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25 Best Meal Kits in the UK for a DIY Date Night this Valentine’s Day

Due to the current lockdown throughout the UK, many are looking to get crafty this Valentine’s Day. And what better way to make the best of being stuck at home than a romantic dinner for two? Don’t want to slave over the stove? No problem. With these meal kits, you get all the glory of a freshly cooked meal for two without any of the hassle. So, light a few candles, pop on some tunes and enjoy a DIY date night this Valentine’s Day with these meal kit options. 

25 Best Meal Kits in the UK for DIY Date Night this Valentine’s Day

Insider tip: Reserve your spot for delivery as soon as possible. Given current Covid restrictions, many restaurants will require an early booking for delivery and may have certain scheduling requirements. 

*All of these options offer nationwide delivery unless otherwise specified.

1. Drake & Morgan 

What better way to woo your lover this Valentine’s day than with a dinner for two courtesy of London, Manchester and Edinburgh’s most exclusive cocktail bar and restaurant? Drake & Morgan is currently offering an at-home meal kit perfect for cupid day. We’re talkin’ whipped duck liver parfait, aged chateaubriand with confit potatoes and veg and a heart-shaped chocolate ganache. Oh yeah, and a bottle of Laurent-Perrier La Cuvée to cheers to the two of you. 

Locations in London, Edinburgh and Manchester

Delivery: Nationwide

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2. LUCA 

Is there anything that screams date night more than handmade pasta and a few bottles of red wine? It’s the classic dinner for two, and LUCA brings it right to your door. With their Luca at home box, you and your special someone will feast on some of their best dishes like whipped salt cod with collard greens, red wine bucatini with braised pork ragu and seabass filet over cabbage and pancetta followed by chocolate mousse. Swooning yet?

Located in London

Delivery: Nationwide 

3. German Gymnasium 

Nestled in London’s Kings Cross, German Gymnasium is one of the highlights of the city. In fact, it was even voted as one of the most beautiful restaurants in the world. This German eatery is much more than a pretty face, though and serves up the best German food around. So even though you can’t dine-in at the moment, you can still experience all of the delicious flavours of Deutschland in your home. Take your pick from their Valentine’s Day-themed kits such as the duck for two or steak with a bottle of rose for two. Or go all out on their Butcher’s kit with your fave meat picks and beer.  

Located in London

Delivery: Nationwide

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4. Dishoom 

Dishoom churns out the best Bombay comfort food in all of London – and possibly the UK. However, since you can’t indulge in all the charm of Dishoom in person at the moment, they are bringing heir pizazz to your kitchen with their bacon naan meal kit. Each meal kit includes matured, smoked bacon, three naan dough balls, their signature tomato chilli jam with fresh coriander and cream cheese. Are you drooling yet? Whether you’ve cooked naan before or not, Dishoom makes it easy to recreate their classics in your kitchen. And even better? For every bacon naan you make at home, Dishoom will donate a meal to Magic Breakfast charity. 

Located in Kensington, Shoreditch, King’s Cross, Carnaby, Covent Garden, Manchester, Edinburgh, Birmingham

Delivery: Nationwide

5. Sartoria 

Be transported to the heart of Italy’s Calabria region with a home kit for two from Sartoria. This award-winning Italian restaurant is famous for its authentic, tried and true flavours that reflect the passion for food in Italy; and their home meals are no different. Opt for the Saratoria at home that includes garlic pinsa alongside burrata and grilled vegetables; followed by lamb ragu tortelli and seabass guazzetto. Not done yet – there’s also a frangipane tart that’ll have the two of you raving for days. 

Located in London

Delivery: Nationwide

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image: D and D at home

6. Rick Stein 

Indulge in some deliciously comforting seafood with your special someone with Rick Stein’s Indonesian curry dinner kit. Right in the comfort of your home, you can enjoy classic french mussels with onion confit followed by a zesty curry comprised of seabass, cod and prawns over pilau rice; plus a few other goodies on the side. Check out their suggested wine pairings to make for the Valentine’s dinner of a lifetime. 

Located: Online

Delivery: Nationwide

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7. Arros QD 

Whisk your lover away to Spain with an epic evening of paella, Spanish wine and each others company. Arros QD is offering a special Valentine’s menu that enables you to recreate their award-winning Spanish dishes right in your own kitchen with half the hassle. Choose from any of their paella kits such as the veal and herb, seafood or poultry and be sure to grab a wine or two to pair with it. Tip: order early to allow ample time for delivery before the big day. 

Located in London

Delivery: Nationwide

8. BAO 

Get crafty with your sweetheart by making some classic pork bao from BAO. The bao making kit comes with six premade bao buns, 12 hour braised pork, fresh coriander, fermented mustard greens and peanut powder; plus, all the instructions and tips you need to assemble these delicious Taiwanese pockets of goodness. Looking to add to the table? Load up on their vegetarian daikon and grab some molten chocolate and cherry bao for dessert. 

