As we move into the second week of the EAT OUT TO HELP OUT scheme, I think it’s fair to say it’s been a resounding success for all concerned. At a time when businesses need support back into the world, and we all need to watch the pennies, the scheme ticks those boxes, and so many more.
It seems you are absolutely loving the scheme too. We have had a massive reaction to this page, which in turn means more support for our local businesses, and of course, more money saved for us. In fact a lot of you have asked us if it will be a permanent feature – it seems, sadly not so let’s make the best of it while we can.
We spoke to the Lawsons’ from Merthyr and the Shaw Family in Bridgend, and almost in unison they we’re full of praise for the scheme.
“We’ve had to watch our finances since lockdown, but we’re also aware that we need to get out and have some fun as a family. The kids have been desperate to get out and eat, and strangely enough not just a McDonalds.
The scheme has been brilliant for us, and our friends. Honestly, we’re pretty much cutting our bill in half, although I am eating more to make up for that. We love it and would tell everyone to get out and use it, even if it’s just the local cafe.”
Our team tried it out this week as well, in a variety of locations, and can report it was a resounding success, and very easy to use. In fact, one coffee shop we went to took our order, and without any prompting, deducted the 50% from our bill. To be honest, it felt like a real treat getting it so cheaply. Latte, was only £1.24 in Costa with the scheme. Other coffee shops and establishment are available, as we’re about to prove.
Remember, it’s not only large restaurants or the major chains who are signed up, it’s smaller cafes and family run outlets too. Also, a lot of attractions are taking part, which means if you’re having a day out, you can enjoy your refreshments at a reduced cost. Also, you aren’t restricted as to how many times you can take advantage of the benefits.
In an effort to get the economy moving, lend a helping hand to some of our eating establishments, and we suppose to give us an incentive to leave the house following months of lockdown, The EAT OUT TO HELP OUT scheme is now underway. It seems here in South Wales we are really grabbing the benefits of this, and of course our local businesses.
It’s a very straight forward plan, and something you can use more than once. Basically, until the 31st August, you can get a 50% discount when you eat in at restaurants that is registered with the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme. For the businesses themselves, the Government will reimburse them for the money lost.
This is a positive way to incentivise us to eat in a restaurant or other eating establishment by getting a discount which can then be claimed back from the government, by the business. Theoretically, the scheme will drum up custom on quieter days of the week and means the restaurant can build their business back up.
We can use the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme at a participating establishment:
- To get a 50% discount on food or non-alcoholic drinks to eat or drink in (up to a maximum of £10 discount per diner)
- Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday until the 31st August
- 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
- Hotel restaurants
- Restaurants and cafes within tourist attractions, holiday sites and leisure facilities
- Dining rooms within members’ clubs
All diners in a group of any size can use the discount.
We like that so many are taking part, right on our doorstep. We don’t want to single one place in particular, but thought we’d feature a few places each day. So bookmark this page and pop back regularly to see who we’ve added.
Also take a look at out title bar at the top of our homepage. Go to the USEFUL LINKS section, and under MY SOUTH WALES you’ll see lots of places to eat, right on your doorstep.
- HANG FIRE SOUTHERN KITCHEN – BARRY
- THE ROYAL GEORGE – TINTERN
- JULIE’S DELI & DESSERTS – MERTHYR TYDFIL
- NEWBRIDGE ON USK – USK
- NATIONAL TRUST
- BEACONS VIEW TEA ROOMS – BRECON BEACONS
- CELTIC MANOR RESORT
- HARVESTER – NEWPORT
- BEAN & BREAD – ABERGAVENNY
- MILLER AND CARTER – CARDIFF
- ABERAVON BEACH HOTEL – PORT TALBOT
- TOBY CARVERY – DYFED
- THE IVY – CARDIFF
- BRYN MEADOWS GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB – YSTRAD MYNACH
- THE GAFF – ABERGAVENNY
- BUBBLETON FARM SHOP & KITCHEN – TENBY
- FRIENDLY FOX – NEWPORT
- ABBEY MILL WYE VALLEY CENTRE – TINTERN
- THE MARQUIS INN – ABERDARE
- GRAHAM’S KITCHEN at RHONDDA GOLF CLUB
- IL PANINO – BRIDGEND
- PETERSTONE COURT – BRECON
- THE NEW CROWN – MERTHYR TYDFIL
- LAMB & FLAG – WICK
- QUEENS HOTEL – SWANSEA MARINA
- NICHOLLS COFFEE SHOP – ABERGAVENNY
- MARCO PIERRE WHITE – SWANSEA
- THE ROLLS OF MONMOUTH GOLF CLUB – MONMOUTH
- CHEPSTOW GARDEN CENTRE
- JUMP ADVENTURE – NEWPORT
- GLEN-YR-AFON HOTEL – USK
- THE LLWYNCELYN – ABERDARE
- PARC GOLF CLUB – COEDKERNEW
- C37 – CARDIFF & YSTRAD MYNACH
- WINGFIELD HOTEL & SPORTS BAR – CAERPHILLY
- D. FECCI & SONS – TENBY
- THREE HORSEHOES – MOULTON
- BAR 44 – PENARTH
- BUTTERFLIES BAR & KITCHEN – BLAENAVON
- TOWN & COUNTRY COLLECTIVE – VARIOUS
- THE BOAT INN – CHEPSTOW
- CASTLE OF BRECON HOTEL
- CEFN TEA ROOMS – MERTHYR TYDFIL
- THE MEASURE INN – CALDICOT
- THE CROWN – PANTYGELLI
- THE CWTCH CAFE – NEATH
- THE WALNUT TREE INN – LLANDDEWI SKIRRID
- THE LION HOTEL – BLAENAVON
- THE NATIONAL BOTANIC GARDEN OF WALES – LLANARTHNE
- THE RED KITE INN – AMMANFORD
- THREE SALMONS HOTEL – USK
- PILGRIMS TEA ROOMS – BRECON CATHEDRAL
- AUNTY ANN’S CAFE – SWANSEA
- NANTYFFIN CIDER MILL – CRICKHOWELL
- THE GWESTY – BRYNMAWR
If you want to find a restaurant registered into the scheme, just click the link below – English or Welsh. You will get results within a 5 mile radius of the postcode you use. Some restaurants may not have registered for the scheme yet.
