Ando: At this time of the year, you would often see us (The Lamstock) with our head buried in books. University breaks are no more than extra study time! Thank goodness for us, Menulog provided us with a $25 voucher for our next delivery order. This could not have come at a better time!
I have spoken to a few friends who have used Menulog before and the verdict has been positive. Menulog makes ordering takeaway online very easy with a huge restaurant selection and thousands of peer-reviews. Menulog is free and also completely mobile thanks to their app. For our first order, we went online and found the website very easy to navigate and visually pleasing to the eye. There was the option for returning customers to login, but for us we got straight into it by entering our postcode. At the time of ordering, we noticed that Menulog was giving away a chance to $3000 in vouchers, which made our order all the better!
To be honest, living in a small suburb in Western Sydney we were expecting perhaps 5 or so participating restaurants but were surprised to see 11 restaurants with 37 specials. Depending on the restaurant and what you order, you can save up to 30% off takeaways. As you can see from the screenshot below, Shish Tawouk had 3 promotions at the time of ordering. Since all of us at The Lamstock had assessments to do, we selected ’Delivery’ instead of ‘Pickup’ as 15 minutes of studying could mean the difference between a Distinction and a High Distinction!
After selecting our restaurant, all the additional details such as the address, operating hours, payment options, minimum order and reviews were displayed clearly at the top of the page. Food available was categorised with tabs on the left hand side but we basically just scrolled through the choices in the middle of the page. Selections were added to the right hand side column with the choice of discount. For this order we chose 10% off our first order. We hardly get food delivered and forgot that delivery services often charge a fee. $6 isn’t too bad though. Overall, the selection process was very simple and easy to use.
After we finalised our selection, entering our contact details on the following page wasn’t daunting task.
Payment details needed to be entered next and I was delighted that they accepted AMEX (and with no extra fees).
“Thank you, your order was placed at Shish Tawouk”. Our order was placed and the next thing to do was to wait (… I mean study). We received a mobile confirmation a few minutes after placing our order and it stated that it would take an hour. I was kind of disappointed with the expected wait time, but the food did arrive 10 minutes early than expected. We received a knock on our door and was given two bundles of food in white plastic bags. The bags were still hot and the aroma filled the journey from the front door to the kitchen. A few plastic cutleries and serviettes accompanied the food.
Mix Plate – Skewered marinated BBQ chicken breast, lamb & kafta served with tabouli, baba ghanouj, hommos, garlic dips and two (2) falafel balls ($15). We found the falafel balls slightly dry. All the dips were exceptional though.
Kebbeh Naya – Traditional finely blended raw lamb mix with crushed buck wheat and secret herbs & spices topped with olive oil and mint ($11). Eaten with Lebanese bread, we enjoyed the smooth texture of the raw mince. The tabouli in the image is from the Mix Plate.
Chicken Lemon Garlic – 3 skewers of marinated chicken breast tossed in special garlic based sauce. This was my favourite dish. Drenched in a tangy garlicy sauce, I made good use of the abundant amount of Lebanese bread and dipped it until it was dry. We didn’t manage to finish all the pickles.
We here at The Lamstock certainly enjoyed our food from Shish Tawouk and thank Menulog for the connecting us to a range of takeaway options in our local area. Our confirmation order page gave us a code for $5 off our next app order. We won’t let that go to waste.
2/9-11 Amy Street, Regents Park, NSW 2143
(02) 9644 8444
DISCLAIMER: The Lamstock received a voucher courtesy of Menulog. Opinions are however, our own.