It’s time to Eat Out to Help Out!
For those who haven’t been paying attention or haven’t seen the news, the new ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme was announced a few weeks back which is a new initiative to help food businesses and the local economy.
I mean, I won’t say no to discounts! Here’s a breakdown of when is starts:
From the 3rd – 31st August, you can get a 50% discount when you eat at restaurants that are registered to the ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday as many times as you like.
Those establishments that are taking part then claim a reimbursement from the government for the discount they have given – only expectations are for alcoholic drinks or service charges.
However, SOME places in Northamptonshire have planned to extend this offering or alter it slightly in September too! So I have updated this guide to let you know which places plan to continue. Yay!
I’ve tried my best to include places from across Northamptonshire, but if you know of any others taking part in the Eat Out to Help Out scheme, let me know!
Ten Hands Cafe Bar
Ten Hands Cafe Bar will be offering breakfast, brunch and lunch during the month of August from Monday to Wednesday where you can get up to £10 off your bill on drinks and food eaten on the premises (does not include alcohol).
It’s a great place to head for a coffee, a slice of Katie’s Cakes and some good brunch! You know it’s my regular and I love it, so I’ll certainly be heading down to take advantage!
They are also re-introducing the full menu on Monday’s and Tuesday’s too after running a limited menu.
Read more: Brunch at Ten Hands Cafe Bar
After months of being closed, Matchbox Cafe are back and have signed up to the scheme!
They will be open on Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s and will be offering hot and cold drinks, breakfast and lunch – you need to go for one of the best jacket potatoes I’ve ever eaten!
Booking will be essential if you want to book a table and time slots are limited – so get booking!
Read more: The Best Jacket Potatoes in Northamptonshire
The ARTea Room
The ARTea Room will be offering a 50% discount on food and non-alcoholic drinks up to the value of £10 per person and will be available Monday to Wednesday throughout August.
Doors reopen 10am Monday 3rd August and to help you make the most of this scheme, The ARTea Room will be open every Monday in August.
Booking will be required. Head to their Facebook page for more info.
The Smoke Pit
Enjoy the meaty joy that The Smoke Pit offers during August where they have lots of special offers during the scheme in August!
From Monday’s ‘All You Can Eat’, to Tuesday’s where you can enjoy two burgers, two fries, two soft drinks – you won’t be disappointed when you visit the Smoke Pit.
Booking is essential.
The Butchers Arms, Greens Norton
Green’s Norton’s favourite local pub is part of the scheme, which will thrill residents and others beyond!
Not only can you get up to £10 per head off food and nonalcoholic drinks from Monday-Wednesday, but they will also have an exciting new menu they’ll be running!
Booking will be essential by either calling 01327 358858 or emailing Charlotte on firstname.lastname@example.org
Bell Plantation Garden Centre Cafe
If you fancy a mid-week mooch around the garden centre, followed by a bite to eat, you’ll be pleased to know that Bell Plantation’s cafe will be open for business inside their extended cafe.
They have a really useful video on their Facebook page which shows their latest set up to accommodate social distancing and the new safety measures where you will be able to enjoy lovely fry up’s, sandwiches, beautifully puffy jacket potatoes and afternoon tea!
Booking is essential. Check out their website here.
Bread & Pullet
Bread & Pullet are back with a bang and will be taking part in the scheme.
You can gain the great bargain of having 50% off your bill during August on all their British Tapas Food and soft drinks. I NEED to head down to B&P as it’s been so long since I last visited and I’m craving some homemade scotch eggs!
Booking will be essential to ensure you can get a table and safe eating.
Read more: Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea at Bread & Pullet
Enjoy a lovely lunch in the surroundings of the beautiful Rockingham Castle this August!
You can now visit on Tuesdays or Wednesdays in August, where you will receive a 50% discount up to a maximum of £10 per person on food and non-alcoholic drinks.
This is to be consumed in their Outdoor Courtyard Tea room where you can enjoy delights such as freshly made sandwiches, salads and you could even book in for Afternoon tea!
Plus, you can take advantage of their picnic offer of a baguette, savoury, cake, crisps & drink for only £5!
Booking will be essential. Check out their website for booking details.
Kettering Park Hotel
Whether you’re staying at the hotel, or you’re visiting for something to eat, Kettering Park Hotel will be taking part in the scheme.
Not only are they offering 50% off food as part of the Eat Out to Help Out scheme, but they are also adding a whopping 25% off drinks throughout August for up to a maximum of £10 per person, Monday-Wednesday only.
Not only will you be able to enjoy their food and drink delights, but their spa is now back open! Why not make an occasion out of it?
Booking is essential. Head to their website for more information.
