About a week before we went on holiday, the people from JUST EAT got in touch to ask, if we would like to test their service and what better time is there to have takeaways than the week before you jet off into the sunset – or drive to Germany in our case?
To us, the timing was absolutely perfect. We were on a mission to empty the fridge without buying any new food before our holiday and with the £50 takeaway gift card that we were provided with, it couldn’t have been easier. The order process and handling of the JUST EAT website was really simple. We typed our postcode into the search bar and a list of over 60 different restaurants delivering to our doorstep unfolded right in front of us. With cuisines reaching from traditional English and Chinese over kebab houses, Japanese restaurants or Indian and Bangladeshi food, we were well and truly spoiled for choice, but in the end we decided to order an Indian and a kebab and pizza mix.
We are usually a little picky when it comes to Indian food. We either make it from scratch using authentic Indian recipes or we are going with the same curry house every single time. When I saw the extensive menu of Spice Bazaar (based in Brislington) though, I knew that we would have to give it a try. It took us a while to decide what to order, with over 200 mains and starters there really was something for everyone on the menu, but in the end I went for my favourite chicken badhonia, while Ben chose a lamb biryani. We also ordered mushroom badjhi, some mixed vegetables as well as pilau rice, poppadoms and pershwari naan as sides and I have to say that I was really impressed when we promptly received our order after only 30 minutes.
The food was absolutely delicious and could easily compete with our usual Indian restaurant. The sauce of my badhonia was thick and flavoursome and Ben really enjoyed the tender lamb of his biryani. Amy kept coming back for more from both our plates and seems to be following me in her love for naan bread with a nutty and fruity filling. I knew that this girl’s got taste! All in all, we were more than pleased with our order from Spice Bazaar. The flavours of our meals were restaurant worthy, the delivery was quick and friendly and all in all we got a ridiculous amount of food for only £25 – we will definitely be back for more.
Our second order came from Bedminster Kebab House. Not the most creative name for a restaurant and the menu wasn’t terribly exciting either, but it was perfectly fine for a kebab and pizza order. Surprisingly we even received a second complimentary pizza on the house – so what’s not to like? The pizza topping was a little greasy, but the dough was really light and fluffy and nice enough to tuck into the day after. I personally wasn’t keen on the kebab meat, but the salad was by far the best I’ve ever had in a kebab – so yes, maybe I’ll try out the chicken kebab next time!
Overall, this was great value for money, if you can ever say that about a takeaway. We came away with a second big pizza that we didn’t have to pay for and discovered a restaurant that might be an alternative for Pizza Hut, if we fancy a change.
Will we be using JUST EAT again? Definitely! It saves you so much time when trying to find out which restaurant is delivering to your house and I really liked that you can book your delivery early in the day for a set slot in the evening. It also gives you correct information at all times, so you always know that you have the correct menu at hand and or a valid telephone number, if you’ve messed up your order or have any questions. We’re very impressed with the website and also the fact that you can buy gift cards for friends and family – perfect moving in present for students or new homeowners, don’t you think?
Disclosure: We were provided with a gift card for the purpose of this review. All opinions are our own.