The internet is full of restaurant reviews, both positive and negative. If you want your review to stand out, you need to grab the reader’s attention right off the bat and keep them engaged throughout the entirety of it. Here are some tips to help you write the best restaurant review possible.

One: Grab them with the opening line.

In Google searches, the first line or so is all the reader will see to start. You want to grab their attention with the opening line so that they click on the link to read the rest of the review. Think outside-the-box and use provocative words that will jump off the screen and really get the reader interested.

Two: Set the scene.

For the review to make sense to the reader, you want to set the stage from the beginning. Think along the lines of who, what, where, when, and why.

Who did you visit the restaurant with?

What did you order?

Where were you seated in the restaurant?

When did your visit to the restaurant occur?

Why did you choose that particular restaurant?

Three: Use descriptive words for everything.

Even the most minute details may matter to the reader, so describe everything you see, touch, taste, hear, and smell.

What’s the decor? Does the tableware include linens, or is it less formal with paper products? How does the food taste? Is there music playing in the background, or is there any loud talking? Do the smells entice you to want to eat there, or are they off-putting? All of these descriptions will continue to set the scene for the reader.

Four: Really focus on the food.

Ambiance, service, and prices are all important, but if the food is good, that will make a reader want to eat there. Give an honest review on the food, but try not to be too harsh as these reviews can affect a restaurant’s business.

Five: Finish off with an overall rating.

Rate the restaurant on a scale of 1 to 5 stars, with one being the worst and five being the best. This will give the reader a good indication of your overall experience.