EATING establishments across Wales will see their restaurant bills slashed by as much as 50 per cent from Monday as the UK Government's launches its 'Eat Out to Help Out'.

Anyone visiting a restaurant, pub or café on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday throughout August will receive the half price discount – designed to give a vital boost to the UK’s hospitality sector.

The scheme applies to all food and non-alcoholic drinks, with a maximum discount per person of £10 - meaning it could save a family of four £40 on a meal.

The discount will be automatically available to you at participating establishments. Establishments will then claim a reimbursement from the government for the discount they’ve given you. 

The discount is only on food and drink that you intend to eat on the premises, so does not apply to takeaways.

There is no limit on how many times you can use the discount, or for how many people, and it includes children.

You cannot claim discount on alcoholic drinks or service charges.

More than 72,000 - including 2,084 outlets so far in Wales - establishments in the UK are participating, including independent eateries and family favourites such as Pizza Express, Costa Coffee and Nando’s.

There have already been over 3.3 million hits on the Eat Out to Help Out restaurant finder since it launched last week, which shows what businesses are participating in local areas, and many restaurants have since seen a boost in bookings. Apps like Opentable, Fork and Bookatable are all planning pages to support the scheme.

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak said: “Our Eat Out to Help Out scheme’s number one aim is to help protect the jobs of 1.8 million chefs, waiters and restaurateurs by boosting demand and getting customers through the door.

“More than 72,000 establishments will be serving discounted meals across the country, with the government paying half the bill. The industry is a vital ingredient to our economy and it’s been hit hard by coronavirus, so enjoy summer safely by showing your favourite places your support – we’ll pay half.”

The full list of Wrexham establishments taking part in the scheme (note that this may not include all big chain restaurants taking part):

King Street Coffee Company

Subway - Regent Street

McDonald's - Regent Street

Heaven Coffee Shop

Rock Suite

Lot 11

Desserts.wrexham ltd

Bank Street Social

Smoke Shed

Sakura oriental street food

The Bank Wine Bar

Frisky Pudding

Levant Kitchen and Bar

Cafe De Galles

Divine Thai Ty Pawb

The Fat Boar (Wrexham)

Curry on the Go

KFC - Market Street

Ramada Plaza

Sleepy Panda Chinese Restaurant


The Diner

Happy Hedgehog Cafe

Kings Mill Hotel

Mellors Catering Services Ltd

The Red Lion - Marchwiel

The Plough Inn - Gresford

The Golden Lion - Coedpoeth

Eat with Kev

The Copper Kettle

Dorothy’s tea room

The Haybank Clubhouse & Grill

Stables Coffee Shop

The Hollybush pub - Cefn-y-bedd

Holt Lodge Hotel

Tyn Y Capel Inn & Restaurant

Wynnstay Arms - Ruabon

Duke of Wellington - Ruabon

The Hideout Bistro & Bar

The Royal Oak

Buck House Hotel - Bangor-on-Dee

Rossett Hall

Hampden Arms - Acrefair

The Little Kitchen

The Sun Inn - Trevor

The Telford Inn - Trevor

Hand Hotel - Chirk

The Swan Inn Pontfadog

Pontcysyllte Chapel Tearoom

The Boat at Erbistock

The Trotting Mare - Overton

Two Doves Coffee and Gift Shop Overton

You can check the full list of major restaurant and pub chains taking part in the scheme here