14 of the best Valentine's Day meal kits by UK restaurants

Looking to treat someone special? Here are the most romantic meal kits to treat your loved one to this Valentine's Day

Updated on • Written By Rosie Conroy

14 of the best Valentine's Day meal kits by UK restaurants

Normally, the ultimate trick up your sleeve come Valentine’s Day would be to have secured a table at one of the UK’s best restaurants. But with everything that's happened in the last two years, that might not be an option should you not feel comfortable being out and about. The next best thing? Let us introduce you to the best Valentine’s meal delivery kits.

Over the past year, we’ve seen restaurants across the country pivot to provide us all with chef-made meals in the comfort of our own homes via their DIY meal kits, and they’re most likely ramping things up for the 14th of February. These cleverly created Valentine’s meal boxes take all the pressure off when it comes to your culinary offering and guarantee* to help woo that special person. These are a lifesaver for those not blessed with cookery talents or just wanting to concentrate on the other lovey-dovey touches such as over the top table décor, heartfelt poem-writing or big gesture gift-sourcing.

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The best Valentine’s Day meal kits are carefully designed to sweep someone off their feet, so you can expect some pretty impressive results. In most cases, we found three or more courses included, with some spreads hiding little extra treats like chocolates or even bottles of bubbly to set the mood. There are a handful of these Valentine’s deliveries which are more like takeaway – bringing a readymade hot meal to your door – while the remainders are in a DIY format, where they just needed heating and assembling.

And while traditionally Valentine’s Day is of course for lovers, the pandemic has meant that anything goes. Fancy treating yourself and having leftovers for tomorrow? We’re backing you. Or maybe you want to send one of your best buds a little lift in the middle of a pandemic. You go for it. What we’re trying to say is that these delicious dinners shouldn’t be reserved only for those in the throes of romantic love. You do you.

For some of the below, we're betting on restaurants doing a similar thing to their offering last year, while others who have already announced their line-up are included too. We'll keep you updated here with all the latest meal kits as they come available. 

*Okay, we can’t actually guarantee that.

Jason Atherton at Home 

What: Truly the pinnacle of meal kits, Jason Atherton's box pulls out all the stops. Available to order for the 4th or 11th, this kit contains a sumptuous spread for two, including sourdough bread and Ampersand butter, cured Loch Duart Salmon with lemon gel, blood orange and ponzu dressing, pickled cucumber and lettuce, dry-aged Sirloin steak, mac and cheese, beef fat carrots, fine beans with confit shallot dressing and creme caramel with miso caramel, fruit garnish and cooked quince. 
Where do they deliver: Nationwide
How much: £165 (serves two)
When is it available: Order for 4 or 11 February now
How: Jason Atherton at Home

Simon Rogan at Home Valentine’s menu

What: Michelin starred celebrity chef Simon Rogan doesn’t mess around when it comes to romantic occasions. His celebratory menu for 2022 includes six courses and bubbly as well as petit fours and video-led instructions for how to heat and serve everything so it looks like it just came from the pass of one of his high-end restaurants. If you’ve been a particularly solid partner to yourself, you might like to know that this Valentine’s meal kit is available in single serves – the ideal ‘to me, from me’ gift. However many portions you choose, the menu consists of buttermilk pancakes, whipped cod’s roe and toasted yeast; Berkswell pudding with stout vinegar; sourdough and whipped butter; roasted cauliflower with thyme, truffle and isle of mull cheddar sauce; confit duck from Goosnargh, spiced lentil, aubergine and farm kale; baked rice pudding with new season’s rhubarb, pine nut and blood orange; and white chocolate and rose petit fours. A vegetarian menu is also available and there are various wine pairings to choose from for those who wish to complement their meal with sommelier-selected drinks.
Where do they deliver: Nationwide
How much: From £85, for one person
When is it available: February
How: Simon Rogan at Home

Hame by Adam Handling Valentine's Menu

What: Rising star Adam Handling has received numerous awards, including Scottish Chef of the Year and the Food & Travel Awards Chef of the Year and Hame is his rather impressive food delivery service. Hame’s Valentine’s Menu for two includes decadent delights such as sourdough with chicken butter, grilled half lobster with garlic butter, a Chateaubriand to share, millionaire chips, chocolate fondant with strawberry clotted cream, chocolate truffles and a bottle of English sparkling wine. Customers can also choose from a choice of cocktails like Negronis or Old Fashioneds, as well as a range of wines.
Where do they deliver: Nationwide
How much: £200 for two
When is it available? From January
How to order: Hame

