JUST EAT: Review

Just EatI had heard of I had heard of JUST EAT, the food delivery aggregator  many times in the past but wondered really how it would work – would I be paying inflated prices for the privilege of ordering online through a third party website when in many cases I could ring up the shop and order direct – of course the one problem with that is I have long had a phobia of phones and will only use on if it's a final option therefore takeaway ordering never makes it onto the list. So when I got the chance to review the website I thought hey who doesn't need some nice take out once in a while.

I was surprised at how easy the JUST EAT website was to navigate once you enter your postcode you can easily see at a glance what takeaways in the area allow you to order via the website – they even list if any have an special offers on (a couple near me were offering 20% off) and also if they are collection only restaurants.

Just EatIf you have a lot of takeaways in your area you can narrow down the type you are looking for by choosing which type of food you fancy – Lichfield has 13 (6 of which were offline so couldn't be ordered from) we decided after much deliberation to go for a Millennium Fried Chicken – Ash had been wanting to give it a try for a while anyway so seemed like perfect timing all around.

Once you had decided on your chosen take out the next thing to do is check the menu – for some reason I was expecting a complicated system where the menu had been scanned in and then you had to.. Well I'm not sure what but that was far from the case with an easy to navigate menu provided.

Just Eat

Millennium Chicken offers a great view on just how simple this system is to navigate as a takeaway they offer a number of different types of food and drink from chicken to pizza, kebab to desserts and just scrolling down the page can end up with you in a very confused place – thankfully the categories to the left offer a simple way to jump to the type of food you are after. While the right side has a scrolling bar that shows you what you have ordered so far and just how much it costs with everything being able to be added and removed with just the click of a button.

Once you are happy with your order you just hit order now – payment is available by credit / debit card or cash on delivery (it would be nice to perhaps see paypal added as an option in future – or that could just be me being fussy!) – your order is sent through to the takeaway to accept which has taken anywhere between a couple of second and few minutes for me – then you are paid up and all you need to do is wait for it all to arrive and then hopefully enjoy.

You are able to leave a star rating on the JUST EAT site along with a comment on any takeaway you have used so well worth having a look at those before you order should you be trying somewhere new. I found the site so easy to navigate and it will definitely be a service we will use again in future.

To find out what takeaways are available in your area head over to the JUST EAT website now.

Have you ever used JUST EAT, what do you think of the idea?

*I was given some credit for JUST EAT to be able to try out the system.

This article has 40 comments

  1. Paul Anthony Gallagher

    Have not used this but soons a good idea

  2. Terry

    I have never ordered any restaurant food online. . But I bet the way things are going that is how we will be doing it soon.

  3. Kristen from The Road to Domestication

    I’ve never used it or heard of it, but it looks like a brilliant idea to me!

  4. Kim Campbell

    I have to confess I use all the time for take away as you have so much choices. My new year resolution was to stop all take away meals but it didn’t last lol,

  5. amanda

    WOW great ideas to help you take track and take charge.

  6. Rachel

    Ive never used it to order anything but have looked at it x
    Beautyqueenuk xx

  7. Globalmouse

    This looks great! Makes me feel like ordering some Chinese food right now!!!

  8. Jennifer Brown

    This is a really good idea. I need help in this area.

  9. Carla

    What a super and easy service to have. I prefer ordering online (hate calling in my orders too!). Find it is so much easier to ensure my order is correct.

  10. becca

    now that is a useful website/application for sure make take out even easier

  11. Robin (Masshole Mommy)

    I love restaurants that offer online ordering. This website is an awesome way to round them all up. I would definitley try this!

  12. Kirsty

    Sound slike a good system especially if you are in a new area and unfamiliar with what’s available

  13. Mummy of Two

    I’ve never really seen the point in using a website like this but so many people have said how good it is I will have to give it a try!

  14. Emma Nixon

    1st I had heard of it! Sounds a good idea

  15. Gail Bennett

    I’ve only ever ordered pizza online and that was only recently … have seen ads for justeat … think I’ll have to have a look 🙂

  16. Kim Carberry

    I’ve used Just Eat once….Paid with my card and the takeaway shop cancelled my order…..They had stopped using Just Eat….I don’t know why….My bank/JustEat kept my money in limbo for 4 days and I got no takeaway….This has put me off using these sites….

  17. Healthier Mummy

    Seems sensible to be able to order online, and looks like it’s easy to use. Next time we fancy a takeaway, we’ll try it.

  18. VaiChin @Rambling Through Parenthood

    I think we have used it a couple of times. Quite liked it.

  19. Leanne Cornelius

    I love Just Eat as I hate ordering takeaways over the phone and having to find the cash to pay, it makes it so much easier! x

  20. Vicky

    I love the idea of this system – but I live in such a one horse town that we don’t have any takeaways listed on JustEat here. Better for the waistline I guess lol x

  21. Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai

    Interesting idea. I’ve never tried this, or in fact, even heard of it. Could be something fun to try. 🙂

    Life With Lorelai

  22. Hayley Brewer

    This is such a good idea! Haven’t tried the website yet but next time we want to order takeaway, I’m certainly gonna look this site up. looks like it’ll make ordering easier

  23. anna

    We use it quite a bit, for the convenience of seeing all the options there in one place!

  24. Jenn

    What a great tool! I wonder if they have it in Canada! I love how you just enter in what you fancy and you are brought to a ton of choices. It would save time on Friday nights when DH and I are both saying “I don’t know what do you feel like?”

  25. Emily @amummytoo

    I absolutely hate phoning up to make my order as I seem to get myself in a twist, so I love services like this. Thanks for the detailed review.

  26. katherine

    Totally need this here in Georgia. I love takeout food!

  27. Jamie

    This is awesome! My family could definitely get used to something like this!

  28. Theresa

    I have never heard of this before. I really like the idea. We eat a lot of takeout, so I think it would definitely come in handy for our house!


    I love Just Eat – so easy to use

  30. Liska @NewMumOnline

    I used Just Eat just the other day for the 1st time funnily enough and I was very impressed (I was a bit gutted to be paying, as I knew some bloggers get to review them, and here you are 😉 ) but I was thrilled with the prices, the delivery, the service and the food. I will no doubt use them again xx

  31. Agata Pokutycka

    They sound like a fantastic service, shame there is only few places around us we could chose from

  32. Foz

    I had heard of this but was wary about trying it. Will have to try it out now

  33. Sam @happyhomebird

    I have heard of Just Eat a lot but haven’t tried and I don’t think I would, well not just yet anyway. Perhaps when more of my local takeaways get on board with it I might. I always have to force myself to ring up and order, usualy as we want something cooking slightly different to the menu details – awkward I know 🙂

  34. Bibiana Bailey

    I think it is a great idea. Unfortunately, I live in a small town & I don’t think it would ever get here 🙂

  35. Lori

    I’ve not used this before but it looks easy to use and like there’s a lot of choices depending on your area. x

  36. Cat Williams

    It just makes it far too easy to be naughty

  37. Kristal

    I’ve never heard of this but this can be such a handy tool! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  38. Helen @ Peakle Pie

    This would be ideal for using when we are away on holiday in the UK too!

  39. David Jackson

    havn’t used them yet but will give it ago next time i order a take away

  40. Louise McNicol

    I had heard of this but wasn’t sure about using it. I’ll give it a try now. X

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