The hospitality industry has taken many blows in the last year, but lots of eateries have adapted to offer at home meals. Here’s our round up of what available locally this Valentine’s Day. Everything comes pre-prepared, meaning neither you nor your valentine will have to take on any arduous cooking responsibilities, making the celebrations just that little bit easier.
PLEASE NOTE THIS WILL BE UPDATED AS AND WHEN WE HEAR ABOUT NEW ‘DINE IN’ MENUS
£ (up to £25 per person)
THE CAPE BEACONSFIELD
Surprise your special someone with a taste of The Cape with a 3 course menu All orders need to be placed by Tuesday 9th February.
Price: £39.50 for 2
Collection: Collection is The Cape, Station Road, Beaconsfield on Saturday 13th February
Starter:Beetroot Tart with Goats Cheese, Walnut & a Honey Mustard Dressing or Smoked Salmon, Potato Rosti with a Dill & Lemon Crème Fraiche
Main: Lamb Bootie / Goat Curry / Butternut & Lentil Bobotie All served with Rice & Sambals
Dessert: Malva Pudding with cream or Meringue with a Berry Compote & Cream
Telephone: 01494 681137
JACK & ALICE
Jack & Alice have created some delicious gift boxes to you can enjoy their yummy food from the comfort of home.
Price: £40 for 2
What’s included: Their ‘Date Night’ box includes spinach & artichoke dip, buffalo wings, burgers with fries, mini donuts with dips, a bottle of vino and a Covent Garden candle.
Home Roots was founded in June 2020 by Flackwell Heath based Husband & Wife, Ben & Krystel. Ben’s been a chef for over 25 years working in some of London’s and Buck’s best restaurants and hotels. We tried their food last week and it was AMAZING, so can highly recommend them. Get your orders in by Monday February 8th and include your order, first names, how many people, address & phone.
Price: £23 per person or £25 per person (see menus below)
Delivery: Saturday 13th February 12-4pm
Main: Beef & Ale Personalised Pie (min 2 people – £23 Per head) Beef Shin, Chestnut Mushrooms & Ale pie w/ Shortcrust pastry. Served with, Mash potato w/ parmesan & black pepper, steamed Broccoli & green beans
Dessert: Sticky toffee pudding, toffee sauce & clotted cream
Main: Whole Salmon Fillet (£25 Per head) Roast Scottish salmon, in a creamy dill & wine white sauce w/ Baby spinach, butternut squash, roasted baby fennel, & radishes served with, New potatoes w/ garlic & herb butter, Steamed Broccoli & green beans
Dessert: Sticky toffee pudding, toffee sauce & clotted cream
If you haven’t been to Darmon Deli in Amersham, you can now sample their food at home. I went last Autumn for lunch and it was delicious. They are offering a Valentine’s Afternoon Tea for 2. Email orders to email@example.com
Cost: £45 for 2.
Collection: Details TBC
Confit Duck, apple & port Pie
Coronation chicken brioche bun
Butternut Squash, gorgonzola & rosemary Quiche
Goat cheese moose and cucumber jelly sandwich
Smoked salmon, lemon bilinis and dill Chantilly
Raspberry, rose and lycee entermet
Strawberry & pistachio macaron
White chocolate & Earl Grey choux bun
Dark chocolate & coffee Opera cake
Lemon & passion frui meringue tart
Scone, jam and clotted cream.
££ (up to £40 per person)
For Valentine’s Day this year The Grocer have created a romantic Wine & Dine meal for two, with all the flavour and none of the fuss.
Price: £65 for 2 including a bottle of wine!
Collection: Collection is from The Grocer, 91 The High Street, Old Amersham on a Friday or Saturday between 4pm and 5pm
Starter: Secret Smokehouse smoked salmon & roast asparagus with horseradish creme fraiche on Rex Bakery rye & pumpkin seed bread or Roasted butternut squash & hummus with tomato chilli jam on Rex Bakery rye & pumpkin seed bread
Main: Steak au poivre, medallions of fillet of beef with a cream & peppercorn sauce, allium mash & green beans or Portobello mushroom steak with butter bean mash & green beans
Dessert: Passion fruit meringue cheesecake or Chocolate fudge cake
Wine: DeStefani Prosecco or 2019 Pirouette – medium bodied easy drinking Bordeaux
Telephone: 01494 724581.
