GAB’s Top January Deals – Saving Doesn’t Mean Staying In!

January 11, 2018 12:18 pm

It’s the time when the term ‘penny pinching’ means the most to people, but that doesn’t have to mean hibernation! The best thing about January has got to be the restaurant deals, and we all love a good deal, don’t we?!

So, be sociable, get booking and enjoy! You. Are. Welcome



Mingle with the rich and famous at this Spinningfields favourite, with 40% off from Sunday-Thursday when you book in advance. The restaurant offers contemporary Chinese cuisine, fusing traditional Asian flavours with incredible presentation – the ideal combo! This is definitely not one to miss.



Pizza Wednesday is back! Two pizzas for £10 available throughout January….What more could you want? Bookings can be made online.



Burgers, pizzas, toasties OH MY! With 50% off food all day Sunday-Friday, and between noon and 3pm on a Saturday, you can’t go wrong with either of these venues. Plus, the High Street bars are also offering £5 daiquiris all day, every day, throughout the entire month! Diners must book online for all venues. So the only question is, which one first?!



New kid on the block Mahiki has joined in with the January madness and is offering half price food throughout the month. The Polynesian party spot has a tempting menu of pan-Asian small plates, and while you’re there you may as well wash it down with a cocktail!?

To check out the full menu and make bookings see below!



Fancy escaping the wintery weather and transporting yourself to the Caribbean? Well Turtle Bay can do that for you. (Kind of). The restaurant is offering drinks on the house when two people book in advance and buy two courses – winner! The deal is also available until February 8th, but you only on tables before 7pm, so get booked in early doors!


GAB Top January Deals


Get Ahead of the Curve

January 4, 2018 9:24 am

Get Ahead of the Curve

It’s here. The New Year and that dreaded ‘January diet’ phrase that everyone has started to utter. But you know, it doesn’t have to be all stale salads and lunchboxes full of quinoa? Because we’re in the know of where to go, what to order and how to stay on track!

Here’s a few little (not-so) secrets for you….


Wahu – Manchester

This little Spinningfields beauty boasts fresh, wholesome and locally sourced food throughout the day, seven days a week. It offers a wide range of healthy food, through its unique ‘design your own’ meal offering with a selection freshly grilled meats, salads, vegetables and then your choice of rice, pasta wrap….. Are you sold yet?! We are. Mmmmm.


Bella Italia – UK Wide

Now this might seem like a curveball, but trust us. Bella Italia’s new selection of spiralised vegetable spaghetti means you can both eat out and stay on plan. Choosing from Pomodoro, Agnello, Gamberoni and Bolognese, all four options come out under 300kcal….And no, WE AREN’T JOKING!


WOLF – Leeds, Reading, London

Italian street food meets fresh, wholesome goodness. Sounds like a dream doesn’t it? Well that’s WOLF. With nutritious pasta options and deli counters bursting with Italian delights like seasonal salad leaves, freshly made bruschetta, Tuscan beans, mixed peppers and ripe avocados, you’ll be stuck for choice.


Chop’d – London, Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds

“Build a better salad.” And there you have hope and health in just one sentence! With salad boxes comprising of your own choices from five components: Base, House Items, Deli Items, Garnish and Dressing, you can’t go wrong. Boring salads are a thing of the past!


Oke Poke – Manchester

This new kid on the block offers a menu full of raw fish, vegetables, sushi rice and salad, bringing the finest Hawaiian street food to Manchester. We can’t promise sunshine but we can promise a healthy alternative to western fast food that offers a traditional island taste!

GAB’s Top Tipples – Cocktail Anyone?

November 10, 2017 1:23 pm

If you’re a fan of all things fruity for a little post work drink, then this run down of our favourite cocktails right now might be one for you….

LCD Swizzle – Crazy Pedros – Manchester

This one is purely for its name as we’ve never heard anything like it! Oh and it sounds tasty too with Bombay Sapphire Gin, Watermelon, Lemon, Mint and Apple. Mmmmmm.

Not only that but you can have it with a slice of Crazy Pedros’ famous pizza. We’re SOLD!

Pina Co-Lager – Belgo – London

One of our favourites of course is Belgo’s new cocktails! Not only a paradise for the curious beer drinker, but Belgo is fantastic for those who enjoy cocktail too.

It’s very own version of a Pina Colada, lovingly made with Malibu, Pineapple Juice and Mongoza coconut beer! Simply stick in a straw and you’re away.

