The best Valentine’s Day meal deliveries for a romantic night in
Restaurants may not be offering up their tables this Valentine’s Day, but they are still serving up delicious meals for two to enjoy in the comfort of your own cosy, candle-lit home. Turn your over-familiar living space into a romantic dining room and spoil your other half this Sunday by ordering up a sumptuous spread. Here are our top picks for passionate foodies.
Lovers in lockdown can fuel their desire for delicious Mexican street food with two specially-created menus from Wahaca. Lovingly designed to pair perfectly with Wahaca’s new bottled Passion fruit margarita, the menus will be available via takeaway, click & collect and Deliveroo from 11th – 14th February. The Valentine’s Set Menu for two (£45) is a fresh, vibrant feast taking in much-loved Wahaca classics including pork pibil tacos and a sweet potato and feta taquito, as well as the new grilled halloumi “al pastor” tacos and some delicious side dishes! A Veggie Valentine’s Set Menu for two (£45) is also available, with Plantain tacos and Mushroom & feta tacos among the delights on offer. Both options include a complimentary dessert that’s perfect to devour as a duo – Wahaca’s signature Churros with a choice of rich chocolate sauce or decadent dulce de leche. Order online here.
Greek restaurant Opso has curated a special Valentine’s menu incorporating irresistible dishes that will bring some Mediterranean magic to your relationship. These include hummus with hazelnut praline, chilli oil, pine nut crumble and hand-stretched pitas; spanakopita (handmade spinach pie) with burnt onion Greek yoghurt dip; roasted beetroot with barrel-matured feta; prime ribeye; and a delightfully nutty dessert including caramelised white chocolate, chocolate crumble and caramel hazelnuts. Orders are accepted online until Wednesday the 10th February at 6pm. The boxes will also be available for collection and delivery on the 13th and 14th February.
What a better moment to be playful together in the kitchen than Valentine’s day? Make your pizzas at home with proper Italian ingredients and fresh dough from The Italians, a gourmet deli based in Chiswick and Marylebone. There are multiple options to choose from, ranging from your classic trusty margherita to a spicier Calabrese for those who want to turn up the heat. Upgrade your intimate evening with a bottle from their elegant wine selection, or go all out with a hamper or a Festa Piatto charcuterie platter. Visit their website here to select your perfect pizza kit.
Hide at Home
It’s not too late to plan an extra special meal for Valentine’s Day with Hide at Home. Treat your loved one (or yourself!) to a night of Michelin-starred luxury without leaving the comfort of your own home. A tasting menu of decadent dishes arrives ready to be enjoyed straight away – no cooking, washing up, or stress. Dishes on offer include fresh pasta with lobster, cuttlefish, basil & artichoke; Barbecued glazed Wagyu beef, tempura spring onions, black garlic & toasted sesame; and Vanilla cheesecake, Yorkshire rhubarb & jasmine. Both of the wine pairings perfectly complement the menu and include a special Valentine’s cocktail. This is the ideal way to set the mood for a romantic evening of fine wine & gastronomic delights. Order online here.
Lanson Gourmet Food Box
Lanson Champagne have taken the trouble out of cooking this Valentine’s Day with an exclusive limited-edition three-course menu including mains from HG Walter paired with a bottle of Lanson Le Rosé to be enjoyed at home with loved ones. Diners will start by enjoying the fruity and delicate taste of Lanson Le Rosé, which is sought after for its pale salmon colour and characteristic freshness. Complementing the champagne is the delicate yet tantalising starter of oak smoked salmon, followed by a main of Hereford beef fillet wellington and finally a mouth-watering chocolate fondant. The menu is £130 for two people and a vegetarian option is also available. Order online by Wednesday 10th February.
Sam Harrison and his head chef Ashley Tinoco have devised an indulgent menu for two, bringing a taste of Sam’s Riverside to your door. Kicking off with an amuse-bouche, the five-course menu will cost £110 and will include a main course of Beef Wellington and boulangère potatoes (minimal cooking required), as well as a dessert and cheese course. A separate à la carte selection will include a special seafood platter and a dozen Carlingford Lough or Morecambe Bay oysters (to be delivered unopened, with shallot vinegar, lemon, and an oyster knife for shucking). All Valentine’s orders must be placed by 5pm on Wednesday 10th February. Check out the full menu here.
Executive Chef André Garrett of the Northall at Corinthia London has created a wonderful Valentine’s menu for two, including Caviar and Blinis; his award-winning hand-rolled Strozzapreti with black truffle; Salmon en Croûte; and Baked cheesecake with rhubarb. The £130 menu is available to order on Slerp, and there will also be a concise selection of Champagne and wine available from The Northall’s list. Order your menu online here and simply finish and plate up at home for a fine dining experience.
Pied à Terre
Pied à Terre, one of the longest standing Michelin-starred restaurants in London, has created the ultimate luxury hamper to enjoy this Valentine’s Day. With the finest ingredients such as Gillimard Pink Champagne, Scottish oak smoked salmon and foie gras terrine, they are using their 30-year long relationships with the very best suppliers, and sending these ingredients directly to you at home. The day wouldn’t be the same without chocolate and the restaurant’s homemade red lip chocolates will be sure to boost the lockdown mood. Priced at £99, the box is available to order here for nationwide delivery on 12th February.
