The Good Food Guide is an indispensible guide to tracking down the best restaurants, pubs and cafes all over the UK, and the book proves very popular each year. While the book is all well and good for planning ahead while at home, it is a little cumbersome to take out with you when you are travelling - this is where the Good Food Guide iPhone and iPad app can help.

The app provides access to the complete Good Food Guide 2011 which includes hundreds of independent reviews of places to eat. You are free to browse through the directory by searching for individual restaurants, but the app can also point you in the direction of a decent eatery based on your current location.

You can also browse for some where to eat based on type of food, price, locality and a number of other criteria. When conducting a search, you are provided with not only the review, but also contact details so you can click straight through to place a booking.

You can also make your own contribution to the next edition of the guide by providing feedback on the restaurants you visit. In the meantime, your favourite restaurants can be shared via Twitter or email.

Verdict

A great alternative to the Good Food Guide book - all of the content you need in an accessible, portable and affordable format.