Cab app Hailo has teamed up with Bookatable, Europe’s restaurant marketplace, to enable restaurateurs to offer Hailo’s on demand taxi service to diners.

Following an integration with Bookatable’s cloud-based table reservation service, restaurants can now book one of Hailo’s 15,000 strong fleet of London black cabs on behalf of restaurant goers at the push of a button.

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Restaurants can now book one of Hailo's cabs for diners at the push of a button © iStock/franckreporter

The first phase of the integration will see Bookatable roll out the facility to their “top-tier” restaurants, with another 1,500 to go live by the end of the summer.

Jon Moore, chief product officer at Hailo, said: “Integrating our API with market-leading service providers like Bookatable helps to extend the great Hailo experience to a highly relevant audience in a context where getting a safe, fast and reliable journey home really matters.”

Joe Steele, CEO at Bookatable, said: “We’re always looking to make life easier for our restaurant staff and their customers, so our integration with Hailo allows us to offer a greater level of service, as well as provide simplicity for waiting staff.”

Hailo, which is active in the UK, Ireland, Japan, Singapore and Spain, recently axed a number of its London technical team, which the firm said would help it focus on increasing its market share against the likes of larger rival Uber.