From 3 to 31 August, customers in the UK will get a 50% discount when they eat in at restaurants that are registered with the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme.
The discount is valid from Monday to Wednesdays at participating restaurants.
Why is the scheme running?
The UK government have released the scheme to give a much-needed boost to the foodservice industry which has taken a huge financial hit during the lockdown. The scheme will encourage customers to eat out and inject cashflow to struggling businesses.
Pubs, bars and restaurants in England reopened their doors at the beginning of July, however, customers were still reluctant. The scheme will hopefully persuade people to dine out once again and keep the foodservice industry in business, plus secure jobs in the sector.
How can I claim the discount?
There is no need to print a voucher or have a code – the 50% discount is automatically given to you by the restaurant when you pay. The restaurant will then be reimbursed at a later date by the government.
What else do I need to know?
Groups of any size can use the discount on food and non-alcoholic beverages and up to a maximum of £10 discount per person. There are no limits to the number of times you can claim.
Where can I use the discount?
Participating establishments include restaurants, pubs, cafés, work and school canteens and food halls.
To check which restaurants are eligible, visit the Gov.uk website to find a restaurant that’s registered with the scheme. Some restaurants may not currently be participating so keep checking back.