Nigel Holland
Nigel Holland

“This is a new scheme which the government is trying out. It should provide a boost to the restaurant trade.

It expires on 31 August 2020 and alcohol and service charges are excluded.

The scheme is part of the government’s Covid-19 mini budget, announced in the House of Commons –  a £30bn plan designed to rescue the economy from a coronavirus-induced recession.

The Chancellor said that restaurants who participate in the scheme will be entitled to offer half priced meals between Monday and Wednesday.”

Nigel Holland

Find out how to register your restaurant or establishment for the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme. Published 9 July 2020 From: HM Revenue & Customs


  1. Who can register
  2. What you’ll need
  3. Register
  4. What happens next
  5. Making a claim
  6. Other help you can get
  7. Contact HMRC

You can register for the scheme from 13 July 2020.

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 from 3 to 31 August 2020
  • to offer a 50% discount, up to a maximum of £10 per person, to diners for food or non-alcoholic drinks to eat or drink in
  • 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 31 August.