More than 64 million meals have been claimed since the scheme was introduced to help the flagging hospitality industry during the coronavirus pandemic. Restaurants, bars and pubs were forced to close for lockdown, only being allowed to reopen again properly in July.
Diners have enjoyed a state-funded 50 percent discount on food and soft drinks on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays in August, up to a maximum of £10 per person.
The scheme has been used some 60 million times so far, and restaurants are gearing up for a full day tomorrow as the scheme draws to a close.
However, even though the chancellor has not extended the scheme, many resultants have decided to continue giving diners the same benefits even without the Government backing.
Some of the following places will be running the scheme until a certain date or in a slightly different capacity to the normal Government scheme. Check with the restaurant before dining:
Tyne and Wear
Portsmouth Arms, Basingstoke
Black Rabbit, Arundel
House Martin, New Milton
Milk Churn, Melksham
Cranberry Farm, Cranbrook