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Enjoy a restaurant quality dinner at home this Valentine's Day with one of these meal kits

Treat yourself to a Valentine's meal at home with one of these dinner kits.

Published: February 2, 2021
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With Valentine's Day just around the corner, many restaurants and chefs are offering cook at home meal kits for delivery or collection.

As we can't go out to restaurants to celebrate this Valentine's Day, why not order a special meal to enjoy at home?

There are a range of options, from Michelin recommended restaurants to special occasion ingredients such as oysters, all available for home delivery.

Here we take a look at some of the best meal kits available to enjoy at home this Valentine's Day.

MILK Cafe

Edinburgh's MILK Cafe is offering a Valentine's brunch hamper, stocked full of everything required for a posh breakfast at home.

Priced at £35, it serves two and includes: almond croissants, homemade clementine and vanilla bean marmalade, seasonal fruit and buckwheat and cardamom granola.

Find out more and order online here.

The Loveable Rogue

One of Glasgow's newest gastropubs is selling a four course meal, priced at £80 for two.

The menu includes: freshly baked sourdough with olive tapenade, a mushroom veloute with pickled shimeji and Pecorino and truffle croutons, 500g Cote de Boeuf with Gruyere cheese potato gratin, Jerusalem artichoke, black garlic roast tenderstem broccoli, and a dessert of Choux au Craquelin, with pistachio and rose.

A bottle of prosecco or red wine is also included.

Orders close Wednesday 10 February at 6pm for delivery or collection on Saturday 13 February.

Lychee Oriental

Enjoy a special takeaway from Glasgow's Lychee Oriental this  Valentine's Day.

Dishes include: mix platter starters, honey chilli crispy chicken in a birds nest, aromatic duck with Hoi Sin sauce and pancakes, wok fried noodles, egg fried rice and banana fritters with maple syrup and coconut dust.

 

Orders are being taken now, with the Valentine's menu available on Friday 12, Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 February for collection or delivery within a two mile radius of Mitchell Street.

Available on Friday 12th, Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th 2021 February for collection/takeaway or delivery within a 2 mile radius of Mitchell Street, Glasgow.

Priced at £45 for two with an extra £3 for delivery. Visit the Lychee Oriental website or call 0141 248 2240 to place an order before Thursday 11 February.

Six by Nico Masterclasses

Have fun this Valentine's Day with a cook along masterclass with chef Nico Simeone.

Each masterclass box contains all the ingredients necessary to make two brand new recipes, both of which are portioned for two and come complete with half a bottle of wine for each recipe.

As well as easy-to-follow preparation, cooking and plating instructions, Chef Nico Simeone will be on hand to help with the Six by Nico cooking Masterclass that will teach you how to prep, plate, and pair recipes that wow your friends and family.

Masterclasses are available now in Glasgow and Edinburgh. With a selection of new recipes added each week, you will be able to choose two to build your perfect box, with each recipe containing two portions. Prices start from £60 for four portions.

Masterclasses offer a local delivery service within a strict 5-mile radius of Six by Nico restaurants in Glasgow or Edinburgh or a takeaway/pick up service from their restaurant locations.

Kilmurry & Co

Kilmurry & Co in Glasgow's Southside are offering a sharing set menu for two to enjoy at home this Valentine's day.

Enjoy a sharing starter, a choice of two main courses, a sharing dessert along with a bottle of Prosecco for £45.

There are also vegetarian and non-alcoholic options available.

Visit: their website for details and to book.

The Adamson

For those missing this St Andrews bar and restaurant, you can now enjoy their food and drinks at home this Valentine's day.

On the menu you'll find dishes such as hot smoked salmon rillettes, served with apple, horseradish, dill, corn bread, seaweed butter, chateaubriand beef wellington, with ratte potatoes and herb butter, served with broccoli and smoked almonds, red wine jus and a rhubarb and chocolate tart, cocoa crumble, chantilly cream.

The meal also includes homemade chocolate truffles and a Cupid’s arrow cocktail.

Priced at £100 for two, pre orders are being taken now until 10 February with deliveries taking place on 12 February nationwide and local deliveries on 14 February.

Find out more here.

Ballintaggart at home

This popular Perthshire cook school and farm would usually be hosting seasonal feasts in its communal dining room but instead is offering a Valentine's meal for delivery locally and to Edinburgh and Glasgow.

The three course menu, which is available to order now, is £35 per person and includes the option to add on a delicious negroni cocktail or wines.

