Frequently Asked Questions

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  • What is

    The best restaurants have empty tables on any given night and these restaurants would rather have their tables filled than empty. TablePouncer allows it's members to book these tables on a last-minute basis and receive exclusive discounts of up to 70% off their food bill or total bill. TablePouncer is a strictly no voucher booking service, meaning our members get treated the same as the restaurant's own full paying customers.

  • Why should I book through TablePouncer?

    Hundreds of restaurants reward you for booking through TablePouncer by giving you exclusive discounts on their last-minute empty tables - on average you'll save 50% off your total food bill.
    The discounts will be for your entire group, so your savings will be considerable.
    There is no limit to the number of times you can book through TablePouncer.
    You can find great local restaurants with our simple to use search and browse functionality.
    You can book minutes before going to the restaurant - assuming there is availability of course!
    There won't be any embarrassing moments at the end of your meal where you need to reveal a paper voucher or promotional code!

  • How do I make a booking?

    Simply search for your dining choice and location from one of our hundreds of restaurants, then select your desired booking time and group size, click "book now" and complete your reservation. No paper vouchers or booklets are required - you will receive your booking confirmation voucher as an SMS.

  • How far in advance can I make a booking?

    TablePouncer is for last-minute restaurant bookings, so you can book a table for today or for tomorrow, but not any further in advance than that.

  • How do you confirm bookings for members?

    We know that both our members and our restaurant partners have mobile phones, so we use SMSs to notify restaurants of a member's booking, and confirm the booking to the member by SMS as well. We also send an email confirmation just to be doubly sure that the booking is received. Because the restaurant has control of their deals, number of tables allocated per deal, and the times they are available, they can put forward exclusive, highly discounted deals to attract customers at the times they need them most.

  • What do I do when I arrive at the restaurant?

    The restaurant will already know about your booking and that it was made on the TablePouncer website. In most cases this will mean that the last-minute deal discount is discretely applied to the bill at the end of your meal. In the rare instance that the restaurant is not aware of your booking, or they forget to apply the discount, they may require you to show them your TablePouncer SMS confirmation.

  • How do I change a booking?

    Unfortunately it is not possible to change it once it's been made, so please double check that the booking details are correct before confirming and paying the booking fee.

  • How do I cancel a booking?

    You can cancel the booking by calling the restaurant directly or via our mobile app. We usually list the restaurant telephone number in your booking confirmation email and SMS.

  • If I fail to show up for a booking, what happens?

    The restaurant will report this to us and, for repeat offenders, you may be barred from making future bookings.

  • How many bookings can I make each month?

    Book as often as you want, whenever you want. TablePouncer doesn't limit the number of bookings you can make. The only limitations are that you can not book more than one restaurant per sitting.

  • How far in advance can I make a booking?

    You can book tables for today and tomorrow.

  • How many restaurants are available to book on TablePouncer?

    We work with hundreds of great independent restaurants and are adding 50 new restaurants per week. As an annual member you can make a booking at any of our restaurants, as often as you like.

  • On what devices can I use TablePouncer?

    You can book tables on TablePouncer through your web-browser using any computer, or using the web-browser built into almost all smartphones and tablets. Additionally, you can install our app on your iPhone, iPad, or any Android device to make bookings easily on the move.

  • Do I pay TablePouncer or the restaurant for my meal?

    You pay the restaurant for your meal. The dining experience is exactly the same as if you booked directly with the restaurant. The only difference is that you'll be receiving a last-minute deal, so your bill will have a nice saving added to it.

  • I'm a restaurant. Can I add my restaurant to TablePouncer?

    We'd love to hear from you. Email our restaurant team on and someone will call you back ASAP.

If you still have questions you need answered, contact us at

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