The best Valentine’s Day restaurant meal boxes and experiences for a lockdown date night at home

With no end to the national lockdown in sight, it looks like couples will be celebrating Valentine’s Day 2021 at home.

That means cooking your own romantic meal will have to replace a restaurant date this year – but if your kitchen skills leave something to be desired, help is at hand.

Some of Manchester’s best restaurants are still up and running – behind closed doors, at least – and their chefs are hard at work whipping up meal boxes to deliver to your door.

They contain all the ingredients and instructions you’ll need to recreate your own restaurant quality dining experience at home.

Impress your date and help a hospitality business through this incredibly tough time – everyone’s a winner when you order one of these.

Elite Bistros



a person holding a plate of food on a table: Elite Bistros' Valentine's Day menu


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Elite Bistros’ Valentine’s Day menu

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