The team also do changing comfort menus, with orders being taken for local collection and have curated a selection of foodie items for delivery.

Old Pulteney whisky and Guylian hamper

Old Pulteney, The Maritime Malt, has partnered with sustainable seafood supplier Fish To Your Door and Belgian chocolatier Guylian to create a coastal-inspired Valentine’s hamper for ‘locked-down lovers’ all over the UK.

The hamper includes a dozen fresh oysters, a bottle of the award-winning Old Pulteney 12 Years Old single malt and a box of Guylian sea shells.

The experience is completed with a newly launched augmented reality app that will allow customers to bring the coast to their homes.

The Old Pulteney, Fish to your Door and Guylian hamper is priced at £60 and are available for UK wide delivery here. A second hamper can be purchased with a 20% discount using the code VALENTINE20.

The Garden Bistro

This ethical Edinburgh eatery, located in the grounds of the Saughton walled gardens has a special Valentine's day at home kit.

On the menu you'll find a stilton, date and walnut chutney canapé, a starter of twice-baked cheese souffle, served with an apple and celeriac salad, a main of Scottish Beef Wellington, served with potato dauphinoise, Provençale vegetable slice and a port wine jus.

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Dessert is callebaut chocolate fondant served with macerated strawberries.

The Valentine's menu is £75 for two or £95 including a bottle of prosecco and can be ordered online here.

Harvey Nichols

Those looking to treat themselves to a slap up meal this Valentine’s Day can order the Harvey Nichols Fourth Brasserie’s one-off menu for cooking at home.

Dishes include lobster, beef wellington, passionfruit cheesecake, chocolate strawberries and a cheese course.

The three course menu with a cocktail is £25 per person and the four course Valentine’s meal is £100 for two.

Orders can be placed online now for delivery across areas of Scotland (£5 fee) or for local Edinburgh collection.

The Cook School

This family run business has two offerings for budding home cooks to enjoy this month - the Cook School in a box and a Valentine's cook along.

Cook School in a Box is a  new offering that includes a pre-prepared meal for two for delivery anywhere in the UK.

The box includes canapés, starter, main course, sides and dessert, and a bottle of prosecco can also be included.
Priced from £50, you can order here.

The Cook School is also hosting a Valentine's cookery class. with ingredients boxes available for delivery across the UK.

Participants can look forward to a relaxed, fun and interactive evening cook alongside the school's head chef Stuart.

Priced from £100, order online here.

Ethical Shellfish Company

Enjoy fresh hand dived Isle of Mull scallops, creel caught lobster, langoustine or crab or Isle of Mull and Loch Creran oysters this Valentine's day and beyond with a delivery from the Ethical Shellfish Company.

Owner Guy, who runs the business with his family, has also partnered with other local businesses to offer a range of produce including wild Highland venison, Isle of Mull cheese, Stornoway black pudding, venison charcuterie and Gigha smoked halibut, making this a foodie delivery of dreams.

Find out more and order here.

Ondine

Ondine Restaurant's Valentine's Day cook at home menu includes: Gougeres (choux and Gruyere buns), six oyster selection and shallot dressing or Welch smoked salmon, creme-fraiche blinis and grilled native lobster or lobster thermidor, baked cabbage and goose fat potatoes, champagne truffles.

Priced at £45 per person, orders are being taken now here.

Halloumi

Valentine's day meal kits

Explore the authentic flavours and tastes of Greece this Valentine's thanks to the latest at home menu from Glasgow's Halloumi.

Enjoy a Greek night in for two for £49 with a menu that includes: Greek dips with pitta (houmous and tzatziki), a Greek salad of mixed olives, king prawns with chilli and garlic, a choice of two Souvlakis and an indulgent sharing chocolate brownie.

A bottle of prosecco and a single red rose is also included. For those looking to recreate a bar experience, there's the option to add a Valentine's day cocktail for £6 to the order.

The Valentine's menu is available from Thursday 11 February - Sunday 14 February for collection or delivery.

Visit the Halloumi website to pre-order.

La Favorita Delivered

Opt for a more relaxed Valentine's day this month with La Favorita's 'love package' pizza boxes.

Available for delivery or collection in Edinburgh, the deal includes a 10 inch Margherita pizza, two arancini, four mozzarella sticks, two macaroni croquettes, a bottle of prosecco and a large tub of gelato - all for £35.

