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Pide delivery through Just Eat

We’re back ordering take-aways through Just Eat after a few weeks trying out Deliveroo (unsuccessfully).

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Peynir Pide – Feta cheese, hellim cheese, mozzarella, cheddar, fresh mint & fresh tomatoes

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Three pidesSucuk (beef pepperoni, chicken sausages, mushrooms + fresh tomatoes), Acili Sebze (mushrooms, red onions, peppers + green chillies) + Kusbasi (roasted lamb, spicy minced lamb, green chillies, crushed red chillies, red onions + peppers) and feta salad

Last night we ordered a delivery from old favourite, Pide the grandfather of pizza, through Just Eat. Easy to order, the Turkish pizzas and salad arrived promptly within the hour. The order was correct; pizza was fresh and hot, salad chilled, and all very tasty.

Check out LardButty’s review of Pide

 

Just Eat Vs Deliveroo

Just Eat
– easy to use website
– many restaurants to choose from
– reasonably priced
– fairly reliable in that food usually arrives within the hour and is usually hot (any issues are generally taken care of in time for your meal)
– a takeaway aggregator that lists menus for its users, Just Eat passes orders onto the restaurants for them to deliver the food to customers (Just Eat gets commission)

Deliveroo
– website has limited functionality (eg. you can’t ‘favourite’ your preferred restaurants) but does have really appealing food photography
– limited number of restaurants to choose from
– over-priced in that Deliveroo charges restaurant prices for ‘restaurant food’ but without the restaurant experience
– a delivery service that doesn’t take responsibility when there’s an issue with an order – the customer is left trapped somewhere in between the restaurant and Deliveroo’s (lack of) customer service
– food usually delivered by bicycle courier meaning food can be scrambled and cold
– the artful food photography on their website does not reflect what the food looks like in real life
– unreliable in that they use a pool of rider-couriers and can not always guarantee couriers in your area

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Mildreds – vegetarian in Soho

Thoroughly enjoying being a tourist (and staying in central London) while G was in town earlier this week, we were out and about in Soho and more than ready for brunch by 11.30am on Wednesday.

Mildreds seemed like an ideal place to go to (G being vegetarian, and it having been on my hit-list for a long time) although we had to do a few laps around the block (Carnaby Street, so not a problem) as it doesn’t open until 12 noon.


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Waiting for Mildred’s to open – brewing up a storm


We were the first in but then it filled up very quickly (it’s quite small – probably under 50 covers) and the take-away salad bar was immensely popular too.


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First in – to the comforting sound of rain falling on the roof glass


We both ordered a fresh juice made of carrot, apple, beetroot and ginger @ £3.75 (so good we both slurped through our straws ’til our glasses were completely dry).


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Juice (no, not that kinda Juice)


For a starter we shared Thai tofu fritters with mango, coconut and chilli sauce @ £6.25 (excellent; an equal alternative to my usual choice of Thai tod mun fishcakes when ordering Thai starters).


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Thai tofu fritters + gorgeous mango, coconut + chilli sauce


For main course, G had a large mixed salad plate @ £7.95 (a selection of salads from the fresh salad bar) and I had a black bean burrito with red pepper and green tomatillo rice, topped with tomato salsa and cheddar with iceberg, sour cream, guacamole and pico de gallo @ £10.25 (again – excellent, and pretty spicy too).


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Mixed salad plate – from the fresh salad bar


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Black bean burrito + tons of guacomole and salsa too


Neither of us could finish our plates (disappointingly). The total bill for two came to £30.88, including service, which seemed very reasonable.


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Mildred’s menu


The verdict: Excellent service (chipper waiting staff), really good menu choices (I was spoilt for choice and didn’t miss meat at all, even though I’m not a vegetarian) and excellent, freshly prepared food. I’ll be back. Hopefully soon.


Restaurant info:
~ Lardbutty rating: 4.5 / 5
~ Type: Vegetarian
~ Address: 45 Lexington Street, London
~ Postcode: W1F 9AN
~ Nearest station: Piccadilly Circus, Oxford Circus
~ Website + menus: Mildreds website
~ Photos on flickr: images of Mildreds
~ Location: Mildreds map


RELATED LINKS
More Soho dining:
~ Andrew Edmunds
~ Kettners


Mildred's on Urbanspoon

New Winner – Chinese delivery

It’s take-away time. The other night we decided to order a take-away and settled on Chinese for a change. Well, I say Chinese but New Winner’s menu is more Chinese-come-Thai-come-Asian-fusion.

