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The "Eat Out to Help Out" Scheme...Here's everything you need to know!

Updated: Aug 3, 2020

Bored of your wife's casserole? Exhausted of every meal deal? Or just ready to get back to normality?

Bojo has got us sorted for August.

Your questions are answered below with everything you need to know about the "Eat Out to Help Out" Scheme.

Look out for the logo to know which establishments will be supporting the scheme.

The UK Gov has even set up a search by postcode to all restaurants participating in the scheme.... and here it is conveniently for you:

So how does the scheme work?

From 3 to 31 August, get a 50% discount when you eat in at restaurants that are registered with the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme.

What’s available in the scheme:

  • Get a 50% discount on food or non-alcoholic drinks to eat or drink in (up to a maximum of £10 discount per diner)

  • Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday between 3rd and 31st August.. Out on a school night might be off putting but, at least you can work from home the next day.

  • As many times as you like, that’s right... no limits!

The discount will be automatically available to you at participating establishments. Those establishments will then claim a reimbursement from the government for the discount they’ve given you.

Wow, this sounds good.. do I need a voucher?

You don’t need a voucher to use the scheme AND you can use it at the same time as any other offers and discounts.

Tell me more!?

The best part…. there is no minimum spend. To put into context, Nandos Half Peri Peri Chicken and two sides for £4.90 instead of £11.20, Halloumi sticks and dips for £1.74 instead of £3.95. Bojo really does know how to spoil us.

Okay where’s the catch?

Real talk, unfortunately you cannot claim discount on alcoholic drinks or service charges. Also, you can only use the discount when eating in.. sorry deliveroo!

That’s okay, so where can I go?

With over 32,000 sign ups so far a lot of establishments are going to be offering the discounts under the scheme to drive the economy and build our confidence in eating out again. Restaurants, cafes, bars, pubs, work/school canteens and food halls. You can support your local independent restaurants, go high end Michelin or get Mcdonalds for even cheaper.. But our top recommendations are below!

SO.... here are some restaurants we "love" and we know you will too!

In London...

Hawksmoor - has introduced £20 rump steak deal making it £10 as part of the scheme

Madison's Rooftop, Bluebird Cafe and 14 Hills are part of D&D’s 13 of the restaurants will all be running a special 3 course menu with reduced prices and the £10 discount will be applied on top.

Sushi Samba - Discount will be offered at Sushi Samba City and in Covent Garden

Duck & Waffle - Great city spot for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

Sexy Fish - Mayfair restaurant for a boujee date night!

Hakkasan - High end Chinese with discount.. Lets go!

Novikov - A special treat for any occasion!

The Prince & Pergola - a more casual dining experience but will be offering discounts across their food units such as Patty & Bun, Thunderbird Wings and Babek Kebabs (Pergola Olympia reopens 30th July)

Homeslice - One of London's favourites for pizza - 20 inch pizza is £20-22 - you do the math.

Boxpark - will be offering the discount across all three venues; Shoreditch, Croydon and Wembley. Besides the standard discount on food and soft drinks, the group will offer half price alcoholic drinks too, Monday - Wednesday.

In the South West

Niku Bar & Restaurant - New bar in Surbiton that has all the floral and glamour

Spaghetti Tree - Walton favourite Independent Italian Restaurant

Megan’s - Located in all the hot spots in the south including Clapham, Battersea, Wimbledon

Sticks and Sushi - In Wimbledon Village

601 Queens Road - Terrace in Wimbledon Centre

Busaba - Kingston Riverside

Our top tips for eating out...

  • Make a reservation

  • You’re likely to be asked to pay a deposit or credit card details

  • Adhere to social guidelines

  • Take your anti bac

  • Be respectful of others

  • Enjoy!

  • Most Importantly - Show up (please)

Lets go out!!!!

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