There are several online takeaway websites, but Takeaway.com stands out to me for two reasons. Firstly, their free app actually works really well, and if you're on a smart phone it can pinpoint your location and tell you which restaurants near by will deliver to your current position. Very handy if you're at a party somewhere and don't know the postcode. You can also manually enter a delivery address, and pay using card. This would be a cool idea if you've a son or daughter at university who needs a good feed turning up on their doorstep.
My favourite Indian in town, The Green Chilli, is on all the various takeaway sites, so I was pleased to see they were part of Takeaway.com too so I could order Indian takeaway tonight. If your local area has many restaurants signed up, you can narrow your search by selecting just the type of food you're looking for.
Once you've filled your basket with all you desire, you can next pick a delivery time. I was ordering around 5pm, so I didn't pick as soon as possible, I chose 7pm when I knew I'd have our son settled for the night.
Your method of payment can be cash on delivery, the traditional takeaway route, or you can prepay with a card, or with Paypal. This I was very impressed with and is the second stand out unique point against other similar sites. Until now, if I've had money stuck in Paypal and no card or cash money, the only place I've been able to get food from is Dominos. Now my local favourites are available with Paypal payment, I'll be using Green Chilli even more often.
You can also pay for your order with Bitcoin if you order via the website instead of the app.
Roll on 7pm. My food ended up arriving at 725pm which was a little odd as Green Chilli are never late, I wonder is there a Takeaway.com specific driver? Or was I just unlucky tonight with a new delivery driver? Anyway, the food was still warm and still as delicious as ever.
Thank you, Takeaway,com, for letting me sample your service.