Restaurant of the Month: Café Rouge

This month marks Café Rouge's 30th birthday. So, to toast the big 3-0, we've crowned them our Restaurant of the Month for June. Known for their Parisienne bistro-style menu and relaxed dining experience, they're a favourite for tastecarders. And we've delved into the past 30 years of Café Rouge to uncover a few highlights for the occasion and find out what's made them just so good. IN THE BEGINNING Founded in 1989, the very [...]

Simon Xavier from Chiquito

For June’s Meet the Chef instalment, we spoke to Executive Chef of Chiquito, Simon Xavier. Masters of all things Mexicano, he gave us some insight into what goes on in his role day to day at Chiquito. And we put our Meet the Chef questions to him to get to know him a little better. Life at Chiquito When asked to describe dining at Chiquito in five words, Simon told us "Flavourful, fun, vibrant, fresh and welcoming". And as [...]

By | 2019-06-18T13:56:22+00:00 June 12th, 2019|Categories: Chains, Meet The Chef, News|Comments Off on Simon Xavier from Chiquito

Restaurant of the Month: ASK Italian

Our Restaurant of the Month this May is ASK Italian. Founded back in 1993, the brand have been championing Italian cuisine ever since. We’re talking melt-in-your-mouth pasta, straight-outta-Sorrento pizza and “keep the scoops coming” gelato. And with a menu so good, it can be tricky to pick. So, they let us in on some of their must-try dishes, from seafood starters to vegan desserts. But trust us, there’s plenty more that’ll tickle your fancy. To [...]

By | 2019-06-18T14:01:06+00:00 May 22nd, 2019|Categories: Chains, News, Restaurant of the Month|Tags: , |Comments Off on Restaurant of the Month: ASK Italian

Mervyn Desir from Beefeater

Shiny new addition to tastecard and Whitbread brand, Beefeater introduced us to Mervyn Desir, their Lead Development Chef, for our Meet the Chef series. He gave us the scoop on the new menu additions as well as telling us a bit more about him. Meet Mervyn Gushing over his role, Mervyn told us what his typical day at work is like: “Working as Lead Development Chef for Whitbread is great! I love what I do daily, as [...]

By | 2019-06-18T14:02:59+00:00 May 14th, 2019|Categories: Chains, Meet The Chef, News|Comments Off on Mervyn Desir from Beefeater

What films are out this May?

May’s set to be a real corker for films. From live-action reboots to animated sequels, we’re pretty much planning on spending the whole of May in the cinema. Think we’re joking? Come back to us once you’ve seen what’s out below. Oh, and don’t forget, you get up to 40% off cinema tickets with tastecard. Happy watching. Tolkien Telling the tale of J. R. R. Tolkien (played by Nicholas Hoult), famous for The Hobbit, The [...]

By | 2019-05-02T15:32:01+00:00 April 29th, 2019|Categories: Chains, News, Restaurant of the Month|Comments Off on What films are out this May?

Restaurant of the Month: Chiquito

It’s Restaurant of the Month time again. And up this month, it’s Chiquito. So, get ready to don a sombrero and tuck into some tasty Tex-Mex grub at the family favourite chain. Along with the trusty Chiquito classics, they’ve got a bunch of new dishes to spice things up, including veggie options. Want a sneak peak? Here’s a few of our faves… New dishes. New tastes. Mexican Lettuce Cups Fancy swapping out the carbs [...]

By | 2019-04-26T14:20:34+00:00 April 24th, 2019|Categories: Chains, News, Restaurant of the Month|Comments Off on Restaurant of the Month: Chiquito

Andrew Hazel from Giraffe

This April, we met the Head of Food Development at Giraffe, Andrew Hazel, for our Meet the Chef series. He got into the nitty gritty about his role as well as telling us a bit more about his history with cooking and his foodie favourites… Life at GiraffeSummed up by Andrew, Giraffe’s all about “Big flavours. Positive vibes. Family friendly. Happy people.” Creating delish dishes since 1998, he tells us they plate up “feel good food”, taking inspiration from [...]

By | 2019-04-17T15:52:20+00:00 April 15th, 2019|Categories: Chains, Meet The Chef, News|Comments Off on Andrew Hazel from Giraffe

Ciara Grace from Pizza Hut Restaurants

For the second instalment of our Meet the Chef series, we chatted to Pizza Hut Restaurants’ Senior Menu Innovations Manager, Ciara Grace. She tells us all about her role as well as the new menu they’ve just launched. And vegans, you’re in luck – because there’re plenty of vegan delights on there. Pizza Hut Restaurants Ciara tells us herself, “Everyday is different at Pizza Hut Restaurants”. Life as the Senior Menu Innovations Manager means some [...]

By | 2019-04-17T15:54:29+00:00 March 29th, 2019|Categories: Chains, News|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Ciara Grace from Pizza Hut Restaurants

Restaurant of the Month: Pizza Hut Restaurants

Who is Pizza Hut? Founded back in 1958 by brothers, Dan and Frank Carney, Pizza Hut have been masters of pizza and pasta for a long time. And they’ve got a pretty good side dish and dessert offering too. Starting out in America, they’ve now got a whopping 18,400+ restaurants worldwide. And lucky for you, we’ve got 253 of them on tastecard. So, you can enjoy 2 for 1 meals everyday excluding Friday and Saturday. Great deal, even if [...]

By | 2019-03-26T14:22:39+00:00 March 26th, 2019|Categories: Chains, News|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Restaurant of the Month: Pizza Hut Restaurants

What to eat if you’re going vegetarian this Veggie Month

This March, it’s Veggie Month. We all know there’re plenty of reasons to turn your palate green, like getting full-on animal-friendly, helping the planet and taking care of our bodies. But it can be tricky to figure out what to eat for your new veggie diet. So, in the spirit of all things green, we've rounded up five veggie-friendly foods to keep your iron and protein intakes up, as well as some must-try products. Green [...]

By | 2019-03-12T16:26:48+00:00 March 12th, 2019|Categories: Chains, News|Tags: |Comments Off on What to eat if you’re going vegetarian this Veggie Month