Restaurants, Bars And Shops Doing Discounts For NHS Staff

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The coronavirus pandemic has put immense pressure on NHS workers. As a way to say thank you, many restaurants and cafes are offering special deals and freebies to those working on the frontline against Covid-19.

Note: Lots of businesses that were offering NHS staff discounts — such as Pret and Itsu — have now shut their doors. This is a list of places that are still open as of Thursday 26 March.

Yard Sale Pizza

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Beloved east and north London mini-chain Yard Sale Pizza is offering 50% off for collection and 25% off for delivery for all NHS staff. Yard Sale is also delivering free pizzas to hospitals it has shops near: the Royal London, Whipps Cross and Homerton.

Yard Sale Pizza, multiple locations.


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While other major chain cafes have closed their doors, Leon remains open in the hope it can provide NHS staff and essential services somewhere to grab a bite to eat and drink. All meals for NHS staff are at 50% off. Also noteworthy is that some of their restaurants have now been transformed into mini supermarkets.

Leon, various locations.

By Chloe

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Even in these trying times always remember that #HealthIsWealth. So for all those NHS staff sticking rigidly to their plant-based diets throughout the lockdown, they’ll be glad to hear that By Chloe will give them a 50% discount.

By Chloe, locations in Tower Bridge, Oxford Circus and Covent Garden

Big Drop Brewing Co

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There’s nothing like a cold beer waiting in the fridge to greet you at the end of another taxing day. But you don’t want to have even the slightest hint of a hangover tomorrow (especially when your job is so vital), so decide to opt for an alcohol free option. That’s where Big Drop Brew Co come in: not only for NHS staff, but also those in all the emergency services, and health and social care professionals. They’re offering 30% off on delivery for all the aforementioned groups.

Big Drop Brewing Co, delivering to all of London and nationwide.

Ladies and Gentlemen

NHS workers might want a meal or a beer after a long shift. But what about when they need to really celebrate? Like kicking-off a two day break. Or maybe it’s your birthday. Something like that calls for cocktails! Luckily Ladies and Gentlemen — the bars that live in old converted loos — are giving NHS workers two free cocktails per order. And when you need to kick back into work gear, fear not, because there’s more than booze on offer — they also do Aryuvedic juices too.

Ladies and Gentlemen, Kentish Town and Camden Town.

The Athenian

Fancy some souvlaki or gyro to power you through the day? Look no further than The Athenian, as the Greek street food specialists are doing delivery. Mmmm… we can smell the halloumi from here. 50% off for NHS staff.

The Athenian, various locations.

Tom Dixon

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This might seem like an odd inclusion on the list, considering that Tom Dixon is usually a homeware store. However, the Coal Drops Yard location has transformed into a Fresh Food Hub, selling produce from nearby farms, bread baked daily upstairs in the Coal Office, and Liberty Wines. It’s open noon-7pm daily and doing a 50% discount for all NHS staff.

Tom Dixon, King’s Cross

Know any other businesses offering discounts to NHS staff? Shout them out in the comments below or get in touch.

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