This postcode checker shows which pubs and restaurants are offering up to £10 off meals in August - Rishi Sunak’s ‘Eat Out To Help Out’ scheme will be valid at 130,000 outlets

A new postcode checker has been set-up so that people can find out which restaurants and cafes in their area of Northern Ireland are taking part in a scheme which allows diners up to £10 off their food bill from August 3 to 31 and it all starts on Monday.

Tuesday, 28th July 2020, 5:13 pm

The initiative was announced earlier this month in the House of Commons by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak.

The ‘eat out help out’ discount applies to everyone in the UK, including Northern Ireland, and is designed to breathe much needed life back into the economy amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and according to the Treasury it will help to safeguard up to 1.6 million jobs.

“To encourage people to safely return to eating out at restaurants, the government’s new eat out to help out discount scheme will provide a 50% reduction for sit-down meals from Monday to Wednesday every week throughout August 2020,” said Chancellor Sunak on July 8.

More than 130,000 restaurants and cafes are taking part.

It will be valid at 130,000 cafés, restaurants and pubs across the UK and equate to 50% off, up to a max discount of £10 per head and children are included.

The discount, which does not apply to alcohol, can be used an unlimited number of times from Monday to Wednesday throughout August.

Participating restaurants and pubs can apply to the government to be reimbursed for the 50% discount via a soon to be launched online portal.

To find out which restaurants and pubs are taking part in ‘Eat Out To Help Out’ visit the POSTCODE CHECKER HERE.