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04 August 2020 14:30

Eat Out to Help Out Drink Eating

RESTAURANTS and cafes including Morrisons and Beefeater are offering extra discounts on top of the government's Eat Out to Help Out scheme - meaning you could save even more. Eat Out to Help Out offers diners 50 per cent off their food and drinks bill, excluding alcoholic drinks, up to a maximum saving of £10 per person. The scheme is running every Monday to Wednesday in August, and there is no limit on how many times you can take advantage of the saving - although you have to dine in for it to apply and can't use it for takeaway food. It is up to each restaurant whether it wants to offer the deal, or if it wants to add extra incentives to try and lure diners through the doors. Beefeater is one of the many restaurant chains taking part in Eat Out to Help Out throughout August.

But it has removed the £10 per person discount limit - so your whole bill will be half price on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays between now and the end of the month. The offer applies to all food and non-alcoholic drinks. Prices vary depending on which Beefeater you visit, but typically a sirloin steak costs around £16, so that would be reduced to around £8 with the deal, or a chicken pie is around £11, making it £5.50 with the discount. Bill's is offering the standard Eat Out to Help Out deal on all of its menus on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout August. But it has also added two new set menus to its offer, both of which come with a free glass of wine.

The All Day Menu is £7.75 for two courses or £9.95 for three with the chancellor's offer, while the Incredible Menu is two courses for £9.95 and three for £14.95, once the discount has been applied. How will the Eat Out to Help Out scheme work? THE government will cover half of the cost of a meal out, up to £10 a head, including children's meals. There is no limit to the number of times you can use the discount, so in theory you can get half price meals on every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in August. Businesses will need to register with the scheme on Gov.uk before being able to offer the discount, as well as be Food Standards Agency approved. Instead of issuing discount vouchers - which the government felt increased the risk of fraud - restaurants, cafes and pubs will be able to claim back the cash. Carluccio's will give diners 50 per cent off all food and non alcoholic drinks every Monday to Wednesday in August, and it has removed the £10 cap set by the government. Hard Rock Cafe has registered for the Eat Out To Help Out scheme, but has extended the 50 per cent discount offer to include Thursdays and Fridays as well. The offer applies to all food and non-alcoholic beverages, up to a maximum cap of a £10 discount per diner. Like Bill's, Hawksmoor is offering the standard Eat Out to Help Out offer but has added a special deal to its menu. Like most other places, the offer only applies on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays in August, at any Hawksmoor restaurants which is open. How to calculate the bill THE government will pay for half of your bill, up to £10 a head, when you eat out on certain days of the week in August. For example, four people eat out and the total bill that the discount can be applied to comes to £90. Morrisons is taking part in the Eat Out To Help Out scheme, but is extending it across the entire week. That means customers can enjoy the 50 per cent discount on food in Morrisons' cafes, up to a value of £10, whenever they visit. Tesco announced last month that it wouldn't be taking any government money to fund its Eat Out to Help Out discounts, instead shelling out the extra cost itself. Tesco cafés will offer 50 per cent off prices across the menu Monday-Wednesday throughout August - but it is applying the discount to both takeaways and dining in. Most read in Money MUNCH TIME Full list of food chains taking part in Eat Out to Help Out scheme WORK PERK Bosses 'offer extra pay' to workers disgruntled at going in during lockdown PERI GOOD Nando's Eat Out to Help Out - full list of restaurants offering 50% discount THANKS A BRUNCH Half price Premier Inn deal means mum and two kids ate breakfast for £4.50 MEAL DEAL Postcode checker finds restaurants in Rishi's half-price meal scheme BANG FOR YOUR BUCK Wetherspoon Eat Out to Help Out menu - get burger and chips for £2.50 Here's the full list of chains taking part in the Eat Out to Help Out scheme. And you can now use a postcode checker to find restaurants offering the meal deal near you. Hundreds of restaurants, pubs and cafes in and around Cambridge have joined in the government's Eat Out to Help Out scheme. It offers 50 per cent off your food and non-alcoholic drinks up to a total value of £10 per person if you eat or drink in, every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday between August 3 and 31. The Eat Out to Help Out Scheme is under way