7 top tips for taking the best food photos with Zizzi

Champions of pizza, pasta and Italian cuisine, Zizzi took the crown for Social Followers’ Favourite in The Foodie Awards from tastecard this year. And we’ve got a hunch that it’s because their Instagram food photos always look so darn good. We’ve put together 7 top tips to get your food photography and grid looking as sleek, uniform and professional as Zizzi’s. And we've got some shots off their very own Instagram (@zizzirestaurants) to show the tips in action. [...]

By | 2019-12-06T16:27:57+00:00 December 6th, 2019|Categories: Chains, News|0 Comments

What and where to eat for a balanced vegan diet this Veganuary

One of the hardest things to get right on a vegan diet is making sure you're getting enough of all the good stuff, like nutrients and vitamins. There are lots of benefits to a vegan diet, but cutting out meat and other animal products means you're missing out on protein and vitamins you don't usually have to think twice about. A vegan food trend to pop up over the past few years is Veganuary. But "what is Veganuary?" we hear a [...]

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 [...]

By | 2019-11-20T17:37:02+00:00 November 8th, 2019|Categories: Chains, Meet The Chef, News|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Here’s what makes the Frankie & Benny’s meatballs so good

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

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 where to eat vegetarian-wise. So, in the spirit of World Veggie Day, we've rounded up five vegetarian dishes available at tastecard restaurants that taste delicious and will keep you full and satisfied all day long. So, you can enjoy 2 for 1 on every single one of them. TRY TASTECARD FOR [...]

By | 2019-12-02T11:14:08+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!

Antenor Siqueira from PizzaExpress

This month’s Meet the Chef is a good’en. Antenor Siquiera is the Food Development Chef at one of our favourite big brand restaurants, PizzaExpress. Known for their delicious pizza and almighty Dough Balls, we found out what makes their menu so good and what Antenor’s day to day is like. What's your day to day at PizzaExpress?  Antenor told us: “My day always starts with a strong espresso! Then I turn my attention to making sure [...]

By | 2019-09-18T14:46:43+00:00 September 17th, 2019|Categories: Chains, Meet The Chef, News|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Antenor Siqueira from PizzaExpress

Order’s up: The best pub grub on tastecard

Well those summertime beer-garden evenings never really started, did they? So, we're ready to pack in our hopes of dining outdoors at the local and replace them with ones featuring a hearty dose of the best pub grub and a fire. Feeling the same? We've picked our current favourite starters, mains and desserts from Beefeater, Table Table and Brewers Fayre. And you can dig into them all on 2 for 1, 7 days a week with your tastecard. No sun needed. Just your [...]

By | 2019-09-11T12:34:30+00:00 September 11th, 2019|Categories: British, Chains, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Order’s up: The best pub grub on tastecard

5 Delicious Desserts to try on tastecard

We're in the mood for all things fluffy, doughy, creamy and crumbly at the moment with Great British Bake Off flaunting delicious, gooey bakes all over our screens. So, Eat an Extra Dessert Day came at just the right time. And - pardon the pun - the icing on the cake? You can have that cake and eat it too - sorry, again - with tastecard's 2 for 1 discount. Check out our favourites below. Sugarry-goodness incoming. [...]

By | 2019-09-11T08:55:52+00:00 September 2nd, 2019|Categories: Chains, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on 5 Delicious Desserts to try on tastecard