More than 100 of the city’s restaurants, cafes and bars have already signed up to the taxi network’s takeaway app including Bundobust, The Koffee Pot, Barburrito, Northern Soul Grilled Cheese and The Alchemist, with more set to follow.
The service operates in a similar way to Uber’s rides service, allowing customers to place their order on an app and watch it arrive in real-time via a live map.
A fleet of scooter and bike riders will courier meals within a delivery area covering the city centre and suburbs including Didsbury and Chorlton, with plans to expand its zones in the coming months.
Couriers will aim to get food to customers’ doors in 30 minutes for a flat £2.50 delivery charge, with no minimum order value.
Mathieu Proust, general manager for Manchester at UberEATS, said: “We have a bit of a love story with Manchester. It was the second place in the UK we launched our transport business and the food scene is great there.
“With UberEATS, Mancunian foodies can enjoy dishes from eateries that wouldn’t normally deliver, allowing them to relish restaurant-worthy food in the comfort of their own homes.”
Mark Husak, co-founder of Indian street food kitchen Bundobust, said: “As a new business in the city centre we are always looking at ways of spreading the good word of Bundobust and with UberEATS, we are confident we can reach out to a whole new customer base.”
Simon Potts, managing director at The Alchemist, said: “We’re excited to be one of the first bar and restaurants in Manchester to partner with UberEATS following its success in London.
“At The Alchemist we have a fantastic all-day menu with delicious dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as nibbles and it’s great to be able to bring that menu to new and familiar customers in such a convenient way.”