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Eat Out to Help Out

w/c 13 July 2020

Last week the Government announced the new Eat Out to Help Out scheme which will support businesses and encourage the public to do the same.

Restaurants, cafés, pubs and other food establishments have finally re-opened their doors with a host of new safety measures in place but they require a bigger uplift in diners to counteract the months of closures. This latest venture from the Government will encourage diners to treat themselves to a meal out with the potential of up to £10 off per person dining if they head out from Monday to Wednesday.

Southend have some fantastic venues to grab a bite to eat in, so if you want don’t want to cook dinner then spoil yourself ahead of the new scheme. Indulge in an infamous puff pastry pie from The Pipe of Port when they reopen on the 24th July, delight in a 28 day aged steak from The Royal Hotel or perhaps feast on a stone baked pizza from Caddies. If you’re not up for dinner then there are plenty of places for a spot of lunch whilst you’re out at the shops. You could get a kingsize burger from Wimpy, enjoy a warm baguette from Maxwells or get a classic fish and chips from Neptunes.

Once the scheme launches on 3rd August you will then be able to support more of your local eateries for less until 31st August. The scheme will allow you to eat out three days a week throughout August with no limit to how many times you use the discount of up to 50% off on your food or non-alcoholic drinks. So you will have a great excuse to ditch the cooking, try a new dish and support businesses in our town.

The Eat Out to Help Out scheme will run from the 3rd – 31st August and is only applicable for dining in. If your business is getting involved then let us know by emailing us at

- Suzanne Gloyne


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