Diners saved over £1.2 million during Eat Out to Help Out in Coventry

During August, more than 247,000 meals were claimed in Coventry alone under the Eat Out to Help Out scheme.

Coventrians saved a whopping £1.2 million on dining out during the month of August as part of the Government’s Eat Out to help Out scheme.

The scheme saw diners across the country discounted 50% off the price of their meal when eating out at restaurants and cafes, up to £10, from Monday to Wednesday for four weeks.

Now the scheme has ended, figures released by the Government have revealed how successful the scheme was in Coventry.

A total of 219 restaurants, cafes and other establishments signed up to take part in the Eat Out to Help Out scheme in Coventry.

During the four weeks, more than 247,000 total meals were claimed for, summing up to a total saving of £1,285,000 for those who ate out in Coventry.

Parliamentary ConstituencyRegistered restaurantsTotal meals claimed forTotal discount claimedAverage discount per meal
Coventry North East5556,000£264,000£4.70
Coventry North West4135,000£216,00£6.22
Coventry South123156,000£805,000£5.17

Table: A breakdown of figures from the Government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme, reported per Parliamentary constituency.

Across the entire West Midlands region, 5,050 restaurants signed up for the scheme, with 5,264,000 meals bought under the scheme, saving diners a total of £29.3 million.

Nationally, the capital saw the most use of the scheme, with diners in the City of London and Westminster getting through a whopping 849,000 meals under the scheme – the highest number by far anywhere in the UK.

Up to 27 August, the total number of meals claimed in the entire UK was 114 million which accounts for a total discount of £659 million in 127,625 restaurants.