UberEATS – good enough to eat

UberEATS – good enough to eat

For the past couple of months, I have been to more restaurants than I usually visit in a year. Unfortunately, I’ve not actually eaten at all of them (most of them, though). Instead, I’ve been working with Uber, who launched their food delivery service in Scotland recently. The app, called UberEATS, will allow users to order from over 100 outlets, and get food delivered straight to them.

Mackrel nigiri at Edinburgh restaurant, Maki Maki.

Mackrel nigiri at Edinburgh restaurant, Maki Maki.

Before the app launched, Uber needed someone who specialised in food and drink photography to work with their partner restaurants, to take a series of mouth-watering shots of some of their signature dishes. So, with some help from Dom at Duke studio, I’ve been visiting restaurants across the central belt shooting sushi, noodles, burgers, curries…and trying not to eat all the delicious food offered to me. I’ve been failing at that, but I have succeeded in 106 photoshoots and over 1000 images for the app.

Juice Garden, Glasgow (c) Peter Dibdin

Juice Garden, Glasgow


Line caught Scottish salmon (c) Peter Dibdin

Line caught Scottish salmon

Working with so many varied outlets has certainly kept me on my toes – I will arrive at an establishment, have a chat with the owner about what they want me to shoot and I will set up while they prepare the dishes. Before the food even arrives, I have a good idea of the shots I think will work best – adding in raw ingredients or condiments to add splashes of colour.

Burgers & Beers Grillhouse, Edinburgh (c) Peter Dibdin Photographer

Burgers & Beers Grillhouse, Edinburgh


Aubergine pizza and a great pizza oven (c) Peter Dibdin Photographer

Aubergine pizza and a great pizza oven

I hope this selection of shots get your mouth watering like they did mine when I was editing them. You can find more on the UberEATS app. Incidentally, if you need any tips on good food outlet in central Scotland, then I’m your man.

Duck ragu with oregano and marscapnone (c) Peter Dibdin Photographer

Duck ragu with oregano and marscapnone


Mademoiselle Macaron, Edinburgh (c) Peter Dibdin Photographer

Mademoiselle Macaron, Edinburgh