Pre/Post Theatre Restaurant Deals

28 December 2011Blog


This is a magical time to be out and about in London with the atmosphere of the Christmas lights and decorations and its a perfect time to take in a show – the city is particularly renowned for its theatre quarter and its West End theatre district. So with this in mind we have been having a look at Pre/Post Theatre Restaurants Deals and here’s some of the best….

Quaglino’s – 2 courses including a glass of Wine £18.50 per person

Available Mon-Sat 5.30pm – 7.00pm and 10.00pm – 11.00pm (max 13 people)

Offer ends 31 January 1012

Book online

La Tasca – 3 Tapas and a glass of Wine £9.95 per person

Available Mon, Tue: 5:00pm – 11:00p

Offer Ends: 30 December

Book online….


Gordon Ramsay’s The Savoy Grill – 2 courses for £20 or 3 courses for £26 per person

The Pre Theatre Menu is available 5.30pm – 6.45pm until 31st January 2012 (subject to available)

Book online…

BBar and Restaurant – 2 courses £17.00 or 3 courses £21.00

Available Monday to Friday between 12-3pm and 5-7pm

For groups of 8 or more an optional service charge of 12.5% will be added to the bill

Kitchen Italia – Main Course and 175ml carafe of wine £9.99 per person

Available 5-7pm and 10-11pm… daily

Covent Garden Grill – 2 courses for £14.00 per person

This offer is not available New Years Eve

Advance booking only via website

Porters Restuarant – 2 courses for £14.00 per person

This offer is available for lunch or dinner everyday (except New Year’s Eve)

To avail of the Theatre Menu – book online fill in your details and they’ll email you a Special Offer Coupon for you to bring along to their restaurant

Little Sicily – Lunch 2 courses £10.50 or 3 courses £12.50

Dinner 2 courses £14.50 or 3 courses £16.50

You can also avail of Little Sicily’s promotions by registering with them.. they are now offering two courses and a glass of wine for £10.50 if you fill in the form they will send you a voucher.

Cape Town Fish Market – 2 Course Set Menu £15.95

A two course set menu available for pre/post theatre diners please present your theatre ticket on arrival.

Note Menu only available with a valid theatre ticket….. booking essential


Planet Hollywood – Lunch 2 courses £10.00

Dinner 2 courses £15.00 or 2 courses £20.00

These are excellent deals, however, be aware that a discretionary 12.5% gratuity is sometimes added to the bill.

Always read Terms and Conditions


Serious about Cheese!

16 December 2011Blog


For all of us cheese lovers Christmas is a time to indulge our favourite food and there is no better way to end the Christmas day meal so here the fabulously named Pong Cheese have put together a wonderful selection which are perfect for your dining table or gifts to friends and family.

For as little as £20 The Classic  Tasting Box (600g) containing 4 of their classic cheeses, a premium Somerset cheddar, creamy goats’s cheese, Cotswolds organic blue-veined and from Provence a cheese wrapped in chestnut leaves.   Just add some chutney and crackers for the perfect cheeseboard on Christmas day.

For the dedicated cheese lovers there is the Pong Extravaganza Box £49.95 (approx. 1780g) sure to be a big hit and may even see you over New Year.

You can also choose your own favourites like the ‘to die for’ Camembert Calvados £9.95 (250g) dipped in apple brandy and a layer of breadcrumbs seals in the flavour…. so good!

There is still time to get your Christmas Cheese last order midnight 18th  –

Delivery is £4.95  however there is Free Delivery for orders £50 or over.



‘Posh Range’ Deals… here’s some of our Favourites this Christmas!

9 December 2011Blog


In these turbulent times it makes sense when shopping for groceries to drop down a range in order to save money.  However, its Christmas and its nice to have a treat or two, so today we’re looking at Offers on the so called ‘posh’ range that is the well known brand names and the supermarkets own best range….. here’s some of our favourites!!

At Tesco Online:Cadbury roses tesco

Cadbury’s Roses and Celebrations 850g tin £4.50 (half price)

Thortons Classic Collection 582g £6.00 (half price)

Tesco Finest Christmas Pudding 907g £5.00 (was £10.00)

Tesco Finest Chablis Grande Cuvee 75cl £6.00 (was £9.99)

Bacardi White Rum 1lt £14.00 (was £22.79)

At Sainsbury’s Online:

Taste the Difference Birch and Juniper Smoked Salmon 120g £4.00 (was£4.79)

Aunt Bessies Vanilla or Blueberry Cheesecake 450g buy two for £4.00

Codorniu Brut 75cl £6.99 was £13.99 – an excellent Cava from Spain

At Wairtose Online:

Delia’s Christmas Cake 1.47kg £7.50 (was £10.00)

Save up to £35 on selected Hampers

At Ocado online:

Aberdeen Angus 21 day Dry Aged Wing Rib Beef Typical Price £47.56 (was £26.99 per Kg now £20.40 per Kg)

Green and Black Organic Icecream – buy any 4 for £5.00

At Asda Online:

Award Winning Wykes Farm Somerset Vintage Cheddar Selection 484g £3.00 and team it with….

