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Omar Romero from Absurd Bird

We’re big fans of Absurd Bird’s juicy fried chicken, fiery wings, jam-packed waffle burgers and zingy sauces. So, we sat down with their Group Development Chef, Omar Romero, to get the scoop on the menu, his favourite dishes and his role at the restaurant. What's your role at Absurd Bird? The no-holding-back nature of Absurd Bird’s menu it what we love most about the restaurant. And as the Group Development Chef at Absurd Bird, one of Omar’s [...]

5 burgers to try on International Burger Day

Sound the alarm: International Burger Day’s pipped it to the top of our Favourite Day of the Year chart (sorry Donut Day and Pizza Day). We’ve scoured our portfolio of restaurants to find the best burgers you can get with your tastecard. And they’re everything those burger dreams of yours are made of: juicy, saucy and discounted, of course. The Louisiana Chicken Slider from Absurd Bird You’ve heard of chicken and waffles, but have you [...]

Top 10 Outdoor Restaurants in London

Summer Mission: To dine outdoors at the best independent London restaurants. Sound like yours? We’ve scouted 10 of the best places for dining outside in London this summer. And what’s better, they all accept tastecard. So, you can bag 50% off food or 2 for 1 meals whilst supping in the sun. You’re so welcome. Barrio Nestled in the heart of Shoreditch, Barrio’s an infusion of Latin pizzazz and London edge, serving up market-fresh food [...]

Restaurant of the Month: PizzaExpress

This summer, PizzaExpress is in the giving mood. As part of their #PizzaExpressWinBig campaign, running from 18th June to 16th September, they’re giving away cracking prizes every time someone dines at one of their restaurants. From free pizza for a year to Premier League tickets and sun-seasoned package holidays, there’s plenty to win and make your summer a real sizzler. Just head to your local PizzaExpress to grab one. And while you’re there, why not try their new summer menu? [...]

By | 2019-07-26T14:13:58+00:00 July 26th, 2019|Categories: Chains, Italian, News, Restaurant of the Month|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Restaurant of the Month: PizzaExpress

What films are out this August?

With summer and the school holidays in full swing, tastecard's the best thing to have glued to your side. As well as 2 for 1 meals or 50% off food, you can bag up to 40% off cinema tickets. The perfect way to keep the kids happy on a rainy day. So, wondering what you can catch at the cinema this August? Here's the top 5 films hitting the big screen... Once Upon a Time [...]

Food trend 2019: What’s banana blossom?

We’ve all well and truly jumped onto that jackfruit bandwagon, throwing it in every burger and taco and onto every pizza we can. But there’s a new meat-substitute in town. And it’s called banana blossom. Wondering what on earth the delicately named ingredient is? This should answer all your questions… Where does banana blossom grow? The clue’s in the name: banana blossoms grow on banana trees. So, they grow where bananas grow in places [...]

Chris Emelo from YO!

This June, everyone’s favourite colourful-plated Japanese street-food and sushi joint, YO!, landed on tastecard. So now, you can enjoy all those conveyer-belt dishes even more with 2 for 1 plates, 5 days a week. We caught up with Training and Development Chef, Chris Emelo, to find out a bit more about what to expect from dining at YO! He told us: “If I had to describe YO! in five words, they’d be fast, fun, fresh, culture and balance. [...]

By | 2019-07-11T14:11:19+00:00 July 10th, 2019|Categories: Chains, Meet The Chef, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Chris Emelo from YO!

What films are out this July?

It’s the month that summer really kicks off with the start of the summer holidays making an appearance. So whether you want a feel-good animated flick for the kids or a bit of a horror to get your teeth stuck into, we've rounded up what's out this July. And whatever you choose, remember you get up to 40% off cinema tickets with tastecard. Spider-Man: Far From Home Following on from the film of the year, Avengers: [...]

By | 2019-07-25T11:44:48+00:00 July 2nd, 2019|Categories: Cinema, News|Comments Off on What films are out this July?

The YO! menu explained

Known for their delicious sushi rolls, there's a lot more to YO! these days than just maki, uramaki and temaki. So, if you're a sushi-sceptical, there's plenty to fill that hole with. Think traditional Japanese food like doughy gyoza, juicy bao buns, fresh salads, crispy katsu and even desserts. Plus, half of the menu is hot and a third is vegan, meaning there's something for every mouth. With 2 for 1 across all dishes, 5 days a week, there's even [...]

By | 2019-06-25T09:52:44+00:00 June 25th, 2019|Categories: News, Sushi|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on The YO! menu explained

How to roll your own sushi

Maki-loving, seaweed-addicted, soy-sauce-drinking, sushi-head? Sounds like you're ready to up your game, don a rolling mat and try your hand at rolling your own sushi. We gave things a go first and great news: it’s a whole lot easier than it looks. Just follow our steps below, get rolling and hey presto! Delicious homemade sushi, sorted. What do I need to roll my own sushi? Rolling mat Nori seaweed sheets Sushi rice (already prepared) Fillings of your choice, e.g.: [...]

By | 2019-06-25T09:43:32+00:00 June 25th, 2019|Categories: News, Sushi|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on How to roll your own sushi