About Melissa McPhillips

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far Melissa McPhillips has created 56 blog entries.

10 reasons why tastecard is the best UK Black Friday offer

First thing's first, the question on everyone's lips: When's Black Friday 2019? This year, it's on Friday 29th November. But we're kicking things off early at tastecard, as our Black Friday sale has started. You can get a 12 month membership for £34.99, was £79.99. Plus a £5 gift card for Amazon.co.uk or Costa Coffee. The choice is yours. So whether you're treating yourself or looking for the perfect Secret Santa gift or stocking filler, tastecard have plenty to give this festive season. TRY TASTECARD [...]

What films are out this November?

With tastecard, you can get cheap cinema tickets by saving up to 40% at 350+ UK cinemas, 7 days a week. So, you can catch what's new in the cinema, whenever you want, for less. This month, the 2019 Christmas films are making their way onto the big screen, like highly-anticipated Frozen 2 and Last Christmas. Plus, there's a Charlie's Angels reboot to catch too. But so you don't miss a thing, we've rounded up the top five films to enjoy with [...]

Here’s what makes the Frankie & Benny’s meatballs so good

If there’s one thing that springs to mind at the mention of Italian American restaurant “Frankie & Benny’s”, it’s ‘authentic Italian meatballs’. Or at least, it is if you mention it to a bunch of food-always-on-the-mind people like us. Even though the Frankie & Benny’s menu features all sorts of traditional Italian dishes, we always head straight for their delicious pork and beef meatballs or vegan meatballs with spaghetti. So, for this month’s Meet the Chef instalment, we grilled [...]

The best restaurants in Manchester’s Northern Quarter

With an infectious buzz and just as many hip-cool-and-trendy-points as Camden, Manchester's Northern Quarter is a place to explore. And we’ve got some of the best Northern Quarter restaurants here on tastecard, from dessert spots to authentic sushi joints. So, as well as digging into some of finest food around, you can get 2 for 1 meals or 50% off food. TRY TASTECARD FOR £1 The best places to eat in the Northern Quarter. Pie [...]

Restaurant of the Month: Ed’s Easy Diner

Milkshake extraordinaires, juicy burger experts and all-round American-style food whizzes - Ed's Easy Diner are our Restaurant of the Month. Capturing the buzzing spirit of a 1950s American diner with traditional American food and iconic toe-tapping music, Ed's Easy Diner is the perfect place to head to for date night or a meal with the kids thanks to its Kids Meal Deal. And with tastecard, you can get Ed's Diner discount with 50% off food, 7 days a week. With [...]

By | 2019-10-25T08:54:32+00:00 October 24th, 2019|Categories: Chains, News, Restaurant of the Month|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Restaurant of the Month: Ed’s Easy Diner

Italian ingredients every dish needs according to ASK Italian

Tips from Italian cuisine chef, Theo Randall, scouring out the best Italian ingredients and working up sweet pasta dishes. That’s just a day in the life of Jeena Koshy, Head of Food and Drink Development at ASK Italian. She tells us all in this month's Meet the Chef. What’s your day to day at ASK Italian? When we asked Jeena to describe dining at ASK Italian in five words, she said“Nowhere else I’d rather be.”And from the way she’s gushed [...]

By | 2019-10-22T13:49:35+00:00 October 22nd, 2019|Categories: Chains, Meet The Chef, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Italian ingredients every dish needs according to ASK Italian

What films are out this October?

We've rounded up the newest cinema releases to catch this month, from childrens' Halloween films like The Addams Family to more sinister ones like Joker. With tastecard, you can get cheap cinema tickets at 350+ UK cinemas. So, discover the latest cinema releases to watch below with up to 40% off your tickets. Judy In one of the best performances of the year, Renee Zellweger puts on a memorable show in Judy. A biopic of [...]

2019 Food Trend: What’s seitan?

Vegan-food’s had a spruce up. It isn’t just bean burgers and avocado and falafel anymore. And one of our favourite vegan ingredients spicing up vegan dishes is seitan. With a suspect name and meat-like texture, seitan’s got a certain mystique about it. So, we’ve answered all the questions on the tip of your tongue... First things first, how do you pronounce seitan? The seitan pronunciation seems like a tricky one. But it isn’t. It’s essentially [...]

By | 2019-11-12T09:08:50+00:00 October 8th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on 2019 Food Trend: What’s seitan?

Best vegetarian restaurants to eat at this World Vegetarian Day

1st October marks World Vegetarian Day. And whether you're a meat-lover wanting to dabble in a veggie diet or you already have a fully-fledged green palate, it's tricky to know what and where to eat vegetarian-wise. So, in the spirit of World Veggie Day, we've rounded up five vegetarian foods that taste delicious and will keep you full and satisfied. And we've thrown in the best vegetarian dishes that feature them, from five of our favourite tastecard restaurants. So, [...]

By | 2019-10-01T10:08:16+00:00 October 1st, 2019|Categories: Chains, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Best vegetarian restaurants to eat at this World Vegetarian Day

Restaurant of the Month: YO!

At tastecard, we're all about variety and catering for every kind of foodie, which is why YO! is our Restaurant of the Month. Although they're masters of sushi, YO! also have a list as long as your arm of traditional Japanese food, including hot dishes, gluten-free plates and vegan options. In fact, half of the menu is hot, whilst a third is vegan, so there really is something for everyone to get their chops around. And of course with 2 for [...]

By | 2019-09-30T15:06:18+00:00 September 30th, 2019|Categories: Chains, News, Restaurant of the Month|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Restaurant of the Month: YO!