Valentine's Day Meal Deals 2021: Food Delivery and Virtual Tastings for a lockdown lovefest

VALENTINE'S Day is looking like a lockdown lovefest for many of us this year.

And if you're looking to treat your other half to a special treat this February 14, these Meal Kits are just what you need.

Whether you're looking for a dinner to pull out all the stops, whether that be a cook at home box from your favourite restaurant, a food delivery, or even a virtual tasting – there's something for everyone.

We've put together our top picks, so whatever you're looking for, we've found the perfect gift for you and your beau this Valentine's Day.

Just don't leave it too late, as you'll need to order in time for the big day; that's February 14 if you'd forgotten.

Looking for something else to make the day special? Check out our favourite picks on gifts for him, and her here.

If you're looking for more food choices at home, then we've put together our top picks of general restaurant boxes too.

1. Lanson Gourmet Food Box

Let's start off big.

Champagne fans will love this Lanson Gourmet Food Box, with an exclusive limited-edition three course menu including mains from H.G Walter paired with a bottle of Lanson Le Rosé.

Diners can choose from a delicous smoked salmon, horseradish creme fraiche starter, a beef wellington and pomme Anna potato with spouting broccoli main, finished with a mouth watering chocolate fondant and caramel sauce.

It'll set you back £130 for two people, and a vegetarian option is available, but you'll need to be quick as orders need to be made by Wednesday, 10th February and will arrive on Saturday, 13th February.

  • You can order the Lanson Valentine's Diner box here

2. Homeslice Valentines DIY Pizza & Cocktail Kit Masterclass

Pizza fans this one is for you, as Homeslice has organised the ultmate romantic pizza party.

For one night only, their one hour experience will have you making your own pizzas, followed by a cocktail masterclass with their Valentine's Turkish Delight cocktail.

The online workshop is run by Homeslice founder Mark Wogan, and co-host drinks expert Alex King.

The workshop will take place on 14 Februay at 6pm, with tickets costing you £45.

You will recieveyour box from Homeslice ahead of the event containing everything you need to become pizza chefs and cocktail makers from the comfort of your own home.

They've even added two Homeslice Belgian Chocolate Brownie in the kits for the perfect pudding.

  • Buy Homeslice Valentines DIY Pizza & Cocktail Kit Masterclass tickets and meal box here.

3. Drake & Morgan X Laurent-Perrier Valentine’s Dinner Box

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Take all the stress out of Valentine's Day with Drake and Morgan's Valentine's Dinner box.

Including a bottle of gorgeous Laurent-Perrier La Cuvée, all you need to do is light some candles and pop the fizz.

To start there's Whipped duck liver parfait with sourdough bread & pickles, and a 2-day aged Chateaubriand (500g) with confit potatoes, béarnaise sauce, salt-baked beetroot, thyme roasted carrots, buttered cabbage & gravy for the main course.

Finally for desert there's a heart-shaped chocolate ganache with strawberry coulis, fresh strawberries, Chantilly cream & edible flowers.

It'll cost £125 for two, and orders must be placed by 11.59pm on Wednesday 10 February.

  • Buy your Drake & Morgan X Laurent-Perrier Valentine’s Dinner Box here.

4. Galvin at Home

If you're feeling fancy you can't go wrong with Galvin La Chapelle, the London Michelin starred restaurant.

For Valentine's they're offering a Valentine's at home feast which is available for nationwide delivery.

It includes a decadent three-course menu with some of their signature dishes.

The starter includes delicate canapes such as truffle arancini, smoked salmon, and beetroot tartlets, followed by a starter of either terrine of ham hock, Suffolk chicken, foie gras and sauce gribiche, or velouté of roast Potimarron squash with chestnuts and sage – wow.

Main's include roast duck magret with king cabbage, duck leg boulagère and thyme jus, or a vegetarian option of black truffle and artichoke risotto.

For desert there's a Valrhona Chocolate fondant with white chocolate, and blood orange.

A real treat, it'll cost you £150, and if you want to push the boat out you can also add wine pairing for an extra £75.

You'll need to order by 7 February.

  • Buy your Galvin at Home Valentine's Box here.

5. Soul Ride Valentine's Box

Looking for something a little bit different?

The Soul Ride Valentine's Box is from the Riding House at Home, inspired by classic Carribean comfort cooking.

The Soul Ride box includes everything you need for a soulful Valentine's Day.

Food fans will be able to tuck into Salt cod fritters & Bajan pepper sauce and Tiger shrimp triple cheese mac. For the main event is a 500g 32 Day-aged Pimento marinated cote de bouef, ready to be served with Crispy new potatoes, Creamed corn, Kale, chili & garlic, and Grilled cauliflower & plantain salsa.

For desert there's Sticky toffee & rum pudding and Spiced Rum & Cacao Nib Lattes; and there's Taittinger Champagne & Sorrel Punch too.

If that wasn't enough, the Riding House have even included a playlist, candles and a date night couples game.

You need to order it by the 10 February, with deliveries starting the next day.

It's available nationwide and will cost you £140 for two.

  • Buy your Soul Ride Valentine's Box here.