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Banoffee Old Fashioned – Be At One – Nationwide

You know that feeling when you can’t possibly take another bite or think of the idea of a dessert (no us neither, but roll with us here!)… Well how about turning that final course into a cocktail instead? Yes, the Banoffee Old Fashioned cocktail is here and anything that mixes food and booze has our vote!

Simply made with Woodford Reserve bourbon, white chocolate liqueur, banana syrup and banoffee foam, it’s all you need to end your night, start your night or have throughout the night!

Grafene 55.5 – Grafene – Manchester

You have to see this one to believe it. With fantastic mixology and a smoking serve it’s not just about the taste. Although that is pretty damn good too!

With Tanqueray gin, William Chase sloe gin, pear juice and white grape juice, it promises to be a delight for the taste buds. So, what are you waiting for?!

GAB’s Christmas Party Suggestions

October 10, 2017 8:05 pm

Stuck for ideas on where to hold your office Christmas party? If you need somewhere with a great menu that’s fun, memorable and in a great location, then step this way…


The Playboy Club is the most iconic club in London’s Mayfair, and it oozes vintage glamour. Why not book Baroque, its private event space, which is the perfect venue for large events. Nobody forgets a party held in this fabulous late night venue, and this is the perfect place to dress up for your Christmas party.

Baroque offers booth seating and larger VIP areas. It accommodates up to 190 people standing or 86 seated, with a built-in stage and state-of-the-art lighting and sound system. You can also enjoy a Bunny Bubbles or a Playboy Fizz cocktail at your party.



A modern Italian menu with all your favourites and some new discoveries, Strada delivers every time.

This branch, Riverside at More London, is particularly special as it offers breath-taking views from the mezzanine of the Thames, Tower Bridge and the City skyline. Watch the Christmas lights twinkle over London and cross your fingers for snow!

Strada Riverside caters for standing or seated events.

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This Edinburgh branch of the ever-popular PizzaExpress is a truly classy affair. A former bank, the Deanhaugh Street venue is set over two floors. You can hire their beautiful private Glass Room, which appears to be suspended over the peaceful Water of Leith. Sensational.

Deanhaugh St

A Smashing Summer For GAB (Despite The Lack Of Sun!)

September 4, 2017 11:51 am

It’s been a Summer of pink festivals, PizzaExpress relaunches, FAM Trips and blogger events, and we have loved every minute. So, what have we been up to we hear you ask?

Here’s a little taster:

A Summer Soiree
We hosted three Summer shindigs for Café Rouge, one at Esher, one at Dulwich and one in Lakeside. A total of 150 people attended our events for an evening of live music, food and drink, and the feedback was fabulous. Plus the treats didn’t stop there, with those booking in to the restaurants after the event also received complimentary gin bloom cocktails!

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We Are FAM Trip Happy
Account Manager Bianca took a trip to Ipswich earlier in the month, to PizzaExpress Regatta Quay. The restaurant showcased its brand new transformation, with a distinctly nautical themed interior, which gives a nod to its amazing location. Over 20 local businesses attended and sampled the restaurant’s food and drink offering. We received some excellent feedback from those that attended and we look forward to hosting the next very soon!

Not only that but National Account Manager Terri took a little visit to Bella Italia Windsor for Tourism South East! Over 50 people went along and we’ve heard there was plenty of food and gelato for all… which sounds perfect to us!

PE Ipswich FAM

La Notte Rosa
GAB put on a party to be envious of when we played host to a bevvy of familiar faces from around Manchester at Bella Italia’s Piccadilly restaurant, and organised a showcase event for Bella Italia’s limited edition Summer menu. Watermelon Coolers were on tap (not literally – they were freshly made by expert mixologists!) for all, as tasters of Antipasto Rosa, Grilled Watermelon, Pizza Rosa Coppa and Watermelon Rosa Salad were served to guests. Oh, and no one can forget dessert, a scoop or two of Rosa Gelato Sundae finished off the feast for the night.

A raffle was drawn during the evening, in which an iPad was won, along with some boozy treats for 19 others. The evening was topped off with over £200 being raised for the We Love Manchester charity.

The limited edition menu is running until 9th September, so go check it out for yourself at your local Bella Italia!

BI Notte Roas

We got snap happy in Sheffield at PizzaExpress Ecclesall Road, as we managed the photoshoot for its imminent relaunch. Showcasing not only its new menu and staff, but the restaurant’s extra floor area to host larger groups, including kids parties, office socials and pizza making parties! We’ll think you agree, it looks incredible.

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