With Valentine’s Day just weeks ago – many businesses around Birmingham are promoting their own tasting menus and hampers for people to indulge in. Supporting local is something I’m adamant in doing since we still aren’t able to dine out. I’ve rounded up some of the best that I’ve seen floating around online I’m very happy to add new ones, simply drop a comment below, or find me on social.
Aktar at Home
Delivering some of the finest food the city has to offer, Aktar at Home have released not one – but TWO tasting menus to supercharge your Valentine’s Day. The set menu consists of a spectacular looking package filled with additional snacks and petit fours. Diners will also receive two mini bottles of Veuve Clicquot Rosé Champagne & prestige wine flight curated by their very own team of sommeliers. Collection will be from Opheem on Friday 12th February between 16:00-19:00. For nationwide delivery – order by the end of Wednesday 10th February to be shipped pronto. Reheating instructions included.
Pulperia – Valentine’s Set Menu for 2
Pulperia is ridiculous value for money and the food is honestly superb. I can vouch for this as I visited when it wasn’t illegal to eat inside a restaurant – their lunch time offering is stunning! The Argentinian Valentine’s menu promises to be ‘Bold and flavoursome‘, featuring smoked octopus carpaccio, wild boar & beef shin ragu and 1kg angus ribeye as well as sides, nibbles and other tasty surprises from their Pulperia’s chefs. On top of this meat feast, prepare to knock back some aperitifs and a bottle of Mendoza Malbec. Same shipping details and collection info as above.
Pulperia Set Menu For Two – (£150)
The Plough At Home
The Plough exceeds any expectation you might have of pub grub. If you’re yet to try The Plough (or if you currently depend on their weekly takeaway options to keep your appetite satisfied) – you’ll be happy to hear they are serving a high-quality hamper for two in time for Valentine’s Day. If the thought of Buttered Lobster Risotto or Beef Wellington tickles your fancy (vegetable options also available), the package will be personally prepared by The Plough’s team of chefs. Hampers can be collected on 13th February – served either with or without the extras and booze. If you really fancy yourself a luxury three-course meal for two which is super easy assemble at home, dive right in and order before they’re gone.
Little Blackwood Valentine’s Day Dinner
Expect a double-whammy from Little Blackwood as they’re offering both a Valentine’s Dinner package AND a special Valentine’s Day Sunday Roast on the same day. Super hungry? Why not order both! Their V-Day package sounds fab, and it’s the duck starter that might push people to order. Available for collection on Saturday 13th February or Sunday the 14th February – 4 courses will be available from Little Blackwood for £95 per couple. Choose between Fillet of Beef Wellington or Salmon En Croute with all the trimmings. Snacks and dessert also included which sounds immense. Sunday lunch also looks spot on and is just £30 for 3 courses per person. Also available for collection on the 14th February. To order email [email protected] by Thursday the 11th February.
Rochers Patisserie Valentine’s Afternoon Tea
Having tried Rochers for the first time over the Christmas break, I can wholeheartedly say theirs was one of the nicest Afternoon Teas I’ve eaten in Birmingham. Right now they are showcasing their Valentine’s day tea spectacular which also sits close to Chinese Lunar New Year. From this they have created both a standard and vegetarian menu to celebrate the occasion. Bookings are going fast and half the allocations have already been sold. Having recently teamed up with Heaven Sent Boldmere / Lichfield, people who want to go the extra mile to pamper loved ones can order a Deluxe Spa Indulgence Box separately (£18) alongside some gift vouchers for when their spa is back open. Email [email protected] to get involved.
Antona At Home
Back in October, Antona at Home launched a nationwide delivery service that brought together meals from Simpsons Restaurant in Edgbaston, The Cross at Kenilworth and Stu Deely’s place in JQ. This Valentine’s Day, customers can now experience a luxury Valentine’s Menu Box from £90 per person. The Vegeterian Menu is available too for £60. Pre-order yours by midday on Tuesday 9th February for Nationwide Delivery on the Friday 12th and Saturday 13th February. Their regular three course menus at £45 are also available during this week.
Opus To You
Opus want you to do all things with LOVE and are serving a delicious serving of #opustoyou with collections taking place on February 13th. Enjoy a 5-Course Menu with complimentary 1/2 bottle of champagne per person. Last orders at noon on February 10th. Deliveries are between 9am and 1pm on Saturday 13th up to a 10 mile radius.
Opus To You – (£75) per person
Land ahoy! Announcing their menu only recently, the team are excited to announce their Valentine’s Day menu which sounds wonderful. Diners at home can choose between a 3 or 5 course fully vegan menu – with the option to include curated wine pairings. Local Delivery will be made on 14th February. National Delivery will be made by courier on 13th February.
Centenary Lounge Hampers
Whether you fancy fizz and chocolates, a Valentine’s breakfast for two – or if wine and cheese floats your boat, Centenary Lounge have a great selection to choose from at great prices. Giving you a peek into their Valentine’s Fizz and Chocolates For Two box, it includes Cafe au Chocolat heart chocolates (caramel and strawberry flavours), two x mini bottles of Prosecco and a selection of shortbread biscuits.
Shop the full range via their website – prices starting at £32.
Verbena Kitchen Dinner
Looky here! Verbena Kitchen in Stirchley are offering a multi-course Valentine’s Day dinner with dessert cocktail by Couch, Stirchley. Collections to be made on Friday 12th between 3-5pm and Saturday 13th 12-3pm. Be sure to message if you have any dietary requirements. Ahem, the pig cheek ragu with slow cooked tomato sauce sounds phenomenal.
