If you’re missing your meals out now the government’s Eat Out To Help Out discount scheme has finished, here are some of the best restaurant recipes you can recreate at home.

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Wagamama recipes online

At the beginning of lock-down, Japan-inspired restaurant chain Wagamama launched a YouTube series entitled Wok From Home, with executive chef Steve Mangleshot revealing how to make ten signature dishes at home. They include the brand’s chilli squid starter, bang bang cauliflower, vegan yasai yaki soba and its renowned katsu curry. Wok From Home will provide plenty of tips to help you create your own Asian-inspired feast at home.

PizzaExpress downloadable menus

If you want an easy fix for your PizzaExpress cravings, the company offers a range of ready-made products in supermarkets. However, there’s also a list of downloadable recipes on the PizzaExpress menu. There are 13 pizzas to recreate alongside recipes for dishes such as vegan mezze calzone, leggera pepperonata pasta, and dough balls parmigiana. With some recipes recommending supermarket-bought PizzaExpress bases etc, you can tailor what you make depending on how lazy you feel.

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Pret A Manger treats

You can also recreate some of your favourite Pret sweet treats at home. There may only be five recipes posted on Pret’s website but they cater for a wide range of tastes! There are two cookie recipes (one vegan), two bar recipes, and the brand’s lemon and blueberry cheesecake recipe for you to try out at home. The best part is you can make a whole batch of cookies instead of simply buying one!

Nando’s peri-peri recipes

Another chain with its own supermarket range, Nando’s is a true crowd favourite. Sadly, its website doesn’t feature recipes for exact menu items, although you could always improvise and experiment. However, there are 39 recipes to help sate your peri-peri fix. Recipes cover dietary requirements such as vegan and gluten-free via breakfast dishes, dips, sides and mains. There’s bound to be something to tickle your fancy.

Other restaurant recipes at home

These are just a few examples of restaurants that allow you to join in the creative fun and there are hundreds of ‘copycat’ recipes online created by food bloggers and large companies such as Tasty.

While these might not always be identical to the original, they still allow you to enjoy the dishes and flavours you love on a budget. You don’t have to limit your favourite dishes just because Eat Out To Help Out has finished!

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