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50% Off Restaurants In August From The Government!

50% Off Restaurants In August From The Government!

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Update - 10/7

Few places now confirming they are taking part - make sure you max your discount by taking advantage of existing offers and stacking your deals!

Burger King - Will take part but only those with facility to eat in - meal deals will work out cheaper than ordering individually

Nando's - Collect the points too towards your free burger

Frankie & Benny's

Harvester

Pizza Hut - Big Sharer Meal Deal For 2 - £29.99 for sharing pizza, 2 sides, salad and dessert would be £15 with this

Toby Carvery - Sign up and get 25% off main meals Mon- Fri which will stack with this so a carvery for £8.99 will be £6.74 then £3.37 with the offer

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What is it?

The chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has announced as part of his mini-budget that you will be able to eat at restaurants for half price. The other half will be paid for by the Government, up to a maximum of £10 off per person. It includes food and non-alcoholic drinks.

When is it?

3rd August until 31st August.

Where can you get it?

Restaurants and pubs are all eligible, however, they have to apply to the Government. So we don't yet know which restaurants will be doing it but I am sure many will. It is open to both High Street chains and independent restaurants and pubs.

More Information:

The campaign is called "Eat Out To Help Out". As an example, if you are a family of four, you can get £40 off an £80 restaurant bill including non-alcoholic drinks. You can only use it when eating in and it won't apply if you take your meal away.

The restaurant will give you the discounted price and then they will claim the money back from the government.

Make sure you check with the restaurant or pub before you go if they are accepting the scheme otherwise you may have to pay full price. It is not a legal requirement that they have to do this.

High street chains and independent restaurants and pubs are all eligible for it and when more details and where it will be available are announced, we will update this post so bookmark and check back later.

It is a Government effort to support the hospitality industry which has been particularly hard hit during the pandemic and, it is claimed, will help secure the jobs of 1.8 million people who work in that industry.

The Government has purposefully chosen the "quieter" days of Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday to keep business constant to help them get more staff back.

Businesses will need to register on a website from next Monday 13th July if they want to take advantage of the scheme. When they claim, they will get the money back within 5 working days.

Rishi Sunak also announced the Government will be cutting the VAT rate from 20% to 5% for the hospitality and tourism industry until 12th January 2021. Hopefully that means cheaper prices passed on to us, and it's an effort to get people visiting attractions such as theme parks.

I personally think this is a great initiative - will you be taking advantage of this offer? Let us know in the comments.

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carmelleeds
carmelleeds1 month ago

Ooh sounds good... think I'll have a pint of Corona (virus) with my meal. Is he going to give 50% off for funerals afterwards when they get covid19? 😁

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jonormsby
jonormsby1 month ago

Get a grip

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carmelleeds
carmelleeds27 days ago

jonormsby why dont you do us a favour and get lost instead

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jonormsby
jonormsby12 days ago

carmelleeds hi Carmel this is jonormsbys next of kin here, you were right he died going out for dinner when you told him to get lost. Nice 1.

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devfr
devfr1 month ago

So now the government is doing his meerkat app or tastcard ;-) this will benefit high street chain mainly as pub don’t really have the space to do social distance dining, and not allowed on alcohol. So it will be a great stuff used by city worker in their local mcdo or chain. Yes they also need support but local pubs have lots more impact and tide in the local community than cafe rouge or pizza express to my view.

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dpfoulger2010
dpfoulger20101 month ago

Sounds great, but I will wait first to see if there's a spike.

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amandawalters83
amandawalters831 month ago

Wonder will this just be for the poncy overprice places?

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emmabeckz
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1 month ago

No it is for any restaurant and pub that want to apply. Chains and independents - as more info becomes available, we will update this post. I am hoping places like Toby Carvery and Pizza Hut will as well as my local pub so we can take the kids for a summer treat. Also, there is nothing stopping you going for lunch in one place and dinner in another or maybe breakfast as its taken off your bill and claimed back rather than a one use voucher.

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juliepiggy89
juliepiggy891 month ago

emmabeckz Yes business will effects but they will get govement business loss funds due covid my uncle confirmed with his accountant claim big sum even he don't earn that much in a year x

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Liz1
Liz11 month ago

We eat out a lot so this is good news,I like it..

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Billionaire69
Billionaire691 month ago

Good idea includes buffet but cutting 20 to 5 % still put prices up all the restaurants and pubs with this percentage cut just con . Wait and see

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suenurse
suenurse1 month ago

Would of preferred the £500 vouchers they were talking about

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dlrc400
dlrc4001 month ago

suenurse..... same here, we don't eat out usually, and makes me think about people who can't get out (disabled, elderly etc) they won't be benefiting from this. Also, whats the chances of these places creeping prices up before August to pocket a bit more money.

