1 March 2013

M8 and the Michelin Guide - a recipe for success!

We kicked off 2013 with a few updates aiming to make all of you ‘Connoisseurs of Good Food and Drink’ go weak at the knees and champing at the bit to get out there and explore all that the UK has to offer! We looked at the addition of the glorious Good Pub Guide to M8 in our last post, so now we turn our attention to the MICHELIN Guide and discover what this recently added feature might have to offer our M8 community. 

Far from being a guide that exclusively recommends UK restaurants that most of us would have to remortgage our homes to be able to afford a bowl of soup in, the MICHELIN Guide is committed to uncovering the very best and highest quality - to use a phrase adored by the great Gregg Wallace and John Torode of Masterchef UK fame - “plates of food” that the UK has to offer. Simple. 

Introduced by famous tyre manufacturers MICHELIN to encourage France’s first leisure motorists to make more road trips - and go further afield so they might need to renew their tyres quicker (!) - the MICHELIN guide has been helping foodies and travellers the best places to eat and sleep across the globe since 1900. 

Committed to seeking out and independently reviewing every type of establishment serving meals and refreshments to customers - everything from hotel dining rooms, country inns, fine dining restaurants or cosy guest houses - the information held within the MICHELIN guide is perfect for any foodies embarking on a UK road trip. In fact, the recommendations detailed in the guide are a great help to anyone looking for a decent meal! Here at M8 we want everyone to have access to the most valuable local knowledge available, and as we know that sharing meals is one of the greatest and most popular pastimes for thousands of you, it was a no brainer to get the MICHELIN guide involved in our app! 

From within M8 - whether you’re on an iPhone, Android or BlackBerry Touch device - you can discover all of the restaurants found in the most up to date version of the MICHELIN guide 2013. Making sure you find the tastiest meal around, M8 users can search by restaurant category or by price. See something you fancy? You can check out the diner reviews and ratings, and find all-important contact or location details. Foodies travelling in the UK and researching options are really spoiled for choice with M8! 

From the information and ratings offered by the MICHELIN Guide and Good Pub Guides through to the integrated reviews and recommendations of Trip Advisor, Yelp & Lonely Planet, M8 has everything you need to plan a special meal, grab a quick bite, or discover a gourmet hideaway. M8 - a recipe for success for UK foodies! 

So there you have it folks, lots of great content to fuel your imagination for the weekend! Enjoy, and tell us @localm8 all about any tasty treats or tipples you come across! 

By Telmap Mate

* The MICHELIN Guide is available to M8 UK app users as a one off purchase.