Local restaurants including Hartnett's Cafe Murano Bermondsey and Pizzaro’s eponymous Pizarro restaurant and tapas bar José have pledged to mirror the Government's Eat Out to Help Out (EOHO) discount offer in some form throughout September, in order to build on the momentum created by the scheme in August.
Other restaurants on Bermondsey Street that have pledged to take part include French bistro Casse-Croûte; ramen specialist Hakata; and Italian seafood restaurant Baccalà.
While there are many restaurants across the UK extending the EOHO discount, which offered eat-in customers at participating hospitality venues a 50% discount up to £10 per person on all food and non-alcoholic drinks between Mondays and Wednesdays throughout August, into September at their own expense, seeing a cluster of businesses unifying to extend the scheme together is striking.
As well as restaurants, other local businesses have also pledged their own offers in order to help drive footfall in the local community.
Boutique gift shops Lovely and British and Bermondsey 167 will both offer 20% off purchases between Mondays and Wednesdays throughout, as will barbershop Choppers.
"Bermondsey Street has been a hub of activity for many months, with locals loyally supporting all the Bermondsey restaurants and independent businesses via takeaway and more recently through the Eat Out scheme," says Hartnett.
"We’re proud to be a part of this community spirit and hope that by all joining together during September, we can keep momentum going and the street buzzing."
For an in-depth look at the impact of Eat Out To Help Out, and what the decision by individual businesses to extend the offer might mean for the sector in the medium to long term, click here.