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mosy
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Better to order direct from local takeways...

Post by mosy » 4 Feb 2019 22:47

...if you want to support them. I don't know how relevant the following is to Sydenham & surround restos and takeouts for online ordered food. However, the BBC exposed shortcomings in Deliveroo and Just Eat ordering-online practices in their Panorama programme in Jan 2019. See video "Takeaway Secrets Exposed", 28 mins:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eWZx53teIo

I have mixed views about such intermediaries who take a cut without doing much work or taking responsibility, but I'm not happy with the idea that our local outlets could be being bypassed due to "promoted" (paid for) ones pushing good local ones down the "find" search list.

My view is by the way, so just posted for info.

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Re: Better to order direct from local takeways...

Post by JMLF » 5 Feb 2019 10:26

I think I mentioned something vaguely along these lines last year - most takeaways offer 10% discount if you pick up and many offer their own delivery service. Both of these costs I assume outweigh any cut taken by the big delivery companies so if possible I think eating in, picking up or ordering direct all would be essentially supporting local businesses/keeping the high street alive etc.

Will be sure to watch the documentary and many thanks for the info.

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Re: Better to order direct from local takeways...

Post by Parker1970 » 5 Feb 2019 11:35

I've only ever used Just Eat and the likes thereof unless I can get it direct, was more of an issue where I used to live in Bethnal Green. I am a creature of habit and usually only order Chinese from Golden City who have their own delivery drivers, so I have not needed Just Eat etc since moving to Sydenham.

I could go and pick it up, but it's always on a Friday night for which I have a no cooking rule, so I may as well be fully lazy and get it delivered too :)

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Re: Better to order direct from local takeways...

Post by JRobinson » 5 Feb 2019 13:03

I always order Chinese from my local take away, which is 60 seconds down the road (30 seconds further than the pub), and I ring them up beforehand to place my order for a specific time, long enough away to let me drink a pint on the way.

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Re: Better to order direct from local takeways...

Post by NickS » 5 Feb 2019 20:00

Agree, I regularly order collect from Gurkhas on the high street and they give a discount for this. Run by very friendly people and I think the food is very good.

I'm not a natural fan of the intermediaries but I think they may have boosted takeaway sales for some businesses, at a price of course.

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Re: Better to order direct from local takeways...

Post by JGD » 6 Feb 2019 09:40

rod taylor wrote:
5 Feb 2019 21:49
Can't tell you how many times they've forgotten the consommé.
They probably over-worry about it being cold.

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Re: Better to order direct from local takeways...

Post by The Clown » 7 Feb 2019 19:43

Is there a really good Chinese?

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Re: Better to order direct from local takeways...

Post by admin » 7 Feb 2019 23:05

I've used the Jade Garden in Green Lane Penge for 25 years and find them excellent.

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Re: Better to order direct from local takeways...

Post by maestro » 9 Feb 2019 18:28

For really good Indian food, Rukhsana cannot be beaten IMO. I've been a regular in the restaurant since 1990, that'll be 30 years next year and they're still run by the same owner. They'll deliver takeaways to Sydenham or give the usual 10% off if you collect, their number is 8698 3035.


http://www.rukhsanabellingham.co.uk/?ut ... m=referral

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