The best London restaurants to get an Eat Out To Help Out deal

Jaime E. Love
eat out to help out london - Toby Keane Photography
eat out to help out london – Toby Keane Photography

With the government’s Eat Out To Help Out discount scheme launching on Monday, there’s never been a better time to get acquainted with some of the finest restaurants in your area (you can look for participating restaurants with this postcode checker.)

The scheme grants a discount of 50pc on all food and soft drinks at participating restaurants, up to a total of £10 per head. We’ve written a brief guide to how the scheme works and what food and drink are eligible here

And, unsurprisingly, the foodie’s heaven that is London is full to the brim of restaurants taking part in the scheme. If you’ve always dreamt of trying out some top-quality dishes but haven’t been able to justify the cost, now might be the perfect time to dip your toe into the world of fine dining.


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McDonald’s to close 200 U.S. restaurants. Here’s where some of the closures are expected

Jaime E. Love

McDonald’s is permanently closing 200 of its 14,000 U.S. locations this year with “low-volume restaurants” in Walmart stores making up over half of the closures.

During its quarterly earnings call Tuesday, the fast food giant said the closings were previously planned for future years but are being accelerated. Officials also shared the continued impact the coronavirus pandemic is having on sales globally.

“Within a matter of weeks, the McDonald’s system made operational modifications across 30,000 restaurants, while closing and then reopening another 9,000 restaurants,” CEO Chris Kempczinski said during Tuesday’s earnings call. “We introduced new safety procedures in all our restaurants, modified our menus, and developed new contactless ways to serve our customers.”

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10 of the best restaurants in Bled, Slovenia’s culinary bolthole safe for post-lockdown travel

Jaime E. Love
lake bled - didier marti/getty images
lake bled – didier marti/getty images

With such an epic setting it would be tempting for Bled’s restaurants to just churn out lowest common denominator fodder to the tourist masses. Of course some places do just that. Others, though, have been serving up superb Slovenian cuisine for years and continue to do so. They have been joined by a sprinkling of newer ventures bringing in a welcome dash of creativity and a refocusing on fresh, local produce, which Slovenia’s Gorenjska region offers up in such impressive abundance. Telegraph Travel expert, Robin McKelvie, is a former winner of the Slovenian Tourist Office’s ‘UK Journalist of the Year’ title. Robin is spending summer 2020 in the country researching an update of his Bradt guide to Slovenia, and here he shares his knowledge of Bled’s growing restaurant scene.

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Jaime E. Love

BED-STUY, BROOKLYN — Beloved neighborhood restaurants are still at risk of closing for good a month of opening their doors back up to customers for outdoor dining, owners said this week.

A group of Bed-Stuy restaurants who lobbied for Mayor Bill de Blasio to let them set up outdoors as the city reopens from the coronavirus crisis now say revenue from the limited outdoor tables won’t be enough to keep them afloat through the year.

“12 tables on the best day are never going to give us enough revenue to continue,” Samantha DiStefano, owner of Mama Fox, says in a new video. “I don’t see how these numbers are going to work through the winter.”

Mama Fox was one of at least four restaurants included in the new video that said they would have to close their doors for good if something doesn’t change.

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