Online restaurant reservation service Bookatable is adding to its mobile application functions with an easy way to pay online or split the bill between a group.

Busaba Eathai will be one of the first operators to trial the pay at table system, supported by MyCheck and PayPal that will let diners pay for their meals using a mobile device with the MyCheck payment functionality integrated into Bookatable’s existing app.

Users will be able to find restaurants with Pay-At-Table technology and pay by for the entire bill amount or split the bill with others via PayPal or a registered card on a MyCheck account, without waiting for the waiter to settle the bill at the table.

Diners can view the itemised bill, select which items they are paying for individually and choose to add a tip and, by showing a four-digit code to the waiting staff, complete the transaction online.

Joe Steele, CEO of Bookatable said: “The introduction of the Pay-At-Table technology has already brought about a fundamental change in consumer behaviour within the restaurant space, with high profile chains such as Busaba Eathai utilising the technology to maximise convenience and speed for both themselves and their customers.

“The function of being able to pay through a mobile device at the table not only increases loyalty and customer engagement, it also boosts revenues through capitalising on an increased number of table covers and allows restaurants to spend more time on customer service that would have otherwise been spent preparing the receipt; something which Bookatable are committed to ensuring our restaurant partners are provided with.”