Yummy, tasty and quality meals can make a journey as a memorable event of life for an individual. But Most of the travel destination is inherently unfamiliar to us. That is why it is indeed a daunting task to find a warm and cozy restaurant during traveling.
Fortunately, there is some proven strategy existing to find a comfortable and romantic restaurant in an unfamiliar place. We find this strategy from long research on the traveler who has traveled for a long time. To write this guide, we read a lot of article from various experienced and famous traveler’s blogs.
However, this is not a foolproof strategy, but this one contains many ways to maximize the chance of getting a warm and Cozy restaurant and fabulous food to eat. That is the ultimate goal of our guideline.
To understand the selection process clearly, we have made Three sections of this content. Those are-
- Before Starting the journey
- On the spot
- Things to be avoided
Without no more ado, let’s discuss the strategy.
Before starting the journey
As you have to prepare yourself and your family before going naturally, you will be very busy. Since eating is an integral part of the whole tour, you have focused on this side besides your other preparation. Please allow some time for this purpose.
From our research, we have found some effective strategies from the experienced travelers. Here are the bold points of finding the best warm and cozy heat able restaurants in advance.
- Research the option of restaurant ahead of time
No matter your preference is to read a hard copy of the travel logs or reading the blog post online, you should spend some quality time to read the reviews of the restaurant.
Take some free time and research thoroughly. You should select more than two restaurants in your destination place. It will help you to avoid facing an unusual and unwanted situation.
It would be great to keep an eye of the local specialists and their recommendation. From them, you will get the real resource that will increase the value of the journey certainly.
Just follow the local bloggers. It will help you to know the actual information about the restaurant and the surroundings.
Another option is plotting the restaurant on a map so that you can easily find the other alternative options your nearby.
When you plan some of your desired restaurants on the map, it will show the location distance, transport and other facilities of the area.
- Do target online searches
Online is a unique feature of searching in a search engine like Google. You can find the best result among all the quests when you use these search tags. These will provide you the best restaurant recommendation instead of the unordered results.
“<city/country name> best local dishes”
“<city/country name> foodie”
“<city/country name> famous traditional food”
“<city/country name>warm and cozy restaurants near me”
“Best Brunch in New York (city name)”
“Best Coffee in California (city name)”
“warm and cozy restaurants los Angeles (city name)”
“Best White Rose Dumplings in London (city name)”
“Best Cardamom Buns in Prague (city name)”
whatever you want to search write the desired food name and the city in the search tags.
If you want to search by the local language, you can. Just use the translate option of google and translate your desired language from English and paste on the search tags. That’s all.
Ask local or frequent visitors
You may think that you have not such type of connections. But you should ask your friends or family members. From any one of them, you may get a useful reference who have already visited your target destination.
Or you may connect with a local dweller through social media like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or reddit.
Couchsurfing is a great platform where you will get the local all over the world. The most interesting fact is they will share their home with you. Amazing!
Visit the local food bloggers
You can easily find the area specific local food blogger. You can see the hidden treasure from their blog post. Most of them are real. So, you can rely on it. You will get a bunch of blog list from google. Just save the pages and thoroughly read them. Add a new flavor to your travel.
There are lots of foodie group in social media. Just search for them and join. you will get the hidden gems from there.
Read online restaurant reviews
Online reviews may seem like an ordinary one. But these are worth nowadays. Most of the traveler maintains their blog. And they regularly write on their experience. Usually, they provide a rating of the restaurants. From the list, you can quickly identify which one is worthy for you.
Simultaneously, you will find some tips and tricks regarding the specific topics.
Though it may seem like a silly topic, you may understand the importance of parking if you face an embarrassing situation with it. If you plan to start your trip by your transport, you have to consider parking capability of the restaurant before reserving it.
Just imagine the condition when you reach your target restaurant and see that there is no parking convenience. What should you do then? You may have to take your meal in your car. It will be the worst situation. So, consider this point while selecting a restaurant.
Reserve some restaurants in advance
It is necessary to reserve some restaurants if you want to go there definitely. In most of the famous restaurants, you will get this opportunity. Booking of the restaurant allows you a tension free trip.
Just make sure the time flexibility. Otherwise, it will be an embarrassing situation for you.
On the Spot
We cover this “On the Spot” section including the basic tasks that you should follow to finalize the restaurant. Those spot-oriented strategies including the following lists.
First thing first. You may get the recommendation from online or offline.
