It’s 22 years since England last competed in a World Cup semi-final and 52 years since the Three Lions were in the final of the World Cup. But football may be coming home this summer; after all England are already wining the meme World Cup!
The English football team will start Wednesday’s World Cup semi-final against Croatia as favourites. But tastecard wants to know, who would come out on top between English food and Croatian cuisine? Let’s take a closer look at this winner-takes-all foodie match-off.
Eating out English Style with tastecard Restaurant Deals
Which English foods are your favourites during the World Cup matches? Will you fill your boots with hearty roasts or prime English fillet steaks? Why not go for English classics like steak and ale pie or one of our favourite summer time foods, fish and chips. If you love fish and chips for the football, don’t miss out on our great dining club discounts at Harry Ramsdens across the country. And of course, strawberries and cream are the perfect end to an English summer meal even during the World Cup. At tastecard we save you more often than Jordan Pickford has saved England and that’s a lot!
Dine out on the Best Food from Croatia During the World Cup
You may know famous Croatian football players like Luka Modric or Ivan Rakitic, but you may not know too much about what’s been called Europe’s most underrated food region. And that would be a school boy error as it scores pretty highly with knowledgeable foodies. Eat your way through Croatian culinary delights of delicate seafood dishes, hearty ham and rich pastries. Try the delicious and teeth-blackening Black Risotto made with cuttlefish and squid ink. Don’t worry, a glass of Croatian drink rakija will wash the blackness away! You could indulge in the popular Croatian dish of Peka, a tender meat and vegetable dish or the fisherman’s favourite stew, Brodetto, cooked with a spicy tomato base. Finish off with the toothsome Fritule, a Croatian fried pastry which sweetens up any sporting occasion especially World Cup football matches!
Where Will You Watch England Versus Croatia?
Watching a tense World Cup semi-final requires lots of energy so make sure you fill up with the best food from either Croatia or England to keep you going through the intense excitement. Where could you dine out before or after the match?
If you were in Croatia, you’d find a table at a local konobas or tavern where you’d find some of the best Croatian cuisine. For English fans and tastecard members though you have many more great choices. Try the best tastecard restaurant deals on your way home from work or on your way to the pub. Or combine the two and enjoy savings at the best gastropubs with tastecard availability. Check out our blog Great Gastropubs with tastecard Dining Club Deals for some great options. Make sure you win with your meal no matter the result of the England-Croatia match.
Keep Saving with tastecard Even After the World Cup
When the World Cup semi-final is over, tastecard will still provide incredible member savings like 2 for 1 meals or 50% off food, 7 days a week. We provide endless savings in fact when you try tastecard for just £1 and get dining out on incredible discount deals. You’ll save on average £18.88 at 6,000+ restaurants around the country during the World Cup and next season too!
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