Menulog – How to Order on this Online Food Delivery Service + a Giveaway

We lead such crazy, fast paced and busy schedules during the weekdays which have made online food delivery services much more important than the dine-in restaurants. Not too long ago, I was cribbing about the lack of such delivery services in Australia; but that was because I was ignorant of Menulog.

So, what is Menulog?

It is an online take-away and food delivery service operating across Australia. The website features 4200+ restaurants, extensive specials and deals along with 100,000+ restaurant reviews to enable you make the best choice when it comes to takeaway food.

Ever since I heard of Menulog, I have been thinking of putting it to the test. So, I got very excited when I was approached by Menulog to try out their service. I was provided with a voucher to order a meal of our choice which would be home-delivered from any of the local restaurants in my area, participating in the Menulog online community.

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There were two things that stood out immediately while going through the Menulog website. The first was that it was an extremely simple and easy to use site which is very important for me. I thoroughly dislike websites which have confusing layouts and information but Menulog is extremely simple to use and navigate.

The second was that I was spoilt for choice when it came to the number of restaurants I could choose from in my suburb. To find out the restaurants in my local area, all that I had to do was enter in my post code on the Menulog site. There were so many cuisines to choose from and it did take me and my family some time to reach a conclusion, which is a process that we actually enjoyed!

I live in Dandenong and was pleasantly surprised to see that there were close to 20 restaurants on the Menulog community in my local area; here are the options I had. Finally, we agreed to order from the Pakwan Indian Restaurant as it had quite a high rating and some great reviews.

Pakwan has an extensive menu with some of my family’s favourites but we decided to go for dishes that we usually do not make at home. Along with a selection of flat breads, saffron rice and condiments, we also got the Lamb chops and Chicken Chataniwala.

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I am usually a little disappointed when it comes to the quality of Indian food in Australia. There are some great restaurants but most often, you find tasteless curries being sold in the name of Indian food. But Pakwan was a totally different and exciting experience.

All the dishes were very delicious; I couldn’t find a fault with any. I would totally suggest this place to everybody, including those who want to try Indian cuisine for the first time. The flavours are perfect without being extra spicy or fiery.

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The whole process of ordering through Menulog was an extremely positive experience. In a gist;

• Visit the Menulog site.
• Enter in your post code and choose your suburb.
• Scroll through the list of restaurants in your local area that are part of the Menulog community.
• Make a selection of the place you want to order from. To make this task easier, against each restaurant, you can also find information regarding the cuisine type, speed of service, discounts and promotions, minimum purchase amount, ratings and reviews.
• Choose from the menu; additional options like spice levels, food allergies etc… can also be selected through the various pop-ups when you select a dish.
• Decide the time when you would like the order delivered. You can even order a few days in advance or opt for collecting the meal in-person instead of home delivery.
• A safe and secure checkout and pay.
• SMS confirmation with order details and time of delivery.
• Get ready to enjoy your meal!

And now let’s head to the giveaway!

Menulog has very generously offered a $75 voucher to giveaway to one lucky subscriber of The Spice Adventuress, to be redeemed for a special Menulog dining experience.

To be in the running for the giveaway, you need to do the following;

• Subscribe to The Spice Adventuress blog using your email id.
• Follow me on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest (at least one necessary).

(And if you have already done the above two, just drop me a comment below, so that I can record your participation.)
• Leave a comment below stating which cuisine you would like to order if you win the $75 Menulog voucher.

Terms and Conditions:

• Entry is open to only Australian residents.
• The giveaway will run for one week and the winner will be chosen on 12th November, 2014
• The winner will be notified via email and given 48 hours to respond. If no response, a new winner will be chosen.
• The winner’s details will be forwarded to Menulog and the voucher code will be emailed to the winner as supplied by Menulog.
• Judge’s decision will be final.

Good luck! And be generous; invite your friends over too for the giveaway.

This giveaway is now closed and the winner is Shruti J.

