45 restaurants with Michelin stars are taking part in 'Eat Out to Help Out'

You could bag yourself a slap-up meal on a budget, thanks to the British government's discounts

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If you live in the UK, I'm sure you've heard more than enough by now about the British government's "Eat Out to Help Out" scheme. Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in August, you can get 50% off food (up to the value of £10 per person) at restaurants that have signed up to the scheme.

While the vast majority of restaurants signed up are chains such as Nando's, McDonald's and Costa, there are a few establishments that are a touch fancier than that. Specifically, ones that have Michelin stars...

It's very rare that high-end Michelin-starred restaurants would offer a deal like this, but due to the huge impact COVID-19 has had on the restaurant trade, quite a few of them now are. If you've never treated yourself to a proper slap-up meal from a restaurant with real pedigree, now might be a great time to do it, as you'll get at least £10 off every meal and a 50% discount if your order costs less than £20.

A list of all the Michelin starred restaurants taking part has been put together by money.co.uk, and it includes names such as Ikoyi in London, The Walnut Tree in Abergavenny, the Red Lion Freehouse in Pewsey (near Malborough) and Winteringham Fields in Scunthorpe. This isn't just a London thing!

You can also use the government's 'find a restaurant' tool here to find restaurants signed up to the scheme.

There is a catch, however: the discounts don't apply to alcohol. If you want to get a bit boozy, don't be surprised if you get a much bigger bill than you expected at the end of the day. There will also be strict social distancing in place (obviously) in any restaurants trying out the scheme.

While you won't need a face mask when you're eating inside the restaurant, you will need to wear one to get there if you're taking public transport. Social distancing being enforced will also mean capacity will be lower, so make sure to book in advance and don't abandon your reservation without warning the restaurant. It's probably also wise to pay for everything with card or contactless payments to minimise as much contact as possible.

If you've never had a Michelin-starred meal before and you haven't eaten out in months because of the pandemic, now's your chance! Go forth and find some culinary delights that you wouldn't be able to afford otherwise. Just make sure you stay safe while doing so...

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Comments (2)

  • Wow good to know.

      2 months ago
  • That is interesting. Usually 'starred' restaurants don't have anything below a tenner on the menu. Goes to show that they have been ripping people off for years.

    This scheme is going to hurt small takeaways as they cannot join the scheme. Pubs can now serve a roast dinner for the price of a kebab.

      2 months ago