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February 20, 2023

We’ve seen snowdrops, crocuses and daffodils appear recently. All of which means that spring is not a million miles away.

At 5pm, treating ourselves - and you - is always in season. Here is a short and sweet selection of Big Deals at £30 and under. They are some of our best sellers and proof that giving someone a little surprise gift – or treating yourself – is perfectly possible on a budget.

£30 for 2 Courses with a Cocktail for 2 at Di Maggio's City Centre, Theatreland or East Kilbride

The food speaks Italian flawlessly at Di Maggio's.

The food speaks Italian flawlessly at Di Maggio's.

What’s Included

2 course meal for 2

Dine from VIP menu

Frozen cocktail on arrival

Choice of Glasgow city centre or East Kilbride

Available 7 days

Cocktails and two courses

Enjoy a frozen cocktail on arrival, followed by your choice of starter and main from the VIP menu.

You will be spoiled for choice with dishes like calamari fritti, nachos with ground beef chilli, spaghetti and meatballs, mac ‘n’ cheese, classic cheeseburger and various pizzas.

Plus you will have your pick of three locations – Glasgow Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow Theatreland or East Kilbride.

Enjoy a taste of Little Italy

Sometimes, only frozen cocktails followed by spaghetti ’n’ meatballs will do. At those times, this Big Deal from Di Maggio’s will be ready and waiting.

Plus if you buy multiples you can take the rest of your crew along with you for the VIP treatment…

Loved by 5pm customers

‘We thoroughly enjoyed our 5pm deal along with cocktails. Plenty of options to choose from and great sized portions. Can highly recommend for gluten free options, daughter loved her pizza and prawn cocktail. Lovely staff and great ambience as well. We will be back very soon. 5/5’

Di Maggio’s offers always go down a storm. Try and buy now.

£25 for a 2 Course Meal + Drink for 2 at The Auchans, Dundonald

Make an Ayrshire day of it at The Auchans.

Make an Ayrshire day of it at The Auchans.

What’s Included

Meal for 2 in village restaurant

Short drive from Troon coast

2 courses for two

Glass of wine or bottle of beer each

Valid Monday to Saturday

Rustic dining spot

The Auchans is a charming family-run restaurant in Dundonald. Original features such as stone walls and oak beams create an atmospheric vibe for a meal.

The menu is a combination of Scottish classics with added European flair, plus a few international favourites, all featuring fresh local produce.

Try it out with this Big Deal for a two course set menu meal with a drink for two, available Monday to Saturday.

What’s on the menu?


Soup of the day with fresh bread

Chicken liver pâté, with oatcakes and chutney

Bang bang cauliflower, pickled red onion (gf/vgn)

Seasonal melon and fruits

Spiced sweet potato and chickpea falafels with cucumber and lemon tzatziki

Vegetable tempura with salad and sweet chilli sauce


Margherita pizza

Peppered breast of chicken with potatoes and veg

Vegetable satay curry with saffron rice

Lasagne and garlic bread

Fish and chips

Day out in Ayrshire

With the beach just a short drive away plus golfing and castles nearby, you could turn this Big Deal into a scenic winter day out.

In fact, why not buy multiples and enjoy a relaxing Saturday lunch with the whole family?

Strong TripAdvisor reviews

‘Had really lovely lunch here. I had a burger which was delicious and huge. The rest of our party all said their dishes were lovely. Staff were very friendly and efficient. Decor and atmosphere really nice.’

Yes, yes, yes. Buy now.

Afternoon Tea with Optional Prosecco for 2 at Crowne Plaza, Glasgow; from £22.95

There is always the option to add Prosecco at Crowne Plaza.

There is always the option to add Prosecco at Crowne Plaza.

What’s Included

Afternoon tea for 2 in The Mariner Bar

Option of Prosecco each

Elegant 4 star hotel

Views of the Clyde

Close to SEC, Hydro and Armadillo

Head to a landmark Clydeside hotel

A towering glass hotel overlooking the river, the four-star Crowne Plaza is definitely an impressive sight.

A stroll away from some of Glasgow’s main event venues like the Hydro, SEC and Armadillo, plus the Exhibition Centre train station is also nearby.

Indulge in afternoon tea

This Big Deal is for afternoon tea for two, available from January to March.

