Navigating the list of restaurants participating in the UK's new government-funded 'Eat Out to Help Out' campaign, which launches in August, just got a little easier with the launch of new app by two young tech entrepreneurs and foodies.
By digitally listing the thousands of restaurants participating in the Government’s 50-per-cent-off scheme, tech entrepreneurs and designers, Michael Lawes and Jordan Ryan Madeley, are helping diners to locate their chosen destination at touch of a screen, instead of using the Government's more archaic system of posters and postcodes.
“The beauty of the app is that it’s a lot more than just a list of venues,” explains Lawes. “Each establishment can manage their own digital profile, upload all their information and menus, as well create posts such as other offers, events and news to drive new footfall. It can help showcase what makes them special, such as their local produce, a new ‘pop-up’ outdoor terrace or live music, for example."
The free app has already been downloaded by thousands since its launch and is available for venues and diners to download at www.eatouttohelpout.app
The Eat Out to Help Out scheme has been designed to encourage British people to support struggling bars, cafes and restaurants by dining out again. Over 30,000 businesses have already signed up to partake in the scheme, which offers a 50 per cent discount up to £10 on food, and is valid all day Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 3 to 31 August, in all parts of the UK.
Here's the pick of just a some of the participating restaurants in London so far ....
St JOHN and St JOHN Bread & Wine