With the Eat Out To Help Out scheme rolling out in restaurants, pubs, and cafés from today, now is a great time to go and try local restaurants whose prices might otherwise be a little off-putting.
The scheme grants a discount of 50pc on all food and soft drinks at participating restaurants, up to a total of £10 per head. We’ve written a brief guide to how the scheme works and what food and drink are eligible here.
We already covered some of the top London restaurants participating in the offer but there’s plenty on offer outside the capital too. Here’s a short run-down of some of the top restaurants outside of the UK which are participating.
Of course, it’s a big country and listing every single food venue participating would be impossible, so you can use this postcode checker to find out which of your local restaurants are participating in Eat Out To Help Out. You can also find a comprehensive list of every fast food chain restaurant participating here.
The best restaurants around the UK participating in Eat Out To Help Out
The Seafood Restaurant, Cornwall
Rick and Jill Stein’s famed restaurant is a Padstow institution serving seafood from around the globe. With Eat Out To Help Out you’ll be able to slice £10 off the speciality: grilled padstow lobster and get it for £39.95 or £44.95 if you want to treat yourself to a large one. Riverside, Padstow PL28 8BY; 01841 532700; rickstein.com/eat-with-us/the-seafood-restaurant
The Feathered Nest Country Inn, Oxfordshire
“A warm, effusive welcome, and cooking grounded in the familiar but full of personality,” is what Telegraph restaurant critic Keith Miller remembers of this picture-perfect restaurant/pub. Thanks to Eat Out To Help Out, the Chateaubriand to share between two is £50, reduced from £70. Nether Westcote, Oxon, OX7 6SD; 01993 833030; thefeatherednestinn.co.uk
The Swan Inn, Surrey
José Pizarro’s out-of-London restaurant is a popular spot with a garden fire pit to enjoy classic Spanish tapas. Tapas are a great option for getting the most from your Eat Out To Help Out deals, and here you could get five small plates for £10 if you limited yourself to the cheapest stuff. However, the real treat is the three-year cave aged Ibérico ham; £15 for 60g thanks to EOTHO. 2 Hare Lane, Claygate, Esher; 01372 462582; KT10 9BS; josepizarro.com
The White Horse, Norfolk
Fancy looking out to sea while enjoying fresh seafood caught by the village fisherman? Then look no further than The White Horse in Norfolk, where Eat Out To Help Out can net you half a dozen freshly caught oysters for just £8.50. Main Road, Brancaster Staithe, Norfolk PE31 8BY; 01485 210262; whitehorsebrancaster.co.uk
“The lamb chops alone should make Long Buckby famous,” was William Sitwell’s firm opinion after a visit to review Voujon pre-lockdown. This family-owned mini-chain of restaurants serves an excellent range of Indian and Bangladeshi food and thanks to Eat Out To Help Out those lamb chops are just £6.95 a serving. 1-3 Church Street, Long Buckby, NN6 7QH; 01327 843571; voujon.co.uk
Named the UK’s best pizzeria (and 10th best in the world, according to restaurant reviewers Big Seven), Rudy’s partaking in Eat Out To Help Out means the entirety of its freshly prepared sourdough pizza menu is available for under £5 per pizza. A Margherita pizza will set you back £3.25, while the signature Carni with wild boar and napoli salame is just £4.45. Venues in Manchester, Leeds, and Birmingham; rudyspizza.co.uk
Kendells Bistro, Leeds
Classic and yet decidedly unpretentious French dishes in a restaurant almost entirely illuminated candlelight – what more could you ask for? Well, how about a three course Prix-Fixe menu for just £15.95 per person thanks to Eat Out To Help Out? Can’t say fairer than that. 3 St Peter's Square, Leeds LS9 8AH; 0113 243 6553; kendellsbistro.co.uk
The Crown at Bray, Berkshire
While Heston Blumenthal’s famous Fat Duck won’t be taking part in Eat Out To Help Out, his nearby gastropub will. Therein you can get big roast beef platter with roast potatoes, carrots, green beans and a Yorkshire pudding for £13.95 or if you fancy something more casual, a burger is £7. High St, Bray, Maidenhead SL6 2AH; 01628 621936; thecrownatbray.com
The Barn At Moor Hall, Lancashire
According to the National Restaurant Awards, Moor Hall in Ormskirk, Lancashire is the UK’s best restaurant. The Barn is it’s more homely, local spin-off and is participating in Eat Out To Help Out, so you can get a saddle of Herdwick lamb for £18. Prescot Road, Aughton L39 6RT; 01695 572511; moorhall.com/the-barn/
The Cottage In The Wood, Cumbria
One of the Lake District’s best kept secrets, The Cottage In The Woods offers classic British dishes in the heart of the woodland on Magic Hill, an area famed for its unusual optical effects. Menus change daily but a four-course dinner will cost about £45 after the Eat Out To Help Out discount; now that’s magic. Magic Hill, Whinlatter Forest, Braithwaite, Near Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5TW; 017687 78409; thecottageinthewood.co.uk
The Walnut Tree, Monmouthshire
