Angels in the City company Uncover raised £1m in seed capital

Skip the long waiting lists at London’s most in-demand restaurants with a new app which can get you a table the very same day.

Created by technology enthusiasts and self-confessed foodies, Uncover works by showing users cancelled reservations at the capital’s trendiest restaurants like Nobu and Gymkhana - as well as Michelin-starred gems like Le Gavroche.

After receiving £1million in seed capital founders David Saenz, Dan Ziv and Christopher Steinau launched the app, allowing Londoners to book lunch and dinner in seconds for places you usually have to wait months for.

It curates a shortlist of restaurants using preferences, geo-location and critic and diner reviews, with the team personally test-driving each one before it makes it.

The team behind Uncover has worked for leading technology companies such as YPlan, and Christopher, its head of marketing, said, “The diners’ experience is at the heart of everything we stand for.

“We want to make booking the best restaurants at the last minute a seamless experience, and help people to discover incredible places they haven’t heard of yet.”

There is also a dedicated customer service line if you need some advice on where to go, and with 2014 seeing the highest ever rate of new openings in the city there are plenty to choose from.

“Essentially we are flipping the traditional last minute booking process on its head,” said Dan, Uncover’s head of product.

“Instead of the user having to do all the work to find an available table at one of London’s best restaurants, the team and technology behind Uncover does the work instead.”

Some of the restaurants available through Uncover include: Hakkasan, Pied a Terre, Le Chalet, Rotorino and Hutong at the Shard.