Now the school holidays are fully underway, treating the family to a meal out can be mega expensive, but it doesn’t have to be that way.
Many major chains offer ‘Kids Eat Free’ meals, including those that the adults will like too!
From TGI Fridays to Toby Carvery, Frankie & Benny’s plus loads more, going out no longer has to break the bank.
There are so many offers to lure in hungry families like us, but here’s a round up of the best I’ve spotted so far…
Available every day, all day, kids eat free with every paying adult. Main, drink, and dessert are included, plus there’s no need for a voucher, just turn up and save!
Total saving for two kids: £13.00
From now until 3rd September 2017, every kid can get a meal for £1 when you buy an adult main course.
Total saving for two kids: £9.98
For every main meal you order, a kid can eat free up until 31st August.
Total saving for two kids: £20.85
We love taking the kids to eat at Las Iguanas. Until 3rd September 2017, every adult meal ordered from the a la carte menu comes with a free kids meal, which includes a drink and dessert as well!
Total saving for two kids: £11.80
After a busy day out, nothing brings more arguments than what we’re going to have for dinner. This summer Sizzling Pubs are offering to feed a family of four for £10-£12 Monday to Friday.
Also, by signing up for their newsletter, you’ll receive a £5 off voucher for your next meal.
Total saving for two kids: £5.98
There are loads of promotions going on at La Tasca.
If you have one of their loyalty cards, then you receive 20% off your meal, seven days a week.
Also, over the summer, ‘Kids Eat Free’ every single day, all day when an adult buys a main meal.
Total saving for two kids: £11.90
There’s no voucher, you can just go on any Sunday or Bank Holiday Monday and kids eat for £1, with every adult ordering a main.
Total saving for two kids: £6.38
Frankie & Benny’s
We don’t go often, just because we normally find F&B expensive, but there are a few good offers on this month.
Download their app, and receive 33% off your food bill until 13th August 2017.
Valid all every day, kids can eat for £1 until 5th September. Every child ordering with an adult will receive a meal for a pound, 2 sides, dessert, and drink.
Just remember to download the app to qualify.
Total saving for two kids: £12.90
Pasta is about the only thing I know my kids will eat right now, so Bella Italia is like our second home. Kids can eat free with every paying adult, which includes a starter, meal, dessert and unlimited squash.
It’s not valid on a Saturday though and there are a few branches that aren’t running it, including my local one! Boo! Check out their website for the full list.
Oh, and remember your voucher, which you can get online.
Total saving for two kids: £15.90
No free or pound meal here, but TGI’s are offering every child that comes into a restaurant in fancy dress a free ice cream sundae, every Sunday!
Total saving for two kids: £9.90
If you think you’re going to be going out more than once in 30-days, then it might be worth looking into these….
Signing up to the 30-day free trial (and remembering to cancel) will get you either 2 for 1 meals or 25% off your bill at loads of big restaurants. Our favorites are Prezzo, Cafe Rouge, and Strada.
Sign up to their one-month free trial (remember to cancel after 30 days if you don’t want to be charged) and receive 50% off at over 7,000 restaurants around the UK. These include Pizza Express, Zizzi, ASK, Cafe Rouge, GBK, Strada, and Prezzo.
Being a Kids Pass member offers you loads of ‘Kids Eat Free’ options not open to us mere mortals. It also includes 40% off cinema tickets and 57% off thousands of days out. You can join now for £1 for a trial membership.
If you’re an O2 customer, then sign up to use priority. Using the dedicated app, you can receive location preferred deals just for you!
My 5 Top Tips for Saving Money When Eating Out with Kids
1. Avoid fizzy drinks: They really do add up and fill you up. Stick to tap water, meaning you have more cash for your meal and less gas in your stomach, meaning the kids will eat more and snack less.
2. Going to places that offer free salad is a winner. That way the kids fill up on that on their main meal and are less likely to want dessert.
4. Check the menu beforehand so you know what you’re ordering. It’s well known that you buy more when you’re hungry, so walking in knowing what you’re all having can save you loads.
I will keep adding to this list if I find any more. Please remember to read the fine print!
Boring stuff: We recommend checking with each restaurant for the full terms and conditions of any offer you’d like to use, checking for information on which restaurants may or may not be participating in the offer, plus time/day specifications.