‘Eat Now’ Review
I was recently asked to review a new home ordering website called Eat Now and I jumped at the opportunity. Any chance to get food from restaurant to me with more convenience is something I’m more than willing to try out!
In an increasingly online and cashless society, I really love these home ordering websites because I am not always aware of restaurants that do take-away, especially knowing how far they travel from suburb to suburb. In my day-to-day life, I also use my credit card and Paypal account to do the majority of my purchases – for things such as online shopping, groceries, eating out and all the other fun shopping things ladies such as myself like to get up to! Given that I have the convenience of doing things via card or online, I often find myself without cash – which makes those nights in when I don’t feel like cooking just a little bit more difficult. Enter sites like ‘Eat Now’, where I can instantly view restaurants that deliver to my suburb, choose from their menus and pay using my credit card or Paypal all in a few simple steps. Hurray! The future of laziness is finally here!
The ‘Eat Now’ process is deliciously simple.
Enter your postcode and click on your suburb.
‘Eat Now’ brings up a handy list of restaurants that deliver to your suburb with ratings out of five, cuisine type, opening times, minimum payments for home delivery as well as payment methods and any meal deals available.
Click on your preferred restaurant and then on your chosen menu items. Choose whether you would prefer collection or delivery and your preferred time for each. You are then sent through to payment details where you can choose which method you prefer to use.
Finally, you receive a handy-dandy email confirming your order and it’s as simple as that! Food’s on the way!
Deep Fried Boneless Chicken with Lemon Sauce, $12.50
This was nice and crisp, but I felt the batter to chicken ratio was waaay too large. Definitely felt like it was more of a batter with lemon sauce dish!
Stir fried mixed seasonal vegetables, $10.00 and Chicken & Pineapple Fried Rice, $8.50
Got to love the standard ‘we have to order vegetables to make our meal more healthy!’ dish. This was fairly tasty but I generally find these stir-fried dishes are best eaten straight away and aren’t usually as nice when warmed up a second time. The chicken and pineapple fried rice surprisingly had bits of ham I had to pick out (usually when I order chicken/pineapple rice it usually doesn’t come with that). The chicken was pleasantly seasoned and had a good flavour to it, although I think it could have used more pineapple.
Deep Fried Shredded Steak with Peking Sauce, $14.00
This is a big Chinese fave of mine to order and I enjoyed this version, although I must say it cannot top my fave Peking Beef at Eastern City Chinese Restaurant!
Cost of food in total (plus $5 delivery fee) was $50.00.
When you’re looking for a quick meal and you can’t bear the thought of cooking, ‘Eat Now’ makes the process much easier. I really liked how it displayed a lot of restaurants that I had no idea even ordered to my suburb, which gave me a much wider choice than my collection of take-away menus. The ease of it being online also means that you’re not going to be surprised by updated prices or removed menu items either. Being able to pay online means I never have to worry about having cash on me, which is definitely a big bonus.
The only downside to the service was that I noticed it didn’t list every restaurant in my suburb that does do take-away (as I expect not every restaurant has signed up to this yet?). That being said, I still felt I had a lot of variety to choose from, and it was interesting to try something new. I expect as time goes by, more and more restaurants will be signing up to services like Eat Now as it just makes it that much easier for the consumer’s ordering experience. Definitely worth watching out for your fave take-away restaurants if they’re not already there!
This is a sponsored post, but the opinions in this post are my own.