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Each Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in August, the UK Government is subsidising eat-in meals – at everywhere from McDonalds to Michelin-starred restaurants – up to a maximum of £10 per person.

You claim the discount as many times as you want, even multiple times per day at the same place.  There is no paperwork or coupons – as long as the venue is taking part, your bill is halved automatically (alcoholic drinks and service not included) and restaurant gets the balance back from the Government.

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Heathrow has decided to join in with ‘Eat Out to Help Out’

If you passing through the airport on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday this month, you can claim up to £10 off a meal or drinks at the following places in Heathrow Airport:

Caffe Nero

Pret a Manger

Fortnum & Mason Bar

Caviar House & Prunier Seafood Bar

Gordon Ramsay Plane Food, pictured above


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London’s Pride by Fullers


Don’t forget to collect your Heathrow Rewards points too.

Comments (34)

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  • Pablo says:

    Which eateries are participating at Luton and Stansted?

    • Andrew says:

      Pretty much every restaurant and cafe in the country is, so you can rest assured that they all are.

    • Lady London says:

      RH6 0NP is LGW if anyone’s thinking LGW’s Press Office has missed a trick the LHR Press Office picked up.

      Not seeing Warren’s Bakery on the list for Gatwick they had a relatively recent sit-down outlet opening at the North Terminal which wasnt bad at all and good space to plug in a laptop

      Wonder who’s taken over the old Jamie Oliver space there now.

      Noting quite a few hotel groups are listing as chains and individual outlets plus a few country houses.

  • Jessiefan says:

    It’s not gonna do much for the obesity problem!

    • Ian says:

      I’m sure the deal applies to salads as well as burgers…eating junk fund is a choice, after all.

      • Andrew says:

        And it’s for a total of 13 days – I don’t think you can become obese from eating badly over the course of 13 days spread over a month!

        • Rob says:

          My wife had a lobster salad yesterday, looked very healthy!

          We spent Mon-Wed moving house and, in the absence of any plates etc, ate every meal out over the 3 days! Saved well over £100.

          • Andrew says:

            Likewise, I had breakfast, lunch and dinner on Monday all for half price – it’s as cheap as cooking at home. And with kids in the party it’s an even sweeter deal as you still get £10 a head for them, so their kids pasta which costs £5 is reduced to £0 and £5 towards your £25 lobster salad!

          • Lady London says:

            I *knew” children had a use.

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        • Nick_C says:

          “I don’t think you can become obese from eating badly over the course of 13 days spread over a month!”

          But you can try 😉

    • ChrisBCN says:

      ‘Get fat to save vat’

      • J says:

        In the spirit of the Eating Out message, I’m hoping for a September of ‘R***ing for Slimming’. Maybe after that a bit of ‘Sex it for Brexit’. Following government slogans has never been so enjoyable!

  • Andy S says:

    It would have been much better to reduce business rates for hospitality businesses, than this gimmick.

    • Rhys says:

      Arguably not a gimmick – all the restaurants in my local area were full yesterday.

      • Brian says:

        It looks to have gone better than I expected but will as many people come back in September or will it be like a pizza express situation where no one wants to pay full price?

      • Jake Mc says:

        Was in Richmond yesterday and there were queues outside restaurants at 20:30

      • abc says:

        That’s not really enough to show that it’s sucesful, as furely a lot of people that would otherwise have takeaway would just eat-in instead which doesn’t increase revenue (or only mildly as it’s likely people will have more drinks.) One will have to look at actualy chages in revenue in restaurants (including takeaway places) overall to get an indication of it actually being sucesful.

        • Rob says:

          I think he meant restaurants with real tables and waiters and stuff, not takeaways with four chairs in the window 🙂

          • Genghis says:

            But is there cannibalisation? People who’d otherwise get a take away pizza now having a sit down meal? Or people opting to eat Mon-Wed vs Fri / Sat at the same restaurant?

          • Rhys says:

            Maybe, although in London at least I’m still spending £20-£40 on top of the £10 I get from the goverment (alcohol etc).

          • The Savage Squirrel says:

            Well the takeaways and delivery places will have been doing just fine over lockdown so I’d suggest moving custom away from them towards the restaurants that had to close for months and are now under severe financial stress would count as success for the policy.

          • Crafty says:

            You’re all missing the point (from Genghis). Most restaurants have been trading with a takeaway offering. We don’t know what % of the people now sitting in have simply transferred from buying takeaway from that same establishment. I think it’ll be a decent percentage.

        • Lady London says:

          @Genghis I think in August, and particularly Friday and Saturday nights, as lock down was eased and social distancing still in place (well, theoretically!) even in restaurants, there would not have been enough space on those more popular nights for restaurants to seat everyone. So I think some “eat-in” demand for Fri-Sat that could not have been satisfied, has indeed been moved to Mon-Wed.

  • Pawel says:

    why You didn’t put any T2 outlets?
    Heathrow only operate from T5 now?

    T2 outlets:
    Wonder Tree

    • Rob says:

      This is the list provided by Heathrow. It is possible that those two are not taking part.

  • Andrew says:

    Speaking of restaurants at LHR – now that Carluccio’s at T5 has closed permanently, I wonder what will take its place as the landside restaurant which all the terminals have one of (although the T2 one is a Wetherspoons, so T5 was quite nice in comparison).

  • Stanley says:

    Eat in at a Starbucks?

    • Andrew says:

      Yes, same as Pret, when they ask if you are eating in or taking away then say eat-in, and it’s half price, say take away and it’s full price. There are some Pret and Starbucks which don’t have eat in facilities (kiosks at stations etc) and they aren’t able to offer the 50%

      • John says:

        I think it’s not exactly half price, as if you take away cold food you don’t pay VAT (which is now 5% anyway).

        • Andrew says:

          Well pretty much – a £3 cold Pret sandwich is £3.15 eat-in with VAT, half price that’s £1.57.

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