Philip Warren Butchers
With steak being one of the most popular dishes to cook on 14th February, why not treat yourself to the best this year: a grass-reared côte de boeuf from family-run butchers, Philip Warren in Cornwall. They supply some of the country’s best restaurants including Brat, Ikoyi, Paul Ainsworth at No 6 and Smokestak, and now customers can experience their expertly dry-aged meat at home via their online platform On the Pass by Warrens. There’s also Jersey Wagyu to be enjoyed – the result of a crossbreed of the two cows on the Warren’s family farm. This Jersey Wagyu benefits both from the Wagyu’s enhanced marbling characteristics, as well as the amazing flavour and fat of the Jersey cow. Priced at £22 for a 650g côte de boeuf, the meat is available to order here for nationwide delivery.
Awarded a 2021 Michelin plate for good cooking, the lovely people at Top Cuvée have put on one hell of a spread this Valentine’s Day, a suitably fancy four-course menu prepped with love and ready to be heated through at home, complete with a bottle of appropriately named Le Grappin, “Saint Amore” Gamy from Shop Cuvée – as perfectly matched as you and your beau. Lovebirds will also be treated to an exclusive scented candle in collaboration with Earl of East to really set the tone. The menu includes kale and Jerusalem artichoke soup, sourdough, cultured butter; beef or celeriac wellington, potato terrine, roasted carrots; Yorkshire rhubarb and almond tart, Ivy house cream; chocolate truffles; Neals Yard Dairy cheese, oatcakes, chutney (£10 supplement). The menu is priced at £99 for two sharing. London delivery is available all weekend. Order online here.
What’s more romantic than an authentic Italian sharing spread? Norma have one of the hottest Valentine’s kits around. For £175 (feeds two), including a bottle of Sherazade red, blood orange spritzes and marsala to wind down the evening. There’s antipasti of homemade focaccia, scallops with bottarga and whipped ricotta, winter tomatoes and sumac. For primi it’s fresh pasta with Sicilian red prawns, chilli and fennel. Then aged beef tagliata, radicchio, pecorino served with truffled potatoes and pecorino sauce. For sweets, tuck into dark chocolate, coffee and walnut cake with whipped mascarpone. The kits are £175 (feeds two and includes a bottle of wine, two cocktails each and four courses). Order online here for nationwide delivery.
Indulge your loved one with a Michelin plate-worthy Persian feast, bursting with the flavours of the middle east. To start, Nutshell at Home’s Valentine’s Day offering begins with a mezze selection of Bazaar Bread and a silky smooth Jerusalem artichoke velouté – adorned with tumeric oil, rose and spiced almond; Zeytoun Parvardeh – olive tapenade, pomegranate & walnut, and Beetroot Borani – salt-baked heritage beetroot, whipped feta, turmeric, barberry and endive. The main event is Belderchin – Pan-seared quail, with smoky hazelnut and date butter, saffron and ginger oil, grapes and Bandari spices; and for dessert the perfect finish: Chocolate and Roses – chocolate delice, rose, pistachio and cardamom cream. Priced at £80, the menu is available to order nationwide here.
Musette by Tom Aikens
Last but not least, acclaimed British chef Tom Aikens has put together a box of his most-celebrated dishes for customers to whip up at home, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Together with Finish & Feast, the Musette by Tom Aikens kits bring a taste of true fine dining to the home – with dishes influenced by Tom’s culinary career to date. For £70 (feeds two), guests can order a sharing menu of luscious seven-hour shoulder of lamb with sides of spring onion mash, balsamic onions and french beans with confit garlic and shallots. Or there’s a delectable three-course menu including 24-hour braised short rib with miso and honey, served with individual onion tatins and salt-baked beets. For dessert on both the menus, it’s Tom’s signature dark chocolate mousse with Chantilly and caramelised pistachio (available for one at £55, or two at £98). The menu is delivered on Fridays and available to order for nationwide delivery.
For a romantic Scandi feast, opt for Aquavit London’s DIY Delivery Box this Valentine’s Day, available for nationwide delivery. Head Chef Jorjon Colazo has created three exciting seasonal sharing menus that are sure to impress. Designed for two to share, choose from the Meat box (£80), Pescatarian box (£90) or Vegetarian box (£60). Simply heat, plate and present the food and you’re ready to go. a selection of fine wines, beers and inventive soft drinks are also available to order. Orders will be sent out each Wednesday to arrive on Thursday. Order online before 11pm on Tuesday for the Thursday delivery.
Smokestak, East London’s barbecue restaurant, is firing up the wood-fired smoker for Valentine’s Day and offering two special DIY meal kits. The box for two features rhubarb fizz cocktails to start, followed by salt-baked beetroot, goat cheese, toasted hazelnuts; 15-hour beef brisket with pickled red chilli and pulled pork with mustard barbecue sauce and pickled cucumber. Sides include two jacket potatoes with mustard rarebit and ginger and green chilli slaw. For something sweet to finish, there is Smokestak’s sticky toffee pudding with salted caramel. A premium box is available with additions of smoked cod roe with hand-pressed corn tortillas; purple sprouting broccoli with salsa rossa and a bottle of Gran Cerdo Tinto Rioja. The boxes are £75 and £115, available for pre-order now. Last orders on Wednesday 10th February at 6pm, with nationwide delivery on Friday 12th February.
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