THE THREE OAKS AT HOME
The Oaks@Home Valentine’s Menu of 3 courses plus petite fours has just been announced. Each kit is designed to be super simple & yet absolutely delicious. You can pre order from Monday 25th January. Price: £69 for 2 for the Vegetarian menu or £79 for 2.
Collection: Orders will be accepted once payment is made. The Oaks will text you to confirm your collection slot.
Starter: Gin cured Salmon, seaweed Mayo, pickled kohlrabi and pink grapefruit or Rosmary marinated beetroot, goats curd, pomegranate (V)
Main: Roast Highland Beef Siron Loin Steak to share, beef fat potato terrain, garlic mushrooms, peppercorn Sauce or Cauliflower Steak, parmesan crumble, truffle, potato terrain, and garlic mushrooms (V)
Dessert: Salted Caramel & dark chocolate tart, crème fraiche, amarena cherries
Petite Fours: White chocolate & pink peppercorn fudge
EZ Eats by Aaron Wessely
Amersham based, EZ Eats is offering a Valentine’s Day inspired 3 course meal for 2 people from 1st February. Developed by Michelin star trained chef and delivered straight to your door.
Price: 2 Course menu £25 per person, 3 course menu £30 per person
Delivery: Meals are delivered every Tuesday & Friday, so for the valentine’s weekend, the meal would be delivered on Friday 12th February.
Starter: Celeriac Soup, Parmesan Tortellini, Toasted Walnuts
Mains: Roasted Chicken Leg, Roscoff Onion, Asparagus, King Oyster Mushroom, Thyme Pomme Purée and a Chicken, Madeira and Truffle Sauce
Dessert: Chocolate Cremeux, Salted Caramel, Orange Tuile, Toasted Frangipane
Telephone: 07500 306980
HIBISCUS EVENT CATERING
The Valentine’s weekend menu is ready to go for delivery on Friday & Saturday of the Valentine’s weekend. We ordered the New Year’s Eve menu from Hibiscus and it was amazing, so I’m sure this is going to be a goodie!
Price: £35 per person
Friday: Beaconsfield – Amersham – The Chalfonts – Chesham – Ballinger- Hyde Heath – Chorleywood – Coleshill – Great Missenden – The Kingshills – Winchmore Hill – Holmer Green Saturday: Beaconsfield – Penn – Gerrards Cross – Hazlemere – Naphill – High Wycombe – Burnham – Stoke Poges – Taplow – Marlow – Bourne End.-Wooburn Green – Flackwell Heath
4 course menu (starter, mid, main and dessert) can be viewed here. You can add on cold canapes for an extra £8 (for 2 people), a Cheese Board (for 2 people) additional £10 and a grazing platter (suitable for 2-4 people (an additional £20)
Starters: Italian charcuterie – marinated olives, sun-blush tomatoes – roasted peppers – balsamic dressing (gf) Cornish Goat’s cheese puff – red onion marmalade – toasted seeds – crunchy leaves (served hot) (v) Buffalo mozzarella – avocado mousse – marinated olives & sun-blush tomatoes – roasted peppers – balsamic dressing (v, gf)
Mid Course: Charred sweetcorn, chilli & parsley chowder (v, gf)
Main Course: Seared fillet steak – garlic, herb & smoked sea salt butter – peppercorn sauce (gf) Pan-fried salmon fillet – whole roasted tiger prawn – lime, basil & mango salsa (gf) Cauliflower steak – cheddar & tarragon rarebit – smoky red pepper sauce (v)
Sides: Buttered truffle mash & Selection of seasonal vegetables (all v & gf)
Dessert Trio for Sharing (gf desserts available on request): Chocolate parfait – smashed amaretti biscuit & Lemon, freeze dried raspberry, gin, meringue tart & White chocolate, pistachio, strawberry bomb
THE CAFÉ IN THE PARK
Lockdown may be stopping you going to the restaurant this Valentine’s, so Café in the Park are bringing the restaurant to you. Their talented chefs have created the perfect date night! Using fresh and local produce, they have put together a 5-course Vegeterian meal followed by handmade truffles and accompanied with a bottle of bubbles 🍾 They have limited availability so book yours now so you don’t miss out! The meal will come with step by step heating instructions and image guidance for plating.
