By Boutique Handbook writers
Don’t want to go out this Valentine’s Day, but still want to do something special? Order a meal kit from one of the UK’s top chefs or restaurants instead.
As February 14 falls on a Wednesday this year, many places are offering on the day delivery, plus the weekends either side, so you can mark the occasion at a time to suit you.
Whether you want scallops and lobster or a steak date night with a bottle of wine. Or maybe you want to keep it casual with a kit from the UK’s best burger winner, there is something for everyone, whatever your budget.
All these UK restaurant meal kits deliver nationwide and were available to order at the time of writing, but be quick as they are selling out fast.
Best UK meal kits for Valentine’s
Stein’s at Home
As far as romantic meals go, lobster is pretty up there. This meal kit from Rick Stein includes all you need to create a restaurant-quality three-course meal at home. All you need to do is add a bottle of wine. The Luxurious Lobster Thermidor kit includes Scallops with Hazelnut Butter followed by Lobster topped with a herby Thermidor sauce and Parmesan and a Chocolate Pavé for dessert.
Price £136 for two people
Dishpatch is the place to go for restaurant meal kits and they have some great ones you can still order in time for Valentine’s. This year’s options include a Valentine’s Dinner à Deux by Michel Roux Jr (pictured) centred around a classic Beef Fillet Wellington and Chocolate Profiteroles for dessert (£125). Renowned nose-to-tail restaurant St. JOHN has a Valentine’s Goose Supper available for £99. Or throw a Taco Party with slow cooked Beef Rib with a kit from El Pastor (70). See all the Valentine’s Dining on Dishpatch here.
Prices start from £59 for two 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 nationwide. Expect dishes like Burrata with Crispy Pancetta, Beef Rump with Artichoke and Citrus Tarts.
Price £65pp for three courses (make you sure you select two when ordering)
Italian deli Lina Stores has several restaurants in London, but if you live further away but love their delicious food, you can now order one of their Pasta Meal Kits to enjoy at home. Posted in beautiful packaging, these kits make enough for several meals and won’t break the bank.
Prices from £23
Love steak? Order one you can cook at home with the Côte Steak Date Night Menu. Choose from Scallops or French Onion Soup to start, Ribeye, Fillet or Chateaubriand, and Chocolate Mousse or Crème Caramel for pud. There is the option to add a bottle of wine too if you want to.
Prices start from £54.95 for two (without wine)
Libertine Burger, a winner of the UK’s best burger award, are based in the West Midlands, but you can tuck into their tasty burgers anywhere in the country as their meal kits are available nationwide. Their Valentine’s kit this year features their signature Libertine beef burgers in brioche buns, Truffle and Parmesan Tater Tots, Homemade Vanilla Cheesecake and Whitebox Cocktails.
Price £60 for two, including cocktails
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