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7 independent restaurants you need to visit.


Dylan Mitchell

Toast St Albans

Ready for another tasty trip around the UK? We've picked seven independent restaurant partners who are practically screaming for your visit! From the historic charm of Moreteyne Manor to the vegan wonders at Loves Weston, prepare for another mouth-watering journey. With exclusive tastecard offers ranging from 25% off the total bill to delightful 2 for 1 deals, these hidden gems are waiting for you…

Moreteyne Manor

Moreteyne Manor - Bedfordshire.

Transport yourself to the 15th century as you dine at Moreteyne Manor, a family-run restaurant nestled in the heart of Bedfordshire. Embracing a modern British menu with a focus on seasonal ingredients, signature dishes like roast lamb rump and pan-fried sea bass await you in the elegant dining room or on the lovely garden terrace. 

Enjoy a 25% discount on the total bill from Sunday to Thursday.

Woburn Rd, Marston Moretaine, Bedford MK43 0NQ

Baytree Bistro and Bar

Baytree Bistro & Bar - Retford.

Enjoy traditional cafe delights by the canal at Baytree Bistro & Bar in Retford. From classic full English breakfasts to jam-topped croissants, this charming bistro offers a menu brimming with comforting choices, including toasted paninis, jacket spuds, classic pies, cheeseburgers, and a delightful array of warming coffees. 

Savour a 25% discount on the total bill from Monday to Thursday.

86 Carolgate, Retford DN22 6AS

Toast St Albans

toast St Albans - St Albans.

Brunch lovers, rejoice! Toast in St Albans is the newest spot for all things brunch, from classic avocado toast to adventurous options like smoked salmon and cream cheese. Coffee, cocktails, and a variety of toasts are on the menu, creating the perfect start to your day in this hip and happening restaurant. 

Get a 25% discount on the total bill from Monday to Thursday.

6 Waddington Rd, St Albans AL3 5EX

Pavillion Markyate

The Pavilion - Markyate, St Albans.

For an authentic taste of Bangladesh and India, The Pavilion is your go-to spot in St Albans. With a wide variety of options, including curries, biryanis, tandoori, and tikka dishes, this family-run restaurant offers a culinary journey through the rich flavours of both countries. 

Enjoy a 25% discount on the total bill from Sunday to Thursday.

38 High St, Markyate, St Albans AL3 8PB

Loves Weston

Loves Weston - Weston-super-Mare.

Loves Weston is a vegan coffee house with a difference. In the centre of Weston-super-Mare, this cosy vegan cafe prides itself on its local connections. As well as using local produce and suppliers for their vegan food and drink, Loves Weston has local art up on the walls, hosts regular showcases of local film, runs a book club, welcomes live musicians, and has a library of books for customers to borrow and swap – it’s all very wholesome.

The venue has a relaxing atmosphere and modern design in both the ground floor vegan cafe and comfortable mezzanine couch area. Pop in for breakfast, lunch, and evening light bites. 

Enjoy a 25% discount on the total bill from Sunday to Thursday.

9 West St, Weston-super-Mare BS23 1JR

The blue Anchor Colchester

The Blue Anchor - Colchester.

Experience premium British pub food in a quaint 16th-century village inn. The Blue Anchor in Colchester boasts a weekly-changing A La Carte menu with seasonal gastro dishes, plus a main menu featuring traditional favourites like fish and chips and chargrilled steaks, along with gourmet options such as pan-fried sea bass and stilton, broccoli, and cheddar tartlet. It's the perfect spot for those who really love their food. 

Relish a 25% discount on the total bill from Monday to Friday.

132 Feering Hill, Feering, Colchester CO5 9PY

Prowse Westcliff-on-Sea

Prowse Restaurant - Westcliff-on-Sea.

Explore the Mediterranean flavours at Prowse Restaurant, a family-run BBQ grill and bar in Westcliff-on-Sea. The restaurant has over 35 years of experience in traditional Mediterranean cuisine, and the chefs infuse global flavours into their dishes, catering to vegetarians and vegans. Not just a restaurant, Prowse also supports local artists by showcasing their artwork. 

Enjoy a 25% discount on the total bill from Sunday to Thursday.

5/6 Shorefield Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, SS0 7RN

Images sourced directly from partners and/or their Instagram accounts. All restaurants available on tastecard at the time of publishing.

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