Food & Drink

OMG… The Gold Coast Is Getting UberEATS!

By Brooke Darling
15th Feb 2017

Yes, it’s really, REALLY happening!

The days when your biggest dilemma was the fact you were too hungover to leave the house but you also NEEDED a burger the size of your head will soon be behind you, because you’ll be able to get one delivered—to your door.

That’s right, peeps! UberEATS is finally letting us lift the veil of secrecy and confirm they are launching on the Gold Coast—TODAY. Seriously!

So, how does it work exactly? It’s pretty simple, really. Download app. Choose food. Continue slothing until food is delivered. The driver or pushie rider will even bring the food right to your door. Awesome, huh? You can choose food off the instant delivery menu and be eating it in as little as 25 minutes.

Over 80 local cafes and restaurants have already signed up, including favourites like Brooklyn Depot, Salt Meats Cheese, Ball Boy, BSKT, Paddock Bakery, Bam Bam Bakehouse, Doughnut Time, Lucky Bao, Grocer & Grind, The Sandwich Bros., Hello Harry, The Loose Moose, Jimmy Grants, Hank Dining, Society of Florida, Paradox Coffee Roasters, Tribeca NYC, Fiery Deli, Randy Wallhole, Honey Eater Kitchen, Fish Lab, Gnocchi Gnocchi Brothers, Taboon… we could go on; and these offerings will only grow as more venues jump on the bandwagon.

We had a cheeky UberEATS test run or two this past week and trust us, the app functionality and service is super slick and seamless. And just like Uber, you can even track your delivery via GPS. Watch as a tiny knife and fork icon approaches your drop off location and we bet you start salivating in anticipation of your eats arriving—we sure did!

We must point out though, as us southern dwellers discovered, anyone south of Burleigh will have to wait a little longer before they can order to their door. Pre-launch recruitment has been focussed on the central Gold Coast region, so anyone living or working from Main Beach to northern Burleigh, Robina to Southport, and all areas in between can download the UberEATS app today and start ordering.

Delivery is free until the end of February and if you want $10 off your first order, use this code: GCUBEREATS.

It really is a great time to be alive, isn’t it?


Photo Credit: Hayley Williamson for Metropolist

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