Ages ago I signed up for a Gourmet Society restaurant card. I only used it a few times before it expired, then last week an email popped into my inbox that I couldn’t refuse.
‘Come back to us for £1!’ it said. The catch being that it only lasts for just three months, but for the sake of only a quid I was re-activated and now have 24 pages of Midlands restaurants to pore through.
Episode in Leamington Spa, Harringtons on the Hill in Kenilworth and Blue Bistro in Coventry are all GS members (and places that I go to anyway) so it will be a nice treat to have my loyalty rewarded.
The newest scheme which launches on 28 March is run by Independent Birmingham as a celebration of the unique outlets in the city. This scheme covers shops as well as bars and restaurants, particularly the quirky venues like Le Truc, The Rose Villa Tavern and Brewsmiths café.
Restaurant loyalty schemes aren’t a new concept but there are some that definitely stand out for offering value for money, at places you want to go to.
Foodies love Gastro Card
With Gastro Card the calibre of members is very high, with a large percentage of independent outlets which are constantly growing. The Balcony Bar in Selfridges, Chung Ying Central in Colmore Row and even the Epi Restaurant pop-up in Bromsgrove have recently joined the family of food lovers.
The extras really help keep you loyal to one scheme over another, which is what I’ve found makes Gastro Card stand apart. News, reviews, competitions and exclusive offers – save £10 per person off a wine tasting event at Hotel du Vin and receive a free glass of Prosecco when charging your wine card at Loki for instance.
Now Gastro Card has launched Tenner£east, an appetizing new scheme valid for four months that costs (yes you guessed it) only £10!
If you’d like to save money when you eat out, enter this easy competition. Midlands Gourmet Girl has three of these bite sized Tenner£east cards to give away.
How long is the Tenner£east card valid for? Answers to firstname.lastname@example.org to enter.