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Telegraph recommends you book through toptable for great food bargains

Telegraph – ‘On the trail of The Reducer – or how to snare the ulitmate bargains in supermarkets’ – Christopher Middleton suggests that middle-class food foragers are learning the art of targeting supermarkets’ discounted products.

“… Besides, it turns out there are plenty more edible bargains right under our noses.

At all Carluccio’s restaurants, for example, you can buy a bottle of wine in the delicatessen and drink it in the restaurant section (£5 corkage charge on top). Not a lot of people know that, I would suggest.

What’s more, if you book a restaurant through the website toptable.com, you can eat Michelin food for roughly a fifth of the normal price. Indeed, just as you can end up sitting on an aeroplane next to someone who has paid far more for their seat, so you can find yourself at L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, in Covent Garden, on a £22-for-two- courses Top Table jolly, sitting beside someone who is coughing up an absolute fortune (my last bill there was £220 for two people)…”