People in Rayleigh and Wickford had the highest discount of all the UK’s constituencies – an average saving of £8.22 per meal.
Restaurants in Birmingham Hall Green claimed the highest sums of money under the government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme last month.
The average claim per restaurant in the constituency was over £14,200, with £2.3m received by the 165 restaurants there that took part in the initiative.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak said anyone eating at a participating outlet Monday to Wednesday during the month of August could have a state-funded 50% discount on food and soft drinks up to a maximum of £10, with restaurants claiming the money back from the government.
Eat Out to Help Out has been deemed an overwhelming success after it encouraged many people to return to restaurants following the coronavirus lockdown.
Now the scheme has ended, official government figures have been released showing the number of registered restaurants, meals claimed for, total amount of discount claimed, and the average discount per meal in each UK parliamentary constituency.
The government says its figures only include businesses with 25 or fewer participating outlets.
Bristol North West had the highest number of meal claims (3,245) per restaurant, followed by Filton and Bradley Stoke in South Gloucestershire (2,615), Birmingham Hodge Hill (2,500), Harlow in Essex (2,369) and Corby in Northamptonshire (2,217).
Birmingham Hall Green had the highest amount of money claimed back by each restaurant. Llanelli in Carmarthenshire was next with £13,946, followed by Birmingham Hodge Hill (£12,879), East Londonderry in Northern Ireland (£12,547) and Bradford East (£11,689).
This indicates the scheme has had a better impact in these areas, as customers tended to spend more on average and eateries recouped more cash from the government.
People in Rayleigh and Wickford in Essex had the highest discount of all the constituencies – an average saving of £8.22 per meal, while the lowest was in Liverpool Walton at £2.80. The UK average was about £6.
Of the home nations, the scheme seems to have been most popular in Northern Ireland, recording the highest number of meals and total amount of discount claimed per restaurant: 1,263 and £7,316.
In English regions, the popularity of the scheme has been higher in the West Midlands, North West and South West, with an average of more than 1,000 meals claimed per restaurant and more than £5,800 per restaurant claimed.
In London, diners claimed an average of 755 meals per restaurant.
People in the City of London and Westminster, the area with the highest number of participating restaurants (1,498), got through a whopping 849,000 meals and enjoyed a total discount of £6,058,000.
This was the highest number of meals by far anywhere in the UK under the initiative.
The second highest number of meals eaten was Manchester Central where they tucked into 614,000 as part of the scheme.
In Glasgow North East, 559,000 meals were consumed, while in Glasgow Central people ate 554,000.
Next highest was Liverpool Riverside with 436,000 meals, followed by Edinburgh South West (416,000) and Birmingham Ladywood where people tucked into 402,000.
In Northern Ireland, Belfast South had the most meals in the scheme at 374,000.
Up to 27 August, the total number of meals claimed in the UK was 114,156,000 which accounts for a total discount of £659,391,000 in 127,625 restaurants.
Independent businesses and larger chains were among the establishments to have taken part, and some have said they will continue to offer the price-reduction despite the government ruling out extending the scheme beyond its end date of 31 August.
Here are the top three constituencies by region in terms of how many meals were eaten in the scheme
Newcastle upon Tyne Central: 277 restaurants, 306,000 meals, £1,977,000 discount claimed, £6.46 average discount per meal
Newcastle upon Tyne East: 305 restaurants, 172,000 meals, £1,153,000 discount claimed, £6.71 average discount per meal
Berwick-upon-Tweed: 149 restaurants, 137,000 meals, £826,000 discount claimed, £6.03 average discount per meal
Manchester Central: 531 restaurants, 614,000 meals, £4,240,000 discount claimed, £6.91 average discount per meal
Liverpool, Riverside: 412 restaurants, 436,000 meals, £2,750,000 discount claimed, £6.31 average discount per meal
Blackpool South: 162 restaurants, 311,000 meals, £1,189,000 discount claimed, £3.82 average discount per meal
YORKSHIRE AND THE HUMBER
Leeds Central: 367 restaurants, 294,000 meals, £1,803,000 discount claimed, £6.13 average discount per meal
Scarborough and Whitby: 213 restaurants, 269,000 meals, £1,423,000 discount claimed, £5.29 average discount per meal
Sheffield Central: 351 restaurants, 245,000 meals, £1,535,000 discount claimed, £6.26 average discount per meal
Boston and Skegness: 148 restaurants, 237,000 meals, £945,000 discount claimed, £3.99 average discount per meal
Nottingham East: 280 restaurants, 211,000 meals, £1,359,000 discount claimed, £6.44 average discount per meal
Corby: 92 restaurants, 204,000 meals, £649,000 discount claimed, £3.18 average discount per meal
Birmingham Ladywood: 396 restaurants, 402,000 meals, £2,347,000 discount claimed, £5.83 average discount per meal
Birmingham Hall Green: 165 restaurants, 358,000 meals, £2,344,000 discount claimed, £6.55 average discount per meal
Birmingham Hodge Hill: 116 restaurants, 290,000 meals, £1,494,000 discount claimed, £5.16 average discount per meal
EAST OF ENGLAND
North West Cambridgeshire: 194 restaurants, 224,000 meals, £1,270,000 discount claimed, £5.67 average discount per meal
North Norfolk: 152 restaurants, 203,000 meals, £1,012,000 discount claimed, £4.98 average discount per meal
Suffolk Coastal: 143 restaurants, 161,000 meals, £881,000 discount claimed, £5.46 average discount per meal
Cities of London and Westminster: 1,498 restaurants, 849,000 meals, £6,058,000 discount claimed, £7.14 average discount per meal
Holborn and St Pancras: 650 restaurants, 322,000 meals, £2,063,000 discount claimed, £6.40 average discount per meal
Poplar and Limehouse: 229 restaurants, 269,000 meals, £1,996,000 discount claimed, £7.41 average discount per meal
Isle of Wight: 235 restaurants, 296,000 meals, £1,640,000 discount claimed, £5.53 average discount per meal
Brighton, Pavilion: 318 restaurants, 228,000 meals, £1,411,000 discount claimed, £6.19 average discount per meal
Chichester: 152 restaurants, 171,000 meals, £958,000 discount claimed, £5.62 average discount per meal
Bristol West: 371 restaurants, 290,000 meals, £1,497,000 discount claimed, £5.17 average discount per meal
North Cornwall: 188 restaurants, 266,000 meals, £1,505,000 discount claimed, £5.66 average discount per meal
St Ives: 195 restaurants, 250,000 meals, £1,431,000 discount claimed, £5.72 average discount per meal
Cardiff Central: 205 restaurants, 153,000 meals, £888,000 discount claimed, £5.82 average discount per meal
Aberconwy: 170 restaurants,118,000 meals, £726,000 discount claimed, £6.15 average discount per meal
Ceredigion: 114 restaurants, 116,000 meals, £668,000 discount claimed, £5.77 average discount per meal
Glasgow North East: 487 restaurants, 559,000 meals, £3,192,000 discount claimed, £5.71 average discount per meal
Glasgow Central: 571 restaurants, 554,000 meals, £3,419,000 discount claimed, £6.17 average discount per meal
Edinburgh West: 522 restaurants, 319,000 meals, £2,213,000 discount claimed, £6.94 average discount per meal
Belfast South: 326 restaurants, 374,000 meals, £2,283,000 discount claimed, £6.11 average discount per meal
Belfast West: 253 restaurants, 302,000 meals, £1,865,000 discount claimed, £6.18 average discount per meal
East Londonderry: 106 restaurants, 226,000 meals, £1,330,000 discount claimed, £5.89 average discount per meal