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Top tips for a successful Valentine's Day

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Want to rustle up something romantic or looking to impress without the stress? Our guides will help you put on a stylish Valentine's Day meal whatever your taste or time frame.

Whether you are spending this Valentine's Day with your partner, a special date or partying with friends, we've got a splendid array of supper options covering a range of dietary needs and budgets. From a romantic dinner for two to catering for a crowd, these mouthwatering menus and stress-free tips will be sure to swoop your company off their feet.

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How to create a classic Valentine's menu

plate of rare steak, chips and salad

Pulling out all the stops? Show your loved one what a good catch you really are with this stylish and sophisticated menu.

How to create a classic Valentine's menu

Budget Valentine's Day menu

Banoffee cheesecake with chocolate drizzle topping, on a plate

Blow away your beau without breaking the bank. Our money-saving menu features a selection of starters, mains and desserts for you to choose and customise.

Budget Valentine's Day menu

Easy vegetarian Valentine's Day menu

Broccoli, rashes, popped buckwheat and goat's curd on blue plate on pink table

Put together a simple yet stunning medley of veggie delights, comprising seasonal starters, Italian-style mains and elegant desserts.

Easy vegetarian Valentine's Day menu

If you want to take things up a notch, then why not try our luxury vegetarian ideas for Valentine's Day.

How to throw an alternative Valentine's Day party

Halloumi fries in a small bucket with dip

Celebrate the singleton life in style with our selection of perfect party pleasers, sweet treats and boozy beverages.

How to throw an alternative Valentine's Day party

How to create a last-minute Valentine's Day menu

A tray of oysters with oriental-style dressing next to candles

If February 14th has crept up on you this year, don't despair. Our time-saving menus will help you to cook up a sumptuous spread in just an hour or less.

How to create a last-minute Valentine's Day menu

If you are seriously short of time, check out our 10 super speedy yet special dishes which can all be on the table in 20 minutes or less.

How to prepare a successful Valentine's Day meal

Two glasses of Tia Maria chocolate creams topped with coca dusting hearts

Wondering what to serve this Valentine's Day? Follow our do's and don'ts of romantic cooking to make sure your dinner date is a sophisticated success.

How to prepare a successful Valentine's Day meal

Top 10 Valentine's Day cupcake recipes

Brownie cakes on plates and tray with cream and cherry topping

Win over your sweetheart with a batch of freshly baked goodies. Who could possibly resist these dainty rose cupcakes, melting muffins or boozy black velvet puddings?

Top 10 Valentine's Day cupcake recipes

How to put on a Valentine's Day party for a crowd

Spinach and ricotta pie sliced up

Valentine's Day isn't just for couples. Share the love and entertainin a crowd with our decadent dinner party menu ideas.

How to put on a Valentine's Day party for a crowd

10 most popular Valentine's Day recipes

spaghetti carbonara on a plate

Stuck for menu inspiration this year? Get your creative juices flowing with our top 10 recipes for February 14th, from creamy carbonara to cute cupcakes.

10 most popular Valentine's Day recipes

The best heart-shaped bakes and desserts

Jam tarts with heart-shaped topping on board

Show the love in sweet form this Valentine's by baking a round of showstopping tarts, jammy biscuits or even a surprise-centre loaf cake – all in the shape of hearts.

The best heart-shaped bakes and desserts

How to create a quick & easy Valentine's Day menu

Bowl of mussels in chorizo and cavolo nero sauce

Dining in doesn't have to be difficult. Our quick, easy and stylish dishes will allow you to be a culinary Cupid without having to save away in the kitchen for hours.

How to create a quick & easy Valentine's Day menu

How to make a meal romantic

Heart-shaped french toast sandwich with raspberries and ice cream

Express your affection in the form of a beautifully crafted meal with our presentation tips, plus discover the perfect food for getting in the mood.

How to make a meal romantic

Get more Valentine's Day inspiration...

All our Valentine's Day recipes
10 easy date-night dinners
Dinner for two recipes
Vegan Valentine's recipes
Easy Valentine's recipes
Quick Valentine's Day recipes
Valentine's dessert recipes
Valentine's Day hub page

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