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Best restaurants in London extending Eat Out to Help Out for October

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These fabulous London restaurants will give you £10 off your bill throughout October. It’s time to get booking.

It might sound too good to be true, but a number of London restaurants have pledged to continue the Eat Out to Help Out scheme throughout October, giving diners up to £10 off their bill for food and non-alcoholic drinks.

The discount was originally announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak on 8 July, to reinvigorate the hospitality industry which suffered a huge financial hit after closing down for months over lockdown. 

The government’s scheme only ran for the month of August, but there were calls for it to continue throughout autumn and many restaurants decided to offer the discount at a loss to themselves throughout September, to encourage customers back.

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The Eat Out to Help Out scheme has been widely applauded, although there were some negative headlines after a review of inflation rates revealed that August was the lowest month the UK has had in five years, plummeting our inflation rate from 1% to 0.2%. 

But it looks like we’re squeezing one more month out of this deal yet, as a select amount of restaurants in London have announced that they will be continuing to give diners cheaper meals throughout October. 

Here we’ve picked out our favourite places to eat in the capital offering savings on your meals this month.

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  • Flesh & Buns

    Both Flesh & Buns’ Covent Garden and Oxford Circus sites are offering 50% off food up to £10 per person on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday lunchtimes and early dinners (until 5:30pm) throughout October.

    This is great news because this restaurant’s menu is so extensive we’ll bet you’ll be keen to try as much as possible. 

    From sashimi and sushi to small plates like Korean fried chicken wings and stuffed steamed buns themselves, there’s a lot to get stuck into.

  • KAHANI

    Kahani is a stylish, fine dining Indian restaurant in West London which focuses on British produce matched with heady Indian spices, cooked on the robata grill made to share. 

    From Sunday to Wednesday the restaurant will be offering 50% off the bill, up to £10 per person for food and soft drinks, throughout October. Following the curfew they’ve also shifted their hours so you can eat out earlier, for less.

    Kahani is now open for dinner from 5pm until 10pm, from Tuesday to Saturday. 

  • Madera

    Treehouse London is the sky high hangout which, after opening last year, has gained a cult following. 

    Madera is one of three restaurants at this hotel is continuing Eat Out to Help Out every Monday to Wednesday for lunch and dinner in October.

    Here guests can feast on reimagined Mexican cuisine, such as queso fundido, vegan ceviche, and a selection of house-made tacos and flatbreads.

  • Aquavit London

    Nordic-influenced restaurant Aquavit London benefits from both Michelin-starred food and stylish decor. 

    Throughout October and November it is offering its own special extension of the Eat Out to Help Out scheme, with £5 off the set lunch menu Wednesday to Friday. 

    Normally priced at £29 and £32 for two and three-courses respectively, the discount will make the set lunch great value at £24 for two-courses, and £27 for three courses. 

  • Sky Garden’s Darwin Brasserie

    The Sky Garden is one of the most magical places in London, with an indoor jungle-like setting and 360-degree views out across the rooftops and skyscrapers.

    The venue’s brasserie is offering diners £10 off per person with a £30 minimum spend, all day on Tuesday and Wednesday, and for lunch on Thursday and Friday.

  • The Gilbert Scott

    The Gilbert Scott is a gorgeous restaurant, hidden away inside the Harry Potter-like St Pancras Renaissance Hotel.

    With plenty of period features, it’s a charming place to spend an evening dining in, especially when there’s a nifty deal on.

    For the whole of October, The Gilbert Scott will be giving £10pp off food and soft drinks from Tuesday to Friday. 

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Megan Murray

Megan Murray is a digital journalist for stylist.co.uk, who enjoys writing about London happenings, beautiful places, delicious morsels and generally spreading sparkle wherever she can.