Cheap restaurant deals and offers: All the places that kids can eat free this summer 2017, from TGIs to Carluccio’s

Whether you’re out to eat with your friends, family or other half, get it cheaper with these offers (Image: Getty)

As the school summer holidays get underway, dining out with the entire family can be an expensive treat – but it doesn’t have to be that way for much longer.

We’ve spied plenty of handy ‘kids eat free’ deals at major restaurant chains across the UK, including TGI Fridays, Toby Carvery and Jamie’s Italian, making life easier for parents looking to save some extra pennies.

If you don’t fancy any of the eateries offering free meals, a few other restaurants are also offering kids meals for £1 this summe, such as Carluccios and Frankie and Bennys. We’ve also listed those out below.

Best kids eat free deals

Now that the kids are off many restaurants have unveiled ‘kids eat free’ offers to lure in hungry familes. Here’s a round up of the best spotted so far…


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Even supermarket chain Morrisons are getting in on the action (Image: Getty)

Supermarket giant Morrison’s is offering free children’s meals at their in store cafes up and down the country. To redeem the freebie you must purchase an adult meal for £4 or more.


Giraffe’s fun menu has lots of variety and is great for all the family (Image: Giraffe)

Giraffe World Kitchen’s has launched a ‘Kids Eat Free’ meal when a full price adult main is purchased. The offer runs from now until September 3, 2017, but you can’t redeem it against any other promotion or set menu.

Las Iguanas

Las Iguanas
Las Iguanas is famed for its tapas (Image: Getty)

Mexican chili house, Las Iguanus also offers one free children’s meal with any adult meal. The deal only applies to the dinner a la carte menu only, and the free kids meal which includes a main, dessert and drink.

Got a small baby? La Tasca will give you free baby food for tiny tummies.

Unfortunately, diners can’t redeem the offer at Las Iguanas Royal Festival Hall, Resorts World or Center Parcs. Or on event days at The O2, Cardiff Mill Lane or Wembley.

The restaurant chain has also paired up with Aardman, giving kids the chance to choose a little character to take home every time they enjoy a meal from the Iggy & Friends menu this summer. There’s six toys to collect and limited stock.

Gordan Ramsay’s restaurant

Gordon Ramsay is also getting in on the action (Image: E+)

Gordon Ramsay’s upmarket restaurants are also getting in on the act. Kids under 12 will get a free meal from the children’s menu all day, every day at selected UK restaurants owned by the celebrity chef when dining with an adult.

Jamie’s Italian

Go gourmet with a trip to Jamie’s – for less than you think (Image: Getty)

Until 31st August, for every main course you order, one of your children can enjoy a meal at Jamie’s Italian for free. Although sadly for those flying out on holiday, the deal won’t be on offer at any airports.

TGI Fridays

TGI Friday
Get free sundaes on sundays at TGI this summer (Image: PA)

TGI are doing things a little different to the rest this summer, offering every child that comes into the restaurant in fancy dress a free ice-cream sundae, every sunday this summer.

Brewers Fayre

Brewers Fayre restaurant
Brewers Fayre’s freebie is deal for those going on a staycation this summer (Image: Evening Gazette)

Brewer’s Fayre are giving away two free kids breakfast when you buy an adult £8.99 breakfast meal at locations near a Premier Inn, or ultimate cooked breakfast for £6.25 at locations not near a Premier Inn. For full terms of the offer and timings it is available until check the Brewer’s Fayre website.

Toby Carvery

Fill up kids tummys with a tasty Toby Carvery (Image: Huddersfield Examiner)

For every adult main ordered at Toby Carvery, you can get one free kids meal this summer. However there are a few exceptions: You can only get the deal on mondays, and it only applies to kids under 10.

Kids eat for £1


An Italian food favourite

Until the 31st August, children can order a main dish, desert and soft drink for only £1 when they’re with an adult ordering a main.


