1,500 French restaurants offer 50% off as part of the food festival

Restaurant owners in France will be able to benefit from a 50% discount for the next six weeks at 1,500 different restaurants across the country as part of the annual TheFork festival.

TheFork, owned by TripAdvisor, is an online restaurant reservation platform, with 60,000 partner establishments worldwide. It allows users to view reviews, check availability, and search for special offers.

Its TheFork Festival seeks to attract more diners to participating restaurants, which will give customers the opportunity to sample menus from different cuisines at half the usual price.

This year’s festival will last until June 5 and you must make a reservation and show up at the restaurant before or on that date in order to receive the discount.

Of the 1,500 participating French restaurants, there are around 300 in Paris, as well as many in Nice, Marseille, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Lyon and other cities. Even small towns and villages like Bécherel in Brittany have restaurants that take part in the festival.

How to make the most of the 50% discount

You can find participating restaurants by visiting TheFork website and entering the name of a particular restaurant or just your city in the search bar at the top.

You will then be presented with a list of restaurants offering discounts, although some offers may not be related to the festival.

After selecting a restaurant, you must then book a table via TheFork platform making sure to click on the -50% option rather than ‘reservation without offer to take advantage of the deal.

You can only reserve tables if you have a TheFork account, but they are free to create them.

“Michelin Moments”

TheFork Festival 2022 also includes a “Michelin Moments” section, through which several starred restaurants also offer offers such as a €60 or €70 menu per person.

Again, to qualify you will need to ensure you have selected the offer rather than clicking ‘reservation without offer”.

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