The government are urging us all to get back to normal life by introducing their Eat Out To Help Out scheme.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak is the brains behind it and he’s hoping that it will provide a boost to the struggling hospitality industry, now that the national lockdown is easing.

The promotion gives people a discount of up to 50% when eating or drinking soft drinks in a participating restaurant or other food establishment.

It is valid all day Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 3 to 31 August, in all parts of the UK that are not in a local lockdown and tops out at £10 a head (although sadly it doesn’t include booze).

Food and drink will appear on the menu at full price, and the restaurant will deduct the money off the bill and claim it back from the government, and all you have to do to take advantage is head to somewhere that’s registered, and order food to eat in (takeaways don’t apply).

With more than 32,000 venues signed up to take part so far, there’s plenty of options for you to choose to eat out.

Here’s some of the most popular places taking part in the scheme

All Bar One


Bella Itallia

Brewers Fayre


Burger King

Café Rouge


Costa Coffee

Franco Manca

Frankie & Benny’s



Las Iguanas



Pizza Express

Pizza Hut


Taco Bell

TGI Fridays

Tim Hortons

The Real Greek

Toby Carvery


What a treat.

Cheers, Rishi.