74. onezone

The onezone app puts the world’s best restaurants, bars, cafes, and hotels in one easy-to-find zone.

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Founder: Natasha Zone
Year founded: 2021
Website: onezone.app

Every family, couple, or friendship group knows the difficulty of finding a good place to eat out. Many of us end up falling back to our favourite chain restaurants, fed up of walking unknown streets and unsure if a local eatery will satisfy everyone’s cravings. 

onezone is the curated discovery app that’s guaranteed to blow up your group chat. Founded in 2021, onezone is designed for the next generation of experience-driven, digital-savvy, discerning urbanites who are on the lookout for new places to eat and drink. 

The idea is simple: onezone offers users the tools they need to find the best restaurants, bars, cafes and hotels in cities around the world, all in one, verified place. It’s guaranteed to save you time and protect you from the hangries.

Convenience is at the core of the brand’s business model. Restaurants on onezone are selected by an expert team of curators, so users can trust that every experience will deliver great food, a good atmosphere, and top-class service

Clever search also gives people endlessly tailorable options for their search criteria. Users can either search the app for onezone-approved places in their local area; filter by an occasion, or search for a specific cuisine.

Along with curated suggestions, the app delivers a streamlined discovery-to-booking experience within a single platform. Users can discover places, view menus, book tables, save their favourite places, and share recommendations with friends without leaving the app.

onezone claims to be the only platform that offers all of these features in one place, appealing to those who want to discover the best places to eat and drink but find themselves frustrated by complicated booking processes. 

The company also strives to champion purpose-led businesses. It places black-owned, female-founded, and LGTBQ+-owned venues, at the forefront of the app, as well as giving valuable virtual real estate to community heroes and sustainable sites.

Having already raised over £1m in angel investment, Natasha Zone is striving for eight figures by 2028 – and you can see why. Along with its investors, onezone is blessed with a small yet strong team, a clear mission, and a great product. 

A smooth user experience, high-quality imagery and a smart bridge between discoveries and bookings gives onezone a serious edge over competitor apps. That’s the advantage of having everything in one zone.

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