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16 romantic meal kits for a cosy date night at home in 2022

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Want to treat your other half to a delicious meal at home? If you're looking for romantic dinner ideas then fear not, there are plenty of meal kits and boxes you can get delivered to your door.

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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…

Luxury romantic meals 

Burger & Lobster Whole Lobster DIY Kit 

Whole Lobster Kit, from £32, Burger & Lobster

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Say hello to the mightiest DIY kit on the market and chef to impress. Surf & turf specialists Burger & Lobster have a luxurious whole fresh Nova Scotia lobster available for nationwide delivery (live weight: 650-680g, from £32). Perfect for impressing, each kit comes complete with detailed instructions, as well as unctuous garlic and butter sauce for drizzling over the tender meat. Make it a feast to remember with B&L’s signature lobster croquettes, as well as tempting desserts including a delicious Pots & Co salted caramel & chocolate ganache and pre-batched artisan cocktails. Add crackers and a pick set to help devour your lobster, and you’re all set to dine in style. 

Green Chef Valentine's Day Recipe Box

Healthy Recipe Box, from £4.70 per serving, Green Chef

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Why not make a meal out of the wholeweekend with Green Chef? The £39 meal kit includes three nutritionist-created recipes that taste indulgent and feel nourishing - perfect for treating your loved one to a romantic home-cooked meal. Recipes available include steak & caramelised onions with garlic butter portobello mushrooms (Keto), one-pot saffron rice with beans (Vegan), or duck in a balsamic glaze with figs, roasted tenderstem and mash (Flexitarian).

Hawksmoor Meal Box 

Hawksmoor Meal Box, from £60, Hawksmoor

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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.

Rick Stein's fish box

Lobster box, from £110, Rick Stein

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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 scallops to start and a chocolate pavé for dessert.

Lanson's brunch box

Brunch box, £37.50, Lanson

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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.

Mid-range romantic meals 

Mindful chef 

Mindful chef recipe box, from £11.63, Mindful Chef

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Mindful chef has a selection of healthy recipe boxes which have been developed by nutritionists and feature gluten free, dairy free and vegan options. There are over 800 recipes to chose from, so you're sure to find something perfect for your date night in. We love the Mexican-style turkey shakshuka with avo salsa pictured above, but there's so many more to choose from.

Allplants

Allplants mealkit bundles, from £43, Allplants

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Are you wanting a Vegan date night? Allplants is the one - you can get one of their bundles, which has plenty for your date night and beyond - there's even breakfast options included. 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. 

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La Tua Pasta

Vegetarian pasta box, £48, La Tua Pasta

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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!

Plateaway

Date night meal box, £34.60, Plateaway

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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!)

Provisions

Fondue kit, £45 for two, Provisions

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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? 

Passo To Go

Pizza kit, from £18, Passo To Go

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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.

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Feast Box's meal

Feast Box dinner, from £5, Feast Box

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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.

Dishoom's Bacon Naan Roll Kit

Bacon Naan Roll Kit, from £17, Dishoom

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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.

Romantic hampers 

Fortnum & Mason's hamper

The Fortnum's Perfect Match Hamper, £325, Fortnum & Mason

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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.

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Hotel Chocolat Valentine's Day Hamper

 Way To Your Heart Hamper, £40, Hotel Chocolat

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If you and your other half are all about the sweet treats then this is the hamper for you. With strawberries & cream chocolate puddles, a 70% dark fruit & nut nano slab and a mini bottle of prosecco all on the menu, plus more chocolatey goodness, this is perfect for choccy lovers!

Cartwright and Butler Valentine's Hamper

 The Ultimate Cheeseboard Hamper with Red Wine, £111, Cartwright and Butler

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Or maybe you just fancy a romantic night in with cheese and wine? This Cartwright and Butler hamper features a great list of fine cheeses, chutneys, biscuits and a bottle of luxury Tonada Merlot.

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