Eat Out to Help Out…


Eat out to help out? As if we need an excuse! The government has launched the new Eat Out to Help Out scheme to encourage people to visit their favourite eateries again, now that restrictions have eased.

This is a brilliant incentive to gather your friends and family together, get dressed up again (also no excuse needed) and enjoy a much-anticipated meal out in Middlesbrough whilst supporting our local businesses. And the best bit? Each person will get 50% off the bill (up to £10 per diner) and the government will cover the cost of the discount for the business – meaning everyone’s a winner.

The scheme launches Monday 3rd August and will be available all day Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays until 31st August at participating places (dine-in only). Soft drinks are included in the deal but alcohol is excluded.

So which places in Middlesbrough are taking part we hear you say? Plenty of our restaurants, pubs, cafes and eateries are on board with the scheme. We’ve put together a list of the places that have signed up; if your business is not on the list and you have registered to take part, let us know by emailing and we will add it on.

We’d love to hear where you’re looking forward to heading to the most – you can tag us in your foodie pics at @lovembro on Twitter and Instagram and @lovemiddlesbrough on Facebook.

Who is taking part?

Alkaline Kitchen


The Apple Tree

Baker Street Kitchen

Bedford St Kitchen

The Blue Bell

Brewhouse (Captain Cook Square)

Cafe Etch

Central Park

Chadwick’s Inn Maltby

The Copperstone

The Coronation

The Corner  – Rountons Coffee (in Debenhams)

The Corner Café (near MacDonalds)

Coulby Farm pub

Creams Café

Cook’s Café (Stewart Park)


Esquires Coffee House


Geek Retreat

Jean’s Kitchen


Icestone Gelato

Isaac Wilson



Mannequin Café


Olivellos Ristorante

Orchard Cafe (Dundas Shopping Centre)


Peri Peri Original Middlesbrough

Persian Cottage

Prickly Pear

Rounton Coffee Shop (Bedford Street)

Rounton Coffee Shop (The Corner, inside Debenhams)


The Silver Spoon

Sporting Lodge

Stainton Inn

Sticky Fingers bar

Swatters Carr

Ta Moko

Tea House Middlesbrough

Tipsy Cow

The Twisted Lip

Turtle Bay

Uno Momento

Uno Ristorante


Wonky Carrot

You can also head to the government’s website here and check out the full list of places participating within a 5 miles radius of your postcode.


Wherever you choose to go – bon appetite!

Buy Boro

If you’re wanting to know more about which local independent businesses are open and trading then Buy Boro has lots of useful information, including B2B services.