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July 31, 20200
The government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme means you can eat out for less in August, says Sarah Riches


The government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme means diners can benefit from a 50 per cent discount – up to £10 per diner – at participating venues every Monday to Wednesday (3-31 Aug).

The scheme is valid on food and non-alcoholic drinks when you dine at a restaurant, cafe, bar, pub or food hall. It is not valid on takeaways.

You don’t need a voucher, there’s no minimum spend and you can eat out as often as you like.

So now is the perfect opportunity to try one of these Michelin star restaurants in London which are taking part.


This Indian in Belgravia is in the same dining group as Chutney Mary and the Michelin-star restaurant Veeraswamy.

Amaya © Amaya
Aquavit London

Tucked away in St James’s Market, this Nordic restaurant is due to open 24 August – which won’t leave you much time to take advantage of the Eat Out to Help Out scheme.

The menu is overseen by Emma Bengtsson, the Swedish executive chef of the two Michelin-starred Aquavit New York, and is executed by head chef Jorjon Colazo.

Aquavit London © Aquavit London
The Five Fields

This British restaurant near the Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea serves multi-course tasting menus.

Galvin La Chapelle 

Dine on French cuisine under a vaulted ceiling at this restaurant near Liverpool Street.


This Indian restaurant re-opened on 28 July, with a new cocktail menu.

It is closed on Mondays, so the discount applies to all menus at lunch and dinner every Tuesday and Wednesday.

The restaurant’s ground and lower ground floor are open for reservations, while its private dining vaults are available on request.

Diners are asked to leave contact details so they can be traced in the event on an outbreak.

Other safety measures include staggered shift times for staff, new layouts, single-use or digital menus and a preference for contactless payments.

Gymkhana’s ground floor © Gymkhana
Hakkasan Hanway Place

This Chinese restaurant re-opens on 6 August. It will take part in the scheme every Wednesday.

Staff will wear face masks and diners will view the menu online.

Hakkasan Hanway Place © Hakkasan Hanway Place
Hakkasan Mayfair

Hakkasan Mayfair is now open.

Like the Hakkasan Hanway Place branch, staff will wear face masks and diners will view the menu online. 


This modern British restaurant in Shoreditch will re-open on 12 August.


Angela Hartnett’s Italian restaurant will re-open its doors in Mayfair on 4 August.

Pollen Street Social

The celebrity chef Jason Atherton is re-opening his British restaurant in Mayfair on 1 August.

As it’s closed on Mondays, you can benefit from the scheme on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Staff will have their temperatures checked on each shift and will cover their faces, while contactless payments are encouraged.


The team behind The Quality Chop House re-opened this British restaurant in Fitzrovia on 29 July. 


This restaurant re-opened on 9 July inside the hotel St James’ Court, London, near Buckingham Palace.

It serves dishes influenced by India’s south west coast in a spacious dining area.

Curry and rice at Quilon © Quilon

Sketch is home to various dining rooms including The Gallery, The Parlour and the three Michelin-starred Lecture Room & Library.

Under the Eat Out to Help Out scheme, The Parlour will serve fish and chips or steak and French fries for £10 each for two people.

The Gallery in Sketch © Sketch
Social Eating House

The celebrity chef Jason Atherton is re-opening Social Eating House on 1 August in Soho.

Social Eating House will participate in the Eat Out to Help Out scheme on Tuesday and Wednesday only.

Diners can also enjoy the restaurant’s prix fixe menu at lunch and 6pm-6.30pm. It costs £18 per person for three courses or £12 for two courses.

Staff will have their temperatures checked on each shift and will cover their faces, while contactless payments are encouraged.

Atherton’s City Social is scheduled to re-open in September.

St John Smithfield

The menu at the original St John restaurant near Farringdon changes daily, but you can expect British dishes such as crispy pig skin, roast guinea fowl and Eccles cakes with Lancashire cheese.

St John Smithfield is closed Mondays and Tuesdays, but the discount will be applied to your final bill on Wednesdays.

St John Bread and Wine is also taking part in the scheme.

St John Smithfield © St John Smithfield/Stefan Johnson

Trishna serves Indian cuisine close to The Wallace Collection in Marylebone.

Trishna © Trishna

Dating back to 1926, this Indian restaurant survived World War II and it is surviving Covid-19, too.

Veeraswamy © Veeraswamy


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