Eat out to help out.
Well, I’ve finally given it a try when we had pizza and smoothies yesterday evening at Rosie’s cafe (chosen because of the parking, beach location and no booking policy, where you just turn up and queue, as most places end up being fully booked otherwise. To be fair, Rosie’s has the space).
I have to commend how Rosie’s is dealing with demand. Looking out over a sparkling sea at Crooklets (quite a change from today’s weather) we were socially distanced at all times, and the system ran efficiently. It was pretty busy but we never felt hemmed in or that we had to wait for too long. Credit where it is due, Rosie’s is a well-oiled machine.
If I’m honest, I still feel a little strange about the system of the tax payer footing half the bill for me to eat out but so be it – it is a benefit open to all, so may as well embrace it, along with many others. Don’t worry, I still can’t afford to eat out every Monday to Wednesday even with the subsidy.
The benefit of a walk in the sunshine afterwards was free, and our early meal fitted in well with collecting my daughter from work.
How it works …
Use the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme at a participating establishment:
- to get a 50% discount on food or non-alcoholic drinks to eat or drink in (up to a maximum of £10 discount per diner)
- every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday between 3 and 31 August
- as many times as you like
You do not need a voucher to use this scheme and you can use it at the same time as other offers and discounts. There is no minimum spend.
You cannot claim discount on alcoholic drinks or service charges.
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.