Thousands of £5 meals from Scottish restaurants available to buy this month

There's some bargains to be had this month if you want to go out for a meal.

Published 12th Jan 2024
Updated 12 th Jan 2024

20,000 meals for £5 or less will be released this month exclusively on itison to help people beat the January blues and the bite of the five-week month.   

Some of Scotland’s best-loved restaurants are getting involved in itison’s Eat Happy promotion which is back for its second year including Stack and Still, The Blackbird, Civerino’s, El Cartel, Haute Dolci, Sloans and The Sun Inn. 

£5 meals

Here’s what £5 can get you on itison

  • £1 – a fluffy double pancake stack at Stack & Still  
  • £5 – a 12” pizza at Civerino’s, Hunter Square 
  • £5 – Fish and chips served with mushy peas and tartare sauce at The Sun Inn 
  • £5 – Tacos or wings at El Cartel Teviot  
  • £5 – Haute Dolci waffles loaded with Belgian milk choc dip, stracciatella gelato and choc shavings 

CEO of itison, Oli Norman said: “It’s freezing outside, it’s a five-week month for most folk and after spending loads of time with family and friends over Christmas, January starts to feel pretty flat.  

“We launched Eat Happy last year for the first time and we’re excited to bring it back even bigger this year encouraging people to get out and enjoy time together at some of the city’s best places for a fiver or less.” 

The Eat Happy meals are available now via

Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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