OpenTable has made London its European base
- For OpenTable, London’s key selling point was the capital’s unbeatable pool of talent, vibrant culinary scene and unrivalled access to Europe and the US.
- In the UK, OpenTable works with more than 4,300 restaurants and has seated more than 55 million diners since entering the market in 2004
London: the right mix
Impressed by London’s unrivalled travel connections across Europe and the UK, along with the wealth of talent and the city’s vibrant culinary scene, OpenTable set up their European base in London.
Michael Xenakis, Managing Director EMEA, OpenTable explains: “London is at the forefront of the global restaurant scene, making it an obvious choice for OpenTable’s European base. It offers excellent travel links to the US and Europe, and enables us to tap into an abundance of talent in relevant sectors for our business, from engineering to marketing and everything in between.”
London is at the forefront of the global restaurant scene, making it an obvious choice for OpenTable’s European base.
Michael Xenakis, Managing Director EMEA, OpenTable
Establishing a European headquarters
Having a European base in London has helped bring OpenTable closer to their rapidly expanding network of customers and partners across London, the UK and Europe, along with placing them in a leading culinary city.
“London’s restaurants and chefs are a tour de force in the global culinary scene, making it an easy decision to have a base here,” says Xenakis. “London represents the largest concentration of local OpenTable restaurants in the world. Having our teams in this location means we are as close to one of our core set of partners as we can be, working with them to help develop and shape our product.”
And for those deciding set up a base in London? “Consider the size of your business and growth plans. Get to know the city well, enabling you to choose a location that is right for you,” advises Xenakis.
More about OpenTable
OpenTable, is the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations. It enables diners to quickly and easily discover and book restaurants across London and the UK through its website and mobile apps, and works with restaurant partners to provide market-leading hospitality solutions.
In the UK, OpenTable works with more than 4,300 restaurants and has seated approximately 55 million diners since entering the market in 2004 (acquiring the toptable brand in 2010). Globally, OpenTable has a 16 year heritage working with more than 32,000 restaurants and seating more than 830 million diners across the UK, US, Germany, Japan and Mexico