Another partnership for toptable: following deals last months with MyVoucherCodes and lastminute.com, the OpenTable-owned restaurant-booking service has inked a partnership with Yelp-acquired local reviews site Qype to provide real-time restaurant bookings for Qype.co.uk. The deal looks to be an extension of an existing partnership between toptable/OpenTable and Yelp, following the latter’s acquisition of Qype last month.
The partnership means users of Qype will be able to click through from a restaurant listing to search for table availability and book a meal via toptable — choosing from the nearly 4,000 UK restaurants that are toptable/OpenTable customers.
Qype is just the latest company to partner with OpenTable and toptable — which collectively have more than 600 partners worldwide including American Express, Bing, Google, Square Meal, Time Out, Yahoo! and Zagat.
Here’s an example of a Qype restaurant listing with toptable booking integration
Toptable is an online restaurant booking website covering the UK as well as major cities in Europe and New York City. Toptable was founded in 2000 allowing restaurant owners to advertise their venues and book customers directly.
Founded in 2006 by German entrepreneur, Stephan Uhrenbacher, Qype is a community for people to share their personal experiences and opinions about specific businesses. This service helps users internationally, by providing reviews to facilitate the process of making consumer decisions. The Qype mobile app now allows users to access these recommendations on the go. Businesses can also take advantage of the site’s features by promoting their brand and managing their online reputations on Qype. The product allows business owners to...