Don’t be fooled. While we’re always fans of a cosy night in, we’d still be the first to recommend spending the most romantic day of the year within the moody glow of a candlelit wine bar, or enjoying a plate of spaghetti Lady-and-the-Tramp-style with your other half. Plus, there are a wealth of Valentine’s restaurants in London serving special menus on the 14 February, where you can indulge in the likes of oysters with Champagne, and heart-shaped chocolate cakes.
If that doesn’t sound like your cup of tea, then perhaps the humble supermarket meal deal might be more up your street. Every year, the nation’s largest supermarket chains launch their own bespoke Valentine’s Day meal deals, from Waitrose to Aldi and Lidl. We’d argue that the most anticipated of them all though, is the Valentine’s Dine In deal from M&S.
Famously good value, and featuring a lengthy array of dishes, people will flock to Marks & Spencer days before the 14 February to secure their perfect three-course meal (with sides and booze, of course). In fact, if you have your eye on a particular starter, main or dessert, we recommend not leaving it to the last minute to purchase your meal, as the most popular items often sell out by the time Valentine’s Day rolls around.
So, what exactly is included in the M&S Valentine’s Dine In deal for 2024? We have the answers to all your questions below, including when it launches, how much it costs, and what’s on the menu this year. The brand has confirmed that this year’s offering is the most luxurious line-up yet, with dishes spanning king prawn and lobster thermidor gratins, fillet steak beef Wellington with red wine jus, and truffle mash on the side.
Have a scroll to find out everything you need to know about the M&S Valentine’s meal deal 2024, then make sure to get down there early to grab your favourite dishes.
When is the M&S Valentine’s Dine In deal available?
The deal is available in stores from the 9-14 February 2024.
How much is the M&S Valentine’s Dine In deal?
This year, the deal is priced at £25 for two people (that’s £12.50 per person).
What’s included in the M&S Valentine’s Dine In deal?
For £25, customers can choose a starter, main, side, dessert and a bottle of wine, Prosecco or tinned cocktail. This year, the supermarket has also introduced its first fully gluten-free menu, and a brand-new vegan menu, so everyone can enjoy the offering.
M&S Dine in deal: Starters
For the first time ever, M&S has added lobster to its Dine In meal deal with two luxurious king prawn & lobster thermidor gratins. Interestingly, none of the starters this year contain meat, with a multitude of fish or veggie options available. Vegans can opt for tempura veg fritters, while gluten-free eaters are treated to a luxury prawn cocktail. Discover the full range of starters below.
– King Prawn & Lobster Thermidor Gratins
– Coquilles St Jacques
– Luxury Prawn Cocktail (gluten-free)
– Tempura Veg Fritters (vegan)
– Breaded Camembert and compote
– Leek and Cheddar Souffle Tart
– Tempura prawns with Sicilian Lemon Alioli
M&S Dine in deal: Mains
Now the part everyone wants to know: what’s for main course? Steak lovers can enjoy sirloin served with garlic butter, or rump steaks paired with peppercorn sauce, although this year we have our eye on the showstopper beef Wellington served with a red wine jus. We imagine this one will sell out fast, so make sure to get down to your local store early to nab one! There isn’t a dedicated vegetarian main course per se, but vegans have a mushroom stroganoff pie to look forward to. Check out the full list of mains here.
– Fillet Steak Beef Wellington with red wine jus
– Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks
– Sirloin Steak with Garlic Butter (gluten-free)
– Butterflied Seabass stuffed with herb butter
– Rump steaks with peppercorn sauce
– Pork Saltimbocca
– Mushroom Stroganoff pie (vegan)
– Chicken Cordon Bleu
Vegan mushroom stroganoff pies with asparagus, tempura veg fritters and a bottle of Mystery Bay Sauvignon Blanc
M&S Dine in deal: Sides
These sides are just as dreamy as the main event. There’s truffle mash for lovers of luxury, while more virtuous options include asparagus and Mediterranean veg if you’re keeping things light. Take a look at these thunder-stealing sides.
– Truffle Mash
– Vegetable Medley
– Cheesy Green Veg Bake
– Triple Cooked Chips (gluten-free)
– Smashed potatoes
– Potato Dauphinoise
– Mediterranean veg
M&S Dine in deal: Desserts
Round your M&S Dine In meal off with something sweet! Of course, there are plenty of chocolate options to keep the people happy, from triple chocolate brownies to melt-in-the-middle chocolate puddings. M&S has even catered for those who prefer something savoury with a mini cheese board.
– Triple Choc Brownie (gluten-free)
– Melt-in-the-middle chocolate pudding
– Tiramisu mouse cake
– Salted Caramel Profiteroles
– Madagascan Vanilla Cheesecakes
– White Chocolate and Raspberry mousse hearts
– Chocolate and caramel pots (vegan)
– Mini Cheese Board
M&S Dine in deal: Drinks
The thing that makes M&S’ meal deal such good value has got to be the drinks. Included in the price is an entire bottle of wine or Prosecco, with plenty of options to choose from. If wine isn’t your thing, the team have introduced a four-pack of Passionstar Martini’s so you can wash your meal down with something fruity instead.
– Conte Pruili Prosecco
– Conte Priuli Rose
– Conte Pruili Veneto Blush
– Facon Grabado Malbec
– Lisboa Bonita
– Home Ranch Chardonnay
– Mystery Bay Sauvignon Blanc
– La Cascata Passivento
– Passionstar Martini 4x25cl
– Frizzantea Brut
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