has defied its early critics with news that it is expanding its online restaurant booking service further overseas. It is extending its booking service to 35 New York restaurants, which will build on its successful launches in Barcelona and Paris. It also plans to launch bookings for restaurants in Rome, Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels and Prague later this year. The company, established in February 2000, has just produced its first annual profit. It expects to double the number of bookings it makes this year to 1.5m. Financial Times 15/04/06 page 18