With #sydneystorm and #sydneyheatwave happening more and more often. Going outside for F&B is such a hassle (first world problems). Services like Quickbottle and Suppertime come to the rescue, if you are prepared to pay a little extra for the convenience and this could be as low as $1/per extra, food and even alcohol is now delivered door-to-door in record time.
In the post, I will share my experience with ordering a bottle of whisky and Mr Crackles’ Nacho Fries via these two online services.
Quickbottle is an online store where you can order spirits, wines and beer including mixers. The interface is very user-friendly and you can browse to find well-known brands or search for exactly the one you want to order. There are also a couple of specials that are very competitively priced. Checkout is a breeze with PayPal one being of the payment methods that I prefer. There is a flat delivery fee of $5.50 which could be easily split.
The delivery was prompt and painless. Nothing better than a whisky-cola or whisky-green tea to start the weekend.
Suppertime (Mr Crackles)
This was my first time using suppertime. The unique feature of Suppertime is gathering a team order. You can create a group order where you can share a link and the person receiving the link can order from the online menu. The result is a combined order without the back and forth.
To put Suppertime to the test we ordered about 4 rolls and nacho fries which I will be reviewing. Again there is a delivery charge of $5 which can be split. The menu prices on the website matched the in-store prices (at least of Mr Crackles).
Crispy Pork Nacho Fries $13
The order was still warm on arrival although it would have been much better consumed fresh on Oxford Street. Despite this, the crackling and most of the fries remained crispy. The nacho sauce seemed to have got absorbed by the chips. Other than that, this is my favourite item at Mr Crackles. I am not a fan of the roll as it is too narrow and not ideal to match the delicious pork (past review here).
Using Quickbottle and Suppertime was easy and worth a try if you just can’t or don’t feel like leaving the office (or home). The delivery was quick although I would suggest you to order early to avoid peak periods. The premium of delivery is not outrageous and even affordable if split.