When it comes to holidays, Valentine’s Day really is hit or miss in a lot of ways. Yes it’s amazing if you’re in love, but it’s also a time when one realises things like “blimey, flowers are expensive aren’t they?!” or that it’s impossible to get a good restaurant reservation for the 14th unless you’ve called up weeks in advance.

While we can’t offer you a Bloom and Wild discount code, we can help with the latter, with more restaurants than ever creating meal kits to enjoy peak-romance in your own home (or just treat yourself if you’re a single legend). We’ve done some research and rounded up the best V-Day meal kits on the market…Bon Appétit.

1. For a Spanish Meal: José Pizzaro

The Lowdown: Well-loved restaurateur José Pizzaro has pulled out all the stops for his meal kit offering: a Spanish steak supper centred around a 30 day–aged steak with triple-cooked chips.

Eat and Drink: There’s steak, chips and delicious sides including confit piquillo peppers, bitter leaf salad with lemon vinaigrette and red cabbage with beetroot and vermouth, all finished off nicely with a chocolate ganache with Maldon salt, olive oil and shortbread.

Price: £80

Where:  Available for nationwide delivery. Order online 

2. For an Indian Feast: The Cinnamon Club 

The Lowdown: Vivek Singh of The Cinnamon Club has designed a beautiful at-home meal kit, perfect for an intimate dinner at home.

Eat and Drink: Packed full of spice and flavour and delivered direct to your door, the generous feast includes starters of home-cured salmon carpaccio jhalmuri; grilled aubergine with sesame peanut crumble; and tandoori spiced grilled king prawn, topped with curried yoghurt. The main event – Awadhi raan – is a sharing slow-braised lamb leg with a nutmeg and peppercorn sauce, biryani rice, black lentils and sheermal bread. End things on a sweet note with a garam masala sticky toffee pudding with saffron custard.

Price: £150

Where: Order before 6pm on the 6th February to ensure delivery on 12th February. Order here.

3. For a Seafood Dinner: Wright Brothers 

The Lowdown: If it’s a slap-up seafood dinner you’re after on V-Day, Wright Brothers’ three-course meal features a range of specially selected fresh fish and shellfish, perfect for the sea-foodie’s dream date.

Eat and Drink: Pick and choose your favourite fish dishes, with starters including fresh Jersey oysters; fresh Morecambe Bay oysters; fresh Carlingford oysters; and fresh scallops in shells. Options for the main course range from salmon en croute for 2 to sea bass fillets, and var salmon fillets to whole cooked lobster. Melt in the middle chocolate fondant or sticky toffee pudding head up the desserts.

Price: From £50

Where: Order online 

4. For a Taste of France: Colette

The Lowdown: Let’s be honest – the French know how to do romance. Feel the La La Love this Valentine’s Day with French traiteur Colette’s dinner menu offering.

Price: Built to impress with minimal effort, this year’s menu from group executive chef David Jones is available for delivery nationwide – including the spectacular Chateaubriand of beef, salmon en croute, or celeriac and truffle wellington for vegan diners – and all you need to do is reheat at home. Also online with romance in mind: an abundance of fine French wines and chocolates.

Where: Buy online 

5. For an Italian Affair: La Fromagerie

The Lowdown: La Fromagerie is heading to the Almafi Coast for its Valentine’s Day three-course menu. Designed for two people sharing, the menu requires some simple cooking utensils (oven, hob, oven tray), and comes with instructions to finish preparing in your own kitchen.

Eat and Drink: To start – Three crostini (Prosciutto and Sundried Tomato ‘Pesto’; Burrata and Truffle Cream; Spigarello and Anchovy); followed by Lobster Raviolo Monte Versuvio Tomatoes and Seabass, Fennel, Potato and Amalfi Lemon en Papioltte. A side dish of Aubergine and Tomato Timballo accompanies the main dishes, and a La Fromagerie Cheese Board and Homemade Limoncello ‘Baba’ and Whipped Mascarpone complete the menu.

Price: £55 per person

Where: Order online 

6. For a Meal Kit Collaboration: Drake and Morgan x Laurent-Perrier

The Lowdown: Drake and Morgan’s exclusive DIY kit, serving two, includes all the ingredients and recipe cards you need to create a restaurant-quality, three-course meal in the comfort of your own home, plus two Red Rose pre-batched cocktails and a bottle of Laurent-Perrier La Cuvée for added Valentine’s sparkle.

Eat and Drink: Dishes include a showstopping 27-day Himalayan dry aged chateaubriand with confit potatoes, salt-baked beetroot, thyme roasted carrots, spring greens, gravy and béarnaise sauce.

Price: £145

Where: Order online here. Orders must be placed by 11:59pm on Sunday 6th February for delivery on Friday 11th or Saturday 12th February depending on your location.

7. For an Alpine-Inspired Dinner: Provisions 

The Lowdown: For a romantic evening in, transport yourself to the French Alps from the comfort of your kitchen/living room with Provisions’ fondue and raclette kits; perfect for a cold Valentine’s Day evening.

Eat and Drink: The Fondue Kit is designed for two people and comes with Provisions’ house fondue mix, 10cl of white wine, bread cubes, a garlic clove and recipe card, plus the option to add a bottle of Altesse by Yves Duport in Bugey from the Rhône-Alpes.

Price: £45

Where: Buy online

8. For Cheese and Wine: Unwined 

The Lowdown: Bring your Valentine’s at-home date night to the next level with Unwined’s wine and cheese tasting Experience Kits – a seasonally curated, in-a-box wine experience to be enjoyed within your own four walls.

Eat and Drink: Three great wines, three paired artisan cheeses, an aperitif or digestif with an accompanying snack, all wrapped up with tip-top wine knowledge, pairing and tasting guides along with online videos from wine experts Laura Aitken and Kiki Evans, founders of Unwined.

Price: From £65

Where: Unwined at Home kits are sent out on Wednesdays each week. Order online 

9. For Luxurious Meal Kits: Restokit 

The Lowdown: Restokit is on hand to help impress your partner/friend/special someone with a romantic dinner, offering tasty, three-course meal kits, with exclusive menus from some of London’s finest restaurants.

Eat and Drink: Whether it’s an indulgent Italian feast from Bocca Di Lupo‘s San Valentino Feast featuring dishes from some of the world’s most romantic countries including Puglia, and Veneto, a Tapas night-in meal kit for two with a Spanish favourite Iberica or an indulgent Chicken Tandoori and chocolate box kit from Michelin Star Gymkhana, Restokit have got all the meal kit bases covered.

Price: From £73

Where: Order online 

10. For a Decadent Meal: Burger & Lobster

The Lowdown: Say shello to the mightiest DIY kit on the market this Valentine’s Day and chef to impress.Surf & turf specialists Burger &Lobsterhave a luxurious whole fresh Nova Scotia lobster available for nationwide delivery.

Eat and Drink:  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. 

Price: Live weight: 650-680g, from £32

Where: Purchase online here