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Eating Out To Help Out in 2020

The official Eat Out ot Help Out scheme may have wrapped up, but many of Oxford’s generous restaurants are still drawing us in with some hearty discounts. In August, the government funded 50% off food and non-alcoholic drinks, up to a value of £10, on Mondays-Wednesdays. Now, restaurants are offering the same (or better) terms, funded by the venues themselves - you can show your appreciation by reserving a table in advance to help with social distancing arrangements (and tipping generously!)

STOP PRESS! October EOTHO Extensions!

A handful of Oxfordshire restaurants are extending their Eat Out ot Help Out discount schemes again, to October and beyond! Here are the ones we know about - if we've missed any, please do get in touch ([email protected]) to let us know...

Customers have been showing The White Brasserie Company, which includes The Black Horse in Thame and Brasserie Blanc in Jericho, loads of support through these hard times, and the company wants to return the favour, by offering £10 off per person, Monday-Wednesday up to 28th October. The discount is available to their new and existing newsletter subscribers, so sign up through the websites to claim your discount on their spectacular gourmet cuisine.

The Coconut Tree The Sri Lankan street food haven had such a great response to EOTHO that they've extended their scheme until 31st January 2021! 50% off your entire bill, excluding alcohol (so, no £10 cap), available when you dine in, Mondays-Wednesdays. Booking in advance is highly recommended.

Dirty Bones: Eat Out Earlier To Help Out - in response to restaurants now being required to close at 10pm, Dirty Bones' new promotion offers 50% off food and soft drinks (up to £10) when you book for their earlier dinner sitting, between 4pm and 6pm, Mondays-Wednesdays. They're also bringing back their Brunch from 31st October - watch this space!

The Varsity Club 50% off food Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays throughout October. Lunch midday-3pm or Dinner 6-9pm. Bookings available for up to six people

Aziz Restaurant 50% off every Monday in October (ends 26th) - eat in only

Franco Manca: Rishi III - all pizzas £5 when you dine in Mondays-Wednesdays in October

The Old Post Office, Wallingford Dine In on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday from Monday 5th October to Wednesday 28th October and enjoy up to *£10 per person off your bill. To redeem the offer you’ll need to download a voucher.

Victor's: Their discount applies Monday-Thursday throughout October on food and soft drinks, with no spending cap, but you must book in advance to be able to claim!

The Jericho Tavern

The Walton Street institution is the perfect spot to grab some pub grub, with a substantial number of veggie options on the menu. The pub is offering the same terms as the government’s EOTHO scheme, but you’ll need to be quick, as the extension runs until 9th September.

Dodo Pubs

Living up to their mantra of ‘Eat, Drink and be social’, The Rickety Press, The Rusty Bicycle and The Up In Arms (pictured) are offering 40% off their entire food menu on Mon-Weds for the rest of the month. This means you can get a whole kilo of saucy wings for just over a tenner, among other delicious bargains.

Spiced Roots

Ignore the Autumnal chill creeping in and escape to the Caribbean, with 50% off Spiced Roots' authentic cuisine on Mondays-Wednesdays this month. To sweeten the deal, their EOTHO extension includes half-price beers and rum punch! Pre-booking online is essential - and in high demand, so don't delay.

The Old Post Office, Wallingford

This cosy spot is a favourite with one of DI’s resident foodies, particularly for brunches, roasts and pizzas. They’re offering the standard EOTHO terms (see above) - you’ll need to download a voucher to claim your discount. The offer also applies at the Old Post Office's sister venues: the Crown and Thistle in Abingdon and the Blue Boar in Witney.

The Coconut Tree

Offering sensational Sri Lankan street food, tapas-style - you’ll want to bring along your whole household so that you can try as many dishes as possible. 50% off all food (no £10 cap) on Mon-Weds throughout September.


The Hamptons-inspired small plate aficionados offer lunch and dinner with a side of dreaming spires, as their roof terrace sits on top of the Westgate. Their 50% off Mon-Weds offer has no £10 cap - making the rib eye steak a juicy £11!

Mollie’s Diner

The 50s-inspired eatery may well make you feel like you’re starring in a glitzy vintage film, but without the large production budget, since they’re offering EOTHO discounts on their breakfasts, burgers and shakes. Booking is essential and the restaurant is currently fully cashless.

Franco Manca

Tasty sourdough pizza can now be yours for as little as £2.60, while the kids’ menu (pizza, drink and ice cream) is just £2.50. The perfect excuse to dine al fresco in the newly-pedestrianised George Street.

Tap Social

The beer-based social enterprise is running a 'Septembeer' campaign: Drink Out To Help Out will see their locally-brewed deliciousness available for just £3 a pint on Mon-Weds, 5-8pm at their new venue, The White House horsebox. We'll raise a glass to that!

Deliveroo - Eat In To Help Out

The delivery giant is covering a £5 ‘Eat In To Help Out’ discount on orders of £20 or more, to encourage people to support smaller businesses. You’ll need to get in quick - the offer applies to the first 100,000 orders they get each week, nationwide. Local favourites that can be ordered through the site include Red Star (noodles), The Gardener’s Arms (vegetarian pub grub), La Cucina (Italian), Manos (Greek) and Dosa Park (Indian). To claim the discount, use these codes when you check out:
EATIN2 between 7th and 9th September.
EATIN3 between 14th and 16th Sept.
EATIN4 between 21st and 23rd Sept.
EATIN5 between 28th and 30th Sept.

Have you had a particularly enjoyable experience in a restaurant or pub since reopening after lockdown? We want to hear about them, so we can celebrate the measures that local venues are taking to keep everyone healthy and safe in these strange times. Simply use our Food and Drink finder and hit ‘review’ on your establishment of choice!

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