28 Jul 2020
If – like us – you love to eat, we’d wager it’s been a long few months. We’ve started sourdough, we’ve baked banana bread and we’ve tested every delivery meal kit we could get our hands on, but it’s just not quite the same as the hustle and bustle of a restaurant in full swing. With so many of our favourites working tirelessly to reopen their doors safely, we’re getting our glad rags on and putting our best foot forward to Eat Out To Help Out the industry that we love so much and – if it hasn’t been said enough – needs our support more than ever.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s welcome announcement of the Eat Out to Help Out scheme makes the return to restaurants even sweeter, so we’ve done the hard work for you and scoped out the best offers going.
All restaurants partaking in the scheme will be offer diners 50% off food and soft drinks Monday-Wednesday throughout August (to the value of £10 per person), and some are even going above and beyond this to welcome you back in sensational style. Boparan Restaurant Group – which includes Carluccio’s, FishWorks and Giraffe – has extended the offer to remove the £10 limit and give guests 50% off all food and soft drinks, regardless of how much the bill comes to. They will also be offering £10 off any bottle of wine, full details of which are below.
Enjoy classic Italian family favourites at Carluccio’s with 50% off the food and non-alcoholic drinks bill with no £10 cap. Dig into a comforting plate of penne giardiniera, deliciously moreish spinach and ricotta ravioli with sage and butter sauce, and chicken Milanese served with slow roasted tomatoes, while enjoying an additional £10 off a bottle of wine of your choice.
When it comes to fish and seafood, the experts at FishWorks Marylebone will be serving up fresh, sustainable produce as part of the Eat Out to Help Out scheme. Throughout the month of August, FishWorks Marylebone will be offering 50% off the total food and non-alcoholic drinks bill, with no limit. With old favourites such as Cornish ale battered fish and chips, steamed lobster with garlic butter and the grilled seafood platter, there’s only one place in London where you’ll find a true taste of the sea. Complement the meal with a perfectly paired wine by FishWorks’ resident sommelier with £10 off each bottle.
Gather friends and family around the table for a world of flavours at Giraffe with 50% off the total food and non-alcoholic drinks bill from Monday to Wednesday. No need to worry about the £10 limit as Giraffe are sharing the love and extending the discount with no cap on the half price offer on food and non-alcoholic drinks. Get the taste buds going with Giraffe’s Feel-Good favourites, from Big ‘n’ Beautiful burgers, Tapas style Starters and array of options for the little ones. What’s more, Giraffe will take £10 off each bottle of wine ordered.
Get a taste of Americana at Ed’s Diner where there will be a 50% discount from Monday to Wednesday throughout August on the total bill with no £10 cap as part of the Eat Out to Help Out scheme. Get Ed’s Diner classics, like Ed’s famous burgers, a full rack of ribs, footlong hot dogs and world famous shakes.
Craving your next chicken fix, look no further as Slim Chickens is taking part in the Eat Out to Help Out scheme with 50% off total bill for dine-in guests with no £10 cap when it comes to the half price discount. Fresh buttermilk marinated chicken tenders, hot wings, 14 different house sauces and hand-spun shakes can be enjoyed with a discount hard to resist.
Other restaurants participating in the Eat Out to Help Out scheme, offering 50% off up to £10 per person, Monday – Wednesday, are as follows:
Luxury tea emporium and restaurant in the heart of Covent Garden. Open for lunch, afternoon tea and dinner with dining al fresco on the new Iced Tea Terrace on King Street. Delight in delicate tea infused dishes, such as the Saumon Matcha, or matcha-infused guacamole with sweet potato crisps, paired with a refreshing glass of Tokyo Mojito Iced Tea.
The Cinnamon Club
Vivek Singh’s modern Indian restaurant will be serving an exquisite three course set menu for just £28 as well as 50% off the à la carte menu (up to £10 per person) throughout August.
Cinnamon Kitchen Battersea and Cinnamon Bazaar
For delicately spiced Indian dishes in a relaxed atmosphere, dine at Cinnamon Kitchen Battersea or Cinnamon Bazaar and choose either the three-course set menu for £18 or 50% off the à la carte menu (up to £10 off per person) throughout August.
Xier | XR, Marylebone
Serving innovative modern European cuisine, Xier | XR is a dual concept restaurant on Marylebone’s Thayer Street by Italian chef Carlo Scotto. Upstairs, Xier offers fine-dining in the form of an inventive and exploratory 6- or 10-course tasting menu, as well as a three or four-course lunch á la carte offering. The more informal sister to Xier, XR located on the ground floor offers a seasonally changing menu of large sharing dishes.
Fine-dining Indian restaurant, Benares on Berkeley Square, offers a vibrant and inventive menu including a quick and delicious Thali lunch, which promises to have you in and out in 45 minutes. Open Tuesday – Saturday.
Creams Café has a clear passion for puddings and is known for its colourful and flamboyant desserts and drinks. With 88 stores across the UK, customers can enjoy a wide range of delicious freshly prepared desserts ranging from waffles and crêpes to freakshakes and sundaes.
Sky Garden’s Darwin Brasserie
Sky Garden’s Darwin Brasserie on level 36 offers show-stopping views, a memorable catch-up with friends or business meeting, enjoy deliciously different British brasserie food from a new summer menu, as you soak up the idyllic garden surroundings and breath-taking vistas across the Thames. Open Tuesday to Sundays only.
Aquavit London will be opening its doors to customers from Monday 24th August giving you a few days to take advantage of the EOHO offer. This impressive one Michelin-starred Nordic-inspired restaurant is located in St James’s Market, and offers a contemporary all-day dining menu, created by Head Chef Jorjon Colazo, made using the freshest, locally sourced ingredients.
Bar + Block
Offering premium steaks at affordable prices across the UK. Open 6:30am on weekdays (7am on weekends) until midnight every day of the week and now offering guests 50% off their entire bill when dining anytime Monday- Wednesday.
Locations: Aldgate, Bath, Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, King’s Cross, Leamington Spa, Newcastle, Nottingham, Portsmouth, Sutton, Whitely & Wimbledon
Cookhouse + Pub
Welcoming locals across the UK and serving pub favourites with a few special touches. Open all week for breakfast, lunch and dinner and now offering guests 50% off their entire bill when dining anytime Monday- Wednesday.
Locations: Ashington, Bridgewater, Bridlington Seafront, Enfield, Folkestone, Gillingham, Harlow, Holystone, Kilmarnock, Northwich, Oldbury, Plymouth, Rhyl, Ripley, Skegness, Skipton, St Columb, St Neots & West Bromwich.
Serving up some of the finest sushi in London, Japanese steak and sushi restaurant, Hot Stone, offers a variety of new-style sushi and sashimi and hot dishes, including a beautifully flaky, 48-hours marinated black cod and a moreish grilled aubergine in saikyo miso, as well as the rare and sought-after certified Kobe beef.