I received an offer from Menulog, an Australian online food ordering company, to have a takeaway on them and try out how easy their service is to use. To be honest, we don’t eat an awful lot of takeaway, but I’m always up for trying something new. We were both in massive need for a night out of the kitchen too!
Using Menulog sure is easy. If you don’t have the smartphone app you can also order on the website http://www.menulog.com.au
Here is my “dummy’s guide” to ordering food delivery online …
STEP ONE Head to http://www.menulog.com.au/browse/perth-wa
STEP TWO Enter in your postcode or suburb into the search field. You can narrow down the search by filtering the options to delivery or pick up or even a specific cuisine. I find that the most common takeaways available through Menulog are Indian and Pizzas.
STEP THREE Select your take away outlet. This was an easy decision. We choose an Indian Restaurant we have tried and liked before – Haweli in Wanneroo. After a very busy day at work I am SO happy that it also offers delivery! Too easy.
STEP FOUR choose your dishes. Another feature of Menulog is that it has the take away’s entire menu to view and select. Your order is in the right hand column, so you can see how much it totals before you place the order and make adjustments if needs be. You can also select the “spiciness” of each curry. Chef and I consider our options…
Now all our food items are chosen, we can hit the “place your order” button. The total cost includes the delivery fee if you choose to be lazy like us! Haweli charges $7, but it varies from store to store. It all looks fine, so I click the button to arrange the payment.
STEP FIVE Time to finalise the payment. We’ve been given a $50 credit by Menulog to try their service – so we apply that discount too. This can be done by cash when the food is delivered, credit card or even via PayPal. Once the payment is finalised, we’re taken to another screen so we can see that our order has been placed.
STEP SIX Sit back and enjoy! I then received a confirmation email and then a text message to say Hawelli had received our order and the approximate delivery time was 6.06pm precisely! Our order arrived in no time with a knock on the door at 6pm, so we eagerly take our order and unpack our bag of goodies.
We start with crisp onion bhajis ($9.95) with a mint & coriander yogurt dipping sauce.
Chef and I share two curries – a butter chicken ($20.95) and a lamb rogan josh ($19.95). Both are delicious and have a good serve of tender meat. We have kesari pulao rice on the side, which is full of saffron, almonds, raisins and cashews ($11.95).
We soak up the tasty sauce with garlic naan bread ($4 a serve) and an onion and potato kulcha (Tandoori Bread) which was something new to me and I thought it was absolutely delicious ($6). We’re both full to busting and there’s plenty left over. We could have easily fed three people.
We found Menulog just too easy to use! Everything was in one place. I’d definitely used it again – thanks Menulog!
Head to our Facebook page www.facebook.com/TheChefHisWifeTheirPerthFectLife?ref=hl to enter the comp to win a $50 Menulog takeaway voucher (Comp runs from 5pm 9/12/14 to 5pm 11/12/14)