Valentine's Day 2020 - here are the best-value supermarket dinner deals to treat your date

While the popular image of a great Valentine's night usually involves a fancy restaurant, sometimes staying in is the better option - especially when it’s cold and dark outside.

And if you don’t fancy cooking, the supermarkets have their very own Valentine’s Day meal deals on offer, with menus to suit every taste.

Grab one of these dine-in options, light a few candles and you'll be all set for a romantic night in.

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    Aldi

    Who could say no to heart-shaped nuggets? Picture: Aldi

    What: Three courses and a side

    When: Available from Tuesday 11 February

    How Much: £10

    Start things off with either a scallop and king prawn ramekin or some sharing bread with Camembert to get your appetite going.

    For the main event, there's 21-day matured steak, duck breast, salmon fillets, beef wellington or, the most romantic of them all, chicken “love nuggets” which come in the shape of little hearts. Awww.

    Chips or cheesy mashed potato are available as sides, and you can enjoy heart-shaped pancakes to finish things off.

    Asda

    Asda is pulling out all the stops this year. Picture: Asda

    What: One starter, one main, two sides, a dessert and a bottle of wine.

    When: Available from Thursday 6 February

    How Much: £15

    Everything on Asda's menu is “Extra Special”, according to them at least.

    That includes starters like roasted pepper bites, tempura prawns and runny scotch eggs, as well as mains like pork in apple sauce and chorizo macaroni cheese.

    On the side, there are garlic mushrooms and mini flatbreads, with lemon tarts, caramel hearts and mango pots to finish things off with.

    The Co-Op

    The Co-op's menu is full of old favourites. Picture: Co-op

    What: One main dish plus two sides or one main, one side and one dessert

    When: Available from Wednesday 12 February

    How much: £6

    Take your pick between a pair of British ranch steaks, an “irresistible” lasagne al forno or some equally irresistible macaroni and cheese for your main dish and pair it with skinny fries, baby potatoes or a carrot, cauliflower and broccoli mix.

    And if you're feeling like something sweet, how about a couple of melting middle chocolate pots?

    Iceland

    Enjoy an Italian meal with minimum fuss. Picture: Iceland

    What: Three Gina D'Acampo dishes and a bottle of wine

    When: Available from Monday 10 February

    How Much: £10

    Treat yourself to some no-fuss Italian food with Iceland's impressive range, including a variety of pizzas, pastas and sauces. Whether you're feeling carnivorous or going veggie, there is something for everyone.

    Finish things off with either a tiramisu or a hot chocolate fondant and help keep their conversation flowing with a bottle of Elands Bay sauvignon blanc or pinotage.

    Marks and Spencer

    M&S' deal is as classy as you would imagine. Picture: M&S

    What: One starter, one main, one side, a box of chocolates and a bottle of wine

    When: Available from Monday 10 February

    How Much: £20

    Get all the goodness of a foodie bar with none of the hassle with M&S's gastropub breaded Camembert and scotch eggs.

    Then there's the butternut and red onion en-croute, beef bourguignon and their “best ever” chicken kiev with extra fine asparagus, truffled cauliflower cheese and potato rosti cakes to go on the side.

    Choose from a selection of fizz, wine and non-alcoholic drinks, as well a box of “Make Me Melt” loveheart chocolates.

    Morrisons

    There's loads to choose from at Morrisons. Picture: Morrisons

    What: One starter, one main, two sides, one dessert and a bottle of wine

    When: Available from Monday 10 February

    How much: £15

    Morrissons' deal presents you with at least four choices for every course.

    For starters, there's a salmon mouse and mushrooms stuffed with cheese and chorizo while the mains selection includes a prosciutto-wrapped chicken breast, sea salt and mint-glazed lamb shanks and Scottish smoked salmon with red pesto butter.

    There's cheesecake and profiteroles to round things off with, as well as a selection of luxurious chocolates and a whole range of wines.

    Tesco

    Only the finest will do on Valentine's Day. Picture: Tesco

    What: A starter to share, two mains, one side, one dessert and a bottle of wine or fizz

    When: Available from Wednesday 12 February

    How Much: £20

    Start off with one of Tesco's “finest” salmon and watercress tarts or perhaps an Italian platter.

    For the main event, they're winning the mac and cheese game with their lobster variation, while they also have chicken in champagne sauce and sirloin steak for those who are feeling decadent.

    Have your potatoes crushed, chipped or dauphinoise-ed on the side, then move on to a white chocolate and raspberry pot or a chocolate brownie.

    Waitrose

    Dine in style with Waitrose' Valentine's Day deal. Picture: Waitrose

    What: One starter, one main, two sides, one dessert and either a bottle of wine or a box of chocolates

    When: Available from Monday 10 February

    How Much: £20

    If you're looking for a refined Valentine's evening, this could be the choice.

    Chicken liver pate, seafood shells and salmon cheesecakes are all on the starters menu, followed by a ribeye steak with bearnaise butter, venison with choc butter, sea bream with lemon and chervil or some classic coq au vin.

    There's a range of flat and fizzy wines, IPAs and a luxurious dessert selection that includes passionfruit and coconut torte, Sicilian lemon tarts and pear and elderflower cheesecake.

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