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Feast out to help out

With so many North East restaurants taking part in the government's Eat Out to Help Out scheme, at HLN we're taking the opportunity to feast out at all of the places we've wanted to try for ages...

By Laura Kingston

Eat Out to Help Out 

Is there anyone who hasn’t had this conversation in the last couple of days?

“I went to [insert restaurant/cafe name here], I had [insert dish] and only paid [insert ridiculously low price].”

Didn’t think so! Since the new government scheme came into force this week, we’ve seen a huge surge of people eating out for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

Been living under a rock and don’t know what we’re talking about? Here’s 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.

Participating establishments may include:

  • restaurants, cafés, bars or pubs
  • work and school canteens
  • food halls

All diners in a group of any size can use the discount.

At HLN, we’re taking the opportunity to Feast Out to Help Out…

With so many high-end eateries taking part in the scheme too, we’re taking the opportunity to try places that would once be reserved just for special occasions. 

First stop? The Rib Room at Ramside Hall Hotel which has been on our must-try list for a really long time. This AA award-winning steakhouse and grill, serves up locally sourced Durham beef steaks as its speciality, but the highest recommendation I could make is for its amazing surf and turf burger. 

A thing of beauty, the 10 oz beef burger can be cooked to taste (not a common thing in other restaurants) and is topped with lobster. Literally divine. 

The seafood offering is also really impressive at The Rib Room – the Piri Piri prawn starter were the largest and juiciest prawns I’d ever tasted. Just check out the photo evidence to see for yourself. 

Book the Rib Room now to try it for yourself.

Next stop on our Feast Out to Help Out mission is House of Tides. Let us know on social where you’re heading! 

For a full list of establishments taking part in the scheme, check out the government website, here. 

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