Widely considered one of the best restaurants in Wales, the Michelin-starred Walnut Tree offers fresh Welsh fare with a daily changing menu based on local availability. Middle white pork loin with glazed cheek and sprouting broccoli and roast cod loin and cheek with leek and bacon for £18 apiece thanks to Eat Out To Help Out sounds good to us. Llanddewi Skirrid, Abergavenny NP7 8AW; 01873 852797; thewalnuttreeinn.com
Restaurant Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles
The two-Michelin starred restaurant at the world-renowned Gleneagles hotel is one of the few multiple-starred establishments to participate in Eat Out To Help Out. As you might expect, you’ll be paying a lot regardless, but saving a tenner when the cost of the three-course á la carte menu is already £115 is nothing to sniff at. Restaurant Andrew Fairlie, Auchterarder PH3 1NF; 01764 694267; andrewfairlie.co.uk
Number One, Edinburgh
Sophisticated, sumptuous, and Michelin-starred, Number One, the main restaurant at Edinburgh’s Balmoral Hotel, is participating in Eat Out To Help Out, allowing you to get head chef Mark Donald’s Scottish-international fusion seven course tasting menu for £100 per head. 1 Princes St, Edinburgh EH2 2EQ; 0131 5576727; roccofortehotels.com
Reopening Tuesday August 4, the first dishes sold by Adam’s, Birmingham’s premier modern European dining venue. While the restaurant specialises in tasting menus and thus, things can be pricey, the lunch menu is discounted to £35 for three courses – a cheaper way of dipping your toe into the world of fine dining. New Oxford House, 16 Waterloo St, Birmingham B2 5UG; 0121 6433745; adamsrestaurant.co.uk
The Fleece Inn, Worcestershire
Fancy learning what makes the Telegraph’s Pub Of The Year 2019 so special? Now’s the time to find out. Thanks to Eat Out To Help Out, the very most expensive thing on the menu is £16: 30-day dry aged Longhorn Cotswold sirloin steak, but beyond that, there’s not a main on the menu which costs more £7 after the discount. The Cross, Bretforton, Evesham WR11 7JE; 01386 831173; thefleeceinn.co.uk
Best Eat Out To Help Out extra deals around the UK
On top of the standard Eat Out To Help Out offers, some restaurants are offering special menus and extra bargains to help customers get the most bang for their buck. Here are a few who got in touch to let us know what they’re doing on top of their standard Eat Out To Help Out discounts.
Healing Manor, Lincolnshire
Alongside the standard discount, Healing Manor has launched a wide-ranging special lunch time specials menu featuring burgers, braised beef, fish and chips and more; two courses for £16 or three for £20. Of course, thanks to Eat Out To Help Out, on Mondays-Wednesdays, that’s £8 and £10 respectively. Stallingborough Rd, Healing, Grimsby DN41 7QF; 01472 884544; healingmanorhotel.co.uk
Fynn Valley Café Terrace, Ipswich
Along with its standard Eat Out To Help Out discounts, Fynn Valley Golf Club is offering a special package on Wednesdays where families can get nine holes of footgolf, four pizzas, for sides, four desserts, and four drinks for £40, 50pc off the usual price. Witnesham Rd, Witnesham, Ipswich IP6 9JA; 07470 886231; fynnvalleyterrace.co.uk
The Coconut Tree, Various venues
If there’s one bad thing about the Eat Out To Help Out deal, it’s that the 50pc discount is capped at a maximum of £10 per person. Not at The Coconut Tree’s Sri Lankan restaurants though, where it applies to your entire bill regardless of your total cost. Venues in Bristol, Cardiff, Oxford, Cheltenham, and Bournemouth; thecoconut-tree.com
And the Coconut Tree aren’t the only venue to be offering 50pc of everything with no £10 cap. Other chains including Italian family favourites Carluccio’s, world-dining Giraffe, and classic American diner Ed’s Easy Dining are all offering the same deal in venues nationwide.
Trenchers, North Yorkshire
The UK’s Best Fish & Chip Restaurant according to the National Fish & Chip Awards 2020, Trenchers is offering a special set menu with all your classic fish and chip shop favourites in a more sophisticated environment for for £18.50 for two courses and £22.50 for three, or £9.25 and £12.50 respectively on Monday-Wednesday. NHS staff also get 25pc off on top of that at Trenchers and all surrounding restaurants in the Spanish City complex. New Quay Rd, Whitby YO21 1DH; 01947 603212; trenchersrestaurant.co.uk
Craigies Farm Shop Café, Edinburgh
On top of the usual Eat Out To Help Out deals, the café at Craigies Farm Shop is offering free refills on tea, coffee, and children’s soft drinks during the same periods. Craigies Farm, West Craigie Farm, South Queensferry, Edinburgh, EH30 9AR; 0131 319 1048; craigies.co.uk
Black Milk, Manchester
On top of the Eat Out To Help Out discount, Black Milk is offering an extra 15pc off the bills of customers who cycle to their shop. Which is handy because once you’ve had one of their freakshakes, it’ll definitely be necessary to cycle hard to burn off some calories. 88 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LF; 0161 726 5099; blackmilkcereal.com