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An Australian First: The iPad L(a)unch


Mundo Global Tapas at Rydges North Sydney is set to be the first restaurant in Australia to implement an ordering system that is entirely reliant on the Apple iPad.

The iPad menus were introduced at The iPad L(a)unch – a VIP lunch event  held yesterday (2 June.) Available for the use of regular patrons by dinnertime on the same day, Mundo Global Tapas is leading the electronic dining revolution.

Sydneysiders will now have the same opportunities as diners from some of the world’s most tech savvy cities- including Tokyo and San Francisco.

“We’ve been working on this idea for a couple of months now, and it’s extremely exciting to see it all come to life. In the past I’ve struggled to find a unique and dynamic menu format that suits the Mundo brand – but the iPad is perfect,” said Rydges Hotels & Resorts area general manager, Craig Simpson.

Run by a custom made application, the interactive menus allows guests to preview their dishes, as well as order directly through the iPad. However those wishing to maintain a level of engagement with the restaurant staff are welcome to order directly through a waiter.

The creators of the application intend to road test the system at Mundo before fixing more layers (i.e. automatic suggestions for matching wines and pairing dishes) and putting it on the market for other venues around the country.

Mundo Global Tapas + Bar is located at Rydes North Sydney,