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 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 Flintshire establishments taking part (note that this may not include all big chain restaurants taking part):

The Old Grocery - Hawarden

Fox & Grapes - Hawarden

Holiday Inn Chester West

The Topiary Coffee Shop (Daleside Garden Centre)

The Plough Inn - Aston

OK Diners Northop Hall

Costa Coffee - Buckley

Hawarden Estate Farm Shop

Crumbs Sandwich Bar

Pink Daisy Garment Care Ltd

GTs Bar and Grill

McDonald's (Asda Queensferry)

Subway Queensferry

KFC Queensferry

Thaidee Queensferry

McDonald's - Gateway Services (A55)


Carlwillis Catering

Yvonnes Cafe

Just Jo’sCafe

The Red Lion - Penyffordd

Beaufort Park Hotel

Chocks Away Diner

Druid Inn - Pontblyddyn

The Celtic Arms - Northop

McDonald's - Broughton Shopping Park

Swan Inn - Higher Kinnerton 

The Queens Head - Mold

The Fat Boar (Mold)

McDonald's - Mold

Maria’s Cafe

Y Baedd Bach

Costa Coffee - Mold

Deadwood Smokehouse Mold

Lovelies Delights

The Gathering

Just Steak

Spoons and Forks

Lucy Mays

Flint Mountain Hotel 

McDonald's - Flint

Temptations Retail Ltd

Thaidee Flint

Raj Balti House

Betty Berkins Coffee Shop at Glasdir

Springfield Hotel

The Celtic Arms (Northop)

Stamford Gate Hotel 

Tea Rooms at the Pet Cemetery

Bells Cafe

Kassidys tea rooms

Just Steak

Spoons and Forks

The Cherry Pie Inn (near Mold)

Plas Hafod Hotel (Gwernymynydd)

Cafe at Abakhan

The Fox Inn Ysceifiog

The Cross Foxes (Nannerch)

The Piccadilly Inn - Caerwys

Edenshine Restaurant

You can check the full list of which major restaurants and pub chains have signed up for the scheme here