Renown Chef Tom Aikens Chooses OpenTable Restaurant Reservation and Guest Management Solution

By Opentable, PRNE
Monday, December 12, 2011

LONDON, December 13, 2011 -

The acclaimed chef and restaurateur, Tom Aikens, has chosen to adopt OpenTable,  the world’s leading provider of reservation and guest management solutions for restaurants, at his eponymous Michelin starred flagship Chelsea restaurant when it re-opens on January 12 after a three month refurbishment.

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Tom Aikens’ other restaurants Tom’s Kitchen in Chelsea and its sister restaurant Tom’s Kitchen at Somerset House already use the OpenTable reservation and guest management system.

“The OpenTable system is efficient and easy to use and provides a simple way for us to know and recognise our diners,” said Tom Aikens.  ”We have seen at Tom’s Kitchen at Somerset House how the combination of the toptable network and OpenTable technology can help us reach more diners, offer better availability and make a positive impact on business levels. This has motivated us to switch systems at my Chelsea restaurant.”

“It is great to see more and more restaurants recognising the way our technology can help them generate more bookings,” comments Chris Wood, Managing Director of OpenTable. “Our real-time reservation system can help them manage their bookings effectively and maximise their business potential whether it be a restaurant with 20 seats or 200 seats.”

In addition to benefiting from the OpenTable Electronic Reservation Book technology solution, the Tom Aikens Restaurant will be featured on, the leading online consumer destination for restaurant bookings in the UK which is owned and operated by OpenTable. 

About OpenTable, Inc.

OpenTable is a leading provider of free, real-time online restaurant reservations for diners and reservation and guest management solutions for restaurants. The OpenTable network delivers the convenience of online restaurant reservations to diners and the operational benefits of a computerized reservation book to restaurants. OpenTable has more than 20,000 restaurant customers, and, since its inception in 1998, has seated more than 250 million diners around the world.  The Company is headquartered in San Francisco, California, and the OpenTable service is available throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Germany, Japan, Mexico, and the United Kingdom. OpenTable also owns and operates, the leading restaurant reservation site in the United Kingdom.

About toptable

More than 12 million diners have been seated via toptable, making it the leading consumer destination for restaurant reservations in the UK. provides a free and easy-to-use service, allowing diners to browse and book at more than 3,000 restaurants across the UK.  More than 200,000 diners are seated at restaurants each month through reservations booked via  toptable is owned and operated by OpenTable, Inc. 

Ros Choate, Head of PR, toptable and OpenTable UK, +44-07889-232-970/ +44-020-3311-2274, ros.choate at,, twitter: at toptable_ros

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