Extra Special Artison Biscuits 300g £2.50 (was £3.00) and not forgetting….

Extra Special Chutney Carmelised Onion 320g £1.00 (was £1.30)

Weight Watchers – 3 for £3.00 on selected ranges…. so stock up for that New Year Diet!!!

The above items were available at these prices at time of writing, however, check ‘end of offer’ date and, of course, always read terms and conditions.


Should I Grocery Shop Online?

5 December 2011Blog


Grocery shopping can be tedious but as with almost everything else the web offers solutions to help alleviate that. Online Grocery Shopping seems to be getting bigger, far more specialized and Britain is considered to be the best and most sophisticated with Tesco, Sainsbury, Asda, Waitrose and now also Ocado (online only) leading the way.

Two thirds of shoppers think that online shopping helps them to maintain control of what they put in their basket.  You can also save money on fuel by cutting out the drive to the supermarket this is likely to become more prevalent as fuel prices reach all time highs and more and more consumers see rising costs of fuel as a major concern.

Who buys groceries online… well anyone with a busy lifestyle or who just don’t enjoy grocery shopping,  the elderly or disabled who find getting out and about difficult, and college students who would appreciate a welcome tuck box from mum or dad!!!

By eliminating the travel and the time spent physically filling up your trolley you’ll free up more of your day to do the things you want to do. When you order online there are no queues no going back to previously visited aisles to get something you forgot and no standing behind someone who’s having trouble processing their credit card.

New customers almost always receive their first deliveries free and you can find lots of voucher codes for money off your shopping.  The in-store offers are also available to you online and there are ‘Online Exclusive’ which are not available in-store.  Shopping online will drastically reduce your impulse buying as you can stick regidly to your list keeping to a budget and this can also help the… waistline!!   Because you’re having the groceries delivered instead of lugging all those heavy bags home you can stock up on store cupboard essentials and take advantage of buy1 get 1free.

Sometimes its hard to really compare prices when in a supermarket because there’s so much going or you just don’t have the time or engery whereas online you can see clearly and easily what’s on special and all the other deals available on a particular day.  You can keep tabs on what you are buying and if you put something in your check-out basket and then notice your bill has gone over budget you can look at everything in your basket and the prices and make better decisions about what to keep and discard…. and you don’t have to put things back or hide them on a nearby shelf!!!  You can see at a glance exactly what you’re buying and the cost…  no surprises at checkout!!

This time of year is the perfect time to shop Online for groceries and avoid the stress of the big Christmas food shop as you’ll need lots of extras not to mention…. the booze, and have it all delivered to your door at an arranged time that suits you…. sometimes it makes a lot of sense!!!!


Wine and Champagne offers you can buy online

25 November 2011Blog


Christmas wine offers
Its time to stock up on wines and fizz to get you through the seasonal festivites!

Have you thought about buying wine online? I’ve been looking at what’s on offer and have discovered that there’s a lot of good wine around at great prices some 50% off on cases or individual bottles.

So why should you buy online… well apart from the online-only exclusives, for me the biggest advantage is having it delivered to my door safely and securely packed, it saves all that hazzle of lugging heavy bottles! You can also sit back in comfort, not feel rushed, shop around and read all about the wine – the grape, the taste etc. so that you find the wine to suit you and your pocket. Buying Online gives you the opportunity to compare prices and this is key to getting the best deal.

From mouse to house – just view all the wines… select… checkout… and before you know it your wine is all wrapped up for Christmas!

Here’s what some of the supermarkets have to offer online! And don’t forget to make good use of your Points Online!

Tesco have up to 50% off bottles of wine I spotted a half price Isla Negra Merlot £8.99 now £4.49 and a very popular Jacobs Creek Reserve Siraz £9.99 now £6.99. Not forgetting the fizz a bottle of Codorniu Vintage Rose Cava is half Price £13.99 now £6.99.

Tesco Wine by the case – they claim to have more than 50 wines at half price including Lanson Black Label Champagne £182 now £91 expensive yes but a good discount, an earthy Red Wolf Blass Silver Label Cabernet Shiraz £78 now £39 and a refreshing fruity White – Wairau Cove Sauvignon Blanc £62 now £31. All are limited to a maximum of two cases of each per customer.


