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More categories for eating out places

Basingstoke, United...
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More categories for eating out places

I keep coming across really good eating places which don't really fit into the "restaurant" category and yet are little gems. These are rarely listed on Tripadvisor and some contributors are probably put off by not finding a suitable category to place these in.

So how about broadening out "Restaurant" to Eating places and a special category for "street food". There is a growing trend for quality street food in London and the concept is already well established elsewhere around the world.

One such hidden gem is situated next to Trocadero. Easily missed, but it serves authentic Indian street food as ridiculously low prices. I can list many others. None are on Tripadvisor.

Cabarete, Dominican...
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1. Re: More categories for eating out places

There are many food carts listed. You can request a listing for any eating place you know as long as it complies with the restaurant listing guidelines:


To request a listing start n this page searching for the listing:


When the database does not find it, click on the blue hyperlink Tell Us More About It, right below "not found".

I agree with you that it'd be better if TripAdvisor changes the Restaurant label for something more inclusive of other eating places. They need to do the same with the Hotel label. We have been suggesting Accommodations for many years.


Truro, United...
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2. Re: More categories for eating out places

I would like to suggest a fundamental change in this area. It is ridiculous to have restaurants covering locations like ice cream parlours, take-aways , bakeries and coffee shops, etc. Restaurants should be locations where one sits down with service to have meals and drinks, and where bookings are taken. Tripadvisor should have separate categories to make restaurant selection easier. For example the second best restaurant is a major UK location is an ice cream bar. This is stupid.

Edited: 27 August 2013, 12:45
West Grey, Ontario
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3. Re: More categories for eating out places

>>"For example the second best restaurant is a major UK location is an ice cream bar."<<

Au contraire !

The second *most popular* restaurant is a major UK location is an ice cream bar.


Ranking #1 = most popular, NOT the best.

Best Regards

Edinburgh, United...
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4. Re: More categories for eating out places

I seldom do this but I agree with Rescue Team,the ratings are naught but a popularity contest and not a very good one at that.

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5. Re: More categories for eating out places

TripAdvisor is fussy sometimes about listing food trucks, since many do not have a permanent location. They do, however, list any type of tiny, "hole-in-the-wall" takeaway place, as long as they can determine that it exists and is open to the public!

I have added a lot of properties to TA and sometimes have had to re-submit them . . . sometimes twice . . . it takes perseverance.

Andrew T, TripAdvisor considers any place where you can get any type of food to be a "restaurant". And yes, the "dots" are a measure of a person's satisfaction, not a rating as in Michelin stars :-)

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