You can now enjoy afternoon tea at M&S for just £1.75 per person

Whether you’re popping into your local store for a food haul haul or a fashion bargain, a pitstop in the M&S cafe is always a good idea. And now there’s an even better excuse to pay your nearest one a visit, as you can enjoy afternoon tea with your nearest and dearest for just £1.75 per person.

It’s all thanks to the Eat Out to Help Out scheme, which is seeing hundreds of eateries slash their prices by 50 per cent on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays to encourage us to return to their tables and tuck into our favourite dishes after months of coronavirus-enforced closures.

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But while you’ve probably already looked up the menu of your go-to restaurants to see what’s on offer, it’s easy to forget that even a bite to eat in a cafe will cost you less than normal on these days.

The M&S cafe afternoon tea, which includes a buttery scone, clotted cream, jam and of course, a cup of tea of your choice, would usually set you back £3.50 – already a fairly purse-friendly treat. But at £1.75 for the entire first half of the week? Well, it would almost be rude not to.

Fans on Instagram were thrilled to hear about the promotion, with one writing: ‘Great!! M&S scones are super delicious. Look forward to your afternoon tea,’ and another agreeing: ‘I am dying to have a scone with jam and whipped cream!’

Sadly for those who like a sandwich and some additional pastries with their scones, the full M&S afternoon tea spread isn’t available as of yet, but this new Eat Out to Help Out deal is a great way to get at least some of those summery flavours for an impressively low price.

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And if you really want the full experience, there are plenty of companies still offering afternoon tea deliveries across the country, with options for all budgets and dietary requirements up for grabs – so you can still get your scone fix even if your M&S cafe is yet to open.

For the full list of M&S cafes that are back up and running, check the M&S website here.