As Britons prepare to spend the four-day platinum jubilee weekend marking the Queen‘s 70th year on the throne, restaurants, supermarket and food delivery services have launched special deals and discounts to help the nation celebrate.
Queen Elizabeth II is the first British monarch to reach such a historic milestone, seven decades after she ascended the throne on 6 February 1952.
The extended bank holiday weekend, which starts on Thursday 2 June to Sunday 5 June, will see all four UK nations holding a series of big events to commemorate the occasion, from Trooping the Colour to a Platinum Party at the Palace concert, and a Platinum Jubilee Pageant to wrap the weekend up.
With tens of thousands of Britons planning to get involved in street parties, picnics and Big Jubilee Lunches throughout the weekend, many will be looking for the best deals and discounts for their royal feasting.
We’ve rounded up all the food and drink deals that you can enjoy during the bank holiday:
Instant delivery service Gopuff is giving customers a 25 per cent discount on its “Dine Like The Queen” food range from 1 to 7 June.
The range features more than 80 products of the Queen’s “favourite food”, Gopuff said, including dishes like English muffins with scrambled eggs and smoked salmon, Ham shavings and English mustard on sourdough bread, chicken with tenderstem broccoli, cauliflowers and carrots, and more.
According to the service, the range is “enough to feed a family of four for breakfast, afternoon tea, dinner and drinks during the entire jubilee weekend”. The 25 per cent discount could save you a total of more than ?70.
Get a free glass of prosecco when you order any of pizzeria chain Franco Manca’s jubilee specials over the bank holiday weekend.
The pizzas include a Meat Special, a Veg Special and a Vegan Special. While Franco Manca has not yet released the prices for the jubilee pizzas, their pizzas usually range from ?5.95 to ?9.95, with their latest special costing ?10.25.
Grab your corgi (or borrow a friend’s) and head to the Tamarind Tiger, a takeaway Indian restaurant on Baker Street in London, which is giving away free Chicken Tikka Bowls to anyone who brings their corgi to dine with them.
The offer is available only available from Monday 30 May to Wednesday 1 June, so be quick to nab this bargain.
Al Dente, a small but beloved Italian eatery based in Fitzrovia, London, is combining the Queen’s platinum jubilee and the Italian Republic Day to bring this deal to customers.
To celebrate both occasions, the restaurant is giving away 100 Tricolore Gnocchi dishes from 12pm on Thursday 2 June, the first day of the bank holiday weekend and the Italian Republic Day.
Boots’ meal deals are already a bargain at ?3.50 or less, but the health and beauty pharmacy chain has launched an exclusive and limited edition meal deal menu to celebrate the Queen’s jubilee.
The new meal deal, which is available now in participating stores, offers a snack and drink of your choice for ?3.59, slightly more than a regular deal.
You can choose from items such as the Vegan Coronation Veggies Wrap, Honey & Mustard Chicken Sandwich, Summer Garden Style Salad, and Victoria Sponge Slice.
Entering an Aldi competition could see you winning ?500 in supermarket vouchers that can go towards your “ultimate jubilee bash”.
The discount retailer has launched its Jubilee Street Party Fund that will see 10 lucky winners receiving the Aldi vouchers to buy food, drinks and decorations from its jubilee range.
To enter the competition for the chance to make some serious savings, visit Aldi’s Facebook page and tag your local community Facebook group or a neighbour to enter.
Entries are now open until 8am on Thursday 26 May.
Tastecard, a restaurant discount card that offers deals across the UK, has launched a limited-edition platinum tastecard that new sign-ups can win.
Winners of the jubilee-themed card will get free meals for an entire year.
People who sign up for a tastecard between 18 May and 6 June stand a chance to win the platinum card, but you must also to dine out with tastecard before 6 June to qualify.
However, you can get a special 70-day free trial if you sign up within the same time period. The subscription usually costs ?3.33 per month.
Max’s Sandwich Shop
Sandwich king Max Halley will delight Finsbury Park locals by giving away 100 Coronation Chicken sandwiches for free on Sunday 5 June from his sandwich shop.
The chef has partnered with Hellmann’s mayonnaise to create the special dish, whcih includes a creamy coronation sauce, chicken, pickled onions, mango chutney and crunchy Bombay mix, sandwiched between two slices of focaccia bread.
Head to Max’s Sandwich Shop between 11am and 3pm on Sunday 5 June. The 100 free sandwiches will be given away on a first come, first served basis, so be quick on your feet.
Beween Monday 30 May to Sunday 5 June, Burger King is marking down the price of its Chicken Royale from ?4.99 to just ?1.99, to celebrate the Queen’s jubilee.
The Vegan Royale will also be marked down to ?1.99 in the week leading up to the big weekend.
However, you have to download the Burger King app in order to claim the offer.
Burger King has also unveiled limited-edition Jubilee Crowns, which gives the fast food chain’s signature Burger Crown a royal makeover.
Designed by British artist Toby Triumph, the redesigned crown features 26 hand-drawn illustrations that each represent milestones from the Queen’s 70-year reign as well as Triumph’s own experience of growing up in the UK.
Greene King pubs
On Monday 30 May only, Greene King staff will be pulling pints across its 408 sites at the bargain price, which is the same as an average pint cost during the Queen’s 1952 coronation.
Anyone visiting a Greene King Local Pub or a Flaming Grill site will be able to claim a pint of Greene King’s IPA for just IPA by using the secret code word “1952” at the bar.
Visitors can only claim a maximum of one pint at the heavily-discounted price, so don’t forget your wallet.
With warnings of travel disruption, closed roads and delays over the jubilee weekend emerging, Beavertown Brewery has come up with a novel way to ease the traffic chaos in some of London’s busiest areas.
The beer company will set a “Beer Replacement Service” bus loose on Friday 3 June that will hand out free beers to commuters stuck in queues along the Euston to Green Park route from 12pm to 2.30pm.
Beavertown is also offering 50 people the chance to board the routemaster and be treated to a live DJ set on the bus, as well as free Beavertown merchandise and “all the chilled beer you could want”.
Keen customers over the age of 18 can enter for a place on the bus by emailing your name, telephone number and age to [email protected] and winners will be picked at random.