Get Your Voucher On

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In this day and age, there is no excuse to pay full price for a meal in a high street restaurant. Although Italian-inspired chains such as Strada, Pizza Express and Zizzi are very reasonably priced, you can afford to eat there twice as often when you find the right vouchers!

Thanks to websites like Groupon, KGB Deals, Voucher Codes and Living Social, the hungry hungry hippos of London (like me) can dine out for half the price. You’ll regularly see deals featured for up to 70% off, set menu offers, 2 mains for £12 or Buy One Get One Free (elegantly abbreviated as BOGOF). With everything else in London being so expensive, it comes as a sweet relief to make savings where you can - especially on such a yummy activity.

To make it an occasion, choose a picturesque area of London - perhaps somewhere overlooking the river. There are some restaurants along the bank-side with beautiful views for a backdrop to your dinner. Book a Southbank Taxi to take you there; if you choose to book a taxi online, you could save pennies there too! It works out around 30% cheaper than hailing a black cab, and it means you’ll get to travel in comfort.

To take advantage of online discounts and offers, all you need is a valid email address and a means of paying online (such as a credit/debit card or a Paypal account). A quick search on the Internet will show you just how many places there are to eat on the cheap - no more Friday nights in for you!

Published: 3 Feb 2012

Author: Bryony Cooper

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