Available for delivery or collection from Monday 8 – Sunday 15 February.

A delivery fee applies and customers can pre order in advance from the website.

The Wee Restaurant

This Queensferry restaurant is offering a Valentine's day meal kit for two, with an option to include a bottle of champagne.

Priced from £90, delivery is locally within Fife on 12 February and there's also a collection option.

Find out more and order here.

Eusebi Deli

Glasgow's Eusebi Deli has a four course Valentine's feast available for delivery and collection within Glasgow from 12 February.

Start with ‘fritté snacks’ like truffle panino fritto, followed by baked hand dived scallops with lobster butter and rich beef ossobuco.

Veggies can order from a dedicated menu that includes dishes such as a celeriac timballo and hand-made mushroom cappelletti.

Dessert is a pistachio and raspberry chocolate glazed heart and diners can include one of the recommended wine pairings or indulge in a designer wine from Dolce & Gabbana.

To order, visit the Eusebi website.

Bon Vivant

Edinburgh's Bon Vivant has a Valentine's day cook at home kit, which includes dishes adapted by their chefs created to be finished at home.

Priced at £50 for two, there's veggie alternatives available and collection is from the Thistle Street restaurant.

Find out more and order here.

East Haugh House

Enjoy a special Valentine's meal at home with food delivery from this Pitlochry hotel.

Priced at £35 per person, including a cocktail each, the Valentine's day meal kits can be collected locally from East Haugh House on Saturday 13 February - mainland Scotland delivery is also available.

Find out more and order here.

Nor' Loft

The rooftop bar of the Market Street hotel is offering Edinburgh residents a date night at home box to celebrate Valentine's with.

The Bubble Up at Home boxes will be filled with Nor’ Loft staples including champagne or wine (Dom Perignon 2008, Laurent Perrier Cuvee Rose or Whispering Angel), the signature Champagne Cheese Fondue and sweet treats including macarons and blondies.

To find out more and order, visit their website.

Haar at Home

Chef Dean Banks has been offering a luxury selection of cook a home boxes since launching Haar at home in 2020.

Diners can choose from a steak and lagoustine box, luxury crab and lobster box and a best of land and sea box.

Prices are from £39.95 and can be ordered here.

Buck and Birch hamper

Valentine's meal kits

Edinburgh-based foragers, Buck and Birch are offering a Wild Night In hamper this Valentine's day.

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Priced at £24.95, each box contains one of Buck & Birch’s award winning liqueurs, a wild cocktail for two, a recipe card for a meal and a host of foraged ingredients to create your homemade masterpiece.

To find out more and order, visit the Buck and Birch website.

Coniti at Home

This popular Edinburgh family run business is offering a three course Valentine's at home meal kit for £35 per person.

The ‘Contini at Home’ Valentine’s Day menu includes rosemary focaccia served with sun dried tomato salsa; Vialone Nano risotto with fresh Scottish lobster, Amalfi lemon and fresh chilli; roast sea bass with Italian fennel, datterini tomatoes, capers and dill; plus chocolate and Amarena cherry tiramisu – Contini’s own classic Genovese sponge soaked with Marsala and Amarena cherries layered with mascarpone and 70% cocoa.

The ‘Contini at Home’ Contini George Street Valentine’s menu available for home delivery or collection from Contini, 103 George Street, Edinburgh on 14 February only.

To order, visit the Contini website.

Fhior

Fhior in Edinburgh recently launched their cook at home dining kits and have added a Valentine's meal to the menu.

Three courses are £80 for two people, with delivery on Saturday 13 February.

To start there's Lobster and crab ravioli with shellfish bisque and Exmoor caviar followed by Roe deer loin with charred ‘January King’ cabbage, confit beetroot, beetroot ketchup and pearl barley; and finished with milk chocolate and koji fudge delice.

Fhior’s menus come part prepared with minimal finishing and plating needed.

To book, visit the Fhior at Home website.

The Seafood Ristorante

This St Andrews restaurant is offering three course for £55, with delivery nationwide on 12 February.

Dishes include a starter of Anstruther lobster ravioli with East Neuk shellfish bisque, followed by North Sea monkfish wrapped in pancetta and a dessert of  indulgent chocolate and hazelnut tart with caramel sauce.

Extras such as John Ross of Aberdeen smoked salmon, St Andrews farmhouse cheddar, Bollinger Champagne or Tayport Distillery’s Wild Rose Gin can be added to any order for no extra delivery cost.

