Some of our partners

ALS UK Ltd

Established in the 1990’s ALS UK Ltd is based in the heart of Birmingham and partners with some of the worlds leading retailers and technology providers offering a complete end to end construction, fit out, installation and consolidation service.

  • Delivering projects of any scale from large construction and development to small independent retail equipment rollouts.
  • With 500,000 sq ft of expandable warehousing, they offer their customers the facility to fully consolidate any product of any size.
  • They can re-fit your restaurant in record time; understanding the importance of getting a highly quality refurbishment with a minimum of disruption to your business trade.

See their time lapse video of the last refurbishment of Metro Bar & Grill, Solihull here

To find out more about the bespoke service they could offer your restaurant, please contact them on tel: +44(0)121 693 0511 and mention you are a Gastro Card partner restaurant.

Capable Business Solutions

Capable Business Solutions (CBS) offers business improvement, consulting and interim management to the UK manufacturing and hospitality sectors.

CBS bring a wealth of business skills learnt through working with a multitude of local and national businesses, mainly in the hospitality sector. This enables CBS to quickly identify improvements and potential growth opportunities.

CBS enjoys working with local businesses to promote and market them to a wider audience. We believe our skills lie in identifying a need and bringing businesses together for mutual benefit.

For more information about CBS contact us here

 

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO)

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra is a world-renowned musical institution at the heart of West Midlands life.

Every year it reaches over 200,000 people through its broad concert programme, which ranges from operas to ABBA nights, as well as engaging with 70,000 children through its learning programme, nurturing the talents of 750 local residents aged 7–70 with six choirs and a youth orchestra, and acting as an ambassador for the region and the UK through an extensive programme of touring, recording and broadcasting.

The CBSO was established in 1920 by future Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, and the legendary composer Edward Elgar conducted its inaugural concert. Since Sir Simon Rattle’s 18-year tenure as music director it has been recognised among the world’s finest orchestras.

Its global pre-eminence was recently affirmed when a performance in Tokyo was selected as Japan’s best classical concert of 2013 by 44 of the country’s leading music critics, receiving more votes than performances by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Vienna Philharmonic, the Tokyo Philharmonic, the Teatro alla Scala, Milan, the London Symphony Orchestra and the Philharmonia Orchestra (Ongaku-no tomo, February 2014).

Since its earliest days the CBSO has always had close links with the local community, from grass roots to the civic and business community. Today our partners continue to harness the power of the Orchestra’s globally-recognised brand while providing investment to sustain what the Birmingham Post recently described as ‘one of the city’s greatest institutions’.

Gastro Card is delighted to be a strategic partner with CBSO.

Coversure

Coversure Insurance in Harborne has been in business for over 20 years, so our team of experts truly understand commercial insurance risk. As part of a group of over 100 branches we have fantastic buying power with all of the major insurers, we can couple this with the personal touch that dealing with the business owners bring.

We reduce customer’s insurance costs by offering the most appropriate levels of cover for your business. Our company is large enough to understand every insurance need but small enough to care.

To discuss your Gastro Card Restaurant Package offer please telephone 0121 439 2929 and speak to Stuart or Paul.

Deliveroo – Delivering your favourite meals from some of our Gastro Card restaurants

Deliveroo deliver high end restaurant/gourmet food to people’s homes and offices. They deliver in ‘zones’  from 2.2km to 2.6km from the restaurant to the customer within those zones.

All the delivery drivers are either on scooters, electric bikes or bicycles and they put the food in a small blue thermal bag, which goes in a big black thermal bag which then goes into a black box installed on the back of their bike.

A customer can go on their laptop, tablet or mobile and go onto the Deliveroo website, enter their postcode and that will bring up a list of restaurants where they can order from. The majority of the restaurants will have their full menu on there, others will have a select menu. They choose the food and order and pay £2.50 for the delivery.

The order will then go through to the restaurants tablet, they accept the order, print out the receipt (we provide both tablet and printer) and start cooking the food. They then send for the driver 10 minutes before the food is ready.

The driver who is free will pick up the order on their app, they accept the order and then go to the restaurant, pick up the food and deliver it to the customer’s door.

There are two ways a customer can order via Deliveroo – they can order the food for it to be delivered ASAP or they can schedule the order for it to be delivered at a later time or even the day after.

