Eat Out to Help Out, the government scheme which allows customers to eat out for half price throughout August, has been used more than 35 million times in its first two weeks, according to the latest Treasury results. The deal, which sees restaurants, pubs and cafes offer 50 per cent off the bill, up to a maximum discount of £10 per head, Monday-Wednesday, has proved so popular and kept many businesses busy, that some are extending it into September – without government help. Here we take a look at a range of Capital bars and restaurants that are extending the scheme.
56 North posted on Facebook, saying: “Due to the huge demand we’ve decided to extend our #eatouttohelpout for September and October ourselves! 50% off food up to £10pp and all we ask is you pre book a table online selecting the offer when booking. We’d still encourage you to use the deal during August where we get the government support to help us”.
Photo: 56 North
This popular bar, with its roof terrace that overlooks Edinburgh Castle, will be continuing the nationwide scheme throughout September. Diners can look forward to money off the bar’s authentic, stone baked Neapolitan pizza as well as burgers and salads.
Photo: Cold Town House
New Chapter, an award-winning family-run restaurant in Edinburgh’s New Town, will extend the Eat Out to Help Out offer beyond the scheme’s end date of 31 August. Under the Eat Out to Help Out scheme, New Chapter’s customers have been able to enjoy the popular lunch menu for as little as £10 for two courses and dinner from £14 for two courses.
Tigerlily is offering diners a September sequel to the Eat Out to Help Out scheme, but this time, they’re footing the bill. Those looking to soak up the stylish atmosphere can enjoy 50 per cent off their bill, up to the value of £10 per person, Monday-Wednesday.