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: Chain restaurants, Chef's Corner, News|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Antenor Siqueira from PizzaExpress

Delish 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 | 2020-01-28T14:04:44+00:00 September 2nd, 2019|Categories: Chain restaurants, News|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Delish desserts to try on tastecard

Restaurant of the Month: Giraffe

Colourful, welcoming and the perfect spot for families: just a few words that spring to mind at the mention of Giraffe. With a menu already brimming with big flavours, tasty dishes and a mighty selection of kids' meals, we were chuffed to hear there were some new dishes on the scene at Giraffe. From vegan burgers and desserts to Asian-inspired mains, there’s plenty to get your chops round. And with your tastecard, you can enjoy 2 for 1 across [...]

By | 2019-09-11T08:57:03+00:00 August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Chain restaurants, News, Restaurant of the Month|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Restaurant of the Month: Giraffe

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 [...]

By | 2019-09-11T08:58:20+00:00 August 21st, 2019|Categories: Chain restaurants, Chef's Corner, News|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Omar Romero from Absurd Bird

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 | 2019-09-11T09:30:25+00:00 July 26th, 2019|Categories: Chain restaurants, News, Restaurant of the Month|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Restaurant of the Month: PizzaExpress

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: Chain restaurants, Chef's Corner, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Chris Emelo from YO!

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 [...]

By | 2019-06-25T11:16:37+00:00 June 24th, 2019|Categories: Chain restaurants, News, Restaurant of the Month|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Restaurant of the Month: Café Rouge

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: Chain restaurants, Chef's Corner, 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: Chain restaurants, News, Restaurant of the Month|Tags: , |Comments Off on Restaurant of the Month: ASK Italian

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: Chain restaurants, News, Restaurant of the Month|Comments Off on Restaurant of the Month: Chiquito