An 8oz prime rib eye steak for £11 at The Weighbridge Steakhouse Bar on Penzance Drive. Pan-fried sea bass for £7.99 at Kenzo 72 on Goodwin Court. Spaghetti della casa for £6.47 at La Carbonara in Westcott Place. A southern fried chicken fillet burger for just £4 at The Brown Jack in Wroughton!
Those are just four of the amazing deals on offer in Swindon under Chancellor Rushi Sunak’s Eat Out to Help Out initiative. Diners will be offered 50% off meals on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays in August. The discount excludes alcohol and is capped at £10 a head.
The aim is to protect jobs by giving firms a reason to hire and retain staff. Restaurants claim back all discounts from the government.
More than 100 Swindon restaurants, pubs, cafes and takeaways are participating in the scheme, including The Runner, Fabio Ristorante, Jack’s, Dotty’s Old Town Café, Mela, Yak The Himalayan Kitchen, The Core, Rudi’s, Taste of India, Swindon Rendezvous, Menu Brazil and The Sun Inn.
The recently reprieved Rick Stein Marlborough is also taking part. Jack Stein, executive chef at the chain founded by his father, says “We’re seeing good bookings across the board. You can’t fault Rishi Sunak and what he’s done here.”
To find out where to enjoy the cheap eats in your neighbourhood just go to the government website and enter your post code.