- Find a restaurant that’s registered for the scheme
- Dod o hyd i fwyty sydd wedi cofrestru ar gyfer y cynllun
You should follow local guidelines if you’re in an area under local lockdown. Local restaurants may still appear in the results when you use the restaurant finder tool, but will not be open.
Tesco cafés will be offering 50 per cent off from Monday to Wednesday in August. That’s after they decided to launch its own version of the government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme, just without the government input.
Tesco will be funding the promotion themselves, rather than taking reimbursement from the government scheme. Unlike Eat Out to Help Out, they will let customers take away food and there’s no £10 limit.
You can pick up a full English breakfast, at any time of day, for £2.07, a coffee for 75p, or a children’s meal including a main, side and drink for £1.42.
Tesco Café Managing Director Adam Martin said…..
“We know that the past few months have been tough for lots of people in our local communities. We believe everyone deserves freshly cooked, top quality, great value meals, and a break from cooking at home.
“We look forward to welcoming old friends and new faces back to the Café – we can’t wait to serve you again.”
If you’re wanting to go to a ‘chain’ restaurant, or larger business, here is the complete list of who is registered in the scheme. Just click on the link to go to their website. We’ve added all of the UK as we know people travel and may fancy dropping in somewhere out of South Wales.
There are lots of favourites on the list, places to keep every member of the family satisfied.
- Bakers + Baristas
- Bannatyne Health Club
- Bar + Grills
- BaxterStorey Scotland
- Bermondsey Pub
- Black Sheep Coffee
- Blue Diamond
- Boparan Restaurant Group
- Brunning and Price
- Burger King
- Buzz Bingo
- M&S Cafe
- MacDonald Hotels
- Mitchells & Butlers
- Morrisons – Cafe and Barista Bar
- Park Holidays
- Parkdean Resorts
- Patisserie Valerie
- Pizza Express
- Pizza Hut
- Pret A Manger
- SSP Group
- Selfridges & Co
- Shepherd Neame Ltd
- Spice Garden
- St Austell Brewery
- Stonegate Pub Company
- Team Sport
- The City Pub Group
- The Cornish Bakery
- The Ivy Collection
- The National Trust
- The Restaurant Group
- Tony Macaroni
- Turtle Bay
If you are a business and you would like to register with the scheme, it’s really easy. You can use the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme to offer a discount to diners and encourage them to eat at your restaurant.
You can use the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme:
- all day, every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday until the 31st August 2020
- to offer a 50% discount on food or non-alcoholic drinks to eat or drink in (up to a maximum of £10 discount per diner)
- to claim the money back from the government
There is no limit to the number of times customers can use the offer during the period of the scheme. Your customers cannot get a discount for someone who is not eating or drinking.
Alcohol and service charges are excluded from the offer.
Registration will close on 31st August, so there’s still plenty of time to get on board. 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 7th July
You cannot register:
- an establishment that only offers takeaway food or drink
- catering services for private functions
- a hotel that provides room service only
- dining services (such as packaged dinner cruises)
- mobile food vans or trailers
If your application is based on dishonest or inaccurate information, your registration will be revoked.
For more information, and to sign up, go here. SCHEME
Awa Grill House
El Pescador Restaurant
First Call Coffee
Franco’s Cafe Restaurant
Gershwins Coffee House
Gigi Gao’s Favourite Authentic Chinese
Hayes and Beale
Limitless Activity Center
Marco Pierre White
Nines Global Buffet
No1 Dimsun & Noodles
No Sign Wine Bar
One Sixty Coffee Bar
Swansea Yacht and Sub Aqua Club
Takumi Sushi & Noodle Bar
The Globe Inn
The Grand Hotel
The New Slow Boat Restaurant
The River House
The Smoke Haus
Bluebell Coffee & Kitchen
German Doner Kebab
Pearl’s Coffee Shop
Square Peg Coffee House
The Optimist Bar and Kitchen
The Secret Beach Bar and Kitchen
The Terrace Coffee Shop & Restaurant
Uplands Food for You
Verve 37 Bar and Restaurant
Beach House Restaurant Oxwich
Beach Hut Cafe
Cakes & Ale
La Dolce Vita
Mediterranean Turkish Restaurant
Mumtaz Indian Haute Cuisine
Norton House Hotel
The Bay Bistro & Coffee House
The King’s Head
The Mermaid Cafe Bar and Restaurant
The Oxwich Bay Hotel
Bizzie Lizzies Cafe
Lewis Jones Sports Bar and Grill
Lezzet Cafe & Restaurant
Penllegare Valley Woods Coffee Shop
Pontardulais Garden Centre
Rasoi Indian Kitchen
Seagers at No1 High Street
Tafarn Y Trap
The Buck Inn
The Fountain Inn
The Kingsbridge Inn
The Rake and Riddle
The Reverend James
Shepherds Country Inn
The Green Room Cafe
The Grill House
The Manselton Hotel
Castle Bingo Swansea
Cattle & Co at Brownsters
The Roadhouse Cafe
Buzz Park Swansea
Motor Point Cafe
Robin’s Nest Diner
The Climbing Hangar