Google has just released another update for its Search app for Android, adding in the option to view “best of” lists and reviews of local restaurants that appear in your search results. Google’s localized search results were already pretty handy for exploring new areas, and this latest update should help wanderers find the best local grub around.
As well as displaying new critic reviews along with existing user reviews, the new Google Search feature will show you which, if any, restaurant or local tour lists the place you’ve searched for shows up on. That way you can check if the eatery is on a best or worst places to visit in X list, or see if it’s known for something a little more specific, such as “where to eat on Christmas Day”. Google has also included 10 best-of lists from the likes of Eater, CBS Local, and Refinery29.
One of the more interesting new features is the inclusion of data that also shows roughly how long customers stayed at a particularly location. A short trip might suggest fast service, or perhaps warn you to stay away, while you’ll also be able to see places to sit down for a nice long meal.
You won’t have to update your Google Search app either, as the new features appear to have been introduced on the back-end.