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The 11 Best Meal Kits for Valentine’s Day and Beyond

Publisher - Great British Food Awards
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Dani R

Feb 03, 2021
14 minutes to read
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Valentine’s Day; loved by some, disliked by others. We here at Great British Food appreciate any excuse to go out for a meal! But thanks to lockdown 3.0, there’s no chance of going out to a restaurant to celebrate.

If you want something more exciting than a regular takeaway, then why not get a DIY meal kit? These make at home meals are really easy to assemble and will provide you with restaurant quality food in an instant. What’s more, they allow you to support local, independent restaurants. These are our favourite dine at home options for a Valentine’s Day feast.

Enjoy ‘Breakfast En Bread’ with this Valentine’s Day meal kit

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You’ll love this ‘breakfast en bread’ Valentine’s Day offering from popular Hackney restaurant, the Barge House, renowned for serving breakfasts loaded inside crusty cob loaves and baked in the oven. Choose from a Full English, The Smokey Salmon — locally sourced smoked salmon, spinach, slow roasted tomatoes, leeks and an egg — as well as vegan and vegetarian options.

Individual ‘breakfast en breads’ start at £14.50, but we recommend The Furnace Sparkling Wine Box, which consists of any two breakfasts of your choice, a copy of Noble Rot food magazine and a 75cl bottle of The Wren English Reserve Sparkling White Brut.

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The Luxury Home Delivered Meal Kit

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Dine at home in style with this delightfully decadent meal kit from Adam Handling’s Frog restaurant in Covent Garden. The starter is lobster tagliatelle, followed by a main course of whole honey-roast salt-aged duck accompanied by hasselback potatoes and braised red cabbage, followed up by a chocolate and raspberry mousse cake.

All three courses are easy to assemble, and are accompanied by video tutorials (accessed via scanning a QR code). But it’s the accompaniments that really elevate this make at home meal. They include champagne truffles, caviare and even a bottle of Irroy Brut Rosé to drink. The menu is priced at £250 for too and is available to pre-order now for UK-wide delivery on Friday 12th February. The final cut-off date for orders is midnight on Sunday 7th February.

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Created by former Gordon Ramsay Chef Owen O’ Sullivan, these cook at home meal kits from Noble House provide you with several options for a delicious Valentine’s Day meal for two, costing from £40 for two (excluding alcohol). Our favourite is the chateaubriand fillet of beef with red wine jus, creamy dauphinoise potatoes and seasonal vegetables, served with a smoked salmon starter and a choice of desserts, priced at £64.95.

You can also order a bottle of champagne or red wine to accompany the meal. Orders for Valentine’s Day must be placed by 10th February.

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The Wagyu Beef Valentine’s Day Meal Box

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If you love locally-sourced meat, then look no further than Worstead Estate’s Valentine’s Day box. You’ll be treated to four wagyu beef steaks (two rumps and two sirloins) alongside a host of goodies sourced from around Norfolk, including Yare Valley Truffle Oil, Yare Valley Horseradish Sauce and Booja-Booja Organic Truffles. You just need to find some chunky oven chips and you’re good to go! The box costs £80 and delivers nationwide.


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The Ultimate Make at Home Pizza Meal Kit

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This interactive dine at home option from Pizza Pilgrims will provide you with excellent comfort food on Valentine’s day. It comes with all the ingredients you need to make two delicious Neapolitan pizzas (including dough, fresh basil and fior di latte mozzarella), and baked nutella rings. It also includes a kit to make two delicious Aperol spritzes. There’s also gluten free and vegan options. The kit costs £35 per person and delivery service is included in the price.

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Enjoy a Tasting Menu of Local British Produce at Home

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If you fancy yourself as a keen cook, we love this DIY dine at home kit created by Tommy Heaney from Heaneys Cardiff. For a start, it really champions local, seasonal ingredients, from Pembrokeshire duck to chalk stream trout and a Welsh & British cheeseboard. It also provides unique twists on popular classics - dessert is a miso caramel chocolate fondant with vanilla custard and parsnip crisps.

The meal costs £160 for two people, and is an excellent value high-end option, especially since it includes a bottle of Drappier Rose DeSaignee Brut. Step by step guides to each course will ensure that this seasonal feast is easy to assemble.

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A Seven Course Dine At Home Feast

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Wedgwood The Restaurant in Edinburgh is pulling out all the stops with this epic Valentine’s Day feast recipe box. They are offering a meal kit providing you with ingredients and instructions to create a seven course meal at home, made with British ingredients. The kit includes ingredients to make Isle of Mull cheddar and onion bread and butter pudding with whisky and orange cured sea trout tartare, sous vide bavette steak and smoked mackerel with rhubarb.

A choice of aperitif is included, and you can also add a selection of wine pairings from the Wedgwood cellar. The Valentine’s meal kit costs £150 for 7 courses. Place orders before 12th February for nationwide delivery.

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A Valentine’s Day Charcuterie Platter

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If you’re looking for a meal kit that involves zero preparation aside from plating up, we heartily recommend the Valentine’s Day charcuterie platter from The Plattery, which combines ingredients from local artisan producers and even floristry decorations. Treat yourself to a selection of cheeses and charcuterie, accompanied by mixed nuts, chutney, Scottish oatcakes and more.

What’s more, profits from the sale of each postal platter will be donated to The Plattery’s Vital Meals programme, which provides 250-300 cooked meals a day for those in need. The platter is a steal at £35 for two (plus delivery).

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The DIY Cheeseburger and Cheesecake Meal Kit

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If you’re looking for a relaxed, low key Valentine’s Day option, we love this DIY cheeseburger kit from the UK’s National Burger Award Winner, Libertine restaurant. This meal kit contains everything you need to make two loaded cheeseburgers, including brioche buns, two beef patties (made from grass-fed, dry-aged beef) and a host of extras, from baconnaise to deep fried pickles. It also contains two slices of cheesecake with toppings and two Canned Nice Rose Wines.

The DIY burger kit includes instructions on how to assemble your burger, and how to ensure an oozy, melted cheese middle. It’s available to order now for nationwide delivery on February 12th, at a very reasonable price of £49.95.

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The Fresh Pasta Valentine’s Day Meal Kit

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To mark Valentine’s Day, La Tua Pasta has created a romantic feast box! Hearts made of fresh pasta are stuffed with one of two fillings, tomato and mozzarella or black truffle and ricotta. The meal kit is also accompanied with a fresh bake at home focaccia, olive tapenade and a sweet treat of Italian chocolates. La Tua has even sourced two beautiful linen placemats to accompany the box, with a bottle of Prosecco as an optional extra.

The limited edition boxes are available to order from 1st February, and are priced from £36 for nationwide delivery.

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Eat Mindfully This Valentine's Day

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Mindful Chef’s meal kit delivery service is here to take every ounce of stress away from cooking a deliciously nutritious, yet romantic Valentine’s dinner at home. Dishes available to order include Sirloin, Truffled Mushrooms & Celeriac Mash; Beetroot & Butter Bean Thai Curry with Black Rice and Pork Valentine & Sautéed Potatoes with Kale Salsa Verde.

Each recipe provides all the tools and ingredients needed and takes a maximum of 30 minutes to cook, ensuring as much time is spent with loved ones as possible. A box for two people costs from £5.50 per person, making this a very affordable option! Make sure you make an order by 12th February in order to ensure delivery on time for Valentine’s Day.

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