EazyDiner Foodie Awards, Bengaluru 3rd Edition Recognizes Bengaluru’s Leading Restaurants And Chefs - GADGETS & INNOVATIONS


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Thursday, September 5, 2019

EazyDiner Foodie Awards, Bengaluru 3rd Edition Recognizes Bengaluru’s Leading Restaurants And Chefs

After two successful editions of the EazyDiner Foodie Awards in Delhi NCR and Mumbai, India’s most popular dining awards recently held its third edition at Bengaluru to recognise the best in the hospitality and food industry in the IT Capital of the country. With over 8,000 thousand restaurants, EazyDiner is India's largest restaurant table reservation startup with over 2 million users. For the Bengaluru edition of the awards on EazyDiner over 50,000 diners voted for over 250 of their favourite restaurants.

One of the most vibrant restaurant and hospitality markets in India, EazyDiner has seen a rise in the trend of eating out on the platform. Over the last 1 year there has been a spurt in Bangalore in dining numbers not just from the traditional areas of Indiranagar, Lavelle Road, MG road, Koramangala and Whitefield but also from newer areas like Hennur, Sarjapur, Sahakara Nagar, JP Nagar, Electronic City, BTM, Marathahalli, HSR Layout and Kammanahalli, among others. Older areas like Jayanagar and Malleshwaram are also seeing a lot of new growth in terms of restaurant openings and experimenting with new concepts.

Multi-cuisine is still the cuisine of choice in Bangalore with around 53% of online bookings opting for it. This was followed by traditional Indian including South Indian food at around 20%. European and Western concepts were at 10% and Chinese and Pan Asian restaurants now command 11% of the overall online bookings. Rest was divided among smaller and newer concept cuisines.

Across Bangalore, around 18% of the dining business through online bookings goes to Five Star Hotels and 80% to standalone. This is close to the national average of 19% for Five Star hotels across all major cities. The metric that surprised us was that Bangalore seats maximum numbers of Tables for 2 (around 20%), followed by Tables of 4 (around 15%) and Tables of 10 (around 10%)

The current edition of the EazyDiner Foodie Awards was attended by CXO’s of top companies and captains of the including Sanjit Singh Randhawa – MD of Bacardi India, Zorawar Kalra – MD Massive Restaurants, Anand Kripalu – MD of Diageo India, Rahul Khanna – Cofounder Azure Hospitality, Chef Manu Chandra and many others. The Awards were given out in two categories.

·       Vir’s Critic Choice Awards
·       People’s Choice Awards

During the course of the nominations and the event, the EazyDiner Foodie Awards received more than 80 million views and impressions on social media and #EazyDinerFoodieAwards trended No. 1 on twitter for the duration of the event.

Sponsors for the event included Bacardi which celebrated the launch of Ocho an 8 year old aged rum from its portfolio, 24 Mantra promoted organic food for sustainable living while Daawat introduced its new Japanese snack brand Kari Kari to the attendees and Shaze, hosting partner, displayed its range of premium products from its ‘hosting collection’.

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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