This August, residents can support local businesses while enjoying up to 50% off their food bill at participating restaurants, pubs and cafes in the borough that have registered as part of the government’s ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme.
Under the scheme diners can get 50% off food and non-alcoholic drinks up to a total value of £10 per person when eating or drinking in at participating venues.
The discount can be used unlimited times and will be valid all-day Monday to Wednesday on any eat-in meal, including on non-alcoholic drinks, from the 3 to 31 August.
Customers don’t need a voucher to use this scheme and it can used in conjunction with other offers and discounts at the venue. There is no minimum spend, but alcoholic drinks and service charges are excluded from the offer.
The deal has been introduced by the government to help eateries and businesses which had to close during the lockdown period. Participating venues will then claim a reimbursement from the government for the discount they have given their customers.
Councillor Jasbir Anand, cabinet member for business and community services, said: “We all know that restaurants and other types of eateries, many of which operate on wafer-thin margins at the best of times, have been hit hard by the lockdown.
“Many of us love our local neighbourhood restaurant or café so this is a really good chance to show them your support – and save some money. The scheme is also a great opportunity to try somewhere new as well, but try to keep it local to avoid having to travel too far.”
To find out if a restaurant is participating in the Eat Out to Help Out scheme you can use the online restaurant finder. Simply enter your postcode, or one near to where you want to eat out, to get a list of participating outlets within a five-mile radius.
You can also get in touch with your local restaurant to see if they’re taking part or check their website. Participating restaurants have also been encouraged to display the ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ posters in their windows.
Businesses who wish to participate in the scheme should visit the government’s Eat Out to Help Out Scheme web page to find out more and register.