Book Review: Zomato Restaurant Guide 2012 Bangalore
Published by Hachette India Rs.199/-
- 250 must-visit restaurants in Bangalore
- Recommendations for various occasions and moods (Romantic dinner, girls’ night out etc)
- QR codes to view menus, photos and other info
Nicely formatted guide that begins with an ”About Zomato”, instructions on how to use the guide, info about Citibank dining privileges (deals for Citibank card holders), restaurant categories, restaurant details, an alphabetical index of restaurant names, the area and page number where you can find them in the book and space to make notes. Glossy pictures interspersed throughout the book are very appetizing.
So why did they create this print guide when it is so much easier to browse the website?
Throughout the guide are full page advertisements of popular restaurants. Very cheerful.
What I liked:
- The look of the book. Very slick production
- User-friendly – easy to follow page format
- Very useful – also includes restaurant timing and costs
- Lists the specialties of the restaurant
- QR codes for the tech-savvy
- Index at the end – restaurants by alphabetical order with area and page number so we can go back and find the full details
- And of course, Nirav’s personal note with the book!
What I missed
Area-wise categories – yeah, I know. Asking too much. But if I wanted to find a restaurant in say, Lavelle Road I’d have to flip quite a few pages to find it. Or just go online and use the Zomato site. Index 2 could have been area-wise segregation - easy to do with the same listing of restaurants in the index as it would just be a matter of dividing them area-wise. Maybe in the next edition.
Overall, the Citibank Zomato Restaurant Guide 2012 is a great effort.
Would I buy the book for Rs.199/-? (Rs.149/- on Flipkart) Yes. I would.
And so can you.