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Frequently Asked Questions

Placing an order

Placing an order is pretty simple. Enter your postcode into the system and you will see a list of restaurants that deliver to your area. You can click on the restaurant that appeals to you and open their menu. Choose which items you fancy and add them to your basket. Once you have decided on your meal and the minimum order amount of the restaurant is reached you can click "go to checkout"

You will be asked to fill in your address details. We pass this on to the restaurant so they can make the delivery. If you are using a member account you can select a previous address.

The next step is to choose your payment method. We currently offer cash (Paid directly to the driver) Card payment and we now offer PayPal. Please note that some restaurants may charge a card fee. Once the payment details have been entered you will be asked to complete your order. Once this button is clicked we will transmit the order to the restaurant and send you the confirmation by SMS and email

How do I place an order with hungryhouse?

Find a restaurant, then click on the restaurant name or the Delivery/Collection icons for that restaurant.

This will start a new order where you can choose food from the restaurant's interactive menu.

Can I order by telephone?

No, this is not possible.

Can I order from more than one restaurant at a time?

No. We cannot split the order between restaurants. Please submit separate orders for each restaurant

How do I remove items from my order?
Click the 'remove' icon () next to the item you want to remove.

Alternatively, clear the entire contents of your order with the Clear button.
How can I place a pre-order?

To place an order for a specific time you can go through the order process as outline above. The final step of building an order involves choosing the time you would like to collect or have your order delivered.

The available times are based on the opening hours of the restaurant, and the average time it takes for the restaurant to prepare and deliver an order. We also adjust the available times during busy periods or for larger orders.

You will see a warning when there is only a short time left before the restaurant closes.

We will send the order to the restaurant 1 hour before you want to have the order delivered. If you change your mind about the pre-order you can cancel the order before the restaurant confirm it

Can I submit an order ahead of time?

Yes, you can build and submit an order at any time of the day, choosing an available time for collection or delivery later that same day (based on the restaurants' opening hours).

Orders can only be submitted for the current day.

What happens to my payment if the restaurant declines my order?

In the rare event that a restaurant cannot fill your order, you will receive an automated email from us entitled "Order declined". You will also receive an SMS.  In this case, any online payment is immediately returned to your hungryhouse account and available to re-use on a second order.

If your second order is less expensive than the declined order, the balance will be refunded to your card at the end of the night. If the second order is more expensive than the declined order, your card will be charged a second time, for the difference only. Should you choose not to reorder, a full refund will be automatically issued at the end of the night.

Depending upon your bank, refunds can take up to three business days to appear on your account.

How do I change my address or contact details?

To change your email address, you need to log in to your member account, then click on the "My Profile" tab to the top right of your screen. Next, click on "My Locations" in the dark grey band underneath the tabs. Then just click on your primary location, and you will have the option to edit all your information, including your email address.

Can I change my order after it has been submitted?

If you are ordering as a member, you can do this using the following process:

  1. Cancel your order
  2. Load the order in your Order History
  3. Make the desired changes and submit

Unfortunately if you’re ordering as a guest, you won’t be able to re-use the order – you need to cancel the order using the link in your “Order Pending” email, then start from scratch.

Once your order has been sent to the restaurant, you can no longer cancel it through your email. You will need to call the restaurant on the number provided in your “Order accepted” email, or contact us.

If you just want to add to your existing order, the easiest way is simply to submit another order, and mention in the "Special requests" field of the online order form that you would like these items included with your previous order when it's delivered.

How do I know the restaurant received my order?

You will receive an email with the subject "Order accepted", notifying you when the restaurant has received and accepted your order.

If you chose collection, then you should wait until you receive this email before making plans to collect your food.

If we were unable to contact the restaurant, or the restaurant is unable to accept your order for any reason, your order will be cancelled and you will be notified of this via email. 99.2% of orders are accepted without any problems, however.

What if I'm not ready to submit my order just yet?
As a member, you can use the Save order button when building an order. This will save your current order in Order History.

When you are ready to make some more changes or submit the order, in Order History click the Load order icon:

You can continue to modify and save your order until you are ready to submit it to the restaurant.

A saved order will remain in your Order History until it is deleted or submitted.
How do I pay for my order?

Available payment methods can vary very slightly, so make sure you check the payment information in the box at the top of the menu before starting to build your order.

If you're paying by cash or cheque, just pay the driver. The agreed amount is provided in your confirmation email, so this will be quick and easy, with no need to calculate and discuss the price at the door.

If you don't have any cash on hand, don't worry - you can prepay online through the hungryhouse website by entering your card information at the checkout stage. If you choose to pay online, your card information is handled securely and not shared with the restaurant or third parties. The transaction will be shown on your statement as a payment to hungryhouse.

If I pay online, when is my card charged?

To keep things simple, our system will attempt to charge your card when your order is placed. This allows us to guarantee your payment to the restaurant, as your order is passed to them.

This in turn, contributes to a reliable service where over 99% of orders are accepted by our partners and delivered without a hitch.

Can I cancel my order after it has been submitted?

Yes, you can cancel a submitted order until the point your order is sent to the restaurant.

If you have chosen the soonest available time, then the order is sent to the restaurant immediately and you will have no opportunity to cancel the order. For this reason, you should be careful that the order is accurate and complete before submitting.

If you have ordered in advance, then you can use one of the methods described below if you want to cancel the order.

As a member, submitted orders can be cancelled from your Order History using the Cancel order button.

As a guest, you can cancel an order by clicking on the link in the Order pending email. A cancellation can only be made up until the point it is sent to the restaurant.

How do I contact a restaurant about my order?

Just because you have ordered through hungryhouse doesn't mean you're not able to contact the restaurant directly with any questions or concerns should you need to do so. We always provide the contact number for the restaurant you have ordered with in the automated "Order accepted" email we send you upon confirming your order.

If for any reason you are not able to reach the restaurant by telephone, don't forget you can always contact us, and our friendly customer support team will follow up on your behalf.

Can I cancel my order after it has been accepted?

If you need to cancel an order after the restaurant have accepted it you will need to contact us right away.

A refund may not always be possible and this will depend on the restaurant. If they have already started to cook the food they may not be willing to offer a full refund.

If you have received the order and there is a problem with it then please get in touch with the restaurant. If they are unable to help you resolve the problem then you should get in contact with our customer care team who will liaise with the restaurant on your behalf. If a refund is issued you will receive an SMS confirmation of this.

We can only issue refunds on orders that are paid online with hungryhouse. We are unable to offer refunds that have been paid with cash as this money is now with the restaurants.

Please be advised, though, that refund transactions may take up to three working days before they appear on your statement, as they have to go through your bank's clearing processes.

How do I resolve a problem or complaint with an order?

If there are any issues with the food or service you have received, it's usually best to contact the restaurant in the first instance. The contact number for the restaurant is always provided in the "Order accepted" email we send you upon confirming your order.

If you are unable to resolve the issue with the restaurant, or if for any reason you are not able to phone the restaurant, don't hesitate to contact us. Our friendly customer support team are available every day between 12 noon and 12 midnight, and we're more than happy to do whatever we can to make sure everything with your order runs smoothly.

How do I re-order a previous order?

To repeat a past order, just click on the "Order history" tab to the top right of your screen while logged in to the hungryhouse website. You should then see a list of all your past orders. In the far right column under the heading "Action" there is an icon - usually a picture of a black van in the case of delivery orders. Just click on the van to place a new order based on your previous order.

Please note that this facility is only available to members, not guests.