Where The Pancakes Are breakfast kits

What: They do say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so this year we're ditching boring old porridge in favour of something sweet. DIY kits from Where The Pancakes Are are the perfect option for breakfast in bed this Valentine's Day. Inside the box is an organic pancake mix, pure Canadian maple syrup, a bottle of prosecco and even a pocketbook of poetry. Nationwide delivery is included, and for those who want to extend the Valentine’s fun, you can enjoy these pancakes at any time during the month.
Where do they deliver: Nationwide
How much: £35
When is it available: February
How: Where the Pancakes Are

Sketch Winter Afternoon Tea

What: While not strictly a Valentine’s Day meal kit, we just had to include this. What better way to treat your special someone than with a cosy afternoon tea kit? Choose from original, vegetarian or pescetarian, and add cocktails or champagne as required. The original option, which comes in an extremely stylish sketch jewellery case, includes egg gougere, coronation chicken, cucumber and salmon and ricotta sandwiches, as well as a truffle brioche bun. Mini cakes include colourful creations like a bergamot meringue tart, pineapple eclair, cranberry and coconut marshmallow, blackcurrant and raspberry macaroon and blueberry and chestnut tart. JING-Wuyi Oolong tea is the main attraction, though, crafted by master tea makers.
Where do they deliver: London
How much: From £55
When is it available: All winter
How to order: Sketch

Gymkhana Chicken Butter Feast with Wine

What: Packed with perfectly spiced dishes, this is the ultimate winter warmer. Michelin-starred Gymkhana has been called the best Indian restaurant in London or even the UK by many who visit, and this box brings the magic right to your door. The team aren’t kidding about the feast part, this is a serious meal. The box includes a bottle of 2019 Tempranillo, papads with mango chutney, butter chicken, pilau rice, dal makhani, garlic naan, cucumber raita, mint chutney and a chocolate Box. You can also add half a litre of Brigadiers Old Fashioned for an extra £30 if you fancy a few cocktails too.
Where do they deliver: Nationwide
How much: £73 for two
When is it available: January and February
How to order: Restokit

Seafood At Home's Perfect Fish Dinner

What: Seafood At Home, led by renowned chef Mitch Tonks, are a modern fishmonger focused on freshness and sustainability. For Valentine's Day, they have prepared two limited edition boxes of fish and seafood specially prepared for two. In the box you'll find a special Valentine's sheet explaining a little bit about what your box contains, how best to cook it and some suggestions for side dishes to pair with the main event. Box A includes anchoide (an anchovy-based dipping sauce), bonito in olive oil, spiny lobster tail, Thermidor, monkfish tail and lime pickle butter, while Box B swaps the lime pickle butter for Bearnaise butter.
Where do they deliver: Nationwide
How much: £85, or £90 if wanted before midday
When is it available: From 31 January
How to order: Rockfish

Zuaya Valentine's Day Menu

What: They say that Latin America is one of the most romantic parts of the world, so what could be a better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with a full Latin American-inspired feast courtesy of Kensington’s Zuaya? The restaurant’s generous Valentine’s set menu last year included three starters, meat and seafood main courses, two side salads, and an indulgent dulce de leche flan to finish (pictured above). It also came accompanied by a bottle of vintage cava. We were lucky enough to try the menu and were particularly taken with the grilled robata octopus main which arrived perfectly cooked, and also thought that the sweet slow-roasted duck salad was a delightful extra.
Where do they deliver: 1.5-mile radius from restaurant and collection was also available last year
How much: 2022 menu prices TBC, last year it was £90 for two
When is it available: February
How to order: Call directly on 020 7938 3533

