Want to treat your other half to a delicious meal at home? While we're now allowed to eat at restaurants outside, not everyone is comfortable to do so (or wants to risk sitting in the cold for hours).
If you're looking for romantic dinner ideas for your next date night then fear not, there are plenty of meal kits and boxes you can get delivered to your door. We've taken the hard part out of it and done the research for you, so sit back with a glass of chilled vino and take your pick of these delicious meals, from main courses to desserts and snacks…
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Luxury romantic meals
Hawksmoor Meal Box
For a romantic steak dinner, Hawksmoor is the place to go. They offer a range of meal boxes, including one to three courses, with and without alcohol. The Porterhouse steak comes with a guide so you can recreate the chef standard at home. Plus, you can choose from ribs, slaw, Hawksmoor's famous creamed spinach, oven chips with rich peppercorn sauce and desserts like sticky toffee pudding with clotted cream.
Hawksmoor Meal Box, from £50, Hawksmoor
Restaurant Kits box
Your choices are endless when it comes to dinner options from Restaurants Kits. We've got our eye on the Mac & Wild burger kit, which includes everything you need to make the brand's famous Venimoo burgers at home for a special night in. With American cheese, Bernaise sauce, Red Jon sauce and caramelised onions, these dirty burgers were ideal for a messy date night.
Mac & Wild burger box, £24, Restaurant Kits
Rick Stein's fish box
If you're after something a little more special, Rick Stein is offering a mouthwatering three-course menu with lobster as the main event. You'll also get a scallops to start and a chocolate pavé for dessert.
Lobster box, from £100, Rick Stein
Lanson's brunch box
Love a boozy brunch? Order Lanson Champagne's decadent brunch box, complete with bagels with smoked salmon and cream cheese, banana bread, brownies and half a bottle of Lanson Black NV champagne.
Brunch box, £37.50, Lanson
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The Wine List's vino subscription
Okay, so it's technically not a meal kit, but who wouldn't want a monthly vino subscription to pair with their dinner?
Monthly subscriptions, from £39, thewinelist.net
Mid-range romantic meals
Turn your romantic dinner date into an entire weekend with this epic Date Night Box from vegan delivery service, Allplants. Inside are three two-course meals for two people, including aubergine parmigiana and chocolate peanut fondant!
Delivered to your door and taking less than minutes to cook in the oven or microwave, this is the perfect hassle-free meal to impress your loved one.
Date Night Box, was £70.35 now £55.35, Allplants
La Tua Pasta
Wine and dine your special someone with fresh pasta from La Tua Pasta. Choose from filled pasta, fresh pasta sauces, antipasti, desserts (Chocolate Tortellini anyone?), and easy meal kits. Their pasta supper boxes even offer three meals for two – that's several date nights sorted!
Vegetarian pasta box, £43, La Tua Pasta
If dining out at one of your favourite restaurants isn't an option right now, then fear not. Plateaway is an online meal delivery service that has a whole roster of restaurants to choose from, including The Little Pasta Company.
We sampled their date night meal box for two, consisting of mouthwatering pappardelle with beef and red wine ragu. Fresh pasta makes all the difference, and accompanied with burrata, a rocket and pine salad and a selection of cured meats, it really did feel like we were tucking into a restaurant-quality dish. There was limited cooking and washing up and the whole meal was ready in five minutes (and devoured in the same amount of time!)
Date night meal box, £34.50, Plateaway
Enjoy a cosy meal as a couplewith Provisions' decadent make-at-home fondue kit. Simply melt the house fondue mix with the small bottle of white wine provided, then dunk in your chunks of bread into the cheesy goodness.
You'll feel like you've been whisked away to the French Alps as the smell of cheese fills your kitchen - can you think of a better date night?
Fondue kit, £45 for two, Provisions
Passo To Go
Italian is considered one of the most romantic cuisines, so why not try Passo to go for your next meal in? It allows customers to choose pasta or pizza kits that are delivered to the doorstep, including three-cheese margarita pizza, pork shoulder and nduja ragu or simply the chef's picks.
Pizza kit, from £18, Passo To Go
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Feast Box's meal
Fancy something a little more exotic? Feast Box is all about the world's tastiest dishes, ranging from Turkey and Egypt to China and Vietnam. The meal delivery boxes come with delicious ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions to create the perfect authentic (and romantic) meal at home.
There is a plethora of choice, from Baba Ganoush with Spiced Lamb to Black Bean and Plantain Stew for the vegetarians and vegans.
Feast Box dinner, from £5, Feast Box
Dishoom's Bacon Naan Roll Kit
If you've ever tried Dishoom's much-loved breakfast naan, you'll understand how happy we were to see it was available to recreate at home. This kit comes with all of the ingredients you need, plus Chai spices and loose-leaf tea to make delicious Dishoom chai for two.
Bacon Naan Roll Kit, from £17, Dishoom
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Supermarket romantic meals
Marks & Spencer's meal deal
M&S's £10 meal deal for two offers as much choice as a restaurant menu! We're talking king prawn paella and a stack of profiteroles. Dining in is the new dining out!
The deal includes one main for two, one side and one sharing starter or dessert.
Meal deal, £10, M&S
Tesco's meal deal
Tesco is offering a two-course meal for two that includes a range of meat, fish, vegetarian and plant-based dishes. Choose from potato topped chicken & bacon pie, chorizo paella, cheesecake and more. And did we mention it's a £10 bargain?
Offer includes a choice of, main, side, dessert and drink which all feed two.
Meal deal, £10, Tesco
Fortnum & Mason's hamper
It may be on the pricier side, but a Fortnum's hamper is packed full of everything from chocolate and biscuits to teas and bubbly. There'll be enough to last you beyond the weekend.
The Fortnum's Perfect Match Hamper, £300, Fortnum & Mason
Love cheese and truffle? This hamper has everything you need for a romantic evening in. With gorgonzola blue cheese, tortelloni filled with burrata and truffle and crumbly Baci di Dama biscuits filled with dark chocolate, the question is: where to start?
Cheese and truffles hamper, £59, Bellavita
Kurami Final Countdown Meal Kit
The premium food delivery service has created a brand new meal box to help everyone get into the most positive mindset before merging back into normal life. Delivering a roadmap out of lockdown for the mind and soul, the new plan includes nutritionist-approved and chef crafted meals, alongside a lockdown guide filled with positive and inspirational content. Perfect for getting some bounce back in your step!
Final Countdown Meal Kit, From £83, Kurami
Grape & Fig X Haig Club Postable Platter
Didn't manage to get a pub booking, and want to enjoy some al fresco nibbles and drinks? Grape & Fig has teamed up with Haig Club to bring you a Mediterranean-inspired food platter (filled with cheeses and vegetable bites) to serve alongside Haig Club Mediterranean Orange - and it's simply perfect for six people. As it's been a while and we aren't used to hosting, this makes it super easy to get your friends together, once you've chosen whose garden it is, of course!
Grape & Fig X Haig Club Platter, £65, Grape & Fig
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