Where the 50% off program is available and how to tell if a restaurant near you is involved


The new government program “Eat Out to Help Out” is launched in August, giving people the opportunity to get 50% off their meal bills.The program is an attempt to encourage the public to support the struggling restaurant industry as the economy seeks to recover from the coronavirus lockdown.

How does the Eat Out to Help Out program work?

Those who dine in the restaurant from Monday to Wednesday in August will receive a 50% reduction on the price of their meals, up to a maximum of £ 10 per person. Alcohol is not included.

This means that a family of four can save £ 40 on a meal worth £ 80.

The rest of the bill is taken up by the government.

No voucher will be required. Instead, the establishments will claim reimbursement from the government. The money will be transferred to their bank accounts within five working days.

Nando’s is one of the restaurant chains participating in the program, offering customers 50% off their restaurant bill, up to £ 10 per person (Photo: Getty)

Which restaurants are included?

Any hospitality business that serves food can register, whether it’s a large chain or a sole proprietorship.

The discount applies only to dining out and cannot be used for take-out.

Here are the restaurant chains that have announced their participation:

  • All Bar One
  • Beautiful Italy
  • Belushi
  • Bird
  • Bruns
  • Burger King
  • Cafe Rouge
  • Pubs of the castle
  • Costa
  • Auberges Man
  • Each man
  • Frankie and Benny
  • Donate Kebab to everyone
  • Chopped
  • Hard Rock Café
  • Combine
  • Hawksmoor
  • Honest burger
  • Itsu
  • KFC
  • Iguanas
  • Miller and Carter
  • Nando’s
  • Nicholson
  • Oak
  • Ole et Steen
  • Orchid Pubs
  • O’Neill’s
  • Pizza Express
  • Pizza Hut
  • Pizza Pilgrims
  • Upscale country pubs
  • Ready to eat
  • price
  • While
  • Sizzling Pubs
  • Starbucks
  • Stonehouse Pizza & Carvery
  • The dinner
  • Toby Carvery
  • Tortilla
  • Vintage Inns
  • Wagamama
  • Wahaca
  • Wasabi
  • Wetherspoon’s
  • Wok and fire

To find out if small chains and individual restaurants are participating in the program, you can enter your zip code here, and you’ll see a list of places nearby that offer half-price meals.

Announcing the program, Chancellor Rishi Sunak said, “I know people are cautious about going out. But we wouldn’t have lifted the restrictions if we didn’t think it was safe to do so.

“Every week in August, businesses can then claim the refund with the funds in their bank account within five business days.”


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