Baked in Brick Valentine’s Menu
A meal of epic proportions, Baked in Brick are serving up free delivery – with all orders needing to be placed via their app. Orders close on 7th February so be quick! £30 per person and includes free delivery to your door! The Slow Cooked Beef Rib sounds sensational.
670 Grams Love Lockdown
An impressive looking menu, this modern, abstract fine dining experience is a sure way to your lover’s heart. For a Valentine’s Day like no other – if you like the look of this menu then be sure to email [email protected] with your name and contact number. Collections are taking place from 3-4PM on both the 13th and 14th February.
Only Jerkin ‘NUGS & KISSES’ Box
Showcasing mouthwatering options between Classic or Deluxe Valentine’s meal kits, Only Jerkin are offering their customers the ‘spiciest, sauciest night of their lives.’ Coming at you thick and fast with their launch of ‘OJ JERK GRAVY’ these kits are an absolute steal. Orders must be placed by 8th February to be delivered by 12th. Gift notes can be added in the comments section of your order.
Purnells Restaurant Valentine’s Menu
The team have gone above and beyond into making their kit a special one – and it looks fantastic. Orders are now live and anyone wishing to snap one up a box can email the team at: [email protected]. They’re asking everyone to add the subject Valentines @ home in the email subject. Alternatively, call the restaurant beteen 11 AM – 4PM on 0121 726 4358 to place your order.
Purnell’s Valentine’s Kit – £75 per person.
Hampton Manor Four Course Meal
If you fancy eating a Michelin Star meal in your own home, this one is for you. The team have done all the hard work – so you don’t have to. Boxes are £80 per person, with additionally priced alcohol if wanted. Vegetarian options also available. Customers can select for collection (Friday 12th 11- 4pm) or a local delivery on Saturday 13th, or National Delivery on Saturday 13th / 14th.
Valentine’s Menu – four course meal – £80 per person
Vegetarian Menu – £80 per person
Street Kitchen Brothers
Breaking the boundaries for this one, but Street Kitchen Brothers are producing some special dishes for Valentine’s Day and they look sensational. Choose from spanakopita, roasted lamb, metaxa chicken, spicy prawns with feta and mushroom stifado. It’s simply Greek, mouthwatering and delicious. More info and ordering times via their website.
Sticky Beaks Valentine’s Menu
‘Sticky Beaks and Chill’ this Valentines Weekend with their set meals for 2. Choose between a Bento Box on Saturday or a 3 course meal on Sunday. 3 courses for two people, and deliveries to be made on Saturday 13th or Sunday 14th. Order at [email protected]. Swipe on their instagram to see full menus and more info.
3 courses for 2 people – £40
Cornerstone Kitchen Valentine’s Meal
A hamper made with love – Cornerstone Kitchen are promoting their own Valentine’s meals and I urge you to check this one out. If you’re craving the ‘smells of a winter evening by the fire in an Icelandic log cabin’ then this package might be for you. Customers can expect Jerusalem artichoke soup, roasted chickory halves, to grilled celeriac steak – this box meal sounds incredible. They are all available to order, just follow the link below to order. Vegetarian meal options also available.
Ones to keep your eye on…
♡ Blooms By Kayleigh, located in Birmingham, have a fantastic flower offering you won’t want to miss. This Valentine’s Day, treat that special somebody to one of her stunning luxury, Naomi bouquets (£45 for a large bouquet) There are plenty more options available via the Blossom by Kayleigh website.
♡ A therapeutic mix of cakes and brownies, Mama Vil’s Bakery have launched their Valentine’s Vegan Box (£19) options – all delivered right to your door. Pre-order to make sure it gets delivered to you on time!
♡ Bloom Chocolate in Stirchley has launched their own Valentine’s chocolates and they’re amazing. I ordered some Bloom Chocolates for Christmas and I can vouch for them, they burst with some delightful flavours. Order yours via the website today. Collections to be made on Friday 12th February 3-6pm and Saturday 13th February 12-3pm. Find them at Verbena Kitchen, 1474 Pershore Road, B302NT.
♡ Yoga Guru, Karine Annick has reached out and wants to share the love with new followers. During the week 8th – 14th February, if a person books a full price yoga class with her – you can bring a friend to the same class for free! You’ll also receive unlimited yoga session uses for that week too, bonus! Book your paid spot at yoganick.com/bookonline.
♡ Something I could definitely get on board with – Storm Creative Events are running cosy cinema set ups right in your very home. Complete with choice of wine, popcorn, bags of sweets, and 2 x foil heart balloons – DM them for hire prices and enquiries.
♡ Duucee.events are offering a unique Valentine’s surprise delivered straight to your door. Here you can see a sneak peak of their beautiful vocalist singing a few of their song list choices! This package (£150) includes a treat box, balloons, bubbles, flowers and more. Igloo hire is also a popular choice starting at £250 for a 24 hour booking. Snug set up available on request. Email [email protected] for more info.
♡ It’s no surprise to see Ox and Origin’s Valentine’s Day menu (£55pp) completely sold out, but I wanted to include it here as they will be compiling a cancellation list just in case so keep on their socials to see any changes. To see what you could have won, check out their full Valentine’s Day menu here.
♡ I’m sad (but also thrilled!) to say the Artisan Epicurean Valentine’s Meal – (£45pp) is another Valentine’s offer that was sold out rather quickly. The Valentine’s weekend menu landed ahead of the game on January 10th and their dinner boxes can usually be delivered within 6 mile radius of Harborne. Their menu looks outstanding. Be sure to follow them on social if you’re not already doing so.
I will be adding to this list over the coming weeks once new places have confirmed and launched – but in the meantime drop me a message if your business would like to be added!