LATEST figures reveal how many Slough, Windsor, and Maidenhead diners took part in the Eat Out to Help Out scheme.

A breakdown of the figures for each parliamentary constituency was released by the government for the scheme – which was designed to encourage people to go out and support local participating restaurants and food outlets by giving diners up to £10 off a meal three days a week.

The figures are up to August 27, where Slough, Windsor, and Maidenhead saw a combined total of more than 156,000 meals served – with over £1 million of discounts claimed.

Windsor had 136 restaurants signed up with 96,000 discounts valued at £629,000 claimed during the scheme, with an average saving of £6.56 per meal.

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In neighbouring Maidenhead, 77 registered businesses served 60,000 meals with a total discount claimed of £355,000 and an average saving of £5.92 per meal.

Fifty-two restaurants in Slough were signed up to the scheme with 59,000 discounts valued at nearly £630,000, with an average saving of £4.69 per meal.

The South East in total had over 8,300 businesses registered with nearly 7 million meals claimed for and nearly £40 million of discounts claimed in total and an average discount per meal of £5.67.

The scheme ended on August 31 (Monday) – but some restaurants have announced they will be extending the discount.

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The true figure for the areas may be higher as large chains with more than 25 outlets are not required to provide individual details and are not included in the regional figures.