Our Chinese banquet and carpet picnic began with:
~ Vegetarian spring rolls @ £1.90
~ Sesame prawn toast @ £4.10
~ Chicken satay on skewers with onion, cucumber + special satay sauce @ 4.20
~ Tod mun Thai fishcakes @ £4.30
~ Aromatic crispy duck (a quarter) with 6 pancakes, cucumber, spring onion, and hoi sin sauce @ £7.00


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Tod mun Thai fishcakes, seseame prawn toast, chicken satay


Chinese cuisine is possibly my least favourite but I do love crispy duck pancakes when done properly. And these didn’t disappoint (the duck was roasted and crispy with little trace of fat, pancakes were paper thin and light, and the hoi sin sauce was great). The tod mun fishcakes weren’t the best I’ve ever tasted but they weren’t bad by any means.


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Crispy duck pancakes – crispy, shredded duck with a great hoi sin sauce


For main course, K chose beef in black bean sauce with green peppers (tender beef stir fried in a special black bean paste with onion, pepper and carrot) @ £4.40 and mushroom egg fried rice @ £3.40, while I had vegetarian Thai green curry (stuffed full of crispy tofu, water chestnut, Chinese mushrooms, carrot and bamboo shoots) @ £3.80 with steamed white rice @ £2.20.


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Thai green curry with tofu + veggies


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Beef in black bean sauce + Thai green tofu curry


Haute cuisine this aint. But for a good value, convenient and *not overly unhealthy* Chinese delivery option, New Winner was a hit. We’ll order again, not frequently. But we’ll be back.


Restaurant info:
~ Lardbutty rating: 3 / 5
~ Type: Chinese, Asian
~ Address: 278 Lewisham High Street, Lewisham, London
~ Postcode: SE13 6JZ
~ Tel: 020 8690 7614
~ Website + menus: New Winner website
~ Photos on flickr: images of New Winner food
~ Location: New Winner map
~ Delivery through: Just Eat


RELATED LINKS
More Lewisham Borough take-aways:
~ Catford Chippy
~ El Poco Mexico – eat in or take-away
~ FS2 – Turkish deliveries
~ Pide – Turkish pizza
~ Sapporo Ichiban – Japanese/sushi collections
~ Turkish Kitchen


New Winner Chinese & Thai on Urbanspoon

Pide – Grandfather of pizza

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Another gorgeous Pide delivery through Just Eat – July 2017 

Turkish pide is the original pizza so the story goes: an Italian misheard an Ottoman sailor whose mouth was full of the stuff and it became known as pizza. Apparently.

Who knows if there’s any truth in the tale. More importantly, who cares. An interesting alternative to pizza (oval shaped bread base instead of round, with Turkish food toppings) our experience was a good one.

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from a “traditional Anatolian recipe dating back thousands of years”

We were excited to discover PIDE on Just Eat on Sunday evening. We both love Turkish food and fancied something easy like pizza, so – a perfect combination.

There’s a deal for three pides for £16.95 at the mo, and the selection certainly doesn’t resemble your average pizza menu. We chose:

Mantar – Mushrooms, tomato puree, onions, garlic, olive oil, cheddar, mozzarella cheese and dried red basil
Peynir – Kashar cheese, feta cheese, mozzarella, onions, fresh mint, parsley + tomatoes
Meatballs – Lamb meatballs, onions, peppers, tomatoes, parsley, cheddar + mozzarella cheese

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Mantar pide (mushroom)

I absolutely love mushrooms, they’re one of my favourite foods. There was nothing disappointing about this mantar pide at all. But it was the least exciting of the three.

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Peynir pide – cheesy kashar + feta with fresh mint leaves

You could say the peynir pide is a Turkish take on a cheese feast but with its contrasting bitter cheese and fresh mint leaf flavours, it’s original. And amazing.
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Lamb meatballs pide Succulent spicy lamb meatballs in a tomato-ey sauce.

Need I say more? Go on, give it a try.

Restaurant info:
– Lardbutty rating: 4 / 5
– Type: Turkish, pizza
– Address: 15a Catford Hill, Catford, London
– Postcode: SE6 4NU
– Tel: 020 8690 0543
– Nearest station: Catford, Catford Bridge
– Website + menus: Pide website
– Pide on Just Eat: PIDE on Just Eat
– Photos on flickr: images of Pide food
– Location: Pide map

RELATED LINKS More Catford dining: – Catford ChippyEl Poco MexicoFS2 – Turkish deliveries – MekanSapporo Ichiban

Pide on Urbanspoon