These are all of the chain restaurants offering diners 50% off in August

The government’s Eat Out to Help out scheme, which hopes to encourage people to dine in restaurants throughout the main summer period, is to begin in August (Photo: Shutterstock)

The government’s Eat Out to Help out scheme, which hopes to encourage people to dine inrestaurants throughout the main summer period, is to begin in August.

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A variety of restaurants, including chains and independent eateries, have already signed up to the scheme to offer customers half-price dining on certain days throughout August.

What is the Eat Out to help Out scheme?

The discount scheme is aimed at boosting the hospitality industry following lockdown, by offering customers who dine out from Monday to Wednesday in August a discount worth up to £10 per head.

For example, a meal that costs £20 will be reduced to £10, and a meal for a family of four that comes to £80 will instead cost £40.

The discount is available to everyone in the UK and includes children's meals. However, it will not apply to alcohol.

Any hospitality business that serves meals can sign up to the scheme, but the discount will only apply to meals eaten out.

Businesses will need to register with the scheme before they are able to offer the discount and then claim back the money.

How can I find my local restaurants participating in the scheme?

To find the restaurants participating in the scheme in your local area, the government has launched a postcode finder tool.

Simply enter your postcode to find which restaurants are taking part near you.

Which chain restaurants and large businesses have signed up to the scheme?

These are all of the restaurant chains and large businesses which have signed up to the Eat Out to Help Out scheme.

Gov.uk notes that these restaurants will not appear in search results, but you can check their websites for details of participating locations.

This is the full list participating in the scheme:

  • Atalian Servest
  • Atlas Hotels
  • Bakers + Baristas
  • Bannatyne Health Club
  • Bar + Grills
  • Bill’s
  • Black Sheep Coffee
  • Blue Diamond
  • Boparan Restaurant Group
  • Brains
  • Brewdog
  • Burger King
  • Buzz Bingo
  • CH&CO
  • Caffè Nero
  • Center Parcs
  • Coffee#1
  • Company of Cooks
  • The Cornish Bakery
  • Costa Coffee
  • Crussh
  • Côte Brasserie
  • D&D London
  • David Lloyd Clubs
  • Deep Blue Fish & Chips
  • Dobbies Garden Centres
  • Euro Garages
  • Everyman
  • Five Guys
  • Franco Manca
  • Fullers
  • G1
  • GAIL’s Bakeries
  • Giggling Squid
  • Gourmet Burger Kitchen
  • Greene King
  • Grosvenor Casinos
  • Hall & Woodhouse
  • Haven
  • Hollywood Bowl
  • Honest Burgers
  • Hydes
  • Wetherspoons
  • JW Lees
  • Joe & The Juice
  • Joseph Holt
  • Jurys Inn
  • KFC
  • Kew Green Hotels
  • Leon Restaurants
  • MacDonald Hotels
  • Marston’s
  • McMullen
  • Mecca
  • Mitchells & Butlers
  • Morrisons - Cafe and Barista Bar
  • New World Trading Company
  • Park Holidays
  • Patisserie Valerie
  • Pho
  • Pizza Express
  • Pizza Hut
  • Pret A Manger
  • Prezzo
  • Punch
  • Revolution Bars Group
  • Raj Douth
  • Raj Gate
  • Roadchef
  • Selfridges & Co
  • Shepherd Neame Ltd
  • Spice Garden
  • St Austell Brewery
  • Starbucks
  • TGI Fridays
  • Team Sport
  • Tenpin
  • The Ivy Collection
  • The National Trust
  • Tony Macaroni
  • Tortilla
  • Turtle Bay
  • Vacherin
  • Village Hotels
  • Viva Italia
  • Wagamama
  • Wasabi
  • Wildwood
  • YO Sushi
  • Youngs