Fox & Hounds Harlestone
A yummy midweek pub lunch could be the ticket and you can enjoy just that at The Fox & Hounds in Harlestone who have some of the loveliest, most comforting food ever.
They will be taking 50% off your bill for all food and soft drinks, whilst continuing their 10% NHS discount – PLUS, you will be able to book tables for up to 8 people!
Whilst the sun is (hopefully) out more, take advantage of some Al Fresco dining between Monday-Wednesdays!
Have a roarsome time at Jurassic Grill in Kettering during August where you can get £10 off per person between Mondays – Wednesdays where you can enjoy a safe dino experience.
Booking will be essential. Check out their website here.
La Terraza Tapas Bar
After a brief quarantine period for their head chef, Juan, he’s back from Spain and is ready to serve up some tasty tapas as part of the Eat Out to Help Out scheme!
You won’t be disappointed with La Terraza Tapas Bar’s offering and they’ll be running the scheme on Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s.
If you’re still not ready to go out and dine, you can also still enjoy their takeaway offering too.
After some time away, Bronx Kitchen, previously known as Brooklyn Pizza are preparing for their re-opening very soon where they will be taking part in the scheme between Monday – Wednesday.
Enjoy everything from their classic pizza bases and toppings, bagels, and even waffle pizzas!
But whilst you wait, you can still grab a takeaway from them where you can order on Just Eat or via their Facebook page.
Booking will be essential!
The Green Room Brackley
Throughout August, The Green Roomy Brackley will be taking part in the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme between Monday – Wednesday, where you can get up to £10.00 per person, off your bill!
Whether it be breakfast, lunch or Tapas, you can enjoy a little more, for a little less in Brackley!
Booking will be essential.
Highgate House Hotel
Highgate House Hotel is back open and this time, you can enjoy 50% off your food and drink from Monday to Wednesday between 3rd -31st August. It’s your local stop for breakfast, brunch, lunch afternoon tea or dinner.
They have also launched their new ‘All Day Dining’ menu where you can come and dine after their breakfast service which has plenty of options like sandwiches and toast, to salads and Plat De Jour making it a great place to enjoy that not breakfast, not lunch, brunch!
Booking will be essential. Head to their website for more info.
Kings Head Syresham
The most lovely, picturesque and friendly local pub in Syresham is now open and will be part of the scheme offering 50% off your bill.
We’ve visited Syresham many times due to my pantomime and this pub is the cosiest village pub you’ll ever visit, with the team behind the New Inn Abthorpe and other local pubs running it.
Expect to enjoy British classics and home cooked favourites, with discounts available Monday – Wednesday!
Booking is essential. Visit their Facebook page for more info.
Truva Charcoal Bar & Grill
One of Towcester’s best Turkish restaurants is back open for dining and will be taking part in the scheme and offering 50% off your bill between Monday and Wednesday.
They kept us satisfied during lockdown with their takeaways, but we can’t wait to go and visit again as it’s truly the atmosphere inside that makes this place special – I highly recommend the Chicken or Lamb Güveç!
The Orangery at Delapre Abbey
The Orangery will be back offering their light refreshments, afternoon tea’s, cakes, lunch and much more after offering takeaways only.
Especially for the month of August, they will be offering an Afternoon August Special which will be part of the scheme every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for £16.95 for adults, £10.95 for children with 50% discount up to the maximum of £10 on food and soft drinks.
You will need to book in order to qualify for the discount by visiting their website and a £5 deposit will be required before booking.
Read more: Afternoon Tea at The Orangery, Delapré Abbey
The Good Loaf
Especially for the month of August, the Good Loaf will be opening their Overstone Road cafe for their children’s pizza making classes!
All tables will need to be booked in advance and all food will need to be pre-purchased in order to keep a good flow.
However, they will be continuing their ever so successful click and collect service, which has been a life saviour for many residents in Northampton during lockdown.
I can’t wait to visit sometime for a coffee and a slice of cake!
You can book your table here and make sure you use coupon code EatOutToHelpOut for your 50% discount!
Northampton’s favourite place to grab a Sunday Roast Dinner will be taking part in the scheme – yay!
You will automatically receive 50% off your food and non-alcoholic drinks up to a max of £10 per person and you get to enjoy all of their great home coocked food from 4pm until 9pm.
Booking is essential, and you can do so by emailing email@example.com
Here are some other places you can take advantage of, but if you want even more, you can search for registered restaurants on the official GOV website here.
The Watling Street Village
Clarke & Dean
Sir Pickering Phipps
Old House Pub & Kitchen
House of Dapper
I hope this scheme means that more people will take advantage of eating out (safely) and will go out and support our independents more!