This is a regularly-updated list of restaurant vouchers, deals, and offers (for shopping, days out & more, see full Deals page).
We aim to ensure all vouchers can be used by everyone (unless stated). Most vouchers have restrictions, so check they're valid on the day you want to go, and present them before you order.
Whether it's a retailer or restaurateur, airline or air-conditioner seller, computer shop or car rental company, there are always two main risks. Either it's a dodgy company, or it's a legit company that has financial problems and goes bust.
The aim of these tips is to help you minimise the risks.
Quite simply, its customers are immediately transformed into creditors. This hits hardest if you've ordered goods or tickets from them, and not had delivery, as then you become one of a line of people trying to get your money back out of the company's assets, and you usually get back much less than you paid in.
Even if you've had delivery, if the company you bought from goes under and there's a problem with the goods, it can mean you've no comeback.
While MoneySavingExpert.com endeavours to check deals are valid, we don't check companies ' finances. Even huge names like MFI and Woolies have folded, so it's very important you use the right strategies to stay protected where possible.
Pay by credit card for something over £100, and Section 75 laws supercharge your consumer rights.
Unlike debit cards, cheques or cash, pay in full or part (even just £1) on a credit card and by law the lender's jointly liable with the retailer.
This means you have exactly the same rights with the card company as you do with the retailer. So if it goes bust, you can simply take your complaints there instead and get money back if there's no delivery.
Yet it's important you ALWAYS REPAY IN FULL each month, so there's no interest cost. See the full Section 75 guide.
Section 75 doesn't apply to purchases under £100, but there's still an option which can help. It isn't a legal protection, just Visa, Mastercard and Amex's rules, but it's a good back-up.
Spend on a Visa, Mastercard or Amex credit card or any debit or charge card. If the goods don't appear, you can try to ask your bank/card provider to reclaim the cash from the seller's bank, so long as you complain within 120 days of realising there’s a problem. See the Chargeback guide for full details.
Bogus websites are often set up to cash in on popular products like Ugg boots and Tiffany necklaces, so be wary if it's an unfamiliar site. And don't think that because it appears on a reputable search engine, that makes it a reputable site - always check.
Most folk know to look for a security padlock on the bottom right of a website, but that doesn't mean the site's legit, just that payment's secure.
To find out who registered the site and when, search the Whois database. Reputable firms should also appear on the Companies House site, the UK Government's official companies register. Be very wary of businesses with just a PO Box or email address.
Study the site's worldwide web ranking on Alexa. Anything in the top 100,000 means it's reasonably big and a good, though not foolproof indication of legitimacy. Do a quick Google search for other shoppers' experiences.
Crucially, ensure your security's up-to-date - free software can be downloaded to your computer in about five minutes. Full details in the Free Antivirus Software guide.
Many people are surprised to learn you've MORE rights buying online (or by telephone/catalogue) due to the Distance Selling Regulations.
These give you a legal right to send most goods back within seven days for a full refund (including outward delivery costs), even if there's no fault. You'll usually need to pay for the return delivery. Read Consumer Rights for a full guide.
However, of course, this is balanced by the fact ordering online automatically means there's a time gap between ordering and delivering - when the company has your money. So if it goes bust during that time, the distance selling rights don't help.
Ultimately, there is always a risk that a company can go bust. If the above routes don't apply, then you have to make a decision about whether you're willing to take the risk of parting with your cash.
Don't be scared of this. Every day we all make transactions based on trust, and this is part of that, but do balance up the amount you're spending against the risk. Don't give large amounts of money to a company you're not sure about.
Register 'n' print this Prezzo voucher to get two mains for £12.95 (oddly, it's come down in price from £13.50 when we featured this last Oct) at most restaurants until Sun 4 May. It's valid Sun - Fri, but excludes the Easter bank holiday weekend.
One voucher's good for the whole table but it excludes takeaways.
Excludes Belfast and these London branches: Euston, Glasshouse Street, King’s Cross Station, Marble Arch, Mayfair and Northumberland Avenue.
Choose from classic and light pizza and pasta, flatbread pizzas, calzones, risotto, salads, filled pasta and al forno. But the offer excludes grills (the mains section of the menu) VIPizzas, executive pizzas, specials, small plates and the children's super chefs menu.
It's not valid with other offers, discounts, set menus, Tesco tokens and takeaways.
Register with VoucherCodes* and get 30% off food at most Strada restaurants till Wed 30 Apr.
It's valid for up to six people, but be careful, as it excludes Saturdays, bank holidays (Fri 18 and Mon 21 Apr) and some branches altogether – they’re listed below.
Note: By registering you will not only get VoucherCodes' emails, but also Strada's.
