The best Valentine’s Day meal kits for a dreamy dinner at home

It’s been a tough old year for the hospitality industry what with guidelines and restrictions often changing at a day’s notice. Many restaurants pivoted to launch meal kits that are delivered in the post so that customers can still enjoy a top-notch, restaurant-quality meal at home and such has been the success of these, that many are now offering Valentine’s Day menus for February.

Single or living with friends, family or flatmates? Don’t let it stop you ordering a deliciously decadent meal to mark the day; we all need a little something to look forward to at the moment after all.

From lobster thermidor to beef brisket, there are so many meal kits on offer to choose from but we have done our utmost to round up the best. Take your pick from these delicious meal kits and then sit back and relax while the restaurants do the hard bit (the preparation) for you.

The best Valentine’s Day meal kits:

Restokit

Delamina | Restokit

Restokit is a platform that has bought together all the best restaurant meal kits in one place. Not only do you have a choice of menu and kit from the likes of Gymkhana, Lima or Sabor but you also have the option of adding on a beautifully designed cards and/or flowers from Paul Thomas.

From £36 for two people and nationwide delivery. 

Firmdale Hotels

Firmdale Hotels

A romantic three-course feast for two, Firmdale’s Valentine’s Day Feast begins with smoked salmon and caviar blinis, Lobster Thermidor to start and a delicious Beef Wellington for the main, served with dauphinoise potatoes, glazed carrots and a truffle sauce. End the meal with a white chocolate and passion fruit pavlova, and indulge in a half bottle of champagne to toast the occasion.

£240 for two and is available for delivery to London postcode on Friday 12th or Saturday 13th February. 

Riding House

Riding House

Riding House are delivering everything you need for the most soulful night in with a four course menu and drinks. Start with salt cod fritters & Bajan pepper sauce and tiger shrimp triple cheese Mac followed by 500g 32 day-aged pimento-marinated cote de boeuf and crispy new potatoes, creamed corn and more. Finish with sticky toffee & rum pudding, spiced Rum & Cacoa Nib Lattes and a date night couples game while listening to their soulful playlist.

£140 for two, nationwide delivery. 

Bluebird

Bluebird

Bluebird’s At Home Valentine’s Day kit was created by their Executive Chef and is a feast for the senses. Start with tartare of cured Loch Duart salmon, caviar, sour cream, crisp potato, chives followed by beef wellington, truffle potatoes, celeriac purée, green beans and a red wine sauce. Finish with a poached Yorkshire rhubarb, vanilla panna cotta, salted oat and almond crumble and pink macaroons for petit fours. All kits include a half bottle of Taittinger rose champagne.

 £150 for two, plus nationwide delivery. 

The Mitre, Hampton Court

The Mitre

The Mitre’s Valentines Day Hamper includes surf and turf with a rib of beef and grilled lobster, hasselback potatoes with parsley and lemon, watercress salad, tuna sashimi and tarte tatin with vanilla bean cream, plus a bottle of Laurent Perrier rose to compliment the meal. You can also opt to include flowers from a local florist for that je ne sais quoi. 

Issho-Ni

Issho-Ni

Issho-Ni promise to take you on a special Japanese tasting journey from the comfort of your own for Valentine’s Day. The menu includes luxury delicacies such as chu toro, a whole truffle butter lobster, wagyu beef, and butterfish.

£149 for two people, available to order via Deliveroo for both 13th and 14th February. 

Lanson

Lanson

Lanson have collaborated with HG Walter, one of London’s leading butchers, to deliver you the perfect Valentine’s Dinner at home. Start with oak smoked salmon with horseradish crème fraîche, pickled cucumbers, beetroot and apple remoulade served with sour rye kernal and cultured whipped butter followed by a main of HG Walter’s Hereford beef fillet Wellington, crispy Pomme Anna, sprouting broccoli, carrort purée and bone marrow beef jus. Dessert is chocolate fondant, salted caramel sauce with chantilly cream and all of the courses have been matched with Lanson’s Rosé Champagne.

£130 for two, nationwide delivery included. 

Wright Brothers

Wright Brothers

The ultimate giftbox perfect for any celebration, the Wright Brother’s Luxury Seafood Box includes cooked lobster, a dozen Carlingford oysters, cooked shell-on king prawns, half dozen scallops and shells and caviar Baeri. Serve on a platter and tuck in!

£95 for two people, nationwide delivery. 

