Today marks the first day of Rishi’s Eat Out To Help Out scheme, the initiative allowing diners 50% off their meals (up to £10), and to celebrate we’ve scoured the government’s website and picked out our favourite London restaurant’s taking part in the scheme.
If you’re looking for a Michelin starred experience, check out our guide to the Michelin starred restaurants taking part.
Dine sky high and enjoy £10 off food and softs drinks Monday to Wednesday, as well as £10 off a bottle of wine when dining Monday-Wednesdays at Aqua Shard. Experience breathtaking views over London while dining on exceptional British classics from South coast sea bass to roasted lamb saddle.
Level 31, The Shard, 31 St Thomas Street, SE1 9RY
Tucked in the City of London, 1 Lombard Street has signed up to the EOTHO scheme, offering its guests a glorious experience of fine dining and excellent cocktails. Start your evening at the Dome Bar, sipping on summer cocktails, before making your way to the Brasserie for a menu designed by Mark Hix and the restaurant’s executive chef.
1 Lombard Street, EC3V 9AA
Pasta lovers, head on over to Emilia’s Crafted Pasta to snap up a bargain on the Italian favourite. Think oodles of fresh pasta and rich, tangy sauces.
Aldgate / St. Katherine Docks
Add a sprinkle of Peruvian flavour to your midweek dining at COYA Mayfair. The restaurant is participating in the scheme so you’ll receive up to £10 off your meal and soft drinks. Lovely.
118 Piccadilly, Mayfair W1J 7NW
Hans’ Bar & Grill, tucked inside the beautiful boutique hotel 11 Cadogan Gardens, has also signed up for the scheme, offering its guests the opportunity to sample some of London’s best British produce. Menu highlights include tuna tartare; crispy scampi prawns; Cornish cod with chickpea, chorizo and potato ragout in a vibrant chive essence; and the fresh brioche doughnuts to share are a must-try.
164 Pavilion Road, Chelsea, SW1X 0AW
Brigadiers has reopened for business, bringing with them dishes inspired by the army mess bars of India. Get your spice fix as part of the EOTHO and try it out for yourself. Their infamous Brigadiers original BBQ butter chicken wings are a must-try for any lovers of wings.
1-5 Bloomberg Arcade, EC24 8AR
One place you can always count on for indulgent, moreish and incredible food is Mac & Wild, the restaurant dedicated to shedding light on Scottish flavours and produce. Now’s your chance to tuck into one of their filthy venimoo burgers. Expect two patties, one beef, one venison, packed with cheese, pickles, caramelised onions, béarnaise in a seeded bun. Yum.
9A Devonshire Square, Spitalfields, EC2M 4YN
A favourite of The Handbook readers, get your Sexy Fish fix at a discounted rate thanks to the EOTHO scheme. The Mayfair restaurant is renowned for serving up some of the best Japanese-inspired sushi, sashimi and seafood in London.
Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, Mayfair, W1J 6BR
Expect summery delights when you dine in at Hammersmith hotspot Sam’s Riverside this August. From grilled native lobster to roast wild Dorset sea bass, Fosse meadows chicken to a delicious sirloin steak salad (perfect for those who want their steak fix without indulging in a too heavy meal), there’s something for everyone.
1 Crisp Road, Hammersmith, W6 9DN
Head to Aqua Kyoto for Japanese cuisine and sensational cocktails out on their terrace bar. As well as taking part in the Eat Out To Help Out scheme, Aqua Kyoto is offering its guests £10 off a bottle of wine when dining Monday to Wednesday. In order to enhance your experience, the restaurant’s sommeliers will be standing by to help you discover the perfect pairing.
5th Floor, 240 Regent Street Entrance, 30 Argyll Street, W1B 3BR
Get your seafood fix courtesy of J Sheekey as part of Rishi’s scheme. Slotted between Covent Garden and Leicester Square it’s the perfect place to stop off in between a shopping session or sightseeing day around London’s iconic sites.
28-32 St Martin’s Court, WC2N 4AL
Expect views over London’s iconic skyline when you settle in for a midweek meal at Radio Rooftop. Slotted on the 10th floor of ME London, Radio Rooftop offers a Mediterranean inspired all-day menu.
336-337 Strand, London WC2R 1HA
In recent years we’ve seen Battersea Power Station become a hub of foodie activity and many of their glorious restaurants are taking part in the EOTHO scheme. From modern Indian dining at Cinnamon Kitchen to Southern Italian dishes from Fiume, neighbourhood bar and kitchen No.29 Power Station West to all-day brunch spot Megan’s, there’s something for every taste here.
Don’t hide and in fact show your face at Hide restaurant this August because they too are participating in the scheme. Headed by Hedon Wines and Ollie Dabbous, the Michelin-starred restaurant is one of Mayfair’s hottest restaurants, serving up incredibly grazing plates and dinners, all paired beautifully alongside wines.
