For many, a meal out on Valentine’s Day is a popular choice. However, if you and your partner prefer to stay in, whether it’s to save money or avoid the hustle and bustle of a busy restaurant, supermarket meal deals can offer a great alternative. Dining for two doesn’t always have to be fancy and eating in can often mean dining more comfortably for less! Below, we share four of the best Valentine’s Day supermarket meal deals for 2018:

 

Asda

Asda is offering a reasonably priced meal deal for two for £15 that includes a starter, a main course, a side, a dessert, and a drink to wash it all down with! To begin, you and your loved one can choose from either:

 

  • Some gorgeously runny scotch eggs
  • A delicious Gran Antipasto Platter
  • Lovely little Cherry Tomato & Mozzarella Tartlets

 

Enjoy one of the following for your main meal:

 

  • A juicy British sirloin steak
  • Slow cooked lamb shank
  • 28-day matured beef rump
  • A hearty beef wellington
  • Butterflied seabass
  • Slow-cooked pork and chorizo stew
  • Hand-finished pasta primavera
  • Chicken & brie wrapped in bacon
  • Fillets of duck breast in a ruby port sauce

 

To go with your main course, choose from a selection of sides including:

 

  • Garlic stuffed chestnut mushrooms
  • Broccoli & cauliflower cheese
  • Warming winter veg dauphinoise
  • Carrots & parsnips with Jersey butter
  • Garlic & herb mash potato
  • Green veg medley
  • Bubble & squeak
  • Chunky sea salt chips
  • Hasselback potatoes

 

For something sweet to finish, Asda is offering you and your partner the choice between:

 

  • Classic crème brûlées
  • All-butter citron tarts
  • Decadent Belgian chocolate millionaire’s desserts
  • A very English cheese board selection
  • Red velvet melt-in-the-middle puddings
  • Caramel cheesecakes

 

Each of these dishes can be enjoyed alongside a glass of any of the following:

 

  • Cabernet Chile
  • Cava Brut
  • Garnacha
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Sparkling Juice
  • Rose Cava

 

M&S

Next up is M&S; for £20, couples can enjoy a starter, main, side, dessert, and bottle of wine or sparkling wine, along with a small box of heart-shaped chocolates! There is a wide range of starters so here are just a few that might take your fancy:

 

  • Coquilles St Jacques
  • Thai-style fishcakes
  • Tomato & camembert tarts
  • Chicken, honey & orange liqueur parfait
  • King prawn & salmon terrines
  • Sweet potato falafels

 

For the main event, be treated to:

 

  • Sirloin steak
  • Gastropub salmon and crab en croute
  • Beef bourguignon
  • Gammon shanks
  • Goat’s cheese lattice en croute
  • A tender rack of lamb

 

Pair these scrumptious mains with a selection of sides that are sure to compliment your meal – just a few of these include:

 

  • Chunky chips
  • Red onion & Fontal cheese pantofola
  • Layered peas, sweetcorn & broccoli
  • Garlic mushrooms
  • Crispy potato wedges
  • Crunchy asparagus

 

If you or your other half have a sweet tooth, you’ll love this selection of desserts from M&S! Choose from the following and a few more:

 

  • Black forest rose desserts
  • Dutch apple tarts
  • Profiterole stack (perfect for sharing!)
  • Chocolate tart
  • Raspberry & prosecco spheres
  • Wheat free New York cheesecake

 

Sip on a selected wine, prosecco, cava or non-alcoholic beverage of your choice and savour the sweet taste of the heart shape chocolates to finish!

 

Tesco

If you don’t fancy having a starter and want to go straight for the main course, you can pick up a Valentine’s meal deal from Tesco for £20 that includes a main meal, a side, a dessert and a beverage to share. For your main meal, choose from:

 

  • Goats cheese tart
  • Steak in peppercorn sauce
  • Slow cooked pork shoulder
  • Lamb shank
  • Lemon sole
  • Beef Wellington
  • Chicken breast in a prosecco and white wine sauce
  • Smoked beef ribs with BBQ sauce
  • Lobster macaroni cheese

Pair these tempting mains with any of the following sides and more:

 

  • Green veg trio
  • Petit pois and carrots
  • Rose cabbage and pink peppercorn
  • Mushroom and spinach gratin
  • Potato dauphinois
  • Rossi hearts with cheese and onion  

 

And for pudding, be tempted to a number of sweet treats including:

 

  • Belgian chocolate profiteroles
  • Apple Eve’s pudding
  • Sticky ginger sponge
  • Raspberry bake well pudding
  • Rice pudding with raspberry compote
  • Chocolate brownie cheesecakes

 

Feel refreshed throughout your meal with a bottle of either:

 

  • Pignoletto
  • Faugeres
  • De Mer Mediterranean Rose
  • Monteforte Pinot Grigio
  • Carpentier Champagne (non-vintage)
  • Castelmaure Corbieres
  • Vinas Del Rey Albarino

 

Lidl

If you want to keep it short but sweet this Valentine’s Day without spending too much, Lidl could be the place for you. For £23, you can purchase a set meal deal with a few extra touches that includes:

 

  • Scottish cooked mussels in a garlic butter sauce
  • Deluxe linguine
  • Garlic flatbread
  • Lemon and mascarpone cheesecake
  • A bottle of Comte de Senneval Champagne Brut
  • A box of Belgian chocolate seashells
  • A bunch of a dozen red roses

 

For many, Valentine’s Day isn’t just about expensive outings or fancy gifts but about showing that special someone that you still care for them. So, with a little help from some of the UK’s most popular supermarkets, you can share a romantic evening with your loved one this Valentine's Day in the comfort of your own home. For more information on money saving tips or to find out about over 60s benefits, please visit our money page or get in touch on social media channels to tell us about your valentine's plans – we’d love to hear from you!