Everyone loves a cheeky dinner date every now and then, and there’s so much to choose from all over Malta and Gozo that it might get a bit overwhelming.
To help you, we’ve teamed up with Malta’s first-ever restaurant booking website, Bookia, who are giving away a couple of €50 vouchers to enjoy the island’s finest restaurants when booking through their platform. Because if anyone knows the struggle of leaving your restaurant booking for too late, it’s Bookia. But more on their awesome new offer later!
Let’s face it, one thing we’re all guilty of at one point or another is procrastination. Of course, booking a table at your favourite restaurant for some special occasion is no exception – but leaving it till the last minute might just make the whole process that little bit more complicated.
In light of this, we’ve gathered the seven most iconic things that go down when procrastinating your booking. Just be careful, it might get a tad stressful at times.
Here we go!
1. The Sudden Realisation
Picture this. You’re hypnotised by that series finale everyone’s raving about, when you happen to glance at your phone screen. It’s almost lunchtime.
You’re meant to be having a nice anniversary dinner with your significant other later this evening – and you don’t even have a booking. Cue the panic and incessant hyperventilating.
2. The Phone Call Frenzy
You open up your list of go-to restaurants and kick off what will soon turn into a marathon of phone calls – this will be anything but easy.
The host on the other end stutters in disbelief as you ask for a reservation for that very same evening, only to hang up on you out of second-hand embarrassment. A worrying streak of restaurants painfully explain how they’re fully-booked. You’re back where you started.
3. The Last Resort
Your throat’s dry, your ear’s sore, and your wrist’s cramping up. You’ve been on the phone for so long you’ve forgotten to make yourself lunch – until a saving grace unexpectedly comes your way.
Remember that restaurant where you got broken up with over a plate of ribs? You might have vowed never to return, but they’re more than happy to take you back.
So swallow your pride and get ready to face some unresolved trauma.
4. The Race To Get Ready
Forget showering or brushing your teeth. You’ve been on the phone for so long your reservation’s only hours away – and you’re a straight up mess.
Chew on a handful of minty gum, slap on enough cologne to knock an asthmatic out, and put on the only clean shirt you’ve got in your wardrobe – no one’s going to notice how creased it is, we promise.
5. The Rush To The Restaurant
We hope you’re somewhat experienced in the art of drag racing, ‘cause it sure is going to come in handy here.
You might be leaving your house a full hour before your reservation – but hey, who are we kidding? Malta’s traffic will effortlessly screw up any plans.
So get your helmet on, pump up some heavy metal, and just pray you won’t encounter any red lights on your way to the restaurant.
6. The Search For Parking
You know how Murphy’s law goes – “anything that can go wrong, will go wrong”. Well, your journey to the restaurant is no exception.
You take the same route round the same block for at least ten minutes, hoping that God’s hand will come down and empty just one parking space for you – but the big guy’s not having it.
Sounds unpleasant, right?
Well, good thing you’re never going to have to go through any of that again – and it’s all thanks to Malta’s first ever restaurant booking website, Bookia.
This savvy system is looking to make your booking process easier than ever; all you need to do is follow three simple steps.
1. Search for your favourite restaurants
Choose a booking date and time, a cuisine type, and preferred city. Bookia will show you all the restaurants around Malta and Gozo that fit your search criteria.
2. Choose your restaurant and book a table
Choose the restaurant that tickles your fancy and input a few details – like the number of people who will be eating and whether you’d like to sit indoors or outdoors.
3. Get your order confirmed and dine out
Once you’ve received email confirmation, you’re set to attend to your reservation. Couldn’t be simpler if we tried.
Bookia is also giving two people the chance to win a €50 voucher
All you have to do is tag a friend in the comments section below and make your next restaurant booking through Bookia and you’ll be in with the chance of winning a €50 voucher to spend at any restaurant booked through the same platform.
Bookia has been built by a Maltese team for a Maltese market, and they’re trying their hardest to take away all the hassle that one expects with placing a booking at a restaurant.
There are also absolutely no commissions through Bookia, so rest assured that this website will seek to cater to just your needs, no matter what they might be.
Say goodbye to awkward phone conversations and endless emails, ‘cause Bookia will get you set up for a good night in no time.