Three entrepreneurs from Nottingham have developed a new mobile ordering and booking app to get the city’s residents out and about now that lockdown restrictions have eased.
The Groubook app allows users to take advantage of great deals, book tables, order food, make payments and even pre-book bottomless brunches and arrange fun activities from their phone.
App founders Bradley Gough, Ollie Pod, and Samantha Famulare say it means no joining long queues to get into a club, always securing a table at a restaurant and being able order ahead of time to access discounts and split the bill with the people you are out with.
They also believe the app can give independent bars, restaurants, and other recreational activities a head start now they’re finally open and are keen to encourage people back to their venues.
During the pandemic and subsequent lockdowns, the team used their newfound free time to develop and enhance their offerings, signing up independent venues, bars, and restaurants keen to recoup losses as soon as they could reopen.
Featured businesses include local independent’s, including Notts’ staples Ugly Bread Bakery and BOHNs Best Burgers, as well as some of the nation’s favourite chains, such as Las Iguanas.
Groubook users can take advantage of unique deals such as 2 For 1 Cocktails at Nottingham’s Esculent and BOHNs Best Burgers lunch combo of a pint, burger, and fries for only £10.
The easy to navigate app shows users venues, bars, and restaurants close to them. They can filter down based on food, drink, or events and to make the booking they’ve been looking for.
The app is aimed at everyone who lives in or visits Nottingham and allows them to pre-book or order ahead of time, allowing customers to get their food and drinks when it’s most convenient.
Founder Bradley Gough said: “When we initially came up with the concept for the app it was focussed on the deals, offers and rewards, as well as making it easy to go out with friends and split the bill.
“Covid and the last 18 months have changed the way we all socialise so the app – allowing you to pre-book, pay at your table and take advantage of all the deals – is more relevant than ever.
“We’ve worked closely with merchants around the city to make sure the app works for them as well as our users and are opening our offering to include nightclubs, as well as eating out and going for drinks.
“Nottingham is a hugely diverse city but it’s residents have one thing in common – they know how to have a good time. The app will certainly help them do that hassle free.”