Eat Out To Help Out : A Foodie Review.
‘Eat Out to Help Out‘ has launched here in the UK (yipee!!) And if you’re not familiar with it, it’s a scheme that offers diners 50% off meals and non-alcoholic drinks (up to £10 per person) every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday throughout August.
The government has advised that it is 50% discount upto a maximum of £10 discount per person. So if your meal should have cost £7.50 then you’ll pay £3.75. And if your meal is £20, then you would get a £10 discount (50% off). However, if your meal was £30, you’d still get your £10 discount but it would be 33% off not 50% off.
You don’t need a voucher, you can use it at the same time as other offers, discounts and there is no minimum spend. Simply put, you’ll save quite a few pennies and most likely have a really great time whilst doing so!
From award-winning restaurants and traditional countryside pubs, to ice cream shops and cafes, hundreds of business across the country have signed up to the scheme. By taking advantage of the ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme you’ll be supporting local independent businesses whilst enjoying incredible food and drink. It’s a win win all round if you ask me.
With so many places to choose from, I wanted to put together a quick round-up of some of my favourite spots across Bath and London to tempt and tease your taste buds! It’s been a long time since I wrote a foodie review so this was an absolute joy to put together.
Grounded Coffee Company, 9 Whitechapel Road, Whitechapel, London E1 1DU.
I genuinely do believe that Grounded is one of the best and underrated spots for brunch in London. Situated in Whitechapel, it’s a real hidden gem so much so, Ems (aka @thefitlondoner) and I have been back twice and that’s saying something for us foodies.
The portion sizes are fantastic, it’s brilliant value for money and the coffee is top notch. The staff are friendly, accommodating and most importantly, they’re really clued up with everything Covid-19 related.
We both had poached eggs on sourdough w/ smoked salmon with a dressed side salad washed down with an oat-milk long black #basic. The price before #eatouttohelpout was great so now, it’s even better and more affordable way to start the day!
The Ivy Brasserie Bath, 39 Milsom St, Bath BA1 1DS.
Home to one of the most impressive and decorative ceilings in Bath, the former NatWest branch on Milsom Street was transformed around 2 years ago and is now a highly sought out destination – with good reason.
We began the way all of the best evenings begin, with a cheers. My mum enjoyed the first of a few (!) glasses of Prosecco and I opted for something pretty and pink – a Rhubarb & Raspberry G&G cocktail. A real delight. First round of drinks done, we were escorted to our table and ordered our first course – smoked salmon on rye bread.
Starters and drinks done, it was time for the main event. I chose the Roast Salmon fillet with asparagus, tenderstem broccoli and a mix green salad whilst opposite me, my Mum chose the special – Seabass with Fennel and Capers topped w/ red pepper tapenade. Aaand, because no dinner date is complete without dessert, we shared the filled salted caramel truffles. You don’t need me to tell you twice how delicious they were!
Need I say more? If you haven’t visited The Ivy Bath Brasserie yet and you’re looking for a showing-stopping dinner, put it on the top of your list but be sure to book in advance. Monday through Wednesday they’re getting very booked up!!
Holy Shot, 155 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 7DG.
Located in Shoreditch, this coffee and brunch spot offers everything you need to spend a lazy morning or afternoon with your loved ones. Small yet comfortable, the minimalistic ambiance is super relaxing, the staff are accommodating and oh so friendly – nothing is too much trouble.
I accidentally stumbled upon Holy Shot whilst walking toward Brick Lane and just knew I had to return. They have every type of milk under the sun, a delicious array of sweet snacks and an awesome aussie inspired breakfast/ brunch menu.
Starting with a long black and a flat white, which may I add was just perfect, we grabbed a table outside and oogled the menu. Seeing as we’d just been to the gym, it was safe to say we were very ready for a re-fuel!
I ordered the granola bowl – thick greek yoghurt, maple and banana granola topped w/ seasonal berries and agave syrup. Matt chose a more traditional brunch dish; avocado on sourdough w/ smoked salmon finished with a sprinkling of chilli flakes and tabasco. DE-LISH.
The cafe’s atmosphere fits right in with the cool kid vibes of Shoreditch, the smiling faces of the lovely waitress’ and good coffee makes this place a must on your next brunch excursion.
It’s been a long time since we’ve been able to enjoy eating out and the new scheme means we’re able help the hospitality industry get back on its feet whilst being mindful of our precious and hard-earned pennies.
Have you been anywhere for breakfast, brunch or dinner that you’d recommend? I’d love to start adding to my ever-growing wish list!
Don’t forget to eat and drink responsibly. Happy Dining! #StaySafe
* I was kindly invited to The Ivy & Holy Shot but as always, all views and opinions are honest.