The Eat Out scheme from our first lockdown was a resounding success, in fact it was used over 64 million times since it began. 84,000 restaurants, cafes and bars signed up to the government’s scheme.
The Eat Out to Help Out scheme let restaurants give customers a half-price discount on food, up to £10 per person between Monday and Wednesday.
Click on the current deals below to see what’s on offer now. And take a look at our TIP of the day to get a real bargain.
Some restaurants continued to offer the Eat Out scheme, funding it themselves, because it has been so successful. They are almost all gone now, so we have looked around for more offers (ready for the ‘Firebreak” lockdown to end, and we’ve extended our search into Christmas.
Bookmark this page and come back regularly. Our team are searching out more offers as we speak.
THE CASTELL MYNACH – A lovely country pub in Pontyclun are running their festive menu and have a really decent deal at the moment. This year their Festive Menu runs until 30th December (excluding Christmas Day and Boxing Day, when different extra-special menus are available instead).
Their chefs have selected the best seasonal ingredients to create an array of tasty treats for you to choose from. From just £24.95 for 3 courses, you’ll be spoilt for choice. They do have two courses available for £18.50. To check their menu, go here. MENU
MILLER & CARTER KILLAY – The steakhouse on Gower Road in Swansea have taken things up from a bit of festive spirit to some festive indulgence. After the last few months, it’s time to treat yourself to some quality time with your loved ones at Miller and Carter Killay – enjoying decadent dishes and sipping away on their sparkling Prosecco
Three courses will start at £27.95 and runs through to 30th December (excluding 25th and 26th December), alongside the main menu. The Festive Menu is available all day from Sunday – Friday, and from 12 – 5pm on Saturday.
Here are links to other Miller & Carter restaurants around the region.
ALL BAR ONE – Have got a variety of deals on their website including bottomless brunch experience and £10 off Monday to Thiursday link. Check their site for details. They are also up and running on their festive menu with a free bottle of Prosecco when you go with a party of 6.
THE IVY, CARDIFF – Have some special Festive Cocktails and their Autumn Menu is now in full swing. They also have a lovely display which you can enjoy as you walk past, or into the restaurant.
BEEFEATER – Have a load of deals, particularly if you download their App. If you collect points you can get money off food too and they have just change the sign up page offer to a 50% off bonus. Our link takes you to their Reward Club page.
WALKABOUT – Have a Lunch Deal running till 4pm and you can upgrade your drink for £1. Also a really nice Burger & A Drink Deal, that can can be a selected alcoholic one too. Our link points you to their offers page. As for Christmas, they have a variety of deals, including one where you can buy a ‘drinks package’ HERE
SLUG & LETTUCE – Have a 6 Dishes for £6 Each Deal running Sunday to Friday, these include – Fish and Chips | Lasagne | Halloumi and Chips (V) | Veg Thai Curry (VG) | Chicken and Bacon Salad | Burger (Vegan Options Available) – Cheese and Bacon Burger | Moving Mountains® Burger (VG) | Louisiana™ Chick’n Plant-Based Burger (VG) Our link takes you to that page. They also have a variety of festive packages available too. HERE
CELTIC MANOR RESORT – Gave a few offers available right now. If you want a stay, combined with fabulous dining, they have
DINNER, BED & BREAKFAST FROM £135 PER ROOM, PER NIGHT OF B&B FOR £95. HERE
- Luxury overnight accommodation at the Resort Hotel
- Full Welsh breakfast
- Includes a £30* allocation towards dinner, per adult
- Complimentary use of The Forum Health Club and Spa facilities
- Access to 2,000 acres of Resort grounds
They also have a wide selection of Festive dining options which you can check HERE.
HARVESTER – They too are offering 25% off if you download the app. We hear they also have a Kids Eat For £1 deal too. Their stamps card comes to an end in November, so just enough time to use up yours after lockdown. They too also have menus in place over the festive period. HERE
BILL’S – As above will offer reduced prices. Available Monday – Wednesday, you can benefit from up to 50% off our set menu from 11.30am – close. Choose from one course for £9.95, two courses for £14.45 or three courses for £18.95 (discount already applied). Enjoy £10 off any bottle of wine or bubbles over £20 when dining Monday – Wednesday from 11.30am. They do have a fantastic Supper Club running, with a special wine offer.
Once inside enjoy the wonderful tastes of the festive season by sipping on a Candied Rhubarb Cosmo or a Stars & Spice Gin Bramble.