Orders are being taken now online.

Porter & Rye

Porter & Rye and jazz vocalist Georgia Cécile have collaborated to bring diners a multi-sensory experience to enjoy at home.

Porter & Rye's head chef Andrew has created a range of packages with extras tailored to suit all tastes.

Using only the finest dry-aged cuts of locally sourced and sustainably farmed beef provided by John Gilmour, coupled with a few favourite sides, diners can create the Glasgow steakhouse dishes at home this Valentine's day.

To complete the evening, Glasgow-born Georgia Cécile has created a bespoke jazz playlist to accompany the meal.

Boxes are priced at £45 and can be ordered online here.

Scotch Malt Whisky Society at home

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS) is offering home dining experience for delivery across the UK, so whisky fans can enjoy a few drams with a slap up meal this month.

Home Dining kits are available for delivery across mainland UK on 4 – 5 and 11 – 12 February, priced at £95 for two people or £165 for four.

The Valentine's day meal kits are also available for click and collect from the 28 Queen Street, Edinburgh or 38 Bath Street, Glasgow Members’ Rooms on 4-6 and 11-13 February priced at £85 for two people or £155 for four people.

The three course meal comes paired with SMWS drams as well as chocolate truffles and  a special Cupid’s Whisky Sour cocktail.

For the true SMWS experience, customers will  receive videos from executive head chef James Freeman and SMWS ambassadors - offering tips on how to plate the meal and tasting notes for the drams.

To find out more and order, visit the SMWS website.

Coia's Cafe x Eden Mill

Valentine's day meal kits

Award-winning Scottish distillers Eden Mill have collaborated with Glasgow institution Coia’s Café to create a home dining and gin tasting experience for Valentine’s Day.

A third-generation family-owned Italian restaurant, Coia’s Café on Duke Street is a Glasgow institution, renowned for their authentic Italian pastas, meat dishes, ice creams and warm welcome.

The restaurant celebrated their 90th anniversary in 2018, and most recently visited Eden Mill’s Blendworks in 2019 to create their  own gin.

With flavours of rosemary, Sicilian lemons and complimentary anise hum, the gin has been very popular with Coia’s customers during lockdown.

The restaurant’s chefs have curated a menu of Coia’s favourites for the ultimate romantic date night at home including an Antipasto sharing platter to start, two main courses of Tortelloni Valentino and Rigatoni Salsiccia, and two desserts, classic sticky toffee pudding and a white chocolate and raspberry cheesecake.

Participants are invited to bring their dessert onto the Eden Mill tasting with them after dinner, as they celebrate the collaboration and kickstart the tasting with a delicious pour of Eden Mill’s Love Gin Raspberry and Vanilla Meringue Liqueur.

Every participant in Eden Mill x Coia’s Café Virtual Gin Tasting will get the opportunity to sample seven gins from a set of 12 gins delivered prior to the event.

During the tastings there are a lot of laughs to be had with games, a quiz and exclusive Eden Mill prizes up for grabs.

The Eden Mill x Coia’s Café Valentine’s Gin Tasting will take place on Friday 12 and Saturday 13 of February. Limited spaces are available to buy for £150 from Eden Mill.

Native Oyster and Shellfish Company

The Native Oyster and Shellfish Company Ltd are three friends who have a small specialised Oyster Aquaculture site in Little Loch Broom Wester Ross.

Popular as a Valentine's treat, the team at the company can deliver Highland native oysters and Highland rock oysters to homes in Scotland, in a recyclable coolbox from a zero emissions vehicle.

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To find out more and order, visit their website.

The Harbour Cafe

Great British Menu chef Amy Elles has designed a Valentine’s Hamper using fresh local ingredients from her restaurant, The Harbour Café in the East Neuk of Fife.

The menu includes dishes such as:

Balcaskie Estate organic beef carpaccio, watercress and fresh horseradish, lobster spaghetti and Coeur a la creme.

Priced at £100 for two or £55 for one, including wine and nationwide delivery.

To order visit The Harbour Cafe website.

Wedgwood the Restaurant

Wedgwood the Restaurant in Edinburgh, owned by husband and wife team, Paul and Lisa Wedgwood, have a special Valentine's celebration box on offer this month.

Paul has created a five and seven course tasting menu using the finest seasonal, locally sourced ingredients.

Priced from £135 for two, the box comes with a delicious aperitif and can be delivered nationwide for free.

