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Ideas for a Coventry lockdown date night

Published: Monday, 25 January 2021

Valentines day

Date nights aren’t quite what they used to be. In 2021, staying in is the new going out, but it doesn’t mean you can’t do something special.

Coventry food and drink businesses have been pulling out all the stops to make sure you can enjoy everything from three-course meals to cocktails and more to enjoy a special date night at home.

Whether it’s a Valentine’s Day treat or just a special occasion, our city’s restaurants, bars and independent businesses are offering plenty of options for a Coventry lockdown date night. From Coventry restaurants doing ‘dine at home’ boxes to great Coventry takeaways or romantic treats from Coventry businesses, here are a few ideas:-

Valentine’s Bistrot Box from Bistrot Pierre

Bistrot Pierre is doing a special Valentine’s Bistrot Box so you can enjoy their food in the comfort of your own home. Available from the Coventry Bistrot Pierre as well as others round the country, the box includes a four-course menu and a bottle of their signature Cuvée 94 rosé wine.

The menu includes: a French baguette and butter; a whole baked Normandy camembert; French onion soup; Bistrot Pierre’s signature Boeuf bourguignon and two desserts to share. They’ve done most of the hard work for you so you just need to finish off the dishes and serve up. You can also add extra bottles of wine if you want.

The boxes are £50 and you’ll need to get your orders in by February 7th ready for collection on February 13th. For more information visit their website.

Breakfast for two or afternoon tea from Esquires

Breakfast in bed doesn’t have to be only for Valentine’s Day. Esquires Coventry are offering breakfast for two delivered to your door whenever you like. You’ll get two plain croissants, two pain au chocolat, two homemade granola, yoghurt and fruit, cereal boxes, two bananas, strawberries, grapes, milk and four spoons. Everything you need for a relaxing date without even leaving your bed. They’re also doing a Valentine’s afternoon tea and offer afternoon teas at other times too if you fancy a sweet treat to celebrate with a loved one, or even send as a gift. Check out their website here.

Valentine’s Experiences with Coombe Abbey

Coombe Abbey is bringing a bit of romance to you at home with a range of experiences. You can choose from afternoon tea, either delivered or available for collection and can even add flowers. They are also offering a romantic dinner box for two, bunches of roses, boxes of chocolates and even teddy bears. Check out the Coombe Abbey website for more details.

Gourmet Food Kitchen at Home

Chef Tony Davies has been flying the flag for Coventry’s food scene for several years now with his pop-up restaurants at FarGo Village. He may not be able to serve up excellent meals in a restaurant-style setting anymore, but he’s now offering his food for you to enjoy at home. He does all the hard work and all you do is finish it off, with full instructions via a video he records each week. Menus change each week so you can make it your regular Coventry date night choice if you want. Check out the Gourmet Food Kitchen Facebook page for menus and instructions.

Selminas

You might not be able to get to Selminas’ lovely home on Spon Street in the heart of Medieval Coventry, but you can still enjoy their authentic Mexican cuisine for a date night at home. They’re offering takeaway via Just Eat or Deliveroo as well as free nachos on orders over £5 from Thursday to Thursday. Check

The menu includes everything from pasta and wraps to salads, seafood and sizzling dishes, plus plenty of cocktails to boot. Check out their website here.

Date night meals from Sophie Hyam

Local Coventry chef Sophie Hyam can usually be found doing demonstrations and events or cooking in people’s homes, but at the moment she’s preparing all sorts of meals for any occasion for you to enjoy at home. From casual takeaway-style meals, to more special date night three-course menus, she can tailor your meal to exactly what you want and do all the hard work so all you have to do is heat it up and enjoy. Check out Sophie’s website here.

Restaurant quality food at home from Playwrights

Playwrights is an independently-owned Bar & Bistro in a listed building on Hay Lane and while it can’t open its door, it’s offering Friday night delivery for the perfect date night. The classic menu includes starters like pate and breaded mushrooms, while mains range from steak to smothered chicken, cajun salmon fillet and burgers, as well as a dedicated vegan menu, plus desserts to round things off. Check out their website for more details.

The GD

The GD on Spon Street champions local produce and independent suppliers, and is offering plenty to celebrate an indulgent date night or special occasion. They’re doing a takeaway menu that includes impressive burgers made entirely from scratch, from the buns to the burgers and their barbecue sauce as well as sandwiches, plus sides and salads. You can also order sweet treats including brownies, cakes and tarts. They’ll even make you heart-shaped cookies if you get in touch with them, as well as celebration cakes for special occasions. Check out their website here.

Food and Drink gifts

There are also some great options for food and drink gifts from Coventry businesses that might put a smile on someone’s face, as well as supporting local businesses through challenging times. From independent makers and producers in Coventry to some of the bigger businesses, there are plenty of options to buy food and drink gifts. Here we’ve found a few suggestions for you. There are undoubtedly plenty more but these might get you started. 

To find out more about the great food and drink on offer in Coventry & Warwickshire, visit  Ellen’s blog at Eat with Ellen  (www.eatwithellen.com

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