Frequently Asked Questions
Can I buy the Gastro Card for business use?
The Gastro Card is ideal for business, whether you are entertaining clients or closing deals over a meal. Visit our Gastro Cards for Companies page to find out about having your own branded Gastro Card, which can be a cost effective marketing and publicity tool, as well as a great way of rewarding loyal clients and staff. It can even be a way of raising awareness – and some money – for a charity
Can I buy the Gastro Card as a gift?
Yes – the Gastro Card is an ideal gift for any occasion, whether it’s for Christmas, Mothering Sunday, Father’s Day or simply for birthdays. It is a gift that keeps on giving all year round.
How can I benefit from buying a Gastro Card?
You will be able to make savings each time you eat out, both as an individual member and as a business user. The Gastro Card directory provides you with extensive information about each restaurant so that you can choose the ideal venue for business or pleasure or both.
How quickly will I recoup my investment in the Gastro Card?
You should be able to save the £30 the Gastro Card costs by eating out twice – thereafter you’re making savings all the way. We estimate that someone who eats out once a week can easily save more than £1,000 in a year – not a bad return on investment.
Can I recommend a restaurant for inclusion on the Gastro Card directory?
If your favourite restaurant is not currently a Gastro Card partner please let us know via our Contact us page.
Which restaurants are included in the Gastro Card Directory?
We try to include all the top restaurants in the area, with a wide geographic spread as well as restaurants who offer all types of cuisine you can think of. We are constantly bringing new partners on board, so please keep checking the site for more information and register your card to receive our regular email newsletter. If there is a restaurant you would like to see as a partner of the Gastro Card then please let us know via our Contact us page.
How often is restaurant information updated?
We endeavour to keep our information as up-to-date as possible, particularly in terms of menus and offers; however we are reliant upon our partners to inform us of changes. If you know of any information that is out-of-date or incorrect please let us know via our Contact us page.
What sort of offers do the restaurants make?
Each restaurant sets its own offer, and they range from a discount from the bill or an additional treat to make you feel special, such as a welcome glass of fizz. Please check the venue’s individual page on our website to view the offer for the restaurant you would like to visit.
Are there any restrictions on the offers made?
We endeavour to make these as few as possible. However you should always check that the offer is valid when booking your table as some restaurants may restrict their offer to a maximum number of people in the party; or are not available on certain days like Christmas Day, Valentine’s Day, Mothering Sunday, etc. Some venues also exclude the card being used in December. Please check the restaurant’s individual page on our website to see the terms and conditions of the offer.
Can I just turn up at a restaurant without booking?
It is always best to call ahead and mention that you would like to make a booking using your Gastro Card. If you do walk in off the street do mention you are using your Gastro Card before placing your order. When asking for the bill, present your Gastro Card and you will have the value of the offer deducted from your bill. It really is that simple!
How do I buy the Gastro Card?
You simply complete our online form and pay by Credit or Debit Card using our secure payment facility. You will need to advise us of your email address and full postal address so that we can send you your Gastro Card.
How much does the Gastro Card cost?
The Gastro Card costs just £30 for a full year.