6. Bar Douro Valentine's Day Box

If you can't go on holiday this year, then why not reminded yourself of warmer climates with Bar Douro's Valentine's Day Feasting Kit

The tapas style small plate menu from the popular Portuguese restaurant is available nationwide and will cost you £90.

It includes a selection of their specials from ‘Petiscos’ (snacks), to ‘Horta’ (garden), ‘Mar’ (sea), ‘Terra’ (land) and ‘Sobremesa’ (dessert) for a complete Valentines-inspired Portuguese feast.

Diners will be able to feast on Pata negra ham, Wild mushroom rissole, Roasted heritage beetroots with homemade requeijao & toasted hazelnuts as well as Arroz de lagosta (lobster rice), and the stand-out Presa Iberica, kale & migas served with Batatas a murro (Garlic punched potatoes).

There's traditional port poached pears with spiced chantilly for desert, and wines and ports can be added on for an extra price.

It's available for delivery on the 12th and 13th of February nationwide from Restokit, and orders must be placed by 9pm on Monday 8 February.

  • Order your Bar Douro Valentine's Feasting kit from Restokit here

7. Fortnum and Mason

Nothing says luxury like Fortnum and Mason, and this year there's three hampers to choose from.

Priced from £140, lovers can choose from the Wine Tasting Wicker with a selection of gorgeous red, white and sparkling wines.

There's also the The Lockdown Lovers' Hamper for £175, including a premium selection of Fornum and Mason's jams, biscuits, wine and more.

Finally, there's the The Utterly Smitten Hamper, £150; a smaller but perfectly formed version of the Lockdown Lovers Hamper.

You can see the full collection here, but if you're looking to put a smile on your loved ones face, this will do it.

  • Buy Fortnum and Mason's Valentine's Hampers here.

8. Date Night Virtual Cooking Class for Two with YHANGRY

Looking for something a bit different to do together this Valentine's Day, then this YHANGRY Date Night Virtual Cooking Class is for you.

You can choose from from a wide range of options, including the likes of lamb tagine with couscous, kung pao cauliflower with rice and much, much more! You’ll be sent the ingredient list in advance, so all you’ll need to do is pop to the shops in time for your virtual lesson!

The class itself will cost you £40, and you'll be sent the link to stream from the comfort of your own home.

You can sign up for your Virtual Cooking Class at Buy A Gift here.

9. Online Virtual Wine Tasting Experience for Two

Celebrate Valentine's Day with a glass of wine, or two.

This virtual two hour wine tasting will help you know your Chablis from your Chateauneuf-de-Pap, and will include games, blind tastings, tasting notes and more.

Each person will receive eight wines in 50ml bottles, and you'll be guided through the two hour wine tasting through a professional.

It's £85, and is also valid for 20 months, so if you don't want to do it over Valentine's Day you can choose any other time that suits you.

  • Buy your Online Virtual Wine Tasting Experience for two here.

10. SmokeStak Valentine's Box

Steak is a popular choice for Valentine's Day, but if you're looking for a fun twist on the usual steak choices, Smokestak is the perfect option.

The East London restaurant specialises in all things meat, and their Valentine's Day box is no expception.

There's two boxes to choose from, with the cheaper and smaller box costing £75 for two and includes: 2 x rhubarb spritz, salt baked beetroot with goat cheese, hazelnut, 1 lbs. beef brisket with pickled red chilli,1 lbs. pulled pork withpickled cucumbers, crispy baby potatoes with rosemary, ginger + green chilli slaw and half a sticky toffee pudding loaf with salted caramel.

The larger £150 box, also includes purple sprouting broccoli and salsa rossa, smoked cod roe with hand pressed tortilla and 750ml bottle of Gran Cerdo Tinto Rioja.

You'll need to get your orders in by 11 February as that's when they'll start shopping.

  • Order Smokestak's Barbeque Valentine's Box here

11. The Tramshed Project At Home

Looking for a vegan option? Try Tramshed, who amongst their meat choice, have a whole Vegan box that can be ordered for Valentine's.

It'll cost you £50 and you'll be able to feast upon a Beetroot, Celeriac and Mushroom Pithivier, Grilled Hispi Cabbage, Pink Fir Potatoes, and Pear and Jerusalem Artichoke Cake.

Diners can add additional small plates, and the meat options include delicious Lamb and Chicken dishes.

  • Order your Tramshed Project At Home Box here.

12. Shuk's Valentine’s Day Special Pita Combo Kit

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London's Borough Market is home to Shuk, packed full of middle eastern flavours you won't be forgetting in a hurry.

This Valentine's Day they've created the ultimate combo meal which includes the best of everything.

The Valentine's Pita Combo Kit includes everything you need to make their incredible Lamb Meatballs and Fish Tangine – so you don't have to choose between one or the other.

If that wasn't enough,they're also chucking in their signature Chocolate & Hazelnut babka DIY kit for something sweet.

It'll cost you £43.05 from Plateaway but you'll need to be quick as there are only limited numbers left.

  • Buy your Shuk's Valentine’s Day Special Pita Combo kit here.

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