Restaurants near you will be getting involved
With the government’s “eat out to help out” scheme coming in from 3 August, London restaurants are signing up to offer a capped 50 percent discount, up to £10 per head. There is now a postcode checker available to diners who want to find out which restaurants near them are participating, with some London restaurants offering specific deals when the discount wouldn’t make a major dent in the menu. Self-described purveyor of the “best steak and chips in Britain” Hawksmoor is introducing a £20 steak and chips deal so that it comes in at £10; some chains, including Carluccio’s, are extending the discount to 50 percent off everything, though only for the Monday — Wednesday on which the voucher applies. (Used on its own, the discount cannot be applied to alcoholic drinks.) Find out which London restaurants are participating; with the scheme only available for eating in, it’s also worth considering whether a dining room or an outdoor space is the best option right now.
And in other news
- At the same time as telling the public to eat out more, Boris Johnson’s newest “fight against obesity” includes calorie counting on restaurant menus. It also includes the blend of personal responsibility for the health system and war-like language that have been hallmarks of his approach to COVID-19.
- With more places attempting to make a return, here’s how London’s essential restaurants and London’s best-value restaurants are reopening.
- Six seasons of vintage Masterchef have quietly landed on Netflix.
- Hit chain Dishoom is adding dark kitchens to its roster to improve its food delivery capacity in London. [Big Hospitality]
- Good tweet:
spending the day workshopping the next big 'garlic tweet'. the gist of it is i say i want more garlic in my food than i already have then everyone on the planet retweets it. this happens once a month like clockwork— Joel Golby (@joelgolby) July 26, 2020