Have you ever found yourself too lazy to cook and not wanting to leave the house, but not wanting to order fast food pizza either? I know I usually prefer to eat some restaurant quality food, but it can be hard to know which restaurants within the vicinity even do delivery. That’s where Eat Now comes in handy – they have a giant list of restaurants (2000+) sorted by suburb/cuisine/dish which shows you what’s closest to you, who does takeaway or delivery, and lets you order your next meal without ever having to leave the house.
We were asked to try their service out and couldn’t be happier to have a lazy night in! Using their website is simple:
Step 1: Enter your postcode
Type in your postcode and it’ll populate it with the corresponding suburbs. Select your suburb and it’ll show you a whole list of restaurants. You can filter this on the left by cuisine, delivery/pickup, ratings and more.
Step 2: Choose your restaurant and order your food
Select a restaurant to view the menu. Press ‘add’ to add menu items to your order and use the right-side panel to choose your delivery or collection time. Note that some restaurants have a minimum order amount for deliveries.
Step 3: Register or Sign In
Eat Now’s service is only available for members. Luckily, membership is free! So just following the instructions to register. They’ll need your email, contact number and address for deliveries.
Step 4: Payment
To pay for your order, you can choose either credit card, Paypal or cash. On the right-side panel, your order details are listed there as well including the delivery address (if applicable), menu items and total amount. Make sure to double check this before you pay!
Step 5: Wait a bit, then eat!
If you’ve ordered delivery, you’ll get a text letting you know approximately when your order will arrive. If you’ve requested pick-up, that time will be an indication of when your food is ready for pick-up.
After about a 45 minute wait, my doorbell rings and in comes our dinner in takeaway boxes. We’ve cooked some plain rice at home ourselves to go with the four mains we’ve ordered.
ChooChee Prawns – $18.90 | Chilli Jam and Cashew Nuts Chicken – $14.90
Green Curry Chicken (medium spicy) – $14.90 | Pad Kee Mao Beef – $14.90
Both curries were delicious; mild spicy creamy flavours that went well with rice. I quite liked the choo chee prawns as well which were nice and juicy. The pad kee mao was equally delicious, with hints of chilli, sweet soy and basil. Unfortunately the chilli jam and cashew nut chicken wasn’t as good as the rest. I couldn’t taste any chilli jam and the dish just tasted like sweet soy flavours. Don’t get me wrong, the dish was tasty, but it just didn’t live up to the description.
Next time I have a quiet night in, I know where I’m going to have a look for my meal – Eat Now! It’s a great concept which services the whole of Australia and they’ve also got a food ordering app too, for ordering on the go. Now I can organise dinner while on the train home, and be guaranteed food by the time I get home. Perfect!
This post is sponsored by Eat Now. For more information, visit www.eatnow.com.au