Then tuck into their Festive Menu favourites with classic pigs in blankets with Mac n cheese, the much-anticipated Festive Bill’s Burger and our take on the noble sprout transformed into a delicious accompaniment to any dish. Finish with a White Chocolate and Gingerbread Mousse or Panettone Bread & Butter Pudding with Cinnamon Spice Vanilla Custard.
The festive menu can be found HERE.
TGI FRIDAYS – This is definitely a bit of a Festive Party vibe here. You can go for chicken wings, pigs in blankets, potato skins and ribs – we’re sure you know the TGI score by now.
Whatever you choose, top of our list has to be the festive dessert. Layers of Warm Christmas pudding, lashings of brandy cream, whipped cream and real dairy ice cream made boozy with St-Rémy XO. Yes please, bring us one right now.
The Festive Menu is available for dine-in through to Monday 4th January.
We would direct you to the TGI FRIDAYS REWARDS APP which always delivers plenty of freebies, including the occasional free appetiser with your main.
PIZZA HUT – Will also offer discounts including the £5 favourite menus option.
CHIQUITO – Have a special offers page, you do though need to sign up to see them. Our link takes you there.
PREZZO – Will be offering bolognese for everyone; meat-eaters, vegans and veggies, kids and pizza lovers! They’ve also got some fantastic offers to see you through the week; Weekday Classics (starter and main for £10) and Weekend Specials (2 courses for £15).
GOURMET BURGER KITCHEN – Running a student discount of 25%. Their classic bundle is from £13.95
LITTLE CHEF – If you’re travelling and need food, Little Chef are offering 20% off for students, on production of NUS card. They also have offers on pastries and bacon sandwiches.
HUNGRY HORSE – Have daily deals which are updated regularly. Things like, two meals for £10.49 Monday to Friday. Happy Monday, Curry Wednesday and kids eat for £1.00, worth a look.
SHAKEAWAY – Everyone loves a luxury shake. They have a special Royalty Card which is worth using and saving with.
GREGGS – This isn’t strictly a restaurant, but we all love a Greggs. Here in the SOUTH WALES LIFE office we tell everyone to download and register for their free app. You will get free stuff regularly, sent straight to your app – we’ve had cakes, coffees, Diet Coke and more. They also send you a free treat fro your birthday. Best thing is, there is no minimum or maximum spend.
GIRAFFE – If you’re travelling over the bridge Giraffe have some deals on offer including free-flowing prosecco with your favourite breakfast dish including the Giraffe Brunch, Avocado Smash, Eggs Benedict and more for just £22.95 until 4pm.
There are of course savings to be made with some of the discount cards.
TASTECARD began life as tastelondon with 2 main aims; to help restaurants by encouraging people to eat out more often, and to help members by making eating out more affordable. Starting with just 150 restaurants in Central London they quickly grew and re-branded to tastecard in early 2010 as they reached 2,500 nationwide restaurants.
Today, with over 2,450,000 members and thousands of restaurants, they say members currently spend in excess of £600m annually in restaurants; ensuring that their dining co-operative proposition remains strong.
You do pay an annual fee for the card but if you like the idea of savings, they have a 30 day free deal at the moment. They also offer discounts on cinema and other attractions. For more details, go here. TASTECARD.
THE GOURMET SOCIETY offer a similar set up. You pay an annual fee and get discounts on food and entertainment. They have 6,000 restaurants with the society, including Michelin-starred, fine-dining establishments, independent eateries and popular chain restaurants. You can enjoy either 25% off the total bill, including drinks, 50% off food or 2 for 1 meals.
They have an introductory offer of try it for 60 days for £1 at the moment. For details go here. GOURMET.
MEERKAT MEALS/MOVIES offer 2 for 1 tickets at cinemas on a Tuesday and Wednesday and say you can tuck into 2 for 1 on starters, mains and desserts in some of your favourite restaurants Sunday – Thursday.
This discount card is given when you buy insurance and claim the reward via their App. Full details here. COMPARE.
TIP OF THE DAY
If you’d like a little insider tip, maybe you just want to book yourself ONE DAY – UK TRAVEL INSURANCE, for one person. Nothing fancy, something which will be appropriate. This too would qualify you for 12 months of discounts. Maybe you’d like to take a look and see what that would cost you, think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
Bring on those savings.
Bookmark this page and come back regularly, we will update as soon as we hear of any more establishments extending the scheme.