Price: £35.00 per person
Delivery: Delivery will take place on Sunday 14th February between 9am- 3pm – contact them to see if the deliver to your area.
Canapé: Californian Kimchi Sushi Roll
Starter: Mushroom & Egg yolk ravioli with creamed leek
Main: Pearl Barley Risotto with king oyster scallops, porcine fermented rice cracker, beetroot jus and pickled cauliflower
Dessert: Lemon tart with meringue It also includes homemade chocolate truffles & a Bottle of Prosecco
CATERING BY TRULY SCRUMPTIOUS
Catering by Truly Scrumptious was established in 2008 by Tania who has handled everything from private dinners for two to weddings for 500. Tania has created a romantic dinner menu which includes a separate offering for children (more details below). There will be limited space for these meals so please place your orders as soon as possible.
Price: £35.00 per head for adults, £20 per head for children’s menu
Delivery: Delivering will be on either Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th February for Valentines. Please advise of your preferred delivery day
Starter: Pea Soup with Truffle Oil & Fresh Crusty Bread or Wild Mushroom Bruschetta or Thai Fish Cakes with Homemade Sweet Chilli Sauce
Main: Pumpkin & Lentil Tagine with Couscous Roasted Vegetables & Flatbread or Pancetta Wrapped Monkfish with a Tangy Brava Sauce, Creamy Mash & Green Bean Bundles or Sliced Fillet Of Beef in a wild mushroom cream sauce served with Potato Rosti & Asparagus Bundles
Dessert: Individual Strawberry Cheesecake or Lemon Cheesecake
For the children:
Starter: Vegetable Gyoza OR Popcorn Chicken with Mayonnaise
Main: BBQ Ribs with Macaroni cheese OR homemade chips & corn on the cobb
Dessert: Chocolate Cup Cakes
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org – Please advise of any dietary requirements at the time of booking
THE POLECAT INN
Enjoy a sumptuous Valentine’s dinner for two, including a bottle of prosecco, at home. Three courses of premium quality produce, lovingly prepared by The PoleCat Inn and served chilled ready for you to finish in your own home.
Price: £70 for 2 for the Veggie option, £80 for 2 for the meat menu. Please place your order by midday on Monday 8th February.
Delivery: Home delivery available on 12th or 13th February.
What’s included: Please view the menu here.
£££ up to £50 per person
Hawkyn’s @Home menu features five courses of their most delicious delicacies. All you need to do is finish cooking these dishes at home (with complete instructions or videos included). You can pre order from 1st February 2021.
Price: £100 for two or push the boat out with a bottle of Prosecco bubbles for an extra £30.
Delivery/collection: Available on 13th & 14th February.
What’s included: The menu can be viewed here.
Masterchef Professional Semi Finalist 2020 Aaron Thomas has just launched his very first Masterchef inspired cook at home box in time for Valentine’s Day. Plus he has teamed up with @oldamershamgin to bring you a very special cocktail to start your evening.
Price: Each box is £95 and serves 2 people – only a limited number are available.
Delivery: Delivery is within London, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire. For anything outside of these area please contact for courier options.
What’s included: Four courses including canapes, petit fours and a cocktail. Click here to view the menu.
££££ up to £80 per person
LEWIS TWYDLE PRIVATE CHEF
Lewis Twydle (Master Chef Pro 2016) trained at Tanta Marie Cookery School in Woking and has gained experience in many restaurants throughout the country including 1* The Artichoke in Old Amersham, 2* Andrew Fairlie’s in Gleneagles and the Royal Oak in Marlow.
Price: £160 for 2 people
Delivery: Delivery is FREE within the local area (Amersham, Little Chalfont, Beaconsfield, Gerrards Cross, Chesham, Coleshill, Holmer Green, Chalfont St Peter/Giles, Great Missenden, Little Missenden) Any delivery made outside these areas will incur a £5 delivery charge up to 15 miles and £10 up to 25 miles. Any delivery outside this please contact Lewis direct.
What’s included: The menu can be viewed here.