Planning a cosy night in for Valentine’s Day this year? Look no further than the array of Valentine’s meal deals in the supermarkets, which offer you a three-course meal and wine, chocolates or non-alcoholic alternatives for an impressively low price. We’re talking prosecco, steak, triple cooked chips and chocolate hearts, all for £20 or less.
To whet your appetite ahead of the big day, here are the top offers on the shelves for 2019:
What’s the deal? A starter, a main, a side to share, a dessert and a bottle of wine (or a soft drink, or chocolates) for £15.
What’s on the menu? Highlights include tear and share bread with French Camembert, lamb shanks with Rioja and mint sauce, beef wellington, lobster macaroni cheese, and chorizo meatballs.
For veggies? Sweet potato, coconut and chilli soup to start, followed by roasted red pepper and artichoke heart paella.
And dessert? A chocolate and salted caramel heart, strawberry and prosecco crumble, vegan chocolate orange pot or rhubarb and stem ginger cheesecakes.
Available from: 11-17 February
What’s the deal? A starter, main, 2 sides, dessert and drink (alcoholic or otherwise) for £15.
What’s on the menu? Highlights include runny Scotch eggs, antipasto, tempura prawns, pork belly with apple hog lets, prosciutto wrapped chicken in prosecco sauce and salmon en croute.
For veggies? Beetroot and spinach melts, followed by portobello mushroom and lentil gratin.
And dessert? Vegan salted caramel and dark chocolate hearts, white chocolate and berry cheesecakes, profiteroles, red velvet melting puddings or lemon meringue pies.
Available from: 7-14 February
What’s the deal? A main, side and dessert for just over £7.
What’s on the menu? Highlights include beef wellington, sirloin steaks with pink peppercorn butter, cheese and chicken gratin or smoked salmon fillets.
For veggies? Truffled macaroni and cheese, plus sides like triple cooked chips or green vegetables.
And dessert? Raspberry panna cotta, Belgian chocolate hearts or chocolate and raspberry melt-in-the-middle pudding.
Available from: 12 February
What’s the deal? Three courses, plus a bottle of fizz or a box of chocolates for £20.
What’s on the menu? Highlights include venison shoulder steaks with chocolate butter, coq au vin, ribeye beef steaks with béarnaise butter, yellowfin tuna steaks or sea bass with slow roast tomatoes and kalmata olives.
For veggies? Butternut squash and champagne risotto, mushroom arancini, vegan beet wellington.
And dessert? Chocolate tortes, strawberry mousse hearts, Heston Buck’s Fizz swirls, salted caramel tarts, Sicilian lemon cheesecakes or a, interestingly, a round of Saint Marcellin cheese.
Available from: 8-14 February
What’s the deal? A sharing starter, two mains, a side, a Finest dessert, and a bottle of champagne or chocolates for £20.
What’s on the menu? Highlights include flat iron steak with black pepper, seabass with butter, chicken in champagne sauce, and lamb shank with roasted vegetables.
For veggies? Tomato and mozzarella tartlets, red onion and Camembert bread, goat’s cheese tart,
And dessert? Madagascan vanilla cheesecake, plum frangipane pudding, sticky toffee pudding, raspberry and passionfruit cheesecake, chocolate and salted caramel profiteroles.
Available from: 8-14 February
What’s the deal? £20 for a starter, main, side, dessert, box of chocolates and a bottle of prosecco, wine or soft drinks for two.
What’s on the menu? Highlights include turkey breast paupiettes, slow-cooked pork shoulder, beef bourguignon, steak and peppercorn pies, lamb shanks in red wine, mint and lentil jus, and sea bass fillets stuffed with salmon mousselline.
For veggies? Leek and cheese soufflé tarts, breaded Camembert, sweet potato falafels, ricotta stacks.
And dessert? Billionaire’s desserts, apple frangipane tart, toffee tarts, macaroons, chocolate mousse hearts, a profiterole stack, strawberries.
Available from: 12-16 February
What’s the deal? Two different bundles: choose between £15.75 for a main, fizz and two sides, or £18.25 for fizz, a starter, main, side and dessert.
What’s on the menu? Highlights include sweet chilli prawns, rump steaks with heart-shaped pink peppercorn butter, triple cooked chips and asparagus tips.
For veggies? Unfortunately, nothing.
And dessert? Gu Zillionaire’s Salted Caramel Cheesecake Desserts.
Available from: 11-14 February