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summerdaze3
summerdaze31 month ago

That's what I was hoping for as well x

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cemilliken20371
cemilliken203711 month ago

dlrc400 yeah won’t be any good to me as I’m disabled and can’t get out much!!! Mind you if it’s not a onetime use I can see a lot of people taking advantage of getting out for food after being lockdown for so long. Anything’s a treat nowadays 😅😅

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JemmaLarge
JemmaLarge1 month ago

I can not wait for this to happen, I love eating out, its my fav thing to do. As long as its all done safetly, I am very excited.

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San20
San201 month ago

We as a family missed out on so many celebrations since the lockdown. Its my Birthday 🎂 in August, so it will be brilliant to celebrate with everybody again, and 50% off will make it even sweeter.

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sarahc1427
sarahc14271 month ago

This would be nice if it’s safe to do so to eat out. Just hope people can be sensible

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ZacJones06
ZacJones061 month ago

Good but will probably not go thank you very much for sharing this

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faxcamara
faxcamara1 month ago

Apparently some takeaways as well so might more people that don't feel safe eating out

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cemilliken20371
cemilliken203711 month ago

I’d take advantage of this if they did allow takeaways, I’m disabled and don‘t get out much!!! Would be nice to have a treat, my sons now out of work, so now a household on benefits so not much spare cash!!

Thank you for posting 😀, I’d never had known this otherwise, don’t watch the news or read the papers much!!

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Jangooddeal
Jangooddeal1 month ago

Yes definitely will be making use of this offer if feel safe to do so at our local restaurants etc .

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ClareMcKenzie
ClareMcKenzie1 month ago

The statement from Rishi today was poor and lacking in many areas. For those who want to take advantage of this scheme fill your boots. This is of no interest to me and I think I would rather stay safe at home.

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summerdaze3
summerdaze31 month ago

Wonder if prices will go up beforehand??

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sarahward1975
sarahward19751 month ago

summerdaze3 I ate out on Saturday in a place I’ve been to a few times before and unfortunately they had put their prices up...I’ve got the meerkat offer so I won’t be using the government thing

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JulieAndre39773
JulieAndre397731 month ago

Exactly, you'll be paying more for you meal, so voucher is basically useless. 🙈

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sarahg48
sarahg481 month ago

Well I love this idea! to not think what to cook for 1 night for 4 people is Amazing. Oh and no washing up 🙌 I’m there 🙂

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BrunoHenriques
BrunoHenriques1 month ago

Just send people a debit card loaded with ready to use funds and defined places of where to use it and no need to call restaurants and it'd also avoid restaurants to claim back from the government

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Wing
Wing1 month ago

I’m still not comfortable eating in a restaurant. Why can’t we get the same for take out from restaurants?! Guuuurrrr

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JoJMartin
JoJMartin1 month ago

I'm hoping my fave restaurant takes part. I need to get out. It's not good for my mental health to be stuck inside.

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PeterMorvay
PeterMorvay1 month ago

Really good initiative. I will definitely support local pubs and also book a weekend out in a countryside.

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AprilWoodward
AprilWoodward1 month ago

Thank you for sharing we will definitely be taking advantage of this 🙂

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Thomas18
Thomas181 month ago

Nice one, thanks for sharing! hpfanatik looks like we'll finally use our restaurant gift card 😊

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Lexi74
Lexi741 month ago

That's a great idea! 🤗 Will be good to go out with my family after not being able to see them or go anywhere with the covid-19 situation. Let's see which restaurants will be included. Thanks for sharing again Tom 💯💞

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DeIvy
DeIvy1 month ago

Great initiative, me and the family will definitely venture out for a meal. Thanks for sharing 👍

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funlovinggiant
funlovinggiant1 month ago

Glad it’s not just the chain stores but independent stores as well.Not that I will be going anywhere soon

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Zuharah
Zuharah1 month ago

Good deal. Heard it on the news earlier. As a low income family of 6, we never go out to eat (unless my mum is visiting), but maybe with the discount, we can all go out next month.

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ShorifaAhmad
ShorifaAhmad1 month ago

Thank you very well explained. Glad the government is on it now, keep it coming!!

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ShorifaAhmad
ShorifaAhmad1 month ago

Please give discounts for public transport use so it will encourage people to get out as many of us are still scared to use it so we need a motivation!! Thanks

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