Located in London 

Delivery: Nationwide

9. The Loveable Rogue 

The Loveable Rogue is a staple in Glasgow’s gastropub scene, and that’s saying something. To make up for not being able to serve you their gourmet gastro creations in person, you two can enjoy a dinner at home that’s sure to almost beat the real thing. Their Loveably Yours box comes with all the fixins to make your Valentine feel like the only person in the world. Enjoy freshly baked sourdough bread with olive tapenade, mushroom veloute with pickled shimeji and pecorino croutons. Then, there’s the main course which consists of a fabulous cote de boeuf with gruyere cheese potato au gratin, Jerusalem artichoke, crispy ox tongue and more. Did we mention wine is included? 

Located in Glasgow

Delivery to Glasgow – G1, G2, G3, G4, G11, G12, G13, G14, G20, G61, G62

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10. Pizza Pilgrims 

Let’s be honest. Is there anything better than pizza night with a bottle of wine, a few lit candles and a good movie? It’s the ultimate casual date that’s fun, little hassle and always tastes good. Enjoy a DIY pizza night with your other half by ordering Pizza Pilgrims this Cupid Day. Each kit is loaded with all of the ingredients you need to make the pie of your choice along with basic instructions to be sure it comes out just right. We recommend the mushroom and truffle or double pepperoni and spicy honey. 

Locations in London and Oxford

Delivery: Nationwide

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11. Smokestak 

Listen carefully, slow-smoked 15-hour brisket smothered in house barbecue sandwiched between soft milk buns topped with pickled chile and beef drippings. For two. That’s what you’ll get from Smokestak’s DIY dinner box. Simply assemble your kit and voila – a bbq right in your kitchen minus hours fussing over the grill. Smokestack also offers a wide variety of drinks to pull your DIY lover’s bbq full circle like craft ipas and pilsners. 

Located in London

Delivery: UK wide (excluding Channel Islands, Isle of Man, parts of Scotland)

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12. Blacklock 

Roast dinners aren’t just for Sunday’s with family. They can also be a romantic and comforting way to celebrate the two fo your this Valentine’s Day and Blacklock is doling out the best. Choose from their delicious At Home Provisions like the Big Chop for Two, Steak Night for Two or of course their Beef Sunday Roast which they claim is “almost as good as mum’s.” Personally, we recommend the All In for Two – it is a holiday after all. This platter comes complete with a selection of beef, lamb and pork chops, bread and butter, beef drippings, kale salad and some decadent white chocolate cheesecake to seal the deal. All you need to do is follow the instructions. Best part? For every Blacklock box sold, they plant a tree. 

Located in Soho, Shoreditch and the City of London

Delivery: UK wide (excluding Channel Islands, Isle of Man, parts of Scotland)

13. Cash & Kari 

Treat you and your special someone to an evening of delicious feasting across the South Asian table with an order for two from Cash & Kari. This one of a kind eatery is sure to wow with its game-changing dishes inspired by the corner stores in Sri Lanka and South India that can be created right at home. Take your pick from their delights such as lamb kothu roti kit complete with banana chips, mutton rolls with zesty sauce and the best lamb kari money can buy. 

Located online

Delivery: Nationwide

14. Hadskis 

Hadskis whips up the absolute best modern Euro fare Northern Ireland can offer, and their semi-prepared gourmet meals for preparation at home are no exception. Enjoy a romantic evening of delicious bites like fennel salami, air-dried coppa and black pepper salami charcuterie followed by a tomahawk steak for two complete with garlic and herb potatoes and peppercorn sauce. Or maybe you fancy some buttery scallops with a chateaubriand for two? Either way, you’re in for the meal of a lifetime. 

Located in Belfast

Delivery: in Belfast

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15. Barge House 

Dates at home don’t always have to be dinners with makeshift candlelit tables and soft music. They can also be brunches in bed with champagne and orange juice. Barge House is whipping up the best brunches imaginable with their Breakfast en Bread meal kits to make for a super charming meal with your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day. Take your pick from their breakfast bread bowls like the smokey salmon which combines smoked salmon from Chapel and Swan with creme fraiche, spinach and slow roast tomatoes before it’s topped with dill, lemon squeeze and an egg. 

Located in London

Delivery: Nationwide

16. Chotto Matte 

Nobody, and we mean nobody, does Japanese fusion like Chotto Matte. This super swanky Japanese spot is now offering Chotto at Home so that you and your significant other can enjoy zesty Japanese mixups at home this Valentine’s Day. Opt for their The Love Down kit which includes a hibachi grill kit complete with a tabletop hibachi, so you get the full experience. Plus their signature Nikkei gyozas that you’ll be wanting to pop all night and a decadent dessert and signature cocktail to follow. 

Located in London

Delivery:  Within the M25 / Greater London area.

