Eat Out to Help Out: SW London areas ranked by meals eaten

Britons ate more than 100 million meals as part of Eat Out to Help Out last month, according to the Treasury.

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But how many discounted meals were consumed in your south west London constituency?

Initial figures have revealed that restaurant bookings surged as a result of the stimulus programme designed to boost the hospitality sector after it was hammered by the enforced closure of pubs, restaurants and cafes.

Diners received a state-backed 50% discount on meals and soft drinks up to £10 each between Mondays and Wednesdays in August.

We have ranked constituencies in south west London by how many meals were claimed for.

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1. Croydon North – 161,000 meals 

Croydon North topped the list, with 161,000 meals being claimed in across 151 eligible restaurants. A total of £705,000 discount was claimed for, with the average saving of £4.37 per meal.

2. Croydon Central – 155,000 meals 

Croydon Central came a close second, with 155,000 meals claimed in across 131 restaurants.

However, locals made more of the discount, claiming £953,000 back from the Government with an average per meal saving of £6.14.

3. Battersea – 143,000 meals 

Battersea came third, with 143,000 meals claimed across 175 restaurants. A total of £875,000 discount was claimed for, with an average saving of £6.13.

5. Esher and Walton – 111,000 meals

Esher and Walton saw 111,000 meals claimed across 114 restaurants. A total of £627,000 discount was claimed for, with an average saving of £5.66.

6. Tooting – 109, 000

Next came Tooting with 109,000 meals claimed across 157 restaurants. A total of £743,000 discount was claimed for, with an average saving of £6.82 .

7. Richmond Park – 86,000 meals 

Richmond Park claimed 86,000 meals across 143 restaurants. A total of £596,000 discount was claimed for, with an average saving of £6.97.

8. Twickenham – 75,000 meals 

Twickenham claimed 75,000 meals across 130 restaurants. A total of £75,000 discount was claimed for, with an average saving of £6.70.

9. Sutton and Cheam – 71,000 meals 

Sutton and Cheam came in close behind, with 71,000 meals claimed across 86 restaurants. A total of £350,000 discount was claimed for, with an average saving of £4.90.

10. Wimbledon – 61,000 meals 

Across 105 restaurants, Wimbledon claimed 61,000 meals. A total of £350,000 discount was claimed for, with an average saving of £4.90.

11. Epsom and Ewell- 55,000 meals 

Across 71 restaurants in the constituency, 55,000 meals were claimed for, adding up to a total of £338,000 discount. The per meal average was £6.11.

12. Carshalton and Wallington – 54,000 meals 

54,000 meals were claimed across 48 restaurants. A total of £245,000 discount was claimed for, with an average saving of £4.55.

13. Putney- 40,000 meals 

Across 82 restaurants in Putney, 40,000 meals were claimed for, adding up to a total of  £251,000 discount. The per meal average was £6.21.

14. Croydon South – 34,000 meals 

Croydon South saw 34,000 meals claimed across 81 restaurants. A total of £242,000 discount was claimed for, with an average saving of £7.15.

15. Mitcham and Morden – 14,000 meals 

In last was Mitcham and Morden, with 14,000 meals claimed for across 29 restaurants. This amounted to £87,000 savings, at an average of £6.23 per meal.

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