Why you should become a Gastro Card partner

Becoming a Gastro Card partner venue is a great way to encourage return visits as there’s an above-average likelihood that our members will come back time after time – and also make valuable word of mouth recommendations.  Having used their Gastro Card, they’re sure to remember their visit to your venue for all the right reasons.  

Gastro Card members are ‘discerning’ diners, passionate about eating out, so our venues are specially selected for providing excellence in quality and service.  

There’s currently no charge for venues to work with us.  All we need from you is a worthwhile offer – either in the form of a discount or an additional treat that is not available to walk in customers. As an alternative to a discount, you could offer a welcome drink, or perhaps a speciality starter/dessert.  We would prefer the offer to work at all times, although we do understand that there may be times when this isn’t possible, but ask you to keep these to an absolute minimum.  Also, whenever possible, we’d like your offer to be available without prior reservation. After all, it’s in both our interests for our clients to feel welcome whenever they visit a venue and use the card, so they come back time after time.

In return, we promote your venue on our website, with a comprehensive profile:

  • Editorial and reviews – up to 400 words
  • Logo & images
  • Menus
  • Map link       
  • Detailed restaurant information including opening times, parking, disabled access, price range, signature dishes, etc.
  • Link to your own website

We can also feature your venue in our regular newsletter and on social media, especially when you offer a prize for one of our popular competitions.

All of this helps with your site’s search engine optimisation, enabling your venue to be found on the internet more easily.  We’re more than happy to work with your PR company so you can get the best results from your association with the Gastro Card.  

So if you’re looking for an effective way to attract more regular customers, please contact us for a Restaurant Information Pack.