25 Ways to Make the Best of Valentine’s Day in Lockdown

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Tattu To You Cook-at-Home Box
Order yourselves a selection of Tattu’s most popular signature dishes, including their Crispy Aromatic Duck Spring Rolls, Fillet Steak and Caramel Soy, and Special Fried Sweet Potato, all washed down with a bottle of Barossa Shiraz red wine – all for £90. They’ll also be delivering cocktails – including their outrageously good Skull Candy – which you then mix and enjoy at home yourself.

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Michelin Starred Valentine’s with Mana
It doesn’t get any fancier than a Michelin-starred Valentine’s dinner courtesy of Manchester’s only Michelin-starred restaurant, Mana. The luxurious seven-course menu kicks off with Caviar – of course – before a Charcuterie board featuring pickled roses. Next is Scottish Langoustines, then Poached Shetland Turbot before Barbeque Hogget Shoulder. Next is the cheese course with fermented plums and nettle crackers followed by Cultured Buckwheat Fudge!

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Valentine’s Day @ HOME By The Lowry Hotel
Spoil yourselves with this romantic meal delivered directly to your home from The River Restaurant at The Lowry Hotel. It includes a decadent 4-course dinner, complete with a bottle of Champagne to wash it all down with. Delivery is available for the 13th or 14th Feb, and it’s £60 for the two of you. It’s £115 for 2 with the bottle of Perrier-Jouet Grand Brut Champers.

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La Bandera’s Spanish Valentine’s Menu
Independent Spanish restaurant La Bandera have launched their special Valentine’s Day offering, where you both get a huge platter of Spanish cheeses and meats, 5 delicious tapas and a dessert, PLUS a bottle of Cava for just £30 each.

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Valentine’s Day at The Creameries
Fantastic Chorlton eatery The Creameries have launched a series of Valentine’s gifts over on their online store, including Paired Wines for Two (£60), a Supper Menu for Two (£100) or their Valentine’s Hamper (£45) which comes with a bottle of fizz, two handmade rosemary + hazelnut chocolates and two handmade burnt butter + white chocolate truffles.

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Piccolino’s Solo & Date Night Bundles
The Italian favourites are launching two special dining bundles this Valentines, one for couples and one for singletons. The Valentines’ Dine in for One gives you a 3-course meal, side and bottle of wine for £40, while the couple’s Date Night package comes with two starters, two mains, two sides and two desserts, oh and a bottle of fizz for £45 per person.

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Salut Wine’s Virtual Valentine’s Wine Tasting for Singles
Independent wine specialists Salut have launched a wine tasting experience for people who are single this Valentine’s Day. Order their special “Half the Bottle, All the Bottle” Valentine’s Box and you’ll receive 6 different wines from around the world, alongside tasting notes for each wine and a link to an online tutored tasting video where the Salut team will guide customers through each glass. All for £24.

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Steak, Chips and a Bottle of Red with Hawksmoor
Throughout February, Hawksmoor is championing Sirloin and Prime Rib with two boxes dedicated to the cuts. You can grab each with or without booze with prices starting at £70. It doesn’t get much more classic Valentine’s Day that steak, chips and a nice bottle of rouge now does it?

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Kimpton Clocktower Hotel Gift Vouchers
Now, there’s nothing more romantic than a sexy hotel stay away with each other, sharing baths, drinking fizz in bed and generally making as much noise as you like. Unfortunately, with lockdown – this isn’t possible. So why not buy a Gift Voucher for the Kimpton – meaning you’re basically giving the gift of a promise. A promise of rose petals in your room, chocolate strawberries, Prosecco and a Full English in the morning.

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Watch a Virtual Valentine’s Day Cabaret
Heartbreak Productions are launching a special cabaret evening this Valentine’s Day, and it looks and sounds great. Called Love Matters, it will cover “the gamut of love and what it means, from love of river rafting to new-born babies sticky faces” It’ll be streamed for two performances on February 13th – so if you’re alone and need a pick me up – this might just be the ticket.

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Dormouse Chocolate Hearts
Dormouse over at the Great Northern are doing these special chocolate ‘anatomical hearts’ this year – which come in all different kinds of chocolate. It’s basically an actual human heart, but you can scoff it. How romantic is that!?

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Evuna at Home
Prepared by their talented chefs so all you need to do is re-heat once you get home, Evuna’s new service is perfect for some Mediterranean Valentine’s vibes. The full tasting menu includes, hams, cheeses and chorizo, with veggie options too, a choice of Tapas and a classic Paella. Prices start at £50 for two, or £60 with a bottle of your favourite Evuna wine.

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Charcuterie & Chateaubriand to Share at Herd NQ
Herd in the Northern Quarter have created a Valentine’s Day Box for 2 (£97) which you can collect on Friday 13th February and then cook it all at home. It comes with a massive Charcuterie board to start, then a 30-day dry-aged Chateaubriand to share, with some seriously impressive sides, finishing off with a Triple Chocolate Brownie and Handmade Chocolates. Mega.

