A new delivery service is going live in Falmouth this week.

Deliveroo is an app that allows customers to order from restaurants without existing delivery services.

It will bring meals from local eateries such as Habanero's and Harbour Lights as well as bigger chains like KFC and Pizza Express straight to the front door.

In a special offer to coincide with the launch, customers will receive a 25 per cent discount off orders for the next four weeks from participating restaurants (with a £20 minimum spend).

A company spokesperson said: "The launch will be a major boost to small restaurant business across Falmouth who will be able to reach new customers and grow their restaurant businesses through offering delivery.

"More than 50 jobs will be created for local people in Falmouth over the course of the first year, with the majority of these being Deliveroo riders, who aim to deliver food, which will be cooked, fresh to order and delivered from the restaurant kitchen to the customers’ door, desk or even the park in under 30 mins."

The news comes as Deliveroo announces nationwide expansion into a further 50 towns and cities in the UK. It has opened it ten new locations in July alone.

The company will also be extending further into the suburbs in every existing city or town that it currently operates in.

The expansion is part of Deliveroo’s drive to reach an additional 6.5 million homes and be available to over half the population in the UK by the end of the year.

Harrison Foster, Regional Director in the UK, "Launching in Falmouth is a key milestone for Deliveroo. Falmouth has a thriving foodie community and a wide range of restaurants, so we’re excited to connect them.

"We look forward to working with our new restaurant partners to reach a new customer base and expand their businesses. Deliveroo will also create work for 50 local riders and are thrilled to offer a flexible role to the community.”

Customers have the option to schedule orders via the Deliveroo app up to one day in advance or receive food as soon as possible between 5pm and 11pm on weekdays and 11.30am and 11pm on weekends, from a variety of independent eateries, traditional takeaways and high-quality chain restaurants.