Restaurants and other establishments that serve food for consumption on a premises can now sign up to a new government scheme aimed to prevent loss of employment in the hospitality industry and encourage people to safely return to dining out.

The Eat Out to Help Out registration page went live on the 13th July on GOV.UK, allowing businesses to join the scheme.

Restaurants, bars, cafes and other establishments who use the scheme can offer a 50% reduction, up to a maximum of £10 per person, to all diners who eat and/or drink-in throughout August.

Customers do not need a voucher as Participating establishments will just remove the discount from their bill without customers needing any type of coupon.  The businesses can then reclaim the discounted amount through an online service, supported by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

The Eat Out to Help Out scheme is open to eligible establishments across the UK and can be used all day, every Monday to Wednesday, between 3 and 31 August 2020.

Who can register?

You can register for the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme if your establishment:

  • sells food that is intended for consumption on the premises when purchased
  • provides its own dining area or shares a dining area with another establishment for eat-in meals
  • has registered as a food business with the relevant local authority on or before 7 July

How to register:

If you would like your businesses be part of the scheme then please register at GOV.UK.

The scheme can be used by diners who order food and/or drinks for consumption on the premises. Alcohol is excluded from the offer.

Further information for businesses, including how to register and make a claim, is available at GOV.UK.