Afternoon tea will be served in The Mariner Bar which has relaxing views of the river. Enjoy a selection of finger sandwiches, plain scones and fruit scones with jam and cream.

To finish, guests will be offered a variety of fresh pastries and cakes. Of course, you will also enjoy a pot of tea or coffee.

There is the option to include a glass of Prosecco each.

Happy guests

‘Fab afternoon tea! This is the 2nd time I’ve been for afternoon tea and both times it has been lovely. Will def be back!’ 5/5

First time? Second time? Eighteenth? Enjoy again.

2 Cocktails or Drinks Each with Nibbles for 2 at Hampton by Hilton Glasgow Central; from £14

Chin chin at Hampton by Hilton.

Chin chin at Hampton by Hilton.

What’s Included

Any 2 cocktails or wine, beers, spirits each for 2

Selection of nibbles

City centre location

Available 7 days a week

Great for nights out

Relaxed city centre venue

The lobby bar and dining area at Hampton by Hilton Glasgow Central is a relaxed spot serving a great range of drinks including a fab selection of classic cocktails.

This Big Deal is for two cocktails or drinks each with a selection of nibbles for two people.

Extensive drinks menu

The bar staff can mix up a great range of classics including:

Mai Tai - spiced rum, Malibu, orange juice, pineapple juice, Grenadine

Tequila Sunrise - tequila, orange juice, Grenadine

Gin Bramble - gin, lemon juice, gomme syrup, Chambord

Long Island Iced Tea - vodka, rum, tequila, gin, triple sec, lemon juice, topped with cola

Margarita - tequila, gomme syrup, triple sec, lime

If cocktails don’t appeal, you could have beers, glasses of wine or measures of spirits instead. The only drinks excluded are Prosecco and Champagne.

The bar stocks a good wine list; a decent selection of draught beers and a range of bottled beers which includes Sol, Peroni, BrewDog and treats from the marvelous Harviestoun Brewery.

The spirits on offer go from the ever popular Bell’s and Laphroaig ten-year-old whisky to Hendricks and Daffy’s gin..

Convenient & flexible offer

Option one is available Sunday to Thursday, and option two is available seven days a week, allowing flexibility for use.

The hotel’s central location makes it easy to get to a gig or get home – both Queen Street and Central stations are a short walk.

Happy customers

The bar is a friendly place to hang out. A recurring theme in TripAdvisor reviews is the warmth of the welcome from the staff. These are excerpts from longer, recent reviews:

‘Bought a deal for cocktails. Were highly impressed with all aspects of our visit – from the efficient warm welcome to the quality of our drinks and service. Would definitely return.’

Fancy a cheeky snifter? Get this Big Deal now.

£15 for a Grooming Box For Men with Free Postage from Toppbox

Does your beau need a bit of a scrub-up?

Does your beau need a bit of a scrub-up?

What’s Included

Men’s grooming box

5 to 7 quality products

Tailored selection

Fantastic home grooming solution

As seen in Men’s Health and GQ

Free postage

Top male grooming brands

You need to be quick with this one as it is valid for purchase until the end of February. But it’s a bonzer Big Deal.

Every month, Toppbox sends out a quality assortment of five to seven grooming products made especially for men.

From face, body and hair, to shave, stubble and beard, they’ve got you covered. Products could include masculine skincare to woodsy cologne designed to make you smell like a rugged man of the forest.

This Big Deal is for a one-off man’s grooming box. And with a retail value of up to £70, you’ll definitely get a lot more than you pay for. Even better – free delivery is included!

Enjoy being extra handsome

A box of quality male products winging its way to your letterbox might be just the pick-me-up you need.

With your Toppbox, you’ll look, smell and feel completely dashing.

Alternatively, grab this as a gift for someone in your life who you know will appreciate some new products.

Glowing reports on Facebook

‘The Toppbox is by far the best men’s subscription box you can get your hands on. Not only is the quality of the products top notch but the variety you get is fantastic. Must have for the modern man.’

‘Received my first Toppbox today and I’m really impressed! The variety and quality of the products I received exceeded what I was expecting!! Well worth the monthly subscription!!’

Buy now and get well groomed for spring, you handsome devil.