Eat Out To Help Out was an enormous help to hospitality businesses and more than a month after the scheme ended, many restaurants and bars are still offering discounts. We have the details.
The UK Government’s Eat Out To Help Out scheme, which offered 50% discounts up to £10 off in local eateries, gave hospitality businesses a shot in the arm following the coronavirus lockdown.
When the scheme ended on August 31, many restaurants, cafes, bars and coffee shops kindly took on the burden of the discounts themselves by offering money off during the month of September.
There is no doubt that the hospitality business was one of the hardest hit during lockdown and as we enter October a number of establishments are continuing money-off deals as an incentive to bring customers through their doors.
Around 84,000 restaurants signed up to offer the scheme during August, with a reported 64 million discounted meals served in the first three weeks of the month alone.
Venues that saw an increase in business thanks to Eat Out to Help Out are hoping that with the scheme having enticed customers to eat out again, they will continue to flock back.
Some of the deals being offered locally include:
172 At the Caird, Dundee: Thursdays, 12-8pm, 50% discount off main courses.
Aboukir Hotel, Carnoustie: Monday -Friday during October, 12noon-7pm, two main courses for the price of one, cheapest meal free.
Airlie Arms Hotel, Kirriemuir: Mondays during October 25% off all pasta dishes; Tuesdays two fish dishes for £15; Wednesdays 25% off all burgers; Thursdays steaks £12 plus £4 cocktails; Fridays 25% off all pizzas, all sit in or takeaway.
Ambassador, Dundee: October special 50% off all sit in meals.
Andreou’s Bistro, Arbroath: Tuesday-Thursday and Sunday during October, 20% discount off food.
Bellini, Dundee: From Monday October 5 to Wednesday November 18, every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, get 50% off all food and non-alcoholic drinks (up to a max of £10pp).
Broth3rs, Perth: Monday-Wednesday, 50% discount off food, up to £10pp, a la carte menu, pre-booking required.
Brown & Blacks, Perth: Sunday-Thursday, 20% discount off food.
Coast, Arbroath: Monday-Wednesday during October, 25% discount off food, not valid on meal deals.
Coffee Cabin, Arbroath: 20% discount off all day breakfasts.
Cridos, Perth: Monday-Wednesday, 50% discount off food, up to £10pp, a la carte menu and pre booking required.
Deans, Kinnoull Street, Perth: Every Monday-Wednesday during October get 50% off.
Duke’s Corner, Dundee: Monday-Friday during October, 12-4pm, burger, hotdog or nachos with a drink, £7.50pp.
Fine Dining Indian Restaurant, Forfar: Tuesday-Thursday, 4.30-8.30pm, until October 8, 25% discount off food, sit in only.
Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort: Monday-Wednesday after 3pm, children eat free main meals in Cairn O’ Mount bar and The Scullery Restaurant. T&Cs apply.
Gilvenbank Hotel, Glenrothes: Monday-Wednesday during October, 25% discount off food.
Inchture Hotel: Wednesday-Saturday during October, soup and a sandwich or wrap, unlimited tea and coffee and some shortbread, £7.85pp.
Invercarse Hotel, Dundee: Sunday-Thursday during October, 205 off food.
Italian Grill, Dundee: Tuesdays and Wednesday during October, 25% discount off food and draught soft drinks; Thursday and Friday, 12-5pm, any pizza or pasta for £6; Sunday children eat for £1 with a full paying adult.
Jahangir, Dundee: Sunday-Thursday during October, 30% discount, including drinks.
Kilted Kangaroo, Dundee: Monday-Wednesday during October, 30% discount off food.
Kinloch Arms Hotel, Carnoustie: Monday-Wednesday during October,, 50% discount off food, up to £10pp. T&Cs apply.
Murrayshall Country House Hotel & Golf Club, Perth: Until October 8, Monday to Thursday, 50% discount off food, up to £10pp at Stutts Bar.
Portcullis Arbroath: Until October 28, Monday-Wednesday, 12noon-2pm then 5-8pm, 50% discount off food bill, up to £10pp.
Porters Bar and Restaurant, Dundee: Tuesday-Thursday during October, 30% discount, excludes steaks.
Quayside Restaurant & Fish Bar, Gourdon: During October, Tuesdays-Thursdays, 50% off food up to a maximum of £10pp in restaurant.
Queen Street Tavern, Forfar: Tuesday and Wednesday, 12 noon-3pm, during October, 50% discount.
Red House Hotel, Coupar Angus: From October 5, Monday-Thursday, 40% off total food bill up to a maximum of £8 per person.
Rug Bug Bennys, Montrose: Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 25% off your entire bill, including drinks, up to the value of £25 discount on entire bill.
Sinclair’s Kitchen, Foresterseat, near Forfar: Wednesdays during October, 25% discount off food and soft drink, up to £10pp.
Stroma Bistro, Montrose: Wednesday evenings in October, 25% discount off food.
Tayview Hotel, Dundee: Sunday-Friday during October, two-course set meal for £10pp.
The Barrels, Dundee: All week, 50% off discount on special menu.
The Press, Cafe and Bistro, Cupar: Wednesday-Thursday during October, 25% discount off a la carte and specials menu. Booking essential.
The Townhouse Hotel Arbroath: Monday-Wednesday during October, 25% discount off food.
Weavers Mill, Dundee: 50% off Monday-Wednesday by downloading the sizzling pubs app.
Wee Cook, Barry, by Carnoustie: Wednesday and Thursday during October, 12noon-8pm, eat in or takeaway, £8 on selected main courses.
Woodlands Hotel, Broughty Ferry: Sunday to Friday during October, 20% off food.
Eat Out To Help Out October
Businesses operating under the Eat Out To Help Out October discount card scheme as detailed here:
Casa Dundee: Monday to Thursday from October 5, 20% discount off food.
Doc Stewarts, Dundee: Monday-Thursday from October 5, 20% discount off food.
Don Michele, Dundee: Monday-Thursday from October 5, 20% discount off food.
Medina Bar & Grill, Dundee: Monday-Thursday from October 5, 20% discount off food.
Papa Jacques, Broughty Ferry: Monday-Thursday from October 5, 20% discount off food.
Raj Mahal, Monifieth: Monday-Thursday from October 5, 20% discount off food.
Sunny’s Restaurant & Takeaway, Dundee: Monday-Thursday from October 5, 20% discount off food.
Sportsterz Dundee and Sportsterz Arbroath: Monday-Thursday from October 5, 20% discount off food.
The Nine Maidens, Dundee: Monday-Thursday from October 5, 20% discount off food.
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*All deals correct at the time of writing