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29 thoughts on “Menulog – How to Order on this Online Food Delivery Service + a Giveaway

  1. Jennifer B. November 11, 2014 at 12:12 pm Reply

    Real ITALIAN wood-fired pizza, great fresh pasta,
    Love “Baked In Elwood” – no-one is tastier or faster.
    Gourmet menu, nice guys, suits any season…
    Perfect treat for us after frantic weekends!

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    • vanyadhanya November 11, 2014 at 10:33 pm Reply

      all the best for your Italian feast Jennifer

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  2. Ross S (@RossS12) November 11, 2014 at 11:43 am Reply

    Any cuisine that tastes delicious,
    with hearty ingredients that are nutritious,
    and most importantly requires NO DISHES.
    These are my non-negotiable takeaway wishes!

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    • Ross S (@RossS12) November 11, 2014 at 11:50 am Reply

      Just realised I’ve already entered on my email account – please ignore this comment.

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  3. liz November 10, 2014 at 6:25 am Reply

    I wish they had this kind of indian in our bayside restaurants. it look delicious

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  4. meetoo / Kate Nelson (@meetookids) November 10, 2014 at 4:18 am Reply

    Oh we ordered the most delicious italian fest using Menulog – I would have to be predictable and go back for seconds (and invite the whole family over!). Yumm

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    • vanyadhanya November 10, 2014 at 6:16 am Reply

      and wish you all the best for your big Italian feast Kate

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  5. shontelle November 9, 2014 at 12:07 pm Reply

    Would love to try a feast (or at least $75 worth) of Italian food! YUM!

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  6. Ross S November 8, 2014 at 3:32 am Reply

    I’m looking forward to ordering Indian because it’s so much better than my efforts because whenever I try to cook it I either don’t have the correct spices or they are way out of date.

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    • vanyadhanya November 8, 2014 at 9:56 am Reply

      all the best to you then Ross; and you can check out some great Indian recipes on the blog too.

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  7. […] And before you leave, have you taken part in the $75 Menulog voucher giveaway? If no, you need to check out this. […]

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  8. Gina Kat (@KatGinaKat) November 7, 2014 at 12:46 am Reply

    Love all types of cuisine, the spicier the better lol. Tough choice to choose just the one, have to go with Thai, love anything Thai, especially a good hot chilli prawn laksa YUM! The sweet tamarind chutney looks divine, must ask about this at my local Indian restaurant, yummm. x

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    • vanyadhanya November 7, 2014 at 2:07 am Reply

      Any Indian resto doing chaats would have the chutney Gina. And the chilli prawn laksa sounds yumm! All the best

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  9. Sandi Giles November 6, 2014 at 10:11 am Reply

    This looks interesting I must say, not sure how often I’d use though as there are others out there too.

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    • vanyadhanya November 6, 2014 at 11:00 am Reply

      would you recommend any others Sandi? and which cuisine would you order if you win this voucher?

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  10. lili November 6, 2014 at 7:26 am Reply

    love Italian cuisine yummy get bored of having pasta

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  11. Nicole - Seeking Victory November 6, 2014 at 4:06 am Reply

    That naan looks fantastic!
    I would probably get a giant Thai feast if I won. There is a place near me that does an amazing duck in red curry sauce 🙂

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    • vanyadhanya November 6, 2014 at 5:01 am Reply

      hope you win dear and get to enjoy that duck curry, especially after a tough exam.

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  12. fergie51 November 5, 2014 at 10:55 am Reply

    Sadly, no 3824 point. Love the idea and would use but……….:)

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    • vanyadhanya November 5, 2014 at 11:07 am Reply

      that’s sad dear; hopefully next time. But do pass on the link to other friends. thanks

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  13. Shruti November 5, 2014 at 5:19 am Reply

    Following you!!! 🙂 And we (you & me) are not living that far anymore… so I’m sure I also will get plenty of options to order “Vegetarian Indian” food via menulog ❤

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    • vanyadhanya November 5, 2014 at 6:06 am Reply

      awesome. where are u staying now? Oh yes, hope you win and get to eat lots of veggie stuff.

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      • Shruti November 5, 2014 at 6:07 am

        We’re based in Mt Waverley now 🙂

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      • vanyadhanya November 5, 2014 at 6:08 am

        cool….much nearer; hope to meet you soon then.

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