App – Harden’s Restaurant Finder

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New: Release of 100% rewritten Harden’s App

Hardens app


We are delighted to announce the release of our new completely re-written app: now, for the first time, available for Android devices as well as iPhone and Android.

The new App – as well as fixing the incompatibility issues with newer version of Apple’s operating system – revolutionises users’ access to the latest restaurant openings and closings.

Whereas all data is held locally on the mobile for superb performance, the App synchs in real time whenever there is connectivity so that the database is always up-to-date with the latest openings and stop press announcements (and automatically removes restaurants that are closed).

+ Trusted reviews and detailed ratings
+ Over 3,000 entries, updated in real time
+ Powerful search by price, food quality, cuisine
+ Book online (selected restaurants)
+ Journal meals out in your restaurant diary
+ Restaurant news, with constant updates
+ Browse curated collections of recommendations

Decide where to eat based on socially sourced, carefully curated ratings and reviews.

Votes are taken from 1,000s of fellow foodies, who take part annually in the Harden’s diners’ survey. Harden’s editors then carefully weed this data for cheats and distil the feedback into statistically-derived ratings and short reports quoting from diner feedback.

With detailed coverage of the UK and London, the app features over 1,400 listings outside the capital, and more than 1,400 within London itself. (Outside London, that’s more listings than our rival, the Good Food Guide; and inside London, about five times as many reviews as the Good Food Guide!)

Since 1991, we’ve been “telling it like it is” based on one of the UK’s most detailed surveys of restaurant-goers. For the 2018 survey, 8,500 ‘reporters’ (that’s what we call diners who take part in the survey) contributed 50,000 reviews. And now you can even submit reports to us directly from the App.

Android users: due to restrictions caused by Google and our development framework, Xamarin, we are limited to supporting only more modern devices. Our apps must now target Android 10.0 and above, so this is the minimum requirement for using Harden’s on your device.

How to download your free reporters’ edition