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Five under £50, 31 May

Vegetarians look away now. This deal from Altrincham’s Sabor do Brasil is so deliciously meaty, it might be enough to bring the tyrannosaurus back from extinction. For £15 a head, sit down to an all-you-can-eat carnivore’s banquet, as the restaurant’s meat carvers continuously fill your plate with 11 different types of fire-roasted, marinated, Brazilian goodness. To sweeten the deal, they’re throwing in a caipirinha cocktail to wash it down, and either a caramel heaven dessert or a chocolate and passion fruit mousse each. We recommend wearing elasticated trousers.

What this next deal lacks in meat, it more than makes up for in “cheese”. That’s not a criticism by the way – there’s just no other way of describing “Mamma Mia!”, the musical set on a paradise Greek island and based on the songs of ABBA. If you’re one of the 50 million people around the world who’s seen it, you’ll know what we mean – if you’re not, might we point you in the direction of this deal: for £41.50 per person, you get a Stalls or Circle ticket at London's Prince of Wales Theatre and a free 2-course meal with a drink at Planet Hollywood (worth up to £26.95).  

Fancy a stay in London, but can’t quite face the crowds? We have just the thing. For the equivalent of £44.50 per person, per night, check into The Lensbury in leafy Teddington (just outside the capital) and you’ll get the best of both worlds. Waterloo’s about half an hour away on the train, and Richmond, Twickenham, Hampton Court Palace and Kew Gardens are all about 20 minutes away by bus or car. And if you don’t fancy travelling much further than the hotel grounds, you’ll find more than enough to keep you amused. As well as a restaurant and terrace overlooking lawns that stretch down to the River Thames, there are sports facilities galore – from squash and tennis courts to a gym and pitch-and-putt course.

Hrnk! That’s the sound of a super-cheap car-hire deal heading your way at top speed. Hertz has cut up to 15% off car hire in the UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa. Rentals are now available from £13.33 per day (based on the minimum 3-day booking). There are loads of pick-up points to choose from, from Norwich to Cape Town and everywhere in between.

With the free mileage included in that previous deal, you could always head off on a road trip, stopping at one or two Menzies hotels along the way. As part of the chain’s Great British Breaks Sale, rates at 16 properties across England and Scotland have been cut by up to 53%. Overnight stays with breakfast and late checkout until 1pm now start at £39 per room (a special rate of £19.52 per person, in commemoration of this year's Diamond Jubilee and the Queen's ascension to the throne in 1952).

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Deal Expert, London
Friday, 1 June 2012
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