Sainsbury’s ‘Off Licence’ again you’re really spoilt for choice as they boast over 650 wines to choose from and I’m glad to see lots are ‘On Offer’! First off I notice 33% off an all time favourite Hardy Nottage Hill Cabernet £7.98 now £5.31 and staying with Hardys they’re offering a Shiraz (Bin 53) buy 3 for £12.00 you can’t go wrong with that! But an offer hard to beat is Champagne Henry Dumanois Brut £29.99 now £14.99 not a bad price to toast in the New Year!! You can also save an extra 5% when you buy any 6 or more bottles of Wine or Champagne and it applies to wine on offer also.

Asda not to be left out are offering an excellent deal on Blossom Hill Red Wine for £4.98 or 3 bottles for £10 hard to beat and a sparkling Pinot Grigio at £5.00. Being Christmas we must mention the famous Moet & Chandon Champagne for that special toast here at Asda for £30.54.

Waitrose Wine Direct has an Online Only Offer which is a match made in hevan…. cheese and wine! An assortment of French and British cheeses for £5.00, a Wairtose Reserve Claret Bordeaux £5.00 and a Cowrie Bay Sauvignon Blanc £5.00. However, to receive this deal you must have a minimum spend of £50 Online and this offer ends 29th November!

Not forgetting sites like Virgin Wines, Laithwaites Wines Naked etc. they are all competing for your business especially this time of year and are offering big discounts as well.

Lastly always read terms and conditions and take note of offer expiry date. All wines mentioned above were available at discount prices at time of going to print. There’s lots of deals on Wines, Sparklings, and Champagne this Christmas so take full advantage of all that Online Buying has to offer… Cheers!


For meals delivered to your door try Wiltshire Farm Foods

16 November 2011Blog


You may have seen the recent advertisment on telly for Wiltshire Farm Foods featuring Ronny Corbett, well not knowing a lot about this company I decided to find out more and here’s what they are all about…..

Wiltshire Farm Foods is the UK’s leading Meals Delivery Service.  Their readymade meals are prepared in Trowbridge Wiltshire, frozen the moment they are cooked, and delivered across the UK & Northern Ireland through a network of local outlets.
Everyone, of course, can avail of this service mums, families, professionals…. or anyone who just wants a break from cooking and would like a qualified chef cooking their meals.

Central to Wiltshire Farm Foods service is that they also provide home cooked food for people who can’t easily get out and about by delivering to them healthy and nutritious meals in the comfort of their own home.  The company offers the perfect way for you or a relative to eat well without having to worry about long trips to the supermarket, preparing food, or managing boiling pots and pans. They cater for many special diets i.e. a diabetic diet, reducing salt and fat intake, gluten free foods, they ensures you have suitable tasty and satisfying meals.

Wiltshire Farm Foods have a team of drivers who deliver to UK customers on a weekly or fortnightly basis.  No one wants a stranger arriving at our door, which is why their drivers go through an extensive training program, as well as a police security check, to make sure it is someone you can trust and rely on. Not to forget they offer FREE home delivery nationwide! 

Ordering is easy, either over the phone (request a brochure) or Online where you can explore the Wiltshire Farm Foods Range, filled with over 300 hundred delicious ready meals, hot and cold desserts also there is a selection of Menu Packs.  Did I mention that ‘all of the ready meals are created in the heart of Wiltshire, using carefully sourced ingredients of the highest possible quality for you to enjoy’

Wiltshire Farm Foods are definitely worth checking out….


Tesco – Clubcards, Wines and ‘Pizza Express Meal Deal’

9 November 2011Blog


Tesco have announce the launch of Clubcard Voucher Exchange – every £10 Clubcard voucher can be exchanged for £20 and used to purchase any wines from their Finest Wine and Champagne Range by the case ONLINE.   Finest Wines were launched over ten years ago offering a standard for quality and outstanding value in wine.

This is a good opportunity to pick up something special for Christmas as this year nearly all of their Finest Wines have won an award!
All Wines featured in the promotion are listed on their website and it’s easy to exchange for vouchers, however, you must exchange your Clubcard vouchers by 1 December 2011 and redeem your Exchange eCoupons by 6 December 2011
Also check out Tesco Wines Online Exclusives with special offers with up to 50% off!

Free delivery on all orders places before midnight on Sunday 13th Novermer.

Tesco have teamed up with Pizza Express to bring you the ‘Pizza Express Meal Deal’ for £10.  Have a night in with your friends or tuck in with the family, here’s what you get…
2 X Pizza Express Large Pizza
2 X Peroni or Coke (660ml)
and each Promotional Pizza Box includes ‘one 2 for 1 Pizza Express Voucher
Not a bad deal and it is available for delivery until Sunday 20the November 2011!

Always check terms and conditions!