Want a night off cooking? Here is our round up of the best restaurant meal kits from some of the UK’s top restaurants and chefs.
Most deliver nationwide. All were still available to order at the time of writing, but be quick as they are selling out fast.
SOLA At Home
Californian fine dining restaurant SOLA in London’s Soho has an indulgent menu which is sure to impress your other half, with minimum effort.
Choose from an omnivore or vegetarian menu. Highlights include Scallops with Black Truffle Butter and a Wagyu Beef Chateaubriand.
While dessert is a Manjari Chocolate Croustillant with Honeycomb, Rosemary and Sea Salt.
Price £84 per person with the option to add wine
Bluebird at home
Bluebird is a London institution famous for popping up on shows such as Made In Chelsea, but now you can enjoy their food from the comfort of your own home.
Their Valentine’s meal kits include Salmon Tartare and Caviar to start, and Beef Wellington with Truffle Potatoes and Red Wine Sauce for mains.
Dessert is Poached Rhubarb and Vanilla Panna Cotta, plus Pink Macaroons.
Price £150 for 2 people including a half bottle of champagne, order by Wednesday for guaranteed weekend delivery
Stein’s at Home
Nothing says I love you like lobster and champagne, which is exactly what you get if you order one of Rick Stein’s Valentine’s meal kits.
Enjoy Grilled Scallops with Hazelnut and Coriander Butter followed by Lobster Thermidor and a Chocolate Pavé.
This kit also includes a Jill Stein Padstow Candle and chocolate hearts to share.
Price £136 for two people including half a bottle of champagne
Hame by Adam Handling
Push the boat out and order one of Adam Handling’s Hame Valentine’s meal kits, which includes a bottle of Irroy Brut Rose and a Wilde Strawberry Cocktail.
Start with Lobster Tagliatelle and Caviar, followed by Honey-Roast Whole Salt-Aged Duck with Hasselback Potatoes and Braised Red Cabbage.
Pud is Chocolate and Raspberry Mousse Cake and White Chocolate and Champagne Truffles.
Price £250 for 2 people including wine and a cocktail
10 Cases French Bistro
This French Bistro offering from Covent Garden restaurant 10 Cases is their first nationwide takeaway menu.
It makes its debut on delivery platform Dishpatch in February (but is available to order now) and is a luxurious mix of French winter classics.
Expect Smoked Mackerel Rillettes and Beef Cheek Bordelaise, followed by Prunes in Coffee and Armagnac with Almond Tuile.
Price £55 for two people, delivery available on Fridays only
If you want an activity as well as great food on February 14, order one of Homeslice’s Valentine’s meal kits.
This much-loved pizza joint aims to get you elbow deep in heart-shaped pizza this Valentine’s Day with their DIY kit.
A Valentine’s cocktail masterclass from 6pm is also included in the ticket price.
Price £45 for 2 people
Iconic London restaurant Bentley’s has been serving its famous seafood for over 100 years. Now you can order their Valentine’s Day Oyster Feasting Box straight to your door.
It includes 12 oysters (a mixture of Native and Rock), an assortment of traditional garnishes and bottle of Piper Heidsick Champagne.
Each kit comes with an oyster knife, Bentley’s oyster passport, a recipe card and a video tutorial on opening oysters, tips, and the best way to enjoy them.
Price £95 for 2 people including a bottle of champagne
Sartoria at home
If it’s high class Italian dining you’re after, order one of swanky Mayfair restaurant Sartoria’s Valentine’s meal kits.
Their Valentine’s box includes Olives, Homemade Focaccia, Crab Salad and Grand Padano and Black Truffle Mousse to start.
This is followed by Duck and Pistachio Tortelli, Honey and Nduja Glazed Cod and for dessert a Selection of Pasticcini.
Price £160 for 2 people, order by Wednesday for guaranteed weekend delivery
Bring the flavours of Peru to your home with this meal kit from Michelin-star winning London restaurant, LIMA.
Menu highlights include Tuna Tartar, Slow Cooked Ribs and (our favourite) Pistachio Cheesecake.
Vegetarian options are also available. Expect Truffled Quinoa Salad with Shimeji Mushrooms and Baked Celeriac with Artichokes and Coconut Cream.
Price £75 for 2 people
Andrew Edmunds Date Night Banquet
This three course Beef Banquet from Andrew Edmunds restaurant – said to be one of the most romantic in London – is still available to order for Valentine’s Day, so get in quick.
Starter is Cauliflower Soup, followed by a main of Aged Beef Wing Rib, Potato Dauphinoise and Baby Swiss Chard.
A Chocolate Terrine with Poached Rhubarb and Crème Fraîche is for pud.
Price £65 for 2 people, delivery available on Fridays only
Lu Ban Kitchen
If Chinese is more your taste, order a Champagne Valentine’s Banquet from Lu Ban Kitchen.
The box includes 10 Siu Mai Pork Dumplings, Roast Duck Pancakes and Slow Braised Jiang Beef with Rice.
Each dish will arrive with simple instructions on how to heat and a bottle of Lu Ban Drappier Champagne.
Price £80 for 2 people
Bring some spice to Valentine’s Day with an Indian meal kit from Mandira’s Kitchen – and this one also includes a bottle of Silent Pool Gin.
Expect Samosas followed by Chicken Rezala or Paneer Butter Masala with Cranberry and Cashew Rice and Naan Bread.
Dessert is Mango and Cardamom Gelato and heart-shaped Chilli Chocolates.
Price £85 for 2 people with a bottle of gin
Noble House Prepared
If steak is the way to your other half’s heart, order this decadent Chateaubriand Fillet of Beef meal from Noble House Prepared this Valentine’s Day.
It is accompanied by a Scottish Formans’ Hand-Sliced Smoked Salmon starter, the same as has been served at The Dorchester hotel since the 1930s.
And for dessert choose from an Intense Chocolate Pot with Cream and Lime or a dreamy British Cheesecake with Passionfruit Jelly.
Price £64.95 for 2 people
Indulge Dining was set up by chef Andy Bowler during lockdown, drawing on his years of experience working in Michelin-star kitchens.
He started off delivering exceptional fine dining meal kits to the people of Walthamstow, east London, where he is based, but this has since expanded to cover the rest of London and some Essex postcodes.
Expect dishes like Seabass with Prawn, Leek and Dill and Pork Belly, Red Cabbage and Beetroot. Available for local Valentine’s delivery.
Price £45pp for three courses with bread, wine pairings also available
This cook-at-home kit by handmade pasta experts Fidelari is definitely one to impress your Valentine’s date with.
It includes Squid Ink Troccoli with Octopus Ragu to start, followed by Gorgonzola Filled Gnocchi with a Pumpkin and Thyme Cream Sauce.
Finish with Sicilian Cannoli filled with Fresh Ricotta and Chocolate. Yum.
Price £40 for 2 people, same day delivery if you live in London
This south London institution has been welcoming customers to its Crystal Palace restaurant for over 40 years, but if you live within the M25 you can now order delivery.
Their three-course Valentine’s meal kits offer a choice of starters, mains and puds. Highlights include Lebanese Chicken Flatbreads and Confit Duck Legs with Lentils.
And for dessert, you can never go wrong with a Sticky Toffee Pudding.
Price £59 for two people, delivery within the M25