Restaurants taking part in Eat Out to Help Out in Coventry

Diners in Coventry will be able to claim 50% off food and drinks at many restaurants in the city during August.

The Eat Out to Help Out Scheme gets underway this week, entitling Coventrians to a 50% discount on food and non-alcoholic drinks at participating restaurants, cafes and pubs.

The offer is only available from Monday to Wednesday, until 31 August, with a maximum discount of £10 per person.

Therefore if two people spend £50, they will receive a discount of £20.

The discount applies to people of all ages and groups of any size.

Participating businesses will be able to claim the money back from the government within five working days.

Both independent businesses and larger chains are taking part, including Zizzi, Pizza Express, Nando’s, McDonald’s, The Botanist, Wagamama, Bistrot Pierre and many more.

Coffee chains Caffè Nero, Coffee#1, Costa Coffee, M&S Cafe and Starbucks, that all have stores in Coventry, are also taking part in the scheme.

The popular upscale-casual eatery Miller & Carter, known for its steaks and seafood, is taking part in the scheme too.

Amongst Coventry’s independent restaurants taking part are Basement Browns, Millsy’s Bistro, Leave It To Esmie, The Yard and more.

In addition, an abundance of independent cafes and coffees houses are taking part in the scheme.

Kahawa Cafe, Bean & Leaf Coffee House, Sovranos Cafe, the Belgrade Theatre Cafe and Esquires Coffee are just some of the participating businesses.

Coombe Abbey Hotel is also taking part in the Eat Out to Help Out scheme, with diners able to get £10 off their much-loved afternoon tea.

For a full list of participating businesses within a five-mile radius, enter your postcode on this government website.

The discount applies to food and non-alcoholic drinks. This includes soft drinks and packaged snacks, as long as they are to be consumed immediately on the premises.

The discount does not apply to alcoholic drinks, tobacco products and food or drink that is consumed off the premises.

The scheme aims to drum up sales on quieter days of the week and help keep businesses afloat amid the COVID-19 pandemic.