tastecard is the UK & Ireland’s largest diners club, with over 7,000 restaurants offering over 1,500,000 members huge savings every time they dine out. Each member receives a personalised membership card which they show at the restaurants to receive the discount.
There are only 2 offers for the restaurants to choose from:
50% off the total food bill: This applies to everyone dining in the group, although the restaurant may place a maximum number of people per booking (see website for each individual offer).
2 for 1: This is an offer for couples and applies to all courses ordered (starters, mains and desserts). The cheaper item from each course is deducted from the bill.
It depends where you go and how many people are in the group, but average savings are around £25-£30 each time the card is used. (starters, mains and desserts).
Importantly, and unlike other dining schemes, the offer applies to the full a la carte menu. It cannot be used in conjunction with other special offers (which may include special set menu offers).
The only exclusions that the restaurants can place, if they wish, are Friday and/or Saturday nights. Other reasonable exclusions may sometimes apply, for example some chain restaurants may exclude Friday and Saturday day times.
If the restaurant has a telephone icon illustrated on its page then advance bookings must be made, and taste must be mentioned. This is because if the discount has not been mentioned and the bill is produced, the manager would then have to recalculate the bill; which can be time consuming. If the restaurant is already aware that you are a taste member, they can calculate the bill including the discount from the outset.
No, the cards are strictly non-transferable. They are printed with your name on, so cannot be loaned to friends or family members.
As taste is a closed community, the restaurants are able to offer a large discount without publicising that offer to the general public. As our members pay for membership they tend to be good quality covers – the type of customers that the restaurants like to get through their doors.
The whole ethos of taste is to make eating out more affordable, thus encouraging people to eat out more regularly. By doing this, we are helping both our members and our partner restaurants; and as such are highly valued by both.
Our website, www.tastecard.co.uk is fully up-to-date with all of the offers currently available. The number of restaurants is growing all of the time, and you can keep informed by visiting the website and signing up for the taste newsletter, which will be emailed to you detailing new restaurants that have joined the scheme.
When you are out and about, we have our 3 Smartphone apps available, all free to download, helping you to make the most of your tastecard. Apps are available for iPhone, Android & Blackberry!
If you do not want to renew your membership you should contact us by telephone on 0800 5677 241 or 01484 477 645 at any point within your 12 month membership period upto 5pm on the working day preceding your renewal date.
Please note that your renewal date is 4 days prior to the expiry date printed on your tastecard.