An Aberdeen restaurant has put a twist on the Eat Out to Help Out scheme after establishments were ordered to close.
Pinehurst Lodge in Dyce is attempting to make the most out of the newly enforced lockdown restrictions across the city.
Many businesses had geared up to take part in the UK Government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme this week.
However, the Pinehurst Lodge has announced its own initiative, offering discount for people ordering for collection that day.
The establishment is offering the deal every night until the restaurant is able to open to the public again.
Aimee Reid, director at Pinehurst Lodge, said: “Because we’re a hotel we’re still open, and our scheme means we can give something back to locals.
“It’s a hard time for everyone and a lot of people were looking forward to using the Government’s Eat Out to Help Out discount.
“We had a lot of families booked in and also a lot of older people who we haven’t seen in months.”
Due to the current lockdown on Aberdeen we have decided to make our own Deal!We have called it ‘EAT IN TO HELP…
In a statement online, the team said: “By ordering a collection from us you are helping us out and also Aberdeen, we know locals could travel to Aberdeenshire for meals to use the 50% off Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.
“All of our staff are deeply saddened by yesterday’s news about the local lockdown.
“We are a small family run hotel with a small team of staff who have been working extra over the past month to make sure the government guidelines at met.
“We assure you the chef cooking the meals will be wearing a mask at all times, the staff taking meals to your car will be wearing masks at all times.
“We have not been linked to any cases as of yet and none of our members of staff have been in contact with anyone who has been contacted by contact trace or any of the locations on the current list.
“We hope this will help your stay at home this next week a little easier.”
An HMRC spokesman said: “The UK Government has introduced a number of measures to support individuals and businesses as we emerge from the coronavirus pandemic. This includes particular support for the hospitality industry.
“As well as the Eat Out to Help Out scheme for dining in Monday to Wednesday in August, there is a temporary VAT reduced rate for hospitality, which covers hot takeaway food and hot takeaway non-alcoholic beverages as well as dine in.”