Irene Forte Skincare x Delle Vite x Skye McAlpine

Irene Forte Skincare has teamed up with chef Skye McAlpine and the Delevingne sisters to create an Italian-inspired hamper. Including a three course menu for two with the finest Italian ingredients. Expect Bruschetta al Pomodoro e Basilico, followed by Spaghetti con Pistacchio e Limone and a spectacular Crema al Cioccolato con Mandorle e Fior D’Arancio.

The hamper also includes a bottle of Della Vite Prosecco Treviso DOC – the Delevingne sisters’ award-winning Italian Prosecco – and a full size Irene Forte Skincare Vanilla Hand Cream and Irene Forte Skincare Pistachio Face Mask.

£180 for two people, nationwide delivery.

SMOKESTAK

SMOKESTAK

SMOKESTAK’s Valentine’ Day box for two is a belter and features rhubarb fizz cocktails to start, followed by salt baked beetroot, goat cheese, toasted hazelnuts; 1 pound of 15 hour beef brisket with pickled red chilli and 1 pound of pulled pork with mustard barbecue sauce and pickled cucumber. Sides include two jacket potatoes with mustard rarebit and ginger and green chilli slaw. To finish, there is SMOKESTAK’s cult favourite sticky toffee pudding with salted caramel. Drool. 

£75 for two people (shipping not included), nationwide delivery. 

The Plattery

The Plattery

Known for their fresh take on grazing platters, The Plattery have launched an extra special charcuterie board for Valentine’s Day. Start with smoked salmon blinis, followed by a huge selection of charcuterie, cheese, fruit and crudités Selection plus all the accompaniments (mixed nuts, chutney, halkidiki olives, medjool dates, Scottish oat cakes & seasonal foliage for decorating). Still hungry? Finish with white & dark chocolate covered strawberries.

From £35 for two people, nationwide delivery.

Noble House Prepared

Noble House

Great value for money, the Noble House Prepared Valentine’s Day meal kit contains chateaubriand fillet of beef with a red wine jus, creamy dauphinoise potatoes, honey roasted chantenay carrots, broccoli florets and green beans. Choose to add a starter of hand-sliced smoked salmon and/or a delicious dessert to finish.

£64.95 for two people, nationwide delivery. 

Petersham Nurseries

Petersham Nurseries

Petersham Nurseries’ dine at home menu features gnocchi with delica pumpkin, crispy sage, pumpkin seed and shaved parmesan to start, followed by the choice of tarte tatin with calcot onion, fennel, chicory, gorgonzola and thyme or roasted duck with blood orange, Petersham honey and pink peppercorn sauce. Sides include potato and porcini gratinati and heritage carrots with star anise, cloves and chervil. To finish, there is a rhubarb and orange steamed pudding with vanilla custard and Winslade cheese, served with pane carasau and Petersham honey and chocolate truffles.

The box also comes complete with a bottle of prosecco and crystallised rose petals and syrup to recreate Petershams’ Rose Bellini and the there is even the option to include a potted David Austin English shrub rose, which will flower year after year.

£155 for two, nationwide delivery. 

German Gymnasium

German Gymnasium

The Ultimate German Gymnasium Valentine’s Day Kit includes a starter of smoked salmon potato rösti, followed by whole duck braised red cabbage, potato dumpling, duck jus and finished with apple strudel, naturally. A bottle of mayerling rose crémant sparkling wine is also thrown in for good measure.

£120 for two plus delivery. 

Sartoria

Sartoria

Sartoria’s Italian Valentine’s day kit is inspired by Chef Patron Francesco Mazzei’s home region of Calabria and its surrounding areas of Italy. The kit includes Nocellara green olives, Homemade focaccia, Grana Padano and black truffle mousse, Crab salad “catalana” style followed by duck and pistachio tortelli. For mains, enjoy honey and ‘nduja glazed cod, cavolo nero, olive oil and herbs mash potato and finish with a selection of pasticcini.

£160 for two people plus delivery. 

Orrery

Orrery

Put together a cozy stay-at-home date with Orrery’s at home Valentine’s day kit. The menu is extensive and includes bread and butter, an amuse of coconut and cauliflower, a starter of chicken parfait, apple chutney and sour dough bread, followed by a fish course of seabass gravlax, lime and elderflower. For mains, a Tournedos Rossini, celeriac purée and sauce Périgourdine and dessert of chocolate fondant and orange crème fraiche. Finish with chocolate petit fours.

£160 for two plus delivery.