Meal out for a Cake? Yes please! *

* A little while ago, an email arrived in my inbox; I was asked to review the CAKE app. Being a foodie, I said yes! What follows is my honest opinion.
I guess I should have planned better in the end; Southern had delayed various trains, meaning I got on the wrong one, and was nearly half an hour/forty five minutes late for my lunch reservation..
Hallys is a small restaurant-not a cafe or a bar-situated in what is a fairly busy part of London; there isn’t a lot of cars, etc-not being near a main road as such, or central London-but there are quite a lot of people. Armed with ,y trusty iPHONE and the CAKE app downloaded and open, I was ready for lunch.

Design:

What I really like about the Cake app is the design as well as its branding; the logo is everywhere, the purple stands out.. It is also really easy to navigate. Virtually everything is within a ‘distance’ of, say, two clicks. And the photography is so ascetically pleasing! I also really like that the app is seemingly more personal in terms of its interface; there’s recommendations, need-to-knows, and more. Fab!

The app in use: 

As soon as you said how you wished to pay, the staff immediately knew what you were trying to do; which was awesome! As soon as you reach your location-and reservations can be taken via the app-you open the tab, they key in the balance, and you pay either by the card that’s connected, or credit you’ve earned back to again spend at these restaurants.

I took my Mother out to lunch; these are just a few photos of what we had.

Hallys:

This was a fabulous place to eat, and I would definitely come again; the food was quick to come, well cooked, tasty. Couldn’t fault it really. (Maybe just a bit busy at points-but with the Holiday, it will be.) This burger was MASSIVE ; consequently, I felt almost like a snake, having to unhinge my jaw. There could have maybe have been a little less spice in its sauce-as there was a lot of it.

Conclusion:

Cake is an app that every Londoner should have; I also really like how it has more of a ‘human’ face to it, rather than the complexity of other apps. I also really enjoyed my meal out; after having a bit of a meltdown, it felt so good to be stuffed to the brim. For improvements, it could have a ‘By landmark’ section; so, if you’re visiting a tourist attraction, you can see where to go. This app also needs to be expanded to fit all of the UK; I’m gutted I can’t use it where I live!
Untitled designClick here to view the website and download the app.

14 Comments

  1. Kayleigh Zara
    August 15, 2017 / 7:03 pm

    This sounds like a really useful app and I love that you’re able to have a more reliable read of restaurants! It’s a shame it can’t be used everywhere though x
    Kayleigh Zara 🌿www.kayleighzaraa.com

  2. August 15, 2017 / 7:03 pm

    What a nifty app! And that burger looks absolutely delicious too (especially as I haven’t yet had lunch!). The spiciness wouldn’t bother me, because I’m a huge fan of very spicy food. Do you know if they plan to expand this to the rest of the U.K.?
    xx
    Emily

    • August 15, 2017 / 7:46 pm

      Sadly I’m not sure if they plan to, but personally I think they should 🙂

  3. August 15, 2017 / 7:16 pm

    I’m not from London, but I think this is a really neat idea! I think it would be super helpful if the app allowed others to split the check if you’re dining out with friends.
    -GG

    • August 15, 2017 / 7:46 pm

      It does! There’s a special section when you go to open a tab to pay-

  4. August 15, 2017 / 7:18 pm

    Ohhh this sounds like a really good app! It is an awful pity it doesn’t expand outside of London. I’ll let my sister know about it though as she travels to London a fair bit
    PaleGirlRambling xo

    • August 15, 2017 / 7:46 pm

      Lets hope that’ll change soon!

  5. August 15, 2017 / 7:32 pm

    That burger looks amazing and the app sounds great!
    Becca

  6. Corinne & Kirsty 🌸 (@corinnekirsty)
    August 15, 2017 / 7:10 pm

    This looks like such a great app! I am a foodie too! I mean, I love food and I love eating so that’s make me a foodie I guess ahah!

  7. Marta (@atrrraM)
    August 16, 2017 / 5:06 pm

    Now I wish I lived in London. This sounds well cool!

    • August 16, 2017 / 8:15 pm

      I had to get a train for this experience, and had a bit of a meltdown, due to Southern delays and getting very lost… Let’s hope it expands to the rest of the UK!

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.