From Hawksmoor Steak And Chips For £10 To Half Price Dishoom: The Best Lunchtime Offers In Rishi Sunak’s Eat Out To Help Out Scheme

The scheme has been taken up by many Michelin-starred restaurants

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by Rebecca Holman |
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The Government's (hilariously named)Eat Out To Help Out scheme launches from tomorrow. It means you can get potentially quite large discounts on your lunch if you eat out in a restaurant at certain times of the week.

To find a local participating establishmentvia the‘s restaurant finder(just pop in your postcode) to get a 50% discount on food or (non-alcoholic) drinks up to a maximum of £10 discount per diner.

The scheme applies to dine-ins only, and runs every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 3-31 August. You don’t need a voucher (the discount will automatically be applied to your bill) and you can use it as many times as you like (alongside other offers and discounts if you have them).

Alcoholic drinks and service charges are exempt, but you can use it in any size group and there is no minimum spend. In the the meantime, we've dug a few Michelin-starred (or at least v. fancy) restaurants who are taking part in the scheme, so you can start planning those lunch dates.

Eat Out To Help Out Restaurants in London


The restaurant chain has decided not to place the £10 cap on savings per head, and instead will be offering dinners a full 50% off meals on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in August

Hakkasan, Hanway place

The Michelin-starred Hakkasan Restaurants offer modern Chinese cuisine, fine dining, world-class mixology, and dramatic design in 12 locations worldwide. And for August only, their lunchtime menu comes with a decent discount!

Social Eating House

Billed as a ‘contemporary and diverse’ bistro menu, run by Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton, this is the perfect place for a proper, grown-up lunchtime date. Incidentally, Atherton’s other restaurant, Pollen Street Social, which has a Michelin star of its own, is also part of the scheme.


Hawksmoor's ‘best steak and chips’ (their words, not ours, but also… fair enough) are now on offer for £10 a head at all of their open restaurants. They’re also offering £5 corkage, which means you could have steak, chips and wine for just £15!


The third Michelin starred restaurant on the list, Gymkhana boasts contemporary and classic Indian cuisine in v. Cool surroundings. They’re offering 50% off the bill, up to £10 a head for August across all their menus, whether set or a la carte, lunchtime or dinner.


Lyle’s Shoreditch restaurant won’t be reopening until 12 August, but when it does, the stripped-back dining room, offering seasonal British food will be taking part in the government scheme.

Eat Out To Help Out Restaurants Across The UK

Allium at Askham Hall, Penrith

This Michelin-starred restaurant with rooms is set in the stunning Lakes. It’s taking part in the government’s Eat Out To Help Out scheme and is more than worth the detour - whether you’re local or on a staycation in the area.

Number One at the Balmoral, Edinburgh

Another Michelin-starred resultant makes the list - check it out for contemporary Scottish cuisine in opulent surroundings for the ultimate posh lunch out.

Two One Five Kitchen and Drinks, Oxford

In response to the huge changes bought about by the Coronavirus 215 has switched out its usual Michelin-starred eatery for a neighbourhood restaurant called 215 kitchen and drinks.

Winteringham Fields, Scunthorpe

This homegrown restaurant on the banks of the Humber is worth a visit if you’re in Lincolnshire for Michelin-starred fine dining

Outlaw's New Road, Port Isaac

If you’re a seafood fan you won’t want to miss a trip to Nathan Outlaw’s new seafood restaurant, cooking freshly landed Cornish seafood every day.

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