Eating out: food glorious food

Eating out was one of the little luxuries in life we weren’t going to give up but as the saying goes, there is no such thing as free lunch. It’s easy to enjoy a pretty affordable one though!

You can easily find online vouchers for 2-4-1 deals at main chain restaurants and many UK supermarkets allow you to convert their loyalty card points into restaurant tokens. If that sounds like a bit of a hassle, these little tips can help you save money with little effort:

  • Ditch the wine! As nice as it can be to have a glass or two with the meal, the price of alcohol easily bumps up the total bill. Tap water is free and you can always have a glass of wine at home afterwards. Alternatively, choose a place where you can take your own alcohol.
  • Go out at the beginning of the week. Monday and Tuesday nights are often quieter so many places have special offers to get customers in. One of my favourite independent pubs does a 2-4-1 deal on both nights and their food is always spot on, served with a smile.
  • Take advantage of lunch deals and early bird menus. A dinner out is lovely but meeting a friend over lunch is even better!
  • It doesn’t have to be a restaurant. Cafes and eateries can offer great food at more affordable prices, especially if you venture a little further from the city centre and its restaurants with high rents.

Are there any tips I have missed and you find useful? Do let us all know! IMG_5320


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