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The Ultimate Valentine’s Combo with Bundobust
The cook-at-home feast includes nine new and exclusive dishes that simply require heating up! There are the usual vegan and veggie options plus the special Deya x Bundobust pale ale collab. Slip on something fancy and boogie the night away to their special Spotify playlist as you turn the heat up in the kitchen. Fancy!

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Valentine’s Day Menu at Elnecot
Elnecot‘s Valentine’s Day menu includes four courses, cocktails and even some champagne – all for £50 each. You can choose from their menu of delights, and then either collect it from the restaurant all ready to be eaten, or you can opt for their ‘Cook-at-Home’ option for delivery. Either way it’ll be fantastic.

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Edinburgh Castle & Cottonopolis Collection
Edinburgh Castle have recently re-launched their collection offering, and it features 2 days in which you can order from their Cottonopolis menu! It’s Cottons on Thursdays and Saturdays and the Castle on Fridays and Sundays. (Hello Sunday Roasts!) Whichever one you choose – you’ll be in for a serious treat.

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Taste of Honey’s Aphrodisiac Platters
With 3 large platters to choose from, A Taste of Honey have got your back this Valentine’s Day – perfect if you live in West Didsbury and forget. There’s the Lockdown Lover’s Aphrodisiac Board (£30), Dessert Aphrodisiac Board with Truffle Brownies (£25) or the Dirty Stop Out Breakfast Platter (£25) for the morning after!

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Oysters, Steaks & Champers at Butcher’s Quarter
It’s hard not to be impressed with everything that Butcher’s Quarter are doing over on Tib Street, and their Valentines Box (£100) is looking fantastic. As you can see by the picture, it contains A LOT of stuff, including Oysters, Champagne, Steaks, Wine and Cheese. Basically, everything you need for a sexy, extravagant night in on the sofa.

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Steak Night (Vegan) with Herbivorous
Tuck into seitan steak served with mushroom and peppercorn sauce and triple-cooked chunky chips for the ultimate vegan night in. You can also add on a cheese fondue starter for £8 because nothing says romance like some delicious melty melty cheese.

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Abeja Tapas Bar
The smallest tapas bar in Manchester are now delivering special Valentine’s ‘Board-in-a-Box’. Each comes with your choice of wine, plus authentic Southern Spanish meat, cheese or both boards, sesame flatbreads, olive oil and chocolate. And if you and your loved one are separated this year you can order the ‘Duo Box’ for a perfect virtual date.

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Four Italian Courses and a Bottle of Fizz with Don Giovanni
Designed for two people, Don Gio’s Valentine’s boxes contain four courses and a bottle of Prosecco for £85. Plus you’ll get to dress up your table to a fancy restaurant setting with the including red rose, white tablecloth, red napkins and heart shaped confetti. Start with your choice of olives, garlic bread or Antipasto Italiano followed by one of their classic starts such as Calamari or King Prawns. For mains, you can go fancy with 8oz Sirloin Steak and chips or Spaghetti Lobster for an additional £7.50. And finally tuck into their miniature dessert selection!

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Sharing Platters, Wine and Campari Spritz’ with Salvis
Salvi’s Italian sharing platters start at £35 and feature a delicious array of Italian produce plus a bottle of wine or two beers and two Campari and Sodas so you can have the taste of Italy at home. Delivery is on Thursdays so be sure to get yours in soon for delivery before the big day.

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Cocktails at Home with Manchester Gin
Based on a love story, you know you’re in good hands this Valentine’s Day with Manchester Gin. The Valentine’s Day at Home Cocktail Package has everything you need to turn your home into a cosy, romantic bar. You’ll get a 500ml bottle of pink Raspberry infused Manchester Gin, plus all the ingredients to make six cocktails complete with recipe cards and videos from owners Seb and Jen. You’ll also get six handmade chocolate truffles from Cocoa Cabana. Kick of the evening with a bubbly French 75 before moving onto a creamy Clover Club and finishing on a bold and intense Three Little Words.

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Heart-Shaped Pizza Making Night with Dough-Re-Me
Have an action-packed evening making heart-shaped pizzas! You can also add on a bottle of Prosecco, truffles for two and a classic cookie s’mores kit for dessert!

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Valentine’s Hampers with Altrincham Market
You can build your own hamper from all the folks who would normally be at Alty market including sharing cookies, truffle from Sam Joseph, seasonal flowers from Chloe Robinson, handmade pottery from Fire Station Square Pottery and vouchers to spend at the market. Each hamper also comes with a free Good Life tote!

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Spiced Dark Rum and FREE Gifts with Salford Rum
Celebrate the month of love with rum! You can grab a 20cl bottle of Salford Dark Spice Rum and a Salford Rum Black Map Print Enamel Mug designed by Dave Draws plus a free tumbler or glass with any 70cl bottle ordered this V-Day.

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