How Restaurants Are Rated

by | Jan 29, 2015 | Hotels

The Australian economy relies heavily on the food industry, which is rapidly expanding. With so many restaurants around the country, it can be difficult for food connoisseurs to find one that tickles their fancy. Instead of dining at each establishment, an easier way of deciding where to dine for that special occasion is to look at business ratings. Ratings are based on the services and facilities of the establishment and by understanding how valuations are made, you can make sure the dining experience is a good one.

Restaurant Types

Each restaurant will be put into its own category and in order to find one that serves the type of cuisine in the atmosphere you prefer, it’s important to pay attention to the restaurant types when reading ratings. When searching for a place to eat and drink you will notice that Crossed Spoon & Fork Symbols are used to represent what the facility has to offer. Expect to see five symbols if it adheres to the strictest formal international standards, four if it is formal and licensed, three if it offers full table service, two if it has a casual setting and style, and one if it is unlicensed with a casual style and family-friendly ambiance. Should you be seeking out a place that offers theatre dining, look for the symbol with two masks. Fancy dining on the water? Keep an eye out for the cruise symbol, before looking at pricing and awards.

Restaurant Facilities and Services

The facilities and services on offer will affect the overall rating of restaurants and the more symbols it boasts, the higher you can expect the rating to be. Some desirable facilities and services to look out for include Disabled Access, Live Music, Private Dining, Take Away and Licensed Bar. Want to host an event for a big or small group at a restaurant? If so, ask if it is available to rent for functions and whether or not it is fully licensed. If the establishment overlooks water views and has a large car park, the rating will more than likely be higher. A bring-your-own restaurant, otherwise known as a BYO restaurant, is a place where you can bring your own bottle. When this option is made available to patrons, ratings will rise thanks to the convenience and affordability it offers.

The Prince Alfred Hotel is one of the most historic in Queensland and boasts a new Steakhouse called Char’d. Give the team a call on (07) 3282 1577 if you would like to make a reservation.

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