The world has started to open up, which has seen restaurants re-opening; our hungry bellies rejoice! With restaurants facing hard times throughout the coronavirus pandemic, the government have launched the ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme.

What does it involve?

As it is looking to give the food industry a much-needed boost, the government have worked with traders to provide incentives to get the economy moving. These include:

  • 50% off when eating at restaurants: sit down meals and non-alcoholic drinks are included in this. The total amount the bill can be reduced is £10 per person.
  • You’ll be able to get the discount at a variety of restaurants, cafes and pubs at a range of different locations. You can use this tool as of the 20th July to see where is participating near you!
  • Outlets which opt to participate in the scheme will need to apply the discount across their menus on top of any pre-existing offers or vouchers.

Use the Finder Tool to find food near you that are taking part in the eat out to help out scheme.

The 50% discount runs from the 3rd of August and throughout the month and the discount will be applied automatically when you pay, making it nice and simple!

Takeaways are sadly not included but take this as an opportunity to get out in the open and enjoy a delicious sit-down meal.