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Peterborough Pcard discount card

Peterborough City Council launched their “Pcard” discount card earlier this month, offering discounts at retailers, pubs, restaurants and visitor attractions across the city.

Each card costs £5 a year but with more than 50 participating outlets at the time of writing, you’ll recoup that in no time.  For more information or to get your Pcard, visit the Bridge Street Destination Centre, telephone 01733 452336 or go to www.visitpeterborough.com

The following is a list of businesses supporting the Pcard. Various terms and conditions apply to qualify for the offers, so please contact the businesses first or contact the Destination Centre. Continue reading

A Brazilian steakhouse for Peterborough?

Local Peterborough newspaper, the Evening Telegraph broke a meaty news story today, announcing that a Brazilian steakhouse restaurant could be due to open in Peterborough City Centre.  Oddly named “Venture In” the restaurant will be found along Cowgate on the corner of King Street.

I’ve long thought that Peterborough has lacked a focused Steakhouse, but a Brazilian churrascaria would be something else.

My one hope for the new restaurant is that if they want to be known as a steakhouse then the primary ingredient (the steak) must be of a high standard.  I don’t expect London prices (and if they charge them then I feel they’ll be laughed out of Peterborough) but £20-30 for a good steak that’s been well-aged is acceptable.

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RIP Max Power 1994-2010

The rumour-mill is grinding away and word on the street is that Bauer magazine Max Power is no more, closing it’s (lambo) doors for good.

It’s not much of a surprise to those into the modified car scene but it’s a shame nonetheless.  Over the years the title has been out of favour with it’s target audience after shifting focus onto scantily-clad women rather than modified cars but even an editorial change in 2007 wasn’t enough to save it.  Under Emap, Max Power was at one time the most popular magazine for car enthusiasts and hosted a number of live events.

As the Peterborough-based title employs a number of people locally hopefully they’re being moved to other titles but the outlook is bleak.

Do you work for Bauer?  Can you offer any more insight into rumoured closure of Max Power?  Leave a comment below

Only 8 weeks until Chiquito Peterborough opens

I know I’ve berated chain restaurants in the past and I would still prefer to see new independents than chains but I have to admit that they are a big draw for a lot of people.

Chain restaurants are often more clued up when it comes to embracing marketing and promotions and may invest more in staff training.  Many independents would struggle to keep their dining experience as consistent as the chains do.

So now I’ve made my opinion clear, you might be surprised to read I’m actually looking forward to the opening of a Chiquito mexican restaurant just opposite Serpentine Green in Peterborough!  I’ve been told that the opening is expected in eight weeks so approximately December 10th – just in time for your Christmas Parties!

Having spent time in Mexico on honeymoon I know nothing will compare to the food I ate out there but I’ve visited other Chiquito restaurants and found them really pleasant places to eat and especially good with a group of friends or family.

If anyone has any more info on the Peterborough restaurant, I’d love to hear it.

Review revisited: Jim’s Bistro, Peterborough

We hadn’t been to Jim’s Bistro for a while, nearly 18 months since my last visit so we thought a return visit was well overdue.  It’s always interesting coming back to a restaurants as there’s the question if they’ll live up to the memory – or if they’ve improved on any previous failings.

So with a table booked, we ventured into Peterborough City Centre.  Obviously I didn’t get the memo because we were the only ones out, at 8pm on an Autumn Friday night.  A couple of years ago you would at least see a few revellers out for a night on the town but looks like things have changed. Continue reading

Review: The Queen’s Head, Nassington

photo 3 The Queen’s Head in Nassington is a cozy pub-restaurant just outside of Peterborough but with a lovely rustic interior and the river running by the garden, it’s a lovely setting whatever the weather has in store.

For starters we ordered the warm oriental crispy duck salad with noodles, chilli, garlic and coriander dressing and also the chicken liver pate layered with smoked chicken served with an apple and vanilla chutney, toast and picalilli. Both starters were a reasonable £4.25 each, the duck was light, appetising and had a great taste. The pate was excellent, so much in fact that I ate some on it’s own without any toasted bread. Continue reading

The best burger in Peterborough?

The humble burger has been a subject of discussion for some in Peterborough for a few years, namely due to a particular burger van in the city’s Cathedral Square. That got me thinking about where I would go for a real gourmet burger – one that isn’t served with a waxy napkin and is more likely to contain a slice of beef tomato than a mound of fried onions.

The demand for burgers in Peterborough is obvious to see – there are eight McDonalds restaurants in and around the city limits, plus numerous other chains and takeaways offering pretty much the same. Other towns and cities have attracted the likes of Gourmet Burger Kitchen or Ultimate Burger, so where can you go in Peterborough to get a better burger?

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