UberEats (Uber For Food) Launches In Melbourne Today

As Australia's most famous foodie destination, Melbourne will become only the third international city in the world to get its hands on the new standalone UberEATS app.

UberEATS will launch today on iOS and Android, and Melburnians will be able to choose from hundreds of dishes from over 80 of Melbourne's best restaurants, including Super Normal, Gazi, Pidapipo, Serotonin and Jimmy Grants — and have it delivered directly to your door.

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The service will be available from 11am to 10.00pm, seven days a week, from Windsor to Carlton, Richmond to West Melbourne, and everywhere in between — and it is free.

"Melbourne is the ultimate foodie city, and UberEATS enables us to help more people access the city's great food from top restaurants in their suburb and beyond," said Simon Rossi, General Manager of UberEATS Australia. "Our goal is to offer people what they want to eat, when they want to eat, in the quickest time possible."

UberEATS aims to give local restaurants a reliable delivery option, effectively expanding their capacity and reach to be able to service a whole new network of potential customers.

With tables at his restaurant Gazi often requiring a booking well in advance, George Calombaris (yes, that George Calombaris) says partnering with UberEATS will make Gazi more easily accessible to more people.

"Food culture is becoming less expensive and more accessible and people are really capitalising on coming in and having a quick feed and not sitting there through a food journey," Calombaris says. "So the movement in food has shifted. UberEATS is what we've always wanted from a delivery service — now we can deliver our great food, in a seamless way, directly to people's door."

To get started:

1. Download the app 2. Be in Melbourne 3. Happy eating!

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