I have a client asking about adding an online reservation system to a site for a bar / restaurant and accommodation.
I'm assuming that whilst this could be built bespoke, there's little sense in reinventing the wheel, and the best option is using something off the shelf.
I've had a quick Google, but wondered of anyone had used any they could recommend, and advise as to how complicated they are to set up etc.
The client likes the look of the one on this site, which I assume is off the shelf, but can't see any third party link:
Any pointers appreciated! Thank you.
The site you mentioned is using ResDiary http://www.restaurantdiary.com/ I think the most popular one in the UK is OpenTable (who bought TopTable) http://www.toptable.co.uk/info/opentable-restaurant-management-system. aspx
Thanks Nancy - I've fired off an email to them for more info.
Do you know roughly how much it costs, and is it pretty straightforward to add to a site?
I'm assuming its a fairly straightforward case of dropping in a script containing a string that sends the booking to the site owner's Open Table account.
I'm in the US but I think OpenTable fees vary by the region in which you operate (they operate all over the world).
You're right about part 2. It's a link to OpenTable's site. Confirmation comes in an email from OpenTable.
Europe, Middle East and Africa