17. Lyle’s 

Treat yourselves to an evening of fine dining with a selection from Lyle’s menu boxes. As one of London’s premier dining spots, their at-home meals are just as top-notch as their dine-in experiences. Opt for the Game Menu that takes advantage of wild ingredients creating a unique plate like you’ve never had before. We’re talkin’ razor clams from Barra, smoked eel from Lincolnshire, slow stewed Crepaudine beetroot, Scottish deer and even more. Be sure to browse their wine selections to add on to your meal and don’t forget their indulgent brown butter cakes. 

Located in London

Delivery: Nationwide

18. Norma London

Restaurant Norma has put together one of the UK’s best Valentine’s feasting box sure to whisk the two of you away to lovers land. This decadent meal kit comes with goodies like handmade focaccia, buttery-lemony scallops, and fresh pasta with red prawns straight from Sicily smothered in a chilli-tomato sauce and more. Also included is a bottle of your very own Sherazade Nero D’avola perfect for clinking a few glasses to the two of you. 

Located in London

Delivery: Nationwide

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19. Riding House 

Imagine this, the two of you cosied up on a powdery white sand beach with a drink in hand and the best seafood you can imagine. You’re in the Caribbean chowing on island soul food, taking in the waves and life is good. While you probably can’t have an actual Caribbean getaway this Valentine’s Day, Riding House is a great substitute. Order their Valentine’s box loaded with Caribbean delights like salt cod fritters, tiger shrimp mac, aged pimento marinated cote de boeuf and so much more. They pull out all the stops to make your evening special with touches like a Lockdown Love Playlist, couples games and even candles for the table. 

Located in London

Delivery: Nationwide

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20. Shoryu

I’m pretty sure we can all agree that a little extra comfort is needed. Especially now. So what better way to enjoy this Valentine’s Day with your love than with a big, hearty bowl of comforting ramen? Shoryu’s meal kit makes it so that you can enjoy their delicious signature ramen right at home. You’ll have everything you need to make your special someone think you’re a real deal ramen master with original hosomen noodles, char siu pork belly, red ginger, spring onion and the best soup stock you’ve ever tasted. 

Several locations across London, Manchester and Oxford

Delivery: Nationwide

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21. Burger & Beyond 

Keep it casual but classy this Valentine’s day with an all-out burger feast with Burger & Beyond’s meal kits. From their bacon butter burger kit loaded with super soft demi brioche buns, signature dry-aged beef, pancetta bacon, American cheese, burn butter mayo and pickled onions. Your plates will be a mess but who cares, you’re dining on the best burgers money, and a home kitchen can buy. Be sure to grab some beer to go with it.

Located in Wandsworth and Shoreditch

Delivery: Nationwide

22. Corazón 

Imagine expertly grilled beef hangar steak smothered in a chipotle marinade framed with taqueria corn tortillas surrounded by zesty salsa ranchera, citrus mojo and pickled onions – all in your own home. Corazón is the authority on meal kits that’ll transport you straight to Mexico; lockdown be damned. So this Valentine’s day woo your other half with their carne asada tacos set complete with drunken black beans and tons of fresh toppings. While you’re at it, whip up some margs. 

Located in London

Delivery: Nationwide

23. The Adamson 

This St Andrews gem is famous for its award-winning Scottish fare, and that extends to their at-home options. Prepared by the one and only chef Chris Niven, you can rest assured that you and your special someone are in for a real treat. Opt for The Adamson Valentines at Home box complete with all the touches to make for a romantic evening together like none other. Once you’ve prepared your ingredients, your evening will begin with hot smoked salmon rillettes followed by beef wellington with ratte buttery herb potatoes. Then, for dessert, enjoy the decadent rhubarb and chocolate tart, homemade chocolate truffle a signature cupid’s arrow cocktail. 

Located in St Andrews

Delivery: Nationwide

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24. The Garden Bistro 

How do date and walnut chutney pastry pillows, twice-baked cheese souffle, Scottish beef wellington, and Callebaut chocolate fondant sound? With The Garden Bistro’s Love in a Box meal kit, you’ll get tall that and more. Even better? This Edinburgh fave prioritises sustainable, ethical meals that are never lacking even an ounce in flavour. Amp it up with a bottle of their prosecco and get ready for the sparks to fly. 

Located in Edinburgh

Delivery: Edinburgh

25. Franks 

Take your sweetheart “out to the ballgame” with some good ole American nostalgia ‘dogs from Franks at Cardiff Market. This hotdog stall crafts perfect at-home kits for you to dine on your favourite ballgame delights right from the sofa. Whether you’re all about fresh onions, gherkins, sauerkraut and sauces galore; or prefer it more plain, they’ve got you taken care of. They include all the two of you need to dress your franks just how you like them.

Located in Cardiff

Delivery: Cardiff and Pontyclun

Melanie Hamilton
Melanie Hamilton

Melanie is an avid traveller with a passion for history and global foods. She is currently based in Tbilisi, Georgia where most of her time is occupied with qvevri wine and Soviet history. Having do-si-do'd her way across Europe and Latin America, she's enjoyed some of the world's most exciting places firsthand and can't wait to tell you about them.

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