As the holidays fade from memory, the third Monday of
January is supposed to be the most depressing of the winter.
Well not on our watch. We've assembled a short, smart selection of Big Deals that will put a spring in your step without sinking the bank balance. Enjoy.
£39 for Bread & Olives with Sangria + 5 Tapas & 2 Desserts to share for 2 at Cafe Andaluz - Choice of 6 locations
5 tapas dishes for 2
Glass of sangria on arrival
Bread and olives
Choice of 6 locations over 4 cities
Tapas, sangria and nibbles
Summer holidays a long way off? No problemo!
This Big Deal is for a tapas feast for two, including a fruity chilled sangria on arrival, bread and olives, a choice of five tapas to share and a dessert each.
You will have a huge array of tapas to choose from, including spicy, more-ish pork skewers, classic crisp-fried calamari, and fresh Shetland mussels in your choice of sauce.
Or what about stuffed aubergines with couscous and juicy sultanas, or cod fillet marinated in lemon, paprika and garlic? Yum!
Two people can dine at Cafe Andaluz in either Glasgow’s city centre or west end, the George Street or George IV Bridge branches in Edinburgh, or the Aberdeen or Newcastle branches.
Whichever you pick, you can enjoy a vibey meal surrounded by decor from old Andalusia, including stained glass lamps and colourful ceramics.
With nibbles, tapas, drinks and desserts all included, this Big Deal has all the makings of a lovely and leisurely meal for two.
You could enjoy it as anything from Sunday lunch to a Spanish-style date night.
Loved by 5pm customers
‘Love this tapas restaurant. Another great visit. Food delicious and staff very welcoming and friendly. Sorry but can’t find fault with anything. 5/5’
Get yourself some Spanish culinary sunshine wit this tasty deal.
1 or 2 Night B&B Stay with Food & Drink Spend for 2 at Ten Hill Place Hotel, Edinburgh; from £119
1 or 2 night stay in central 4* hotel
Food & drink spend
Full Scottish breakfast each morning
20% off drinks added to your room
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
To check availability prior to purchase, please visit Ten Hill Place Hotel’s 5pm profile here.
Luxurious Edinburgh getaway
Enjoy a bit of luxury with this Big Deal for a stay for two in a superior double room with full Scottish breakfast each morning and a food and drink spend.
Option one is for an overnight stay with a £20 per person food and drink spend, and option two is for a two night stay with a £35 per person food and drink spend on one night, as well as chocolates on arrival.
Both options are available Sunday to Thursday.
The spacious superior rooms at Ten Hill Place have absolutely everything you need for a luxurious stay in the capital.
You’ll also get an excellent night’s sleep with your choice of soft or firm mattress plus hypoallergenic bedding. Other perks include a flat screen TV with in-house entertainment, towelling robes, soft slippers, a mini fridge, Algotherm luxury marine toiletries and a Brodies of Edinburgh hospitality tray.
As a lovely added touch, you’ll get a packet of Scottish wildflower seeds to take away as a souvenir.
The food at the hotel’s Drinks & Dining restaurant is renowned. Deliciously rich starters include the oak-smoked Scottish salmon ceviche or the goats’ cheese mousse.
You can also spoil yourself with a gourmet main like the pan-seared bream fillet with asparagus tips, new potatoes & tarragon, or the breast of wood pigeon with orzo, parmesan & king oyster mushrooms
‘A charming home away from home. Lovely hotel, staff were very friendly and polite and the location was good. Excellent facilities and the food was of a high standard. The bar staff were very attentive. We had a wonderful night’s sleep, the bed was very comfortable and the shower fantastic. I would certainly stay there again.’ 5/5
Fancy an Edinburgh getaway? Pack your overnight bags.
£50 for a 3 Course Meal with Cocktail for 2 at Ralph and Finns, Glasgow
Sleek restaurant & bar
From the team behind the iconic Vroni’s wine bar
3 course meal for 2 with cocktail each
Available Sunday to Friday
Upmarket city centre dining
Created by the team behind Vroni’s, Ralph and Finns is a sleek restaurant and bar on Glasgow’s St Vincent Place, housed in the former Scottish HQ of the Bank of England, mixing timeless elegance with playful touches.
This Big Deal is for two people to enjoy a three course meal with choice of cocktail each, available Sunday to Friday from January to April 2023.
Classic dishes made with Scottish produce
Acclaimed chef Kevin O’Neill promises classic dishes, bold flavours and an added international influence with their new winter menu, with dishes created using Scottish produce.