Excludes Center Parcs restaurants, as well as the following London branches:
Can't be used with any other offer, voucher, set, specials, or lunch menu. Also excludes Tesco Clubcard tokens, Nectar points, Gourmet Society and Tastecards.
Only valid at the restaurant you choose when registering. Excludes takeaway and breakfast orders.
Print this La Tasca voucher, fill in your details and get 3for2 tapas to share for up to eight people. It’s valid Sun-Fri until Wed 30 Apr (excluding Easter bank holidays - Fri 18 and Mon 21 Apr) at any of its restaurants.
The voucher’s valid on the 'tapas to share' menu only, which includes seafood, meat and vegetarian choices.
The cheapest of the three tapas dishes will be free. You can order as many dishes as you like and still get the offer - so if you order nine dishes, you’ll only pay for six.
Register with Loch Fyne and get a voucher for 25% off food from the a la carte menu and daily specials for up to six people at most restaurants until Wed 30 Apr (excluding Fri 18- Mon 21 Apr). You can either print the voucher or show it on your smartphone.
Careful though, the offer's not valid after 6pm on Sat. There are a couple of other restrictions - more info on those below.
Not valid on set, breakfast, Fyne Dine, 'Easter Family Favourites, special event menus and can't be used with any other offer, including the Loch Fyne Friends card.
Excludes the following branches:
Register with Crown Carveries (or sign-in to your account) and get a voucher for 15% off your food and drink bill after 7pm every Mon - Sat until Sat 19 Apr. You must buy a drink and a main meal each to get the discount and the voucher's valid on set menus too.
Use it at nearly all branches (just not Lakeview) and one voucher’s good for a table of six.
Simply walk into a Harvester any day of the week and you’ll get a selected main, unlimited salad and soft drink, plus a Sunday Best sundae for £9.99.
The unlimited salad is usually free when you buy a main meal but with some of the mains hitting £9 alone, you can save up to £5 with this offer.
Choose between six mains, plus a tea or coffee, or unlimited soft drink. If you fancy something stronger, you can get a pint of Carling (usually around £3) for £1 extra or another alcoholic drink (options depend on the restaurant, some will offer a glass of wine).
Kids can also get in on the action for £5. It includes any children's main meal, unlimited salad and a kids' Sundae Best ice-cream, saving you around 30p - 70p.
If you want your pizza delivered, enter the code AF111R online at Pizza Hut Delivery* (or quote when ordering by phone). You’ll get 2for1 on medium or large pizzas, BUT you must purchase a side (cheapest of these is coleslaw or a side salad for £1.99).
If you don't mind collecting, get the same 2for1 without having to buy a side. All you need to do is enter the code AF112A online at Pizza Hut Delivery*, or quote the code when ordering by phone or in-store.
Both codes are valid till Sun 20 Apr. You’ll get the cheapest pizza free.
Enter the code NQHSQWRK when you order online with Domino's* and get 25% off when you spend £25 or more. Valid at all its restaurants till Wed 30 Apr for collection and delivery. Excludes drinks and ice creams.
It's back again! Get a whopping 18-voucher offer sheet with Burger King. This time round it includes:
All vouchers must be printed and used by Sun 4 May.
The vouchers are valid at most branches, but there are some exclusions (there's more info below).
As Burger King is a franchise, it can't guarantee that all restaurants are participating. The offer excludes theme park branches, and it's likely many motorway, airport and railway branches won't accept the vouchers either. Check ahead if you're making a special trip.
Each offer also has some other individual T&Cs, so check these before you try to use them. It's limited to one voucher per person and it can't be used with other offers.
Enter the code AF1122 online at Pizza Hut Delivery*, or quote over the phone or at the counter. Pick from a choice of five 11'' Italian based pizzas: Margherita, Meat Feast Original (Mega Meaty in NI), Veggie Vegetable Supreme, Pepperoni Feast and Hawaiian.
Prices vary, but a medium Meat Feast pizza can usually cost up to £14, so this is a decent saving.
Valid till Sun 20 Apr for collection only.
Register with PizzaExpress and get a voucher for 25% off your food bill between Mon-Thu and Sun after 5pm, until Sun 25 May (excluding Sun 20 Apr- Mon 21 Apr). One voucher's enough for the whole table and you can either print it or show on your smartphone.
It includes takeaway orders, but not those made online. Be aware, there are a lot of excluded restaurants - see more info below.
It's valid on the Piccolo menu but excludes Calzone and Calabrese pizzas, and the Dolcetti dessert.
Cannot be used with any set menu (including the Express Lunch and takeaway set menus) or other offers (including Tesco vouchers/codes, Nectar, NUS extra and Tastecard). Excludes upgrades and extra toppings.