Homeslice Love Triangle Masterclass

What: If you like to make an event out of dinner, why not treat yourself to a meal and a masterclass all rolled into one for Valentine's Day? The owners of Homeslice came up with an ingenious way to make sure your evening went without a hitch last year adn we're hoping for more of the same in 2022: they delivered all the ingredients needed to cook along with co-founder Mark Wogan as he demonstrated how to make the perfect pizzas in real-time. The masterclass also included everything you need for special Turkish delight cocktails and there were brownies for pudding too. At £45 for an activity and a meal (and a meal that just about everyone loves, do you know anyone who doesn’t like pizza?) we think this was a bargain.
Where did they deliver: Nationwide
How much: 2022 menu prices TBC, last year it was £45 for two, including delivery
When was it available: February
How: Homeslice

Valentine’s at Home by Sam’s Riverside

What: Being confined to your own home shouldn’t mean you miss out on the finer things in life when it comes to mealtimes, and thankfully Sam’s Riverside was willing to deliver some pretty luxe-sounding dishes right last year. Included in this Valentine’s offering was an amuse-bouche, a fish course, a beef Wellington and a pavlova for dessert, as well as cheese and crackers for after pudding. There was also a seafood menu which could be enjoyed either by itself or in addition to the main menu and featured treats such as oysters, whole lobsters and even a seafood platter.
Where do they deliver: West London for local delivery or collection from the restaurant itself
How much: 2022 menu prices TBC, last year it was £110 for two
When is it available: February
How: Sam's Riverside

Smokestak Valentine’s Day at Home

What: If you’re more into comfort food than you are haute cuisine, why stray from what you love come Valentine’s Day? Smokestak’s reassuringly indulgent barbecue box was packed with crowd-pleasing dishes last year. Included were rhubarb cocktails, both slow-cooked pulled pork and beef brisket, sides, starters and a sticky toffee pudding for dessert. There was also a bottle of red that paired perfectly with the rich meats and bold-flavoured sides, such as the jacket potatoes top with a mustard rarebit and the ginger and green chilli slaw.
Where do they deliver: Nationwide
How much: 2022 menu prices TBC, last year it was £115, including delivery
When is it available: February
How: Smokestak Shop

Park Chinois Valentine’s dinner delivery

What: Iconic Mayfair favourite Park Chinois went to town with a Valentine’s meal that blew us away last year. Included in the meal kit was a three-course Chinese feast which started with appetisers like wasabi prawns and crispy chilli chicken, while mains featured Cantonese roast duck with champagne and orange sauce; Scottish 35-day aged rib-eye with black pepper; and Madagascar Organic prawns with young coconut, okra and tamarind. To finish, there was a rose-inspired dessert and there were little extras such as bottled cocktails, calligraphy place settings and even chopstick holders. If you have the benefit of time, you could pre-order a bouquet of roses to arrive with dinner, and there was also a selection of wines, beers and Champagnes to add on too.
Where do they deliver: Park Chinois delivers within a 3-mile radius of the restaurant in London
How much: 2022 menu prices TBC, last year it was £195 for two
When is it available: February 
How: Park Chinois 

OXO Tower Restaurant fine dining menu

What: Unlike most of the other Valentine meal kits, the Oxo Tower Restaurant carved itself out a unique niche with a menu made from ingredients with natural aphrodisiacal products (so maybe this is one to save for your other half, rather than sending to a friend!). We loved that there was a choice for mains, meaning couples could have different meals. Mains championed top-end produce like dry-aged beef and lobster, and there was a beetroot Wellington for vegetarians. You could also add on the sommelier chosen wines to help make the evening extra special.
Where do they deliver: Nationwide
How much: 2022 menu prices TBC, last year it was £150 for two
When is it available: February
How: Oxo at Home

Burger & Beyond romantic meal kit

What: Fine dining is all well and good, but can you beat a healthy dose of indulgent comfort food? This meal kit from Burger & Beyond had no airs and graces, just a solid three courses to help impress that special someone. This kit kicked things off with a bottle of bubbly before moving on to fried chicken strips, bacon butter burgers, dirty tots and salted caramel brownies. With simple instructions for how to cook and serve, this meal kit took all the stress out of the situation. We loved that this kit also came in two sizes, for either two or four people, so couples could double date.
Where do they deliver: Nationwide
How much: 2022 menu prices TBC, last year it was £59.95 for two or £81 for four, including delivery
When is it available: February
How to order: Burger & Beyond Shop

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