Tuesday, 11th August 2020, 4:35 pm Updated Tuesday, 11th August 2020, 4:44 pm Will you be making the most of the discount this month? (Photo: Shutterstock)
Diners across the UK have been enjoying cut price meals this month, as part of the government's Eat Out to Help Out scheme.
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Thousands of pubs, restaurants and cafes are participating in the scheme throughout August, allowing customers to save 50 per cent off the price of food and non-alcoholic drinks, up to a maximum of ?10 per head. But some eateries have extended the offer to allow customers to make the most of the discount for longer.
No ?10 limit
The Eat Out to Help Out initiative is available at all participating eateries until 31 August, but it only applies from Monday to Wednesday. Diners must eat inside participating eateries to claim their 50 per cent discount, as the offer does not apply to takeaways or home deliveries. While you can choose to eat out as many times as you like, the official discount is capped at ?10 per person, per order.
However, several pubs, cafes and restaurant chains have opted to scrap the price cap to allow customers to make bigger savings on their order, although the maximum discount will still stay fixed at 50 per cent. Eateries who have removed the price cap will foot the bill for the remaining discount, with the government covering the costs of ?10 per person. Here are some of the chains where you can look forward to bigger savings:
- Brewers Fayre
- Cookhouse and Pub
- Pitcher and Piano
- Ed's Easy Diner
- Slim Chickens
Where else can I save money?Morrisons Cafe has extended the Eat Out to Help Out discount beyond the official three day limit, meaning customers can enjoy half price food and drink on every day of the week throughout August, up to ?10 per head. In addition, kids under the age of 16 can also eat at the cafe for free, provided the accompanying adult meal costs more than ?3.25 for breakfast, or more than ?4.25 for any other hot food.
No voucher is needed to claim the discount in the cafe, as it will be automatically deducted from your bill when you go to pay. Morrisons will then claim a reimbursement from the government for the discount that you have been given from Monday to Wednesday. As for the remaining days of the week, the supermarket will pick up the entire bill.
To find other restaurants taking part in the scheme this month, simply enter your postcode on the Gov.uk website and hit search to find all of the businesses nearby that are running the offer.