Harvester salad bar
You can’t beat the Harvester salad bar (Image: Harvester)

When adults order a main course off the menu, kids can get theirs for just £1 until the 3rd September.

Frankie and Bennys

Frankie & Benny's
Frankie & Benny’s are famed for their big portions (Image: Mirrorpix)

All you have to do to bag your £1 kids meal is buy a full adult one as well.

Children can eat for just £1 at any Harvester or Sizzling Pubs branch nationwide when accompanied by an adult ordering a main meal.


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Where to find the best dining out deals

This is why it pays to plan if you’re dining out (Image: Getty)

When you’re planning a fun day out or date night the last thing you want to do is map out every last detail, down to where you’ll be grabbing lunch or dinner. But doing so can save you a small fortune off your bill.

There are plenty of websites online to look for great dining out deals – you just need to know where to look. and Virgin Experiences always offer discounted restaurant offers for a wide range of locations. Groupon, and Wowcher are also great online resources for finding local deals too.

If you’re an O2 customer, keep the O2 Priority app on hand as they also offer great value foodie deals too.

Tastecard can be a great investment if you regularly dine out

If you regularly dine out it may be worth investing in a Tastecard which promises to get you either 2 for 1 deals or 50% off at over 6000 UK restaurants. You can try it for 60 days for just a £1 over the summer with this promotional code: SUMMERPOUND17.

Best dining out deals this month

Deal highlights we’ve spotted for this month include a three course meal plus a glass of wine at Zizzi for two which costs £30 (usually £50.50).

Get 2 for 1 at a Chiquitos near you (Image: Chiquitos Chiquitos)

If you have a Tastecard you can bag 2 for 1 on starters, main courses and desserts at Chiquitofrom Sundays to Fridays. Their Mexican-style meals include classics like fajitas, nachos and now even tapas.

Treat yourself and someone special to a three course meal at Cafe Rouge and get free sparkling win thrown in for £39 ( normally £60) when you book with Virgin Experience Days. There are over 80 different locations across the UK you won’t have to look very far to find a branch where you can tuck into their classic French fare.

Greggs is giving away free coffee to loyalty card holders (Image: PA)

Although it can’t technically be classed as a restaurant, a freebies is a freebie, and this one doesn’t cost you a single penny. Sign up for an online account at Greggs and you’ll be rewarded with a free hot drink – without spending any money at all. You’ll also be given a free cake on your birthday, too. See the full benefits of a Greggs reward card here.

5 top tips for saving money when eating out

These little tricks can save you a fortune (Image: Getty)

1. Don’t get expensive fizzy drinks – they can really add up. Sticking to tap water can save you a lot of money, and mean that you have more cash to spend on your delicious food.

2. If you do want a drink, go during Happy Hour, where you can get 2 for 1 offers on alcohol.

3. Make use of voucher codes where possible, sites such as Savoo, Voucherbox and HotUKdeals . You can also get student discount at most restaurants and takeaways if you’re studying.

4. Check the menu beforehand so you know what you’re ordering before you’re put under pressure, or order three times the amount because you’re so hungry.

5. Sign up for newsletters to make sure that you’re always up to date on their latest offers and check online for cash back offers from sites such as Quidco and TopCashback before you leave. Quidco will even offer you £10 just for referring a friend.


Takeaway Deals, Discounts And Offers

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  • UberEATS deals
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Fancy a takeaway instead?

For when leaving the house is not an option (Image: Image Source)

If you’d rather not go for a major chain why not search Deliveroo and see what other pizza restaurants are available to order in your local area from via the delivery service here. Food from Pizza Express, Wagamama, Nandos and many other restaurants can all be delivered to your door, depending on your location.

If you’re a pizza fan we’ve sifted through all the latest deals – and even show you how to wangle a freebie takeaway worth £15 from Dominos in our takeaway pizza deals round up.

If Chinese or Indian is more to your liking we’ve also spotted a nifty way for you to get a free takeaway worth £15 from Hungryhouse this month too.


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