Eat out to help out Edinburgh: restaurants offering 50% off in August - and how to use Postcode Checker to find more in Scotland

The discount is available at participating restaurants, pubs and cafes around Edinburgh until the end of August, as part of the UK government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme

Diners across Scotland have been able to tuck into discounted meals throughout August thanks to the UK government’s new Eat Out to Help Out scheme.

Thousands of pubs, restaurants and cafes signed up to the scheme, which grants 50 per cent off meals and non-alcoholic drinks, up to the value of £10 per head.

When can I get the discount?

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The 50 per cent discount is available for a limited period only, up until 31 August.

The offer applies on Mondays, Tuesday and Wednesdays, and can be claimed at any participating eateries.

Several popular brands have been offering the discount, allowing diners to enjoy cut price food and drink at the likes of Nando’s, Costa, McDonald’s, KFC and Wetherspoons, among others throughout the month.

A number of local, independent eateries have also been getting involved, and in some cases, restaurants are offering the Eat Out to Help Out discount on top of already low prices, thanks to the VAT cut.

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VAT was reduced from 20 per cent to just five per cent for businesses in the hospitality and tourism sector, meaning in some instances diners count benefit from two discounts.

To find restaurants that are taking part in the scheme in your area, simply enter your postcode on the website and hit search to find the nearest locations.

Which Edinburgh restaurants are offering the discount?

Here are 50 restaurants within a five mile radius of Edinburgh city centre that are participating in the Eat Out to Help Out scheme in August:

Howies Restaurant

Berties Restaurant & Bar

Makars Gourmet Mash Bar

Whiski Rooms

Mariachi Restaurant

Maison Bleue Restaurant


Scotts Kitchen

Maxies Bistro Restaurant & Wine Bar

The Castle Arms

Devils Advocate

The Cellar Door

Divino Enoteca

The Witchery by the Castle

Le Bistrot

Vittoria on the Bridge

Burgers and Beers Grillhouse

Sichuan house

Contini Cannonball

Slurp at the Kirk

Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant

Bubba Q

The Scottish Cafe and Restaurant

La Locanda

OX 184

Mamma's Pizza Co


Namaste Kathmandu

Hotel du Vin & Bistro Edinburgh

Cold Town House

Southbridge Ramen

Paradise Palms

Boteco do Brasil


Roti Edinburgh

Chopstix Edinburgh

Sushi Stop

Kauai Teviot Edinburgh


El Cartel

Paolozzi Restaurant & Bar

Whiski Bar & Restaurant

Ciao Roma


The Refinery


Rose Street Garden

The Dome Bar & Grill

The Pantry

The Rosehip Bar and Restaurant