Longing for a slap-up meal on Valentine’s Day?
You don’t have to mourn the impossibility of going to your usual fancy restaurant too much, as don’t worry, a bunch of your favourites are delivering up at-home options.
From delicious burgers to packaged up tapas, you’re sure to find a dish that tickles your fancy ahead.
Just leave the washing up ’til February 15, okay?
The Spanish one
Channel an atmospheric tapas joint in Barcelona with one of Ibérica’s San Valentin boxes.
The gift box (£70) includes its award-winning Juan Pedro Domecq ibérico ham, a bottle of premium sparkling rosé with two cava glasses, and a selection of luxury chocolates.
The cook at home kit (£100) includes Manzanilla olives, artisan cheeses, a choice of two mains (red scarlet prawn rice or slow-cooked oxtail) and an indulgent meringue dessert.
Available for delivery nationwide, order by Friday, ibericarestaurants.com
The Mexican one
Wahaca has created two Valentine’s set menus to add spice to your romantic evening in.
The non-veggie one features classics such as buttermilk chicken tacos, pork pibil tacos and sides, while the veggie one offers mushroom and feta tacos alongside plantain tacos and more.
Wahaca’s signature churros with either rich chocolate sauce or dulce de leche are included and, if music be the food of love, play its lovingly curated V-Day playlist, accessed via a QR code on the takeaway bag. £45 for two.
Available for delivery from branches of Wahaca nationwide and on Deliveroo between Thursday and Sunday, wahaca.co.uk
The Chinese one
Not just any old Chinese takeaway, uber-glam Mayfair restaurant Park Chinois is offering a Love Chinois at Home Valentine’s dinner delivery.
With a vegetarian set menu also available, start with dim sum and wasabi prawns followed by Cantonese roast duck and wild sea bass, with tempting chocolate mousse and a brownie to finish.
You also get a choice of two bottled cocktails, alongside chopstick holders and a calligraphy notecard to up your place-setting game. £195 for two.
Available within central London on Saturday and Sunday, parkchinois.com
The burger one
If you love anything in a bun, then Burger & Beyond’s Valentine’s Kit is for you.
Kick off with fried chicken strips dunked in honey mustard mayo, then make way for the main event — the best-selling Bacon Butter Burgers (35-day aged beef, pancetta bacon, American cheese, burnt butter mayo, pickled onion) with your choice of Truffle Tots or Dirty Tots.
Finish with sweet and sticky salted caramel brownies while you pop a bottle of Bella Modella Prosecco. £59.95 for two.
Available for delivery nationwide, burgerandbeyondshop.co.uk
The sweet one
Krispy Kreme has partnered with Swizzels to launch a range of retro-style Love Hearts doughnuts that are perfect for Valentine’s, Galentine’s and everything in between.
Fillings include chocolate kreme, strawberry and sherbet kreme, and lemon and sherbet kreme, with love heart messages including ‘My hero’, ‘I love you’ and ‘BFF’. A-dough-rable. Valentine’s dozen £13.95, individual doughnuts £2.25.
Available for delivery nationwide or in store, krispykreme.co.uk
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