In Business & Trade by Clyde Mooney

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The Colosimos’ Momento Hospitality Group has begun home delivery of food & drinks – bringing Pub-2U to folks in the Hills, out of pioneer venue the Hillside Hotel.

Capitalising on a highly successful food operation that is being held back only by available seating, Momento has gone down the delivery path to leverage the venue’s success.

Every day from midday until 9pm, the entire Hillside Hotel bistro menu (except desserts) is available via a bespoke online ordering system, with the option of pickup, or home delivery to residents in the delivery zone.

What’s more, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks can be ordered to accompany the meals.

The minimum order is only $30, and there are several package deals to choose from, such as burgers or schnitzels with accompanying beers from popular Rouse Hill brew-pub the Australian Hotel and Brewery (AHB).

Hillside is sister venue with Momento to the AHB and the nearby Bella Vista Hotel. While Hillside is the test case for the Pub-2U delivery system, the other venues in the Group may play a part in the venture as demand increases.

Currently the deliveries are being done by a combination of Hillside’s own courtesy bus and staff in their own vehicles, receiving reimbursement. In time staff from the sister venues may be engaged and further demand serviced by a third-party contractor.

Hillside general manager Brodie Parish believes the new service will satisfy a demand for the area.

“We have had such great feedback on our food lately, and we are almost at capacity for dinner for many nights of the week. The logical next step was to offer takeaway, and why not offer delivery.”

Already the winner of both service excellence and community engagement awards, the two-level pub bills itself as an “eclectic mix” of sport, entertainment, nightlife and dining experiences under curation of head chef Chadd Kitto.

“We think the Pub-2U offer is something that the growing population in the Hills will jump at,” furthered Parish. “Who wouldn’t want one of our signature schnitzels or a perfectly cooked T-bone with an ice-cold six-pack delivered to their door?”

People placing orders through Pub-2U must be 18 years or over.