Eat out in independent businesses in September

Unless you’ve been under a rock for the last month you’ll know that, thanks to the Government’s Eat Out To Help Out scheme, restaurants, cafes and bars were able to offer 50% off to dine-in customers on Mondays-Wednesdays in August.

Across the UK 84,000 businesses signed up for this lifeline to help attract customers back into businesses, and according to the latest figures more than 64 million meals were claimed. But what happens now? It was wonderful to see people back in their favourite restaurants last month, but its as important as ever to keep that going through September and further to make sure these places can survive.

To keep customers coming through the doors, some of the city’s independents are continuing to offer extended discounts through September. Whether its your favourite spot or somewhere new you’ve been dying to try, why not treat yourself by eating out in September and supporting your independent businesses!

Veeno: 50% off pasta, bruschetta and desserts (up to £10) on Monday – Wednesday

Dreaming of that summer holiday you missed? Well, your tastebuds can still escape to the continent and enjoy a taste of Italy, as Veeno continue to offer 50% off their pasta, bruschetta and dessert menu on Monday to Wednesday in September. The menu includes all the classic Italian dishes you know and love, such as Tagliatelle al ragù, plus some special treats – we cannot recommend enough the bruschetta with truffle and smoked cheese! Round it all off with a tiramisu and you’ll be forgiven for think you’d been transported to Italy for the evening.

The Globe: 50% off food on Monday – Wednesday 

The Globe is Leicester’s oldest pub, dating back to 1720 – the historic and welcoming atmosphere is the perfect surroundings in which to enjoy some of the traditional ale and classic food on offer. They will be continuing to offer 50% off food on Monday – Wednesday throughout September. You can find all the classic pub meals on the menu, from steak pie to scampi and chips. There are also lunchtime baguette options for a quick stop mid-shopping trip.

Prana Café: 20% off on Monday – Wednesday

Prana is a 100% vegan café offering plant based versions of all your favourite treats. In a twist to last month’s offer, they will be giving 20% off Monday to Wednesday whether you dine in or take away! The colourful lattes are always top of our list, accompanied with one of the showstopping cakes. But did you know you can enjoy a meal at Prana too? From salad and quinoa bowls to pizza, burgers and curries, we recommending sitting in and enjoying a meal in the beautiful surroundings.

Tandem: 25% off food on Monday – Thursday

Dine off the a la carte menu at Tandem Monday to Thursday in September to enjoy 25% off the food. Yes, you heard that right: Tandem has opened their offer up to Thursday nights… perfect for a girls (or boys!) night out. It’s a no brainer – the only tough decision is what to eat! We love the Paneer tikka to start, and its hard say no to the incredible range of biriyani’s on the menu. What’s more, if you eat with them before 30 September you can be in with a chance of winning a £20 Highcross Gift Card (contact the restaurant for more details).

San Carlo: 50% off food and soft drinks Monday – Wednesday

San Carlo will be offering 50% off their authentic Italian food on Monday to Wednesday throughout September. Their menu philosophy is to use exceptional ingredients, artfully prepared to create outstanding dishes in true Italian style that will delight diners. When visiting, it’s always worth taking a peek at the specials board and indulging in the selection of fresh fish and shellfish dishes on offer. Or sample the authentic and delicious pizzas, cooked in a wood burning oven for the perfect crust.

Bodega: 50% off up to £10 per person (including alcohol with a main meal) on Tuesday & Wednesday

Tuesdays and Wednesday just got better with news Bodgea are not only continuing the 50% offer, but are also including alcoholic drink ordered with a main meal… perfect excuse to get the mid-week fiesta started! Start with the famous homemade nachos, follow with the baja fish tacos and wash it all down with a classic margarita… heavenly.

Wygstons House: 40% off food on Monday – Wednesday

Wygstons House, located within one of the city’s oldest buildings, will continue to offer 40% off food in September. The menu includes great steaks off the grill, burgers, sandwiches and classics like fish and chips, chicken parm and chilli sin carne (vegetarian chilli!). We like to sit in the lovely beer garden out front and people watch with a cold drink… and some loaded fries.

Queen of Bradgate: 50% off food on Monday – Wednesday

Queen of Bradgate will continue to offer 50% off food Monday – Wednesday in September. Great news as many of our favourites can be found here, including the shin of beef chilli and top notch sharing dishes such as nachos, charcuterie and cheeseboard.

Orton’s Brasserie: Tapas n Tinis Tuesdays & A la Carte Wednesdays

Finally, relative newcomer to the city Orton’s should be on everyone’s dining to-do list if you’ve not already been. The stunning interior of the Queen’s Building has been met with equally beautiful food and cocktails in this new restaurant in the city’s cultural quarter. They have two offers on Tuesdays and Wednesdays to tempt diners through the doors. Tapas n’ Tinis Tuesdays you can get 50% off up to £10 per person on their British Tapas menu, whilst on Wednesdays the offer applies to their A La Carte menu. The restaurant offers fresh, local, contemporary British cuisine which is lovingly prepared and expertly served.

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