Eat Out to Help Out is due to launch on August 3, giving diners across the UK 50 percent off their bill when they dine-in at participating restaurants. The scheme will take place every Monday to Wednesday, and gives you 50 percent discount on food or non-alcoholic drinks to eat or drink in, up to a maximum of £10 discount per diner.
This means that everyone in Britain is entitled to discounts at restaurants over a total period of 13 days next month.
Announcing the scheme, Chancellor Rishi Sunak said: “I know people are cautious about going out.
“But we wouldn’t have lifted the restrictions if we didn’t think we could do so, safely.
“Each week in August, businesses can then claim the money back, with the funds in their bank account within five working days.”
The scheme starts on Monday, August 3 and runs until Monday, August 31.
All you have to do is turn up, eat, and pay for the remainder of the bill.
The scheme is being used alongside other targeted measures such as a cut in VAT for hospitality and tourism businesses.
The scheme – like other measures – is always kept under review, and so could be extended beyond the end of next month, although there are no plans for this at present.
Restaurants, pubs and other parts of the hospitality sector were allowed to reopen from July 4.
While many ventured back out after lockdown, some have still been understandably reluctant due to coronavirus still spreading throughout the UK.