Diners will soon be able to get money off their bills on certain days in August to encourage a return to cafes, pubs and restaurants.

It is hoped the "Eat Out To Help Out" scheme unveiled by the Chancellor will provide a boost to the struggling hospitality industry now that the national lockdown is easing.

The Government has released a list of every restaurant taking part in the discount scheme.

It will be available in August for less than half of the week and will not be valid on alcohol or on takeaways.

Discounts are capped at £10 or 50 per cent per person and to spend it you have to eat at a reopened cafe, restaurant or pub.

A number of Whitehaven premises after taking part in the scheme.

Zest Harbourside is just one taking place and owner Emma Andalcio is happy to be part of it.

She said: “I feel fab about being part of the scheme. There’s nothing to lose really.

“We’re happy to do it – it benefits us and it benefits the customers. It will help bring customers back.”

Unfortunately the scheme applies on two of the days Zest is closed therefore customers will only benefit on a Wednesday.

La Venue is also part of the scheme and has seen a huge spike in bookings since announcing they would be part of the scheme.

Simon Kelly, who runs the social media page for La Venue, and whose parents own the premises said: “Since we put the advertisement out we’ve had more than 150 bookings.

“It’s brilliant we are going to be fully booked. It will definitely help people. It’s definitely helped us. It’s great, it’s fantastic.

“It’s also a way for us to manage how many people come into our premises and to keep a log for track and trace.”

Food and drink will appear on the menu at full price, and the restaurant will deduct the money off the bill and claim it back from the government.