EATING out can be a wonderful treat but at times when money is tight it is often one that has to be sacrificed.
Eating a meal at one of your favourite restaurants can sometimes be a really expensive choice, but it does not have to be. There are some nights when cooking seems too much of a chore and a meal out really does seem to be the best option.
When you find yourself having one of those nights, keep in mind these tips for saving money on your dinner bill along with the offers available on comparison sites such as Moneysupermarket.com.
1. Lunches are always cheaper than dinners. Often major UK restaurants will give discount vouchers and codes for lunchtime menus as they are generally cheaper and less busy than in the evening.
2. Lots of UK restaurants offer a take away menu and this is definitely something to take advantage of. Also remember that you do not have to pay a service charge or pay over the odds for your drinks if you take away your food. This type of discount voucher is widely available for pizza places in particular.
3. Starters can be substituted for main meals. Opt to get a couple of starters to share rather than a full meal and your bill can be considerably less. You could also try adding a side of chips or a garden salad to your starter and you will feel as though you have eaten a main meal anyway- but had more choice.
4. Take advantage of buy one get one free deals on main courses. Lots of mainstream chain restaurants in the UK now offer these types of vouchers; some are even valid for Friday and Saturday nights.
Another great tip is to make sure you look out for restaurant vouchers
, these vouchers help you get money off your bill as well as other offers.
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