Find out which of your favourite restaurants deliver near you here

 

Midlands Gourmet Girl

Midlands Gourmet Girl aims to stimulate your appetite with news on local food producers, independent shops,  events, chefs and restaurants.  It follows a culinary trail from Warwickshire to Birmingham and is a bite-sized guide to everything a foodie needs to get a taste of the Midlands, dishing up Michelin star restaurants to gourmet toasties served from a vintage van.

 

Spearhead Compliance Training

About Spearhead Compliance Training

Spearhead delivers compliance-based training to organisations nationwide. Spearhead are industry experts in delivering First Aid, Health and Safety, Food Safety and many other accredited qualifications.

Our awarding body is the UK and Middle East’s leading supplier of compliance qualifications. Don’t take our word for it visit our testimonial page and read the great things our clients say about Spearhead Compliance Training. The Spearhead standards are what set us apart from our competitors, other training providers may deliver courses at a cheaper price, but ask yourself “Can they deliver it better?” Here at Spearhead we value our clients, whether an individual or a global company, you will be treated as a member of the Spearhead family.

Contact us now to discuss your training needs  here and mention you are a Gastro Card partner.

Staying Cool iconic apartments in a Birmingham landmark partners with Gastro Card

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Staying Cool uses a personalised Staying Cool Gastro Card attached to the room key for their guests to be able to enjoy eating out in the very best restaurants when they visit Birmingham and save money.

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The Gastro Card and  Staying Cool partnership is a great way for visitors to the City to enjoy staying in an iconic building with outstanding views, enjoy fine dining and save money, which can only be an incentive to want to come back and do it all again!

 

 

Tell Us in 10 – restaurant reviews in 10 words

Simply go somewhere and Tell Us in.. 10

Sick of review sites that blah on and on and on about the ambience and the lighting and the fabulous memories and COME ON..

GET TO THE RUDDY POINT !

Sometimes all we need to know is ‘Are the chips good?’

Tell us your review in 10 words or less. Be Wild – Be Fun – Be Creative (but be honest, and do not whatever you do be honest in say 11 words, or 14 words as NO-ONE HAS TIME FOR THIS NONSENSE.. Tell Us In.. 10).

Review on the go!  EAT – THEN – TWEET… @tellusin10

Try Gousto’s Organic Recipe Kits! It’s on us

Gousto deliver everything food lovers need to enjoy cooking delicious, healthy recipes, weekly. Expect quality ingredients, in exact portions; with easy-to-follow recipe cards that make cooking simple. With 10 new recipes to choose from each week you remain in control of what you cook and when. No more trekking to the supermarket, no panicked search for ingredients, and no need to scour the internet for cooking inspiration.

Gousto is on a mission to help people reclaim the joy of cooking. Now you’re Cooking!

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To save 50% off your first order simply visit:  here  and choose your recipes!

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Uber

Gastro Card is delighted to be working with Uber and we have a brilliant offer for Gastro Card members, which gives new riders a free Uber journey up to £15 simply by signing up here and using code GASTROCARD

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Uber is evolving the way the world moves. By seamlessly connecting riders to drivers through our apps, we make cities more accessible, opening up more possibilities for riders and more business for drivers. From our founding in 2009 to our launches in hundreds of cities today, Uber’s rapidly expanding global presence continues to bring people and their cities closer.

Unitemps at UCB – the perfect staffing solution for restaurants and hotels

Unitemps is UCB’s recruitment agency offering a service for employers wishing to recruit students, graduates and post graduates in the local area.

We cover part-time, full-time, temporary or permanent recruitment, anything from a couple of hours cover to full time work.

We provide staff from a range of sectors including, Culinary Arts, Hospitality, Catering, Events, Marketing amongst others.

We provide an exemplary and speedy service to our local employers wishing to access our student and alumni talent.

To find out more about how this service could help your restaurant or hotel at your busy times please visit our website.

For further information or to register a vacancy telephone 0121 232 4452 or e-mail unitemps@ucb.ac.uk.

 

Visit Birmingham

Visitbirmingham.com is Birmingham’s official tourist information website. Birmingham is a vibrant city, offering visitors a fabulous array of dining, shopping, attractions, culture and entertainment. With over 200 restaurants in the city centre alone, serving food from more than 25 different cuisines, Birmingham guarantees a truly unique culinary experience.