The government Eat Out to Help Out scheme has been a huge success, with a number of restaurateurs calling for it to be extended into September.
Pulling people into restaurants at what would typically be their quietest times, it’s succeeded where many marketeers previously failed. Diners, it seems, now want a quiet space – not a bustling one.
The secret ingredient, of course, is COVID – but we’d rather focus on supporting our local independents (and the free food, of course).
Although the Treasury has announced it won’t be extending its support for the scheme, quite a few places in Manchester have decided to carry on off their own backs.
A great way to thank customers for their support, and keep pulling them in mid-week, keep reading to discover the best Eat Out to Help Out-style savings available around the city this month.
Premium Argentine steakhouse Gaucho is extending its eat out to help out offer through September, Monday to Wednesday. Diners can get up to £10 off their meal when they dine from the a la carte menu.
This newly opened vision in pink is causing quite a stir on Instagram. Head down to check it out this month and get 50% off food (up to £10) Monday to Wednesday.
Known for its delicious small plates, book into this Ancoats restaurant online quoting ‘EATOUTSEPTEMBER’ to get 50% off at Elnecot all month, Monday to Wednesday.
The Spinn in Stockport is continuing with the 50% off food scheme during September every Tuesday and Wednesday with a maximum of £10 off per person.
The Boat House
The Boat House in Irlam is continuing to offer 50% off food up to £10 per person on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout September.
Mount Street Dining Room & Bar has just opened at The Midland, replacing Mr Cooper’s – with a new menu celebrating the best of British produce. And you can get 50% off food Monday – Wednesday through September, too.
Italian chain Vapiano is doing a main and a drink for £10, available Monday to Wednesday until 30th September.
This Peter Street bar and restaurant is offering 50% off food up to the value of £10 per person, per visit, every Monday-Wednesday throughout September. Booking is required.
This vegan Indian favourite serves some of Manchester’s best curries. And on Mon-Wednesday in September, they’re offering 25% off your food bill, plus buy one get one free on drinks including Cobra and soft drinks.
Up until Thursday 10th September, this much-loved Spanish spot will be extending its 50% off discount from Monday to Thursday.
This city centre Lebanese is somewhat of a hidden gem, tucked away as it is in the Gay Village. This September, it’s offering guests 50% off food every Tuesday and Wednesday.
Ranked one of the best restaurants in the UK by the Independent, TNQ’s diners can get 50% off the a la carte menu between Monday and Friday up until 22nd September.
Japanese noodle restaurant Shoryu Ramen is extending its Eat Out to Help Out offer into September. You can get 50% off Shoryu’s signature ramen dishes, including Ganso, White Natural and Garlicky Dracula, Monday-Wednesday, with a maximum discount of £10 per person. The offer does not include soft drinks, sides or desserts.
Nutters restaurant in Rochdale will be carrying it on the Eat Out to Help Out offer up until the end of September, all day Monday to Wednesday.
Get your 50% off food up to £20 per person at this trendy new Ancoats spot, just make sure to book online to get the deal.
This elegant Manchester Hall restaurant is extending the £10pp discount Monday – Wednesday throughout September. Plus every Thursday you can get a juicy, butter basted 16oz chateaubriand to share with chips, greens and sauces plus a bottle of wine for just £50.
This Indian restaurant on the Curry Mile is offering 25% off your food bill on Mon-Wednesday in September, plus buy one get one free on drinks including Cobra and soft drinks.
The Lowry Hotel’s River Restaurant
The Lowry Hotel’s River Restaurant has extend their EOTHO ‘three-courses for £14.95pp’ -and diners can enjoy this offer on the first Tuesday and Wednesday of each month right through until November. Couples dining will also receive a complimentary bottle of house wine.
The Allotment Vegan Eatery
Fine dining vegan turned casual, between Monday and Wednesday throughout September customers can get 30% off food and soft drinks up to £10 each.
Buy one dessert, get the one-half price at this newly-opened Japanese matcha house in China town. Available Monday to Wednesday all month long.
Wellness restaurant Foodwell is continuing to offer 50% discounts from Wednesday to Friday throughout September. Booking is mandatory.
The team at Mamucium and Hotel Indigo Manchester Victoria Station is giving its guests a 50% off voucher up to £10 on their Mamucium Classics Menu. Use as many times as you like every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday throughout September.
The Refuge’s ‘Keep on Eating Out To Help Out’ special offers guests 50% off its all-day dining menu, up to a maximum of £10 per person on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Available throughout the month.
Italian favourite Don Giovanni has extended its 50% off offer into September. Running Sunday to Thursday, there’s no £10 limit here. The discount covers all food on the a la carte menu, with a small supplement added to premium dishes like steak and lobster. Make sure to book through their website in order to save.
Spinningfields family favourite Bill’s is another Manchester restaurant extending the offer into September. When dining from its set menu after midday diners can continue to enjoy £10 off Monday to Wednesday. The chain is also in the process of developing a special menu that will offer one course for £10 and two for £14.50.
Piccadilly pizza spot Franco Manca is another big chain to be extending its EOTHO offer into September. Available Monday to Wednesday throughout the month, you’ll save a maximum of £10 per head when dining in. Alcohol is not included.
Beloved Indian restaurant Khandoker is another extending its 50% off throughout September for diners on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Booking is a must though, call 0161 434 3596 to secure your table.
The Potter’s Arms
The Chorley pub has extended its 50% offer into September, keeping the same details as the current scheme (but removing tea and coffee). Booking is required. 01494 726 222.
Point Blank shooting range (don’t worry, the guns are virtual) is running its own version of the Eat Out to Help Out scheme, offering its diners 30% off their total food bill from Sunday to Thursday.
This trendy Manhattan-inspired spot on Deansgate is doing 50% off food every Monday and Tuesday in September.
All Bar One
All Bar One is carrying the offer over until 9th of September, Monday to Wednesday. It will run exactly the same as EOTHO.
The Quarter House in the Northern Quarter will be running the same Eat Out to Help Out offer all through September. Head down to get a discount on those dirty burgers, dogs and fries.
Hard Rock Cafe
Hard Rock Cafe is also extending EOTHO throughout September. From Monday to Wednesday, guests can enjoy 50% off up to £10 – just make sure you quote the offer to get the discount.
The Shack is carrying on the deal throughout September with 50% off food every Monday to Wednesday.
With the exception of Alto in Selfridges, every San Carlo in Manchester (and there are quite a lot of them) will be offering 50% off food and soft drinks up to £10 per person every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday throughout September.
This popular themed bar is known for giving out proper Manchester portions. You’ll certainly get a lot of bang for your buck here with 50% off food (up to £10pp), Monday to Wednesday. Make sure to book in advance quoting ‘SEPTEMBER50.’
The Oxford road site is set to reopen on 7th September and will be offering 50% off food Monday to Wednesday throughout the month.
The Barking Dog
This Urmston pub will continue to offer guests 50% off food on Tuesdays this month only.
This northern chain, found in Spinningfields and the Corn Exchange, is giving its diners 50% off food Mondays and Tuesdays throughout September.
Signature Steakhouse, Trafford Hall
Available all through the week, diners can get 50% off food and drinks up until 5 pm at this swanky Trafford steakhouse. Arrive after 5 pm, and that discount goes down to 30%—still a solid September saving.