Customers visiting one Bury St Edmunds restaurant can now enjoy their meal safe in the knowledge that car parking will not be eating a chunk of their change.
Paul Bailey, owner of Graze Kitchen and Bar, has introduced an ‘eat with a treat’ offer whereby the cost of customers’ daily car parking tickets are deducted from their bill if they order lunch or dinner.
The only limitation is that only one pay and display parking ticket per order will be refunded.
Paul said: “We know how frustrating, sometimes, parking charges can be and it’s just giving something back to our customers at the start of the year as a little promotion.”
He said he hoped it would also serve as an ‘added bonus’ for new customers interested in ‘seeing what we’re like’.
To be eligible, just take the ‘tear off’ section of the car park ticket with you to the restaurant on Angel Hill and the equivalent cost will be deducted from your bill.
Mark Cordell, chief executive of town centre businessmen improvement organisation Ourburystedmunds, said: “I’m delighted that Graze Kitchen and Bar are now promoting the concept of, in effect, refunding the cost of parking to any of their customers who have lunch or dinner with them. Both Paul and I are confident that this will prove to be a very popular offer that the public will be very keen to take advantage of.”
Graze is not alone in coming up with initiatives to combat people’s car parking concerns.
For around six months, customers of Giraffe, in Parkway, have been receiving a £1 deduction from their bill – the cost of parking in the town – when spending more than £20 after 6pm.