THE 'Eat Out to Help Out' scheme has launched throughout the UK and Vale of Glamorgan diners can eat-in for half the price.

The scheme operates throughout August, every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, up until – and including – the bank holiday, Monday, August 31.

Businesses who have signed up to the scheme will offer half price food and drink, up to a total value of £10 per person.

Diners will also be able to use other offers and discounts.


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Rhys Cafaro, co-owner of Paletta Pizzeria with wife Sara, said: “We are grateful to the government for this incentive – particularly on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday which would traditionally be quiet and we are thankful for all the support we have been given throughout lockdown with the takeaways.

"Now people can start to book and start to support us by coming in and sitting down.

“We look forward to welcoming all of our customers back."

The business has introduced lots of new Specials and pizzas following lockdown.

Mrs Cafaro added: “We’ve had lots of new customers as well."

Dave Lewis, owner of Whitmore + Jackson, in Friars Road, Barry Island, said: “It’s a really good way to give something back to your customers because I’m grateful to all those people who supported me before the lockdown.

“I’m very grateful to those who are coming out now and who are supporting me.

“The ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ thing is absolutely fantastic.

“As a business owner it doesn’t cost me anything at all though I need to invest some time in administering it.

“Pretty much everything you buy in the café you’re going to get at a 50 per cent discount.

“It’s really clear that customers who have come into me today (August 3) – some of which didn’t know I was doing it and even those who did know I was doing it – are absolutely delighted with the whole process.

“It’s a really good scheme.”

Registered establishments in Barry and Barry Island include Awesome Wales, Caesars, Costa Coffee, all in Holton Road; New Yang’s, The Eating Room, all in Thompson Street; Denise’s café, Woodham Road; Hang Fire Southern Kitchen, Academy Expresso Bar, both in Hood Road; The Little Olive, Lunch At Twelve, The Sir Samuel Romilly, in Broad Street; Paletta Pizzeria, Shahi Noor, Veman’s Junkfood at The Borough, in High Street; Whitmore + Jackson, K9 PLUS I, Cadwaladers, O'Shea's Fish and Chip Café, in Barry Island, Cariad Cafe Bar, and in The Parade.

Also taking part are Just Perfect Catering Ltd at Dow Silicones, Cardiff Road; the Master Mariner, in Skomer Road; McDonalds, in the Ty Verlon Industrial Estate; and Perrys Pitstop Café, Radian Garage, in Cardiff Road, Barry.

Romillys, Romillys Too, Mr Villa's Fish & More Restaurant, Bron-y-Mor, are operating the scheme in The Knap.

Sully establishments include The Sully Inn, Cog Road, Extra End CIC (Sully Indoor Bowls), South Road, Seashore Grill, Beach Road,

To find who is taking part, use the postcode checker at