable system. Tablefinder, which is in an open beta, aims eventually to add a social networking element to table booking, providing suggestions about where to dine, and tracking where your friends dine.
These deals are going to be important to Tablefinder prior to a proper consumer launch, as the site itself right now is not offering what I would call a full-blown service by any stretch.