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2012 has definitely been Britain’s year. The Olympic effect is impossible to deny: everyone got into the spirit of the games and not only did London shine as a host city, but Team GB was outstanding. With the rest of the world looking at this little island not only to watch the games and support their (and our!) athletes, but also for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, we should probably all prepare for a bit of the blues now that it’s all over.

So, what better way to continue the spirit of the summer than by treating yourself to dinner at a great restaurant? We’ve put together this list of restaurants from all over the UK that offer brilliant British food to help get you over the end of the extraordinary summer of 2012!

A restaurant with the theme “privileged to be British” is surely going to help prolong the happy feelings of summer 2012. The Living Room, located throughout Britain in cities like York, Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Bristol amongst other places, offers diners a menu full of options, starting with nibbles, and sharing platters as well as classics like steak, options for lighter meals, and a number of vegetarian options. They also offer afternoon tea and Sunday lunch, and jazz nights, so whatever kind of evening you’re in the mood for you’ll find something here.

Wildwood Restaurants offer diners a variety of fresh dishes including favourites like stone-baked pizzas and pastas, an extensive offering of food from the grill and fresh salads rounding out the menu. With almost too many delicious sounding starters and a great drinks list, including some delicious summery cocktails, this is not a restaurant to miss. Located throughout the UK, from London, to Kent to Cambridge, the casual atmosphere, with brick interiors and dark wood finishes makes for a relaxed and welcoming experience.

Of course, there’s no denying how popular Italian food is in the UK, and if you’re looking for pizza, pasta, or fresh salads, restaurants like Zizzi, Ask and Prezzo offer delicious Italian food in casual settings. You’ll also be able to find a discount code for them, which definitely makes it an even easier decision to get out of the house for a treat!

Popular chain The Slug and Lettuce offers classic British pub foods as well as Tikka Tuesdays (which some might argue is just as British as the sandwich!) at their 70 outlets nationwide. Not only does this bar serve classics like Cottage Pie, but they’ve also got a number of curries, burgers, and salads making it a great place for a group of people, or just for you and your partner to have a drink on date night.

Offering diners great value pub food at their restaurants throughout England, Table Table serves classics like sausages and mash, pies and ham and eggs, as well as a grill menu, lots of burgers and a variety of pastas, risottos and salads. A lighter menu offers jacket potatoes and sandwiches, and they have a special three course Sunday menu.

Curious about how many of these places are good for the kids? All of them! Each of the restaurants listed above has a specially tailored menu for children. You won’t need to worry about whether they’ll be taken care of, and many of them even have special deals so bringing the kids along for a night out, or a special lunch, won’t break the bank, especially when you use a merchant discount code.

Bill Weston writes on a number of subjects, including some of the UK’s most popular restaurants, and how to get discount codes for them. See for more on restaurant vouchers.