Are looking forward to dining out with the family during the school holidays? Perhaps you just fancy a meal you have not had to cook?
Whatever the reason, there has never been a better time to eat out in Banbury and support our food and beverage sector.
From 3 to 31 August, you can save money when you eat in at restaurants that are registered with the Government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme.
What is the Eat Out to Help Out scheme?
The Government backed scheme aims to drum up custom on quieter days of the week for businesses offering food and drink services that have been impacted by the lockdown due to the coronavirus.
The scheme is UK wide and customers will be able to see who is taking part on GOV.UK.
How can I save money when eating out?
You can get a 50% discount on food or non-alcoholic drinks to eat or drink in (up to a maximum of £10 discount per diner). The offer is valid every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and you can use it as many times as you like.
You do not need a voucher to use this scheme and you can use it at the same time as other offers and discounts. There is no minimum spend.
You cannot claim discount on alcoholic drinks or service charges.
The discount will be automatically available to you at participating establishments. Establishments will then claim a reimbursement from the government for the discount they’ve given you.
Participating establishments may include:
- restaurants, cafés, bars or pubs
- work and school canteens
- food halls
All diners in a group of any size can use the discount.
Where can I get a discount in Banbury?
On GOV.UK you will get results within a 5 mile radius of the postcode you use. Some restaurants may not have registered for the scheme yet.
Banbury BID is adding registered Banbury establishments to a ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ trail.
You can see who is listed and take the trail by downloading the FREE town centre app. Simply, visit www.loyalfree.co.uk/download or search ‘LoyalFree’ on Apple Store or Google Play Store.
How do I register for the scheme?
To register your restaurant or establishment for the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme, visit GOV.UK.
You can register if your establishment:
- sells food for immediate consumption on the premises
- provides its own dining area or shares a dining area with another establishment for eat-in meals
- was registered as a food business with the relevant local authority on or before 7 July.
Once registered you will be able to download promotional materials for the scheme.