But location is crucial in this case for transportation facilities. If it is situated in a remote area, it will be a time-consuming process to reach there. As you have to maintain your schedule, it would not be a great decision to select a restaurant that situates far from the center or your way.
Consider transport first. Without convenient transportation, it may turn to a security issue of you and your family.
Most of the famous restaurants are often located near the main road or the center of a town. These types of location ensure the accessibility of tourists.
The restaurant of the urban area may not provide you the proper accessibility like a highway or central based one. As you are not a native to a new place, you should consider the accessibility point. Indeed, a restaurant with good accessibility provides the best food in most cases.
Visibility is closely connected with availability and an indirect way to measure the quality of a restaurant. A real businessperson won’t make a restaurant in a remote area.
You know, professionalism ensure the best service. So, you can expect better service from a visible and accessible restaurant.
- Look for lines
Look for lines or crowd may give you an overall concept about the restaurant. Naturally, you will get a large group in a warm and cozy restaurant.
It is not a foolproof concept. It is a practically oriented knowledge. You will agree with me if you imagine and compare this concept with the best restaurant in your town.
Not only during the travel period but also staying at home, everybody should be aware of hygiene. If you eat food from an unhygienic restaurant, your whole trip may be ruined for your illness.
You needn’t make a details inspection of a restaurant. Just have an overall look of the restaurant, you will get an idea. For example, look at the waiter, chef, kitchen or whole environments. Hope, this is enough to understand the level of hygiene.
- Check out the washroom
Since the restaurant is related to food, a professional restaurant must ensure the cleanliness to the nook and corner of the restaurant.
Moreover, washroom indicates the seriousness of the hygiene of the restaurant author.
In a quality restaurant, you always find a suitable environment in washroom along with the surroundings.
- Choose a restaurant that provides quality Service and value
You may confuse about checking good value and service. It is not a daunting task. You will find true professionalism when you enter the surroundings of a quality restaurant. The staff of a good restaurant is well trained.
Politeness and helping mind are the indicators of a kind and professional restaurant. If you get a rude behave from the staff, you will not get a quality food service from them. So, you should avoid them.
- Ask for the accommodation
Ensure about the accommodation before ordering your dishes. Housing is hugely involved in taking food.
Without proper accommodation, you can’t take your meal comfortably. Most of the tourists can’t eat appropriately in a rough situation.
Please inspect the house by yourself. Mental satisfaction multiple the enjoyment of the trip.
- Follow Your mind
Nothing is specific in the world, and Everybody has the power of taking decision by his or her instincts. You know, you may fall in an adverse and worse situation. During this time don’t become panic and excitement.
Just follow your mind to select a restaurant for eating.
On the other hand, you may get two or more great restaurants in an area. This is also a confusing situation.
To avoid confusion, do whatever you want to do. That means to follow your instincts.
Things should be avoided
In this section, we discuss the common mistake. These are the expert’s tips for the new traveler.
- Avoid the adjacent restaurant to the tourist spot
If you think deeply you will get the hidden meaning of the phrase. The restaurants nearby to the tourist spots mainly focus on the profit rather than service. Because they have to pay a comparatively large amount to the authority than other restaurants. They know that tourists must come to their restaurant due to their position and attracted printing advertisements.
When someone visits a lot of places within a few hours, he or she becomes feeling tired. That is why they search for a restaurant to their nearby. And those businessmen take the chance.
You should look for a restaurant at least one or two blocks from the tourist spot. Hopefully, you will get better and traditional food from those restaurants.
- peoples who are trying to communicate you by English
You may be confused to hear something like that. But it is true. When the waiters or other staffs try to talk you with English, that means they try to convince you and not provide the traditional and famous food.
Many of the experienced tourists agree to this point. So, if you want to get the traditional taste then get the recommendation from the local people and follow their words.
- Representative of the restaurant offers the menus in the streets
These types of people are not professional, and their restaurants are not good.
A warm and cozy restaurant has not enough time to canvassing like the way. The picture is opposite really. You will not get a chance at once to eat in a famous, quality and nice restaurant for dinner.
- Over marketing and advertisement
You know there is no alternative of marketing to be a brand. But providing the best service is the best way of marketing. You may consider the brand as an example. Why are their brand? Because they ensure the best quality.
So, don’t be confused with the attracted printing material like Logo, banner or leaflet. In most cases, you will get excellent service from a simple one.
We can’t ensure that All of the strategies will work in every case. But hopefully, you will get a positive result in most of the facts. As a tourist or traveler, you have to use your instincts in most of the points.
Wish you a happy trip!