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It’s Wednesday. Hump day. I’ve been in back to back meetings since lunch time. I have a half hour break at 7.30pm, and then I’m on again until who knows when. I have no time to make dinner, I barely have time to pee (and I so desperately need to!). My stomach starts to grumble and I know this, this is the time to prioritise.

I tell my 6pm meeting that I’ll be five minutes late and… Menulog.


Sure, Menulog could quite possibly be ‘No.1 for online takeaway’. I mean, who judges this? I don’t know, but what I can vouch for though is that their app is simple, quick and super easy to use. I don’t want to say that if I can use it, you can too (because I do spend 85% of my waking hours on my phone) but I showed my mum the app and guys, if my mum can use it, you definitely can too.

Admittedly my mum’s quite the WhatsApp queen and a one-person photo-collage app super factory. But I digress.

Point is, it’s fast. It’s clear. In the five minutes before my next meeting, I order dinner, I pee and still have two minutes to spare. So here it is, the dummy’s guide to using Menulog:

1. Enter your postcode or suburb.


2. Browse what’s available in your area or search by cuisine.


3. Check out the menu. Drool (optional). Order.


4. Review your order. Check out!


5. Done! Muffle your tummy grumbles while you wait for your order.


With over 3500 restaurants to choose from, it becomes a bit of a first world problem trying to choose something. We went for Japanese and ordered a couple of bento boxes from Japan Village, a local restaurant we’ve been meaning to try. Payment was smooth (credit card, no more scrambling for the correct change) and food arrived bang on 7.30pm.

I gobbled. And guzzled. And went back to work. Hump day, you latter side of you is definitely prettier.

Want to win $25 to spend on Menulog? Tell me in a comment below how ordering in would make your life that much better this winter!

    • Competition closes midnight Friday 22 August AEST
    • Winners will be contacted via email on Monday 25 August
    • This competition is open to anyone in Australia
    • The prize is non-refundable and non-transferable
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Update 25 Aug: The winner has been drawn! Thanks to, comment 10 has been chosen – congratulations fairybluewren 🙂 I’ll be in touch!

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15 Thoughts on “review & giveaway | dummy’s guide to Menulog

  1. Sharon Fawcett on August 12, 2014 at 10:10 am said:

    My life would be so much better because instead of busting my back cooking tea, I could just laze around on the couch reading your blog. How much better could life get!

  2. Jackie on August 12, 2014 at 4:22 pm said:

    Instead of cooking, I would kick back and relax and enjoy my 2 year old before he has to go to bed! These moments are too precious!

  3. I have no idea how to cook Japanese style food and would love to treat myself! (And possibly my bf hehe)

  4. Could enjoy the meal rather than the cooking and clean up.

  5. My life will “under no circumstances “will be better… put this will help

  6. karina l on August 18, 2014 at 1:47 pm said:

    It means I can stay indoors and not have to venture out to get groceries for dinner!

  7. Sonya Nicole on August 18, 2014 at 2:44 pm said:

    It would mean our evenings are less rushed – having to fit in homework and bathing the kids is hard when you have to cook the evening meal as well with no help from the hubby…

  8. Nic T. on August 18, 2014 at 2:45 pm said:

    I hate driving in the dark so Menulog is one way I can get a yummy dinner without having to cook it!

  9. Gayle Richardson on August 18, 2014 at 3:55 pm said:

    Surviving winter’s chills by having a glass or 3 and not needing to drive to get dinner! OR cook it…..

  10. on August 18, 2014 at 4:30 pm said:

    I live alone and consequently hate cooking for one, ordering in will alleviate all the guilt

  11. Tali N on August 18, 2014 at 5:28 pm said:

    It would mean getting some yummy food delivered and give me the night off – woohoo!

  12. Amanda Gorton on August 19, 2014 at 12:29 am said:

    Recuperating from the flu, would be so much easier to do, I don’t want to have to cook, when I am feeling so crook!

  13. Clinton M on August 21, 2014 at 10:32 pm said:

    That’s easy – i’d order in because it would mean: I wouldn’t need to leave my trackies, could order from the lounge, in front of the heater and with a wine, and I’d only have to get up once to get my scrumptious food I didn’t have to cook!

  14. Michelle Gray on August 21, 2014 at 10:54 pm said:

    Cold wet Melbourne, can’t be bothered cooking nor dragging my two little kids out in this weather, Menulog to the rescue saving this hungry family from eating toast for dinner.

  15. Jennifer B. on August 22, 2014 at 11:32 pm said:

    Car keys have been stolen. I’m down to a bike. Ordering in with MENULOG would cut my shopping load and at least make one meal a delight!

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