Unlike any other online reservations system anywhere in the world, GPO Grand’s “Restaurant Butler” brings you a restaurant online booking system that allows you to enhance and tailor your dining experience within minutes, be it for a special occasion or business meeting, and it’s absolutely free.

With people dining out more frequently, travelling more and knowing what they like, they want a bespoke experience when dining out for special occasions.

As a world first, GPO Grand’s “Restaurant Butler” offers patrons the opportunity to tailor their experience at one of the six GPO restaurants when booking through the GPO Grand website.

For example, imagine your partner walking into Prime Restaurant with you for your anniversary dinner where a long stem red rose with a personalised message is waiting, along with a bottle of champagne on ice next to your table. As soon as you sit down the champagne is opened for you and an amuse bouche arrives. What a way to start your evening!

You would think your partner had gone to the trouble of creating something very special for you. The secret is that it would have only taken five minutes online and “Restaurant Butler” would have done all the rest.

Managing Director Peter Petroulas said:

“The hospitality environment continues to change with a growing distinction between casual dining and fine dining. The reality is that customers dining out for a special occasion want something special, are more discerning,

and want a more personalised and tailored experience from restaurants. The days are quickly disappearing where the chef tells you what to eat and how to eat it.”

“Imagine what a surprise your partner will get seeing a table setting and dinner that you have personalised just for them.”

“Restaurant Butler” options for personal occasions include flowers with a personalise card, an amuse bouche and champagne on arrival, a personalised message on a dessert plate and a gift to take away at the end of the evening.

“Restaurant Butler” options for business occasions include your selection of fixed price lunch menu, an antipasto plate for the table, advising us of a price range per bottle of wine so our sommelier can recommend the best wine to suit your requirements and budget, and notifying us if your meeting is confidential so we can seat you at a more quiet part of the restaurant.

Peter Petroulas said:

“Using technology to enhance an experience is what GPO Grand is all about, it’s not about reducing staff costs or cutting operational costs, hence why we created “Restaurant Butler.”

“Our online restaurant booking system stops short of permitting people to completely pre-order their entire meal, as we feel it is important that we also surprise them with our daily specials and suggestions to maintain some anticipation, excitement and surprise on the evening and avoid creating a mechanical and impersonal process.”

The “Restaurant Butler” online restaurant booking system is now available for bookings at the GPO Grand group of restaurants: Prime Restaurant, Intermezzo Ristorante, Postales Spanish Restaurant, GPO Cheese and Wine Room, Subterranean Bar and Grill and Beach House at Balmoral Beach.

As an introductory offer, for all online bookings made through our GPO website for June, we are also offering a free cup of coffee or tea for each guest.