There’s also a carefully curated wine selection to match the dishes that have been chosen from the Wedgwood wine cellar.

National delivery is on Friday 12 February and Edinburgh delivery is available on Friday 12, Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 February.

To order, visit the restaurant's website.

The Little Chartroom on the Prom

For fine dining al fresco head to Portobello beach this Valentine’s Day where Great British Menu finalist Roberta-Hall McCarron has set up shop with The Little Chartroom on The Prom (whilst her award-winning Edinburgh restaurant The Little Chartroom is closed).

On the menu there are BBQ treats and warming drinks such as malt hot chocolate, making this an ideal spot for those enjoying a walk this Valentine's weekend.

Balgove Larder

The award-winning butchery team at Balgove Larder have created a selection of their favourite cuts of steak for a romantic dinner for two this Valentine's day.

The box has been put together by head butcher James Lothian and contains four different cuts: Flat Iron, Onglet, Ribeye and Fillet.

This means that recipients are able to recreate Balgove’s popular  Steak Barn experience at home.

There’s also the option of adding a wine and cheese selection that includes four of the finest Scottish cheeses, oatcakes and chutney with bottles of red and white wine.

Priced at £48.95 for two 8oz steaks of each cut. The wine and cheese selection is priced at £64.95.

Deliveries are free on all orders over £50.

 Find out more here.

Five March

Orders are now being taken for the Valentine's day cook at home meal kit from Five March.

Available for collection from their Glasgow restaurant, the menu includes dishes such as scallop carpaccio, apple, cucumber, cranberry, salmon caviar, sea herbs, and 600g ribeye steak, mushroom xo, charred spring onion, soy gravy.

Priced at £90 for two, orders can be made online here.

Locker Hyndland

This newly opened cafe is taking orders for a Valentine's cook at home kit, which includes optional extras such as wine from neighbours, The Good Spirits Co.

Priced at £30 per person, customers can choose a starter, main and dessert from the Valentine special menu.

A selection of Scottish cheeses and salt caramel truffles can also be added.

Last orders are by 10 February and there's an option for delivery (within a five mile radius) on Saturday 13 February or collection on Saturday or Sunday 14 February.

Find out more here.

Achray House

This Perthshire hotel is offering a Valentine's menu (plus vegan option) for delivery.

Priced at £75 for two, orders need to be placed by 8 February for delivery (within a 25 mile radius) of St Fillans and to Stirling, Perth and Edinburgh. Collection is also available.

Dishes include: Parsnip and curried hazelnut velouté, Perthshire venison bourguignon, with seasonal vegetables, and pear and frangipane, with Calvados anglaise.

To order email admin@achrayhouse.com or message on Facebook.

 

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If you'd rather celebrate at home with a few glasses of wine or a cocktail or two, these at home drinks kits are available now for delivery.

Stem wine club

Valentine's day meal kits

Enjoy a restaurant quality wine tasting at home with Stem Wine Club.

Set up as part of Home-X, the wine tasting experience is inspired by the wines usually avalable as part of the Six by Nico tasting menu.

Stem Wine Club offers a monthly selection of carefully selected half bottles of wine, that are delivered nationwide.

The team said: "Whether a novice, or connoisseur (or want to try something new), Stem creates a fun and relaxing way to immerse yourself in wine tasting. From engaging and friendly learning, to the pure enjoyment of drinking wine - there's really so much to discover and enjoy."

Priced at £55 including delivery, orders are being taken online now.

Walter Gregor’s perfect serve box

For £27.50 you can enjoy a truly Scottish G&T at home with the Walter Gregor's perfect serve box.

February's subscription box contains one 20cl bottle of Kintyre Gin, three Scottish raspberry tonic waters and two Walter Gregor's original tonic water.

The team said: "We have something pink in store for you this month! Since we most likely won't be going out for dinner or grabbing a romantic drink at a swanky bar this Valentine's Day, we thought we would bring the fizz right to your front door.

Our Rasberry Tonic Water pairs perfectly with Kintyre's Award-Winning Craft Gin to create a G&T that's a little bit special, whether you're sharing with a partner or treating yourself this February."

Find out more here.

Pickering's cocktail kit

Edinburgh's Pickering's Gin has launched an at home Valentine's cocktail kit.

The kit contains a 50cl bottle of gin and mixers to create six drinks at home.

Priced at £40 including delivery, find out more and order here.

 

Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind writes for The Scotsman on all things food and drink related.

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