85 Piccadilly, Mayfair, W1J 7NB
All of your sushi filled dreams will be catered for thanks to Nobu London Old Park Lane. The Mayfair restaurant was voted by you, as readers, as one of the restaurants you were most excited about visiting post-lockdown so now’s your chance to explore the restaurant in all of its glory.
COMO Metropolitan, 19 Old Park Lane, Mayfair, W1K 1LB
Drawing on beloved British classics, alongside South-east Asian flavours, Jean-Georges at The Connaught is the place to head for delectable dishes this August. Dine inside the spacious restaurant or head on out for an alfresco dinner on the terrace.
Carlos Place, Mayfair, W1K 2AL
The luxury Knightsbridge hotel has revamped their terrace, bringing with it a gorgeous lantern filled garden that draws inspiration from Mediterranean trattorias and courtyards. The grill will be serving up an all-day dining menu, featuring small plates and large plates to share and enjoy with your fellow diners.
Wilton Place, Knightsbridge, SW1X 7RL
Boasting some of the best views over London, head to Darwin Brasserie for a dining experience like no other. Menu highlights include charred cauliflower on a bed of cauliflower puree, roasted hazelnuts and curry shallot dressing; corn fed confit chicken leg with grilled baby gem and peas ‘a la Française’; and rolled lamb shoulder with mint yogurt and Greek salad.
Level 36, Sky Garden, 1 Sky Garden Walk, EC3M 8AF
From Kerridge’s Bar & Grill to The Northall, to quintessentially British afternoon tea inside The Crystal Moon Lounge, enjoy the expertly prepared food at a fraction of the cost courtesy of Rishi’s scheme. You won’t be disappointed.
Whitehall Place, Westminster, SW1A 2BD
Locked on Old Compton Street, the restaurant uses age-old Japanese techniques to prepare, cook and serve, specialising in robata grilled charcoal cooking, a tradition first introduced by ancient fishermen who used boxes of hot coals with them on their adventures to warm their food as they gathered their catch of the day.
56 Old Compton Street, Soho, W1D 4UE
Escape the heat of the city and venture out to Reading’s only Michelin starred restaurant, L’Ortolan. The restaurant is taking part in the scheme, allowing you to enjoy expertly prepared modern French cuisine for a fraction of the price. Bonus.
Church Lane, Shinfield, Reading, RG2 9BY
The Cellar at Kindred defines its cooking style as incorporating “London Fusion” into its menu, bringing together the variant flavours, stories and ingredients told throughout the city. Head on down during August and receive up to £10 off your bill.
Bradmore House, Queen Caroline Street, Hammersmith, W6 9BW
Escape the city chaos and head into Ayllu, the cosy Peruvian hideaway. The menu boasts a Peruvian-Japanese fusion and serves up some of the best sharing plates in London. Head on over at part of the EOTHO experience and try it out for yourself.
Whizz on up to level 33 of The Shard and delight in authentic Northern Chinese cuisine from lobster xiao long bao to sea bass cooked in a hot and sour broth. Hutong is taking part in the Eat Out To Help Out scheme as well as offering you £10 off a bottle of wine when you dine in on Monday-Wednesday. Lovely.
Level 33, The Shard, 31 St Thomas St, London SE1 9RY
This summer Dalloway Terrace has been revived and reinvented into a breathtaking English garden, abrim with sweet peas, entwined tulips and rivalling roses, thanks to help from renowned florist McQueens Flowers. Enjoy the interiors while tucking into their summer inspired menu.
16-22 Great Russell Street, Fitzrovia, WC1B 3NN
If you’re looking to escape the city mayhem during August, head on over to Great Fosters and enjoy an evening or two surrounded by 55 acres of glistening gardens. The hotel is taking part in the EOTHO scheme, allowing you to enjoy one of their afternoon tea experiences for less. Lovely.
Stroude Road, Egham TW20 9UR
Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites & Residences is home to three glorious dining spots, all of which are taking part in the EOTHO scheme. Whether you’re after an Alice in Wonderland inspired tea at Kona or you want a Michelin starred experience courtesy of Quilon, head on down and wine and dine the day away. Their alfresco courtyard is also joining in as part of the scheme so if you’re looking for an outdoor dining experience, head on over.
51 Buckingham Gate, Westminster, SW1E 6AF
Head on over to Mayfair to get your fix of seasonal dishes at Ormer Mayfair. Led by executive chef and 2020 Great British Menu finalist Kerth Gumbs, you’ll be able to receive up to £10 off when you dine in on Tuesday and Wednesdays.
7-12 Half Moon Street, Mayfair W1J 7BH