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What’s Included

Authentic 2 course Italian meal for 2

Glass of bubbly on arrival

Available seven days a week

Great Merchant City location

Highly rated by over 1700 5pm users

From Roman roads to radios, the Italians have given the world many great things.

Of course, the greatest of them all is quite possibly spaghetti meatballs.

Straight Roman roads may get you to your destination quickly. However, it’s a pointless journey if there are no meatballs waiting for you.

Celebrate la cucina Italiana with today’s Big Deal at the ever popular Esca restaurant on Chisholm Street in the Merchant City.

Esca is a firm favourite with 5pm Dining customers. Over 1700 people have booked meals at Esca through 5pm and, between them, they have given the restaurant a brilliant combined score of 4.3/5.

A cosy, candle-lit space, Esca has been making its customers very happy for well over a decade and they know exactly what sort of dishes make their customers smile.

Rib-eye steak

With today’s offer, two people can each enjoy a glass of bubbly on arrival at Esca plus a starter and main course from the Big Deal menu below.

From the steamed mussels to the rib-eye steak, this Big Deal menu reads like Esca’s greatest hits.


Cozze – steamed mussels in a rich, Italian tomato and chilli sugo

Minestrone – classic, vegetable soup

Bruschetta pate – chicken liver paté with caramelised red onion chutney

Bruschetta pomodoro – toasted, Italian bread, with fresh, chopped tomatoes, onions and basil

Mozzarella fritto – breaded mozzarella, fried and served with spicy tomato salsa

Gamberoni tempura – deep-fried king prawns with chilli mayo relish

Main courses

Bistecca – rib-eye cut steak with a classic pepper sauce

Spaghetti gamberoni – king prawns, cherry tomatoes in a chilli and white wine sauce

Pollo rosso – breast of chicken with ham, peppers, onions and a red wine jus

Risotto Verdi (v) – asparagus, peas, broccoli, spinach and pesto sauce

Spaghetti meatballs – handmade meatballs in a rich, tomato sauce

Penne Alfredo – marinated spicy chicken, garlic, peppers with cream and rosemary

Pizza quattro formaggi (v) – Four cheese pizza with tomato sauce

Great night out

Available seven days a week from noon to 3pm and then from 5pm to 9.30pm, this offer is incredibly flexible. You could use it for a night out with friends or family; a working lunch; a shopping trip break or for a romantic evening with someone special.

Happy customers

Esca just keeps on attracting glowing reviews from 5pm Dining customers. These two from the last month are typical:

‘What a find. This restaurant never disappoints. The staff are always friendly, the menus varied and the food well presented and of good quality. Always a joy to spend an evening there.’ Rating 4.6/5

‘Amazing dinner. Excellent value for money with delicious food and very good service!’ Rating 4.6/5

What other 5pm bookers like about this deal...

Great value for money at a great place to eat.

Catherine S.

I have been to this restaurant before, using a voucher. The food and service were first class and the voucher was excellent value for money.

Carol W.

Great menu and great value for money for quality of food

Anne H.

From £23.00
Usually £46.00
Discount 50%
Saving £23.00

Important Information

Vouchers are valid from 08.10.13 until 04.12.13.

Valid seven days per week, noon-3pm & 5pm-9.30pm.

The Big Deal is for 2 people to each have 2 courses (starter & main course) from the Big Deal menu. Includes a glass of sparkling wine for each guest on arrival.

Tables must be booked at least 24 hours in advance via 5pm Online Redemption.

24 hour cancellation policy applies. Failure to provide sufficient notice may result in vouchers being invalidated.

Printed vouchers to be presented on arrival.

Multiple vouchers may be purchased.

Max 10 people per table (i.e. 5 vouchers).

Tables must be returned within 90 minutes.

Sorry, no children after 8pm.

Subject to availability and allocation. The beginning and end of validity period is often busiest. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

Images used for illustrative purposes only.

Please refer to our T&Cs for full information.


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27 Chisholm Street
G1 5HA