Taking Ralph and Finns in a contemporary direction, guests should expect a Big Deal menu like the following:
Soup of the day, sourdough bread
Confit duck terrine, spiced pear chutney, toasted bread
Fried whitebait, garlic mayonnaise, lemon
Caramelised goat cheese, beetroot, onion chutney, rocket
Fish pie, sole, prawns, smoked cheddar topping
Highland venison stew, braised red cabbage, thyme suet dumplings, juniper & orange
Cauliflower steak, onion marmalade, cheese sauce
Free range chicken Kyiv, creamed potato, pancetta, pearl onions, & chestnut mushrooms
Vanilla crème brulée, shortbread
Sticky toffee pudding, butterscotch sauce, vanilla ice cream
Market cheese of the day, chutney, grapes, crisp breads
Cocktails include the Hazelnut Espresso Martini, Lowland Smash, Grapefruit & Cucumber Cooler and Raspberry Caprioska.
2 Night Stay for up to 8 People in a Self Catering Cottage at Moness Resort, Aberfeldy; from £119
Cosy, self-catering cottages
Stay on 35 acre country estate
Full access to the leisure facilities
Attractively furnished and well equipped
Two restaurants on site
Getaway with friends or family
Many of the cottages at Moness Resort have views overlooking the magnificent Aberfeldy Hills and the surrounding countryside.
Option one of this Big Deal is for up to four people to stay two nights in a one bedroom cottage with lounge area and private bathroom. Option two is for up to six people to stay two nights in a two bedroom cottage, and option three is for up to eight people to stay two nights in a three bedroom cottage.
Spacious, well-furnished and equipped with Freeview TV, they all feature full kitchens with oven, hob, microwave and all the utensils you need, and there is ample car parking.
When cottages are at maximum capacity, two guests will use sofa beds. All cottages have a lounge area and private bathroom.
Guests staying in a cottage are welcome to use all of the resort’s extensive leisure facilities. The resort has an indoor heated swimming pool, steam room, sauna and spa bath.
Badminton, mini-tennis, squash, table tennis and a putting green are all available on site or you could indulge in some luxurious treatments in the Spa Therapy Rooms.
A popular feature of the resort, the Flemmyng Restaurant offers an excellent choice of fresh meat, fish and game sourced in Perthshire.
The Terrace Bar offers a less formal setting with bistro style furniture and is an ideal choice for a lighter or more informal meal.
See & do in Perthshire
The well presented grounds at Moness Resort are great for leisurely strolls – the duck pond and its family of mallards are always a popular destination.
Further afield, the high mountains and deep glens around Loch Tay are teeming with spectacular wildlife such as deer, eagles and grouse.
The River Tay has long been renowned by anglers the world over and is also one of Scotland’s adventure playgrounds with canoeing, kayaking, white-water rafting and much more.
Golfers will be happy to learn that there are over 40 courses nearby and the resort can help with tee times on courses such as Gleneagles.
Happy guests on TripAdvisor
‘Family holiday. Beautiful scenery, great location close to amenities for families and couples. Facilities in the refurbished cottage were very good. We ate in the restaurant and the food was lovely. This was our first visit to the resort and we will definitely return. Aberfeldy is just a short walking distance away.’
Available until the end of March 2023, this Big Deal is perfect for chasing for a winter into spring getaway. Buy here.
£37 for Afternoon Tea & Fizz Cocktail for 2 at Glenskirlie Castle
Afternoon tea in a castle
Fizzy cocktail each
AA Rosette restaurant
Dreamy gift idea
Stirling’s secret castle
With its romantic turrets and AA Rosette restaurant, Glenskirlie Castle is a place you won’t forget in a hurry.
With this Big Deal, two people can indulge in afternoon tea for two washed down by a fizz cocktail each.
Individuals items can change, but here is a sample of what you can expect (veggie and gluten-free choices are available):
Mini ‘cup-a-soup’ to start your afternoon tea
Sandwiches – typically include tuna, tomato red pepper salsa, chicken & mustard mayo, egg & cress
Scones with clotted cream and homemade jams
Homemade cakes – white chocolate & raspberry cake, fresh cream meringues, milk chocolate orange gateau, coconut & jam cake
Selection of teas
Dreamy gift idea
It goes without saying that fizzy afternoon tea in a castle is a gift that would make anyone smile.
Plus as this Big Deal is available from 16th January ‘til the end of March, you could visit Glenskirlie in all of its snowy glory.
TripAdvisor praise for Glenskirlie Castle
‘Food was excellent, good choice. Staff very friendly and efficient, nothing too much bother. Surroundings lovely, outside area very nice. Would definitely recommend a visit to Glenskirlie Castle… 5/5’
Of course there are plenty more blues-busting Big Deals to choose from.