An Afternoon Treat Indeed!

March 1, 2018 4:27 pm

The wheels are always turning here at GAB towers, so when our very own Casual Dining Group Central Sales team pulled together a brand new Afternoon Tea offering for Café Rouge, we were as proud as punch.
The exciting news is that it will soon be widely available across all restaurants in the UK!
What’s included?
A SELECTION OF CAKES – Including Lemon & Poppy Seed, Carrot, Coconut, Chocolate & Raspberry and Chocolate Red Velvet
FRUIT SCONES served with clotted cream & Bonne Maman strawberry jam
CLASSIC CROQUE MONSIEUR – A classic grilled Emmental cheese sandwich on sourdough with smoked ham & béchamel sauce (Vegetarian option of Portobello Mushroom is available upon request)

What’s even better is that Café Rouge’s afternoon tea is available with either a cup of traditional Twining’s tea or a glass of fizzy prosecco!

Launching this April, guests can book EXCLUSIVELY through the central sales telephone line. So, what are you waiting for?
Give the team a call now on 0207 121 3227.


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Digital Marketing – 3 things to watch

February 8, 2018 1:30 pm

We’re just over one month in to 2018 and it’s already been a busy year full of news, trends and predictions!

The ever-evolving methods of digital marketing can be a confusing abundance of technical jargon, so we thought we’d round up our top three tips and trends to help kick start this year’s learning….


The recent news on Facebook’s new newsfeed algorithm appears to have had marketers all over the globe shaking in their boots, but really, it’s just down to concentrating on content.

Community engagement will be prioritised i.e content with conversations and interactions, meaning salesy, pushy business posts will slowly disappear. But this to us, is surely good news? It means the authentic, engaging content will win, and as marketers we should be identifying this and utilising it for all brands/businesses/clients anyway.

Authenticity and content is key, even more so now. So let’s get planning!


Talking of content….it’s kind of a big deal. And will continue to be so not only for the above but across all digital marketing platforms. Video will continue to shine through bigger and brighter, virtual reality perhaps? Showing the brand and business in a real authentic way as audiences becoming wiser to paid for, sponsored or purposefully created content. This also applies to influencer communities, their audiences need to see real reviews, opinions, recommendations to believe in them and the brand.


Not only due to the new algorithms coming in, but also with it being the most targeted form of digital marketing there is. You can specifically target your audiences with the right content, at the right time, on the right places. And it works! So not only do we think we’ll see a big increase on this, but it’s predicted to be on the prices too! Regardless, when planning your strategy for 2018, social ad spend should 100% be in there.

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We’re Hiring!

January 24, 2018 2:16 pm

We're Hiring

Fancy joining TEAM GAB? Well now you can…. We’re looking for an Office Coordinator!

Job Description

This role is to manage duties including administration, book keeping and GAB ’s Manchester office. A strong work ethic is a must, with a keen eye for detail and procession.

We are looking for someone 20 hours per week. Hours can be flexible. Full days or half days to suit candidate.


  • To manage and maintain a pleasant, clean and organised office.
  • To ensure all GABdocuments and collateral (Handbook, Credentials, GAB website, Dropbox, etc.) are kept up to date.
  • To oversee and accurately track all spending for all GAB’sactive accounts, office stationary and travel forGAB staff and consultants.
  • Petty Cash Handling and Management.
  • Credit Control.
  • Credit Card Analysis – matching statements to projects etc.
  • Booking travel/accommodation etc. for the GABTeam as when needed.
  • To check and process invoices for staff, consultants and suppliers for payment and entry onto the Xero Invoice Tracking System and to raise invoices for any projects actively worked on.
  • Responsible for IT issues, including issues with GABlaptops and GAB ’s bespoke booking system, plus overseeing the IT support accounts (Know How and Web Vitality) and Password Table.
  • Administrative support for the Managing Director and Owners of the business.
  • Sales calls for projects as and when needed.


  • Proven track record in a similar role.
  • Excellent work ethic.
  • Excellent knowledge of the company, its goals and its clients.
  • Extensive knowledge of Excel, Word, Office and PowerPoint.
  • Have used Xero previously.
  • Ability to work under pressure, flexible hours on occasion and to strict deadlines.
  • Outstanding organisation and time management.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills (phone, in person, email).
  • Attention to detail is essential.
  • Personal drive and motivation.
  • Be a team player, positive, dynamic, bright, energetic and outgoing personality and able to support the wider team to encourage a strong working environment.


  • Fully understands the fire, emergency and health & safety procedures of the workplace.
  • Ensures that all potential and real hazards are taken care of immediately, and are reported appropriately.
  • Works in a safe and responsible manner, within the framework of legislation and workplace specific policies.


  • Is an ambassador for the company.
  • Attends training, meetings and other events as requested by Managing Director.
  • Assists colleagues by completing tasks outside own job role when requested.
  • Maintains own working area in a professional and organised manner.
  • Always strives to improve the company’s operation and increase knowledge of own and related job functions.

Due to the evolving nature of our organisation, this job description is not exhaustive. While this job description will be reviewed and updated periodically, the jobholder may from time to time be required to carry out tasks which are not detailed in this document.


If you’d like to apply, please email


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!