It’s valid at the restaurant you choose when registering, though it excludes these London restaurants: Earl’s Court and Olympia exhibition centres, Brent Cross shopping centre, both Westfield shopping centres, or at PizzaExpress jazz clubs, music rooms or pop-up restaurants.
Also not available at these central London restaurants - Haymarket, Bow Street, Strand, St. Martin’s Lane - from 5pm–7.30pm Tue-Thu.
Finally, also excludes Fulham, Twickenham, Richmond, Baker Street, The O2, Southampton Oxford Street or Southampton West Quay restaurants when sports or entertainment events are on.
Register 'n' print this Carluccio's voucher to get a free bottle of Sicani red or white wine (usually £13.95) when you buy two mains. If either of these aren't your tipple you can get two 660ml bottles of Peroni Nastro Azurro (usually £5.95 each) or £13.95 off any other wine bottle instead.
It's valid at all of its restaurants for three months after you sign-up. One voucher can only be used per bill and it's for new sign-ups only. This is an ongoing offer. Please be Drinkaware.
Mains start from around £8, so with the free wine on top you could save up to 53%.
Sign-up to Sizzling Pubs' newsletter and get £5 off your food bill when you spend £10 or more. It's an ongoing offer, for up to six people, valid for 14 days from the date you register at any of its restaurants.
Valid Mon-Fri only, excluding bank holidays.
Sign up free to the Miller & Carter newsletter by Fri 18 Apr and get a voucher for a free 175ml glass of house wine when you buy a main meal until Fri 25 Apr. If you don't fancy wine, you can get a soft drink instead.
Register with Ember Inns and you'll get a voucher for a free starter or pudding when you order a main meal. You can use the voucher at all Ember Inns and only one voucher can be used per person, per visit. Register by 7 Jul 2014 to get it.
Sign up to Hungry Horse’s newsletter and get a free Super Sundae (usually £3.29-£3.69). It's valid at all of its restaurants for 28 days from the date the voucher is sent. Print or show on your smartphone to redeem.
There’s no minimum spend so you don’t need to order anything else. The offer’s ongoing but could end at any point so get in fast!
If you fancy a bit of 'cloak and dagger' identity, mystery shopping can be great fun. My partner and I did it at university and dined out on gratis grub about twice a month - it was a great way to treat ourselves when money was tight.
Stick to the budget you're given and you dine out for nowt, or if you fancy spending a bit more, you can treat it as a discount. The reports take about an hour to write, and I recommend completing it the same evening so you don't forget any of the details.
Every Sunday, buy an adult carvery (£7.29) at Crown Carveries, and get a kid aged under 10 a smaller one for free (usually £4.29). This means a family of 2 adults and 2 children get both kids' meals free.
There's no voucher to print, simply walk in to get the offer. Crown says this is an ongoing offer, and it's available at all its restaurants.
Kids (up to 13yrs) can get a totally free meal at Debenhams Cafe or Restaurant worth £4.50 EVERY DAY, ANYTIME till Sun 27 Apr. There's no limit on the number of kids in a group, though an adult has to be there. Crucially, Debenhams has confirmed the adult doesn't need to buy an adult meal, or spend any money in-store.
As it's one meal per child, per day, theoretically (from Wed 16 April), you could visit 11 times before it expires. That's £50 worth of food for one kid!
What do you get? Any kids'-sized meal. Examples include a four piece breakfast, fish and chips, a mini-carvery or a packed lunch (this includes a drink).
Why is Debenhams doing this? We think Debenhams hopes by the time adults get the kids through the store, they'll spend some cash or at least have a cuppa. But you don't have to!
The offer is nationwide.
The only kids' meals we saw advertised in our local Debenhams were fish and chips and a sandwich which includes a drink (see pic). When I asked the sales assistant if anything else, a half-sized carvery or sausage and mash was also offered. So make sure you ask staff what the options are.
Simply walk into any Table Table restaurant by 5pm Thu 17 Apr and when you buy an adult main from the restaurant menu, you'll get a free main (usually £3.99) for kids.
During school term-time, the offer runs every Mon-Fri till 6pm.
Update to come:
We've asked Table Table what the age limit is for kids and if there's a max number of kids allowed per table but it hasn't responded yet. We're also waiting to hear whether you need to be seated or to have paid the bill by 5pm in order to get the free meal. We'll update you here once we have confirmation.
Simply walk in to All Bar One from 5pm Sun - Thu and get two courses (either starter and main or main and pud) for £10. This is an ongoing offer which could save you around £5. Excludes Birmingham Airport and it can't be used with any other offer.
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