The service will initially be available in Central London from 11am to 11pm, seven days a week. There is no minimum order size, and delivery is free for the first month. At launch, UberEATS supports 150 restaurants, including The Good Life Eatery, Hotbox, Chilango, Pho, Comptoir Libanais and Snog.
However, Uber said that it plans to expand the delivery area, and add more restaurants in the coming weeks.
The company is also promising delivery within 30 minutes. If your food does not turn up within that time, Uber will give you up to £20 off your next order.
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“People love being able to push a button to book a car and now they can order great food with us too,” said Jo Bertram, Uber’s regional general manager in the UK.
“We’ll bring lunch, treats and dinner to Londoners with the same choice, convenience and value we’re already known for.”
How to order
- Download the app or go to ubereats.com
- Sign in using your existing Uber account – or create a new one
- Add your delivery address
- Browse local restaurants
- Check out with a tap – payment will be charged straight to your card.
- Track your order using the app
If it is your first time trying UberEATS, you can use the promo code UBEREATSLONDON to get up to £10 off your first order.
Uber already operates its UberEATS service in 16 cities including New York and Singapore. Alex Czarnecki, general manager of UberEATS in London, said the app has been a success in every city it has launched in so far.
“We’re really excited to be launching in London – one of the food capitals of the world,” he said.
However, the launch of UberEATS in London is bad news for rival delivery services such as Deliveroo, which has grown massively in popularity over the past few months.
The news also comes a week after Amazon announced the launch of its own online grocery supermarket in the UK, called Amazon Fresh offering shoppers a mind-boggling choice of 130,000 products.
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