10 of the best takeaway meals available in Gloucestershire this Valentine’s Day

A ROMANTIC meal out may out of the question this Valentine’s Day, but there are plenty of brilliant pubs and restaurants in Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire willing to whip you up a decadent feast.

Just because we cannot sit down in our favourite restaurant this year, does not mean that we have to give up our day of luxury, quality food with our loved one.

So why not mark the romantic occasion for yourself and whoever you spend the holiday with, by lighting some candles, opening some wine and leave the meal to the professionals.

Here is just a taste of the restaurants who will offer collection, delivery or finish at home meals over the Valentine’s weekend.

Burleigh Court Restaurant and Hotel – Brimscombe, Stroud

Valentines Day meal at Burleigh Court Hotel in the Cotswolds

Valentine’s Day meal at Burleigh Court Hotel in the Cotswolds

Burleigh Court is home to a two AA rosette restaurant which specialises in romantic dining which uses ingredients sourced from within a 30-mile radius.

Head Chef Shaun Jones (formerly of The Bell in Sapperton, The Falcon Inn, and Barnsley House) has created a luxurious takeaway and finish at home packages.

Prices start at £33 per person, order here by February 10.

Menu highlights include:

• Sautéed Leek and Truffle Arancini with spiced carrot puree, pickled carrots and wild mushrooms

• 6oz Rump of Cotswold Lamb with potato dauphinoise, black pudding crumb, raisin puree, baby carrots, turnips and salsa verde

• Spiced Cauliflower Wellington, caramelised cauliflower, raisin puree, baby carrots, turnips and salsa verde

• Vanilla Bean & Champagne Cheesecake with red wine poached pear, spiced apple puree and red wine gel

The ‘Burleigh at Home’ offering is suitable for local residents living within close proximity to Burleigh Court (within c. 20km) who are able to collect their Valentine’s Day ‘Finish at Home’ dinner as a takeaway.

Doe Catering – Gloucester based bit will travel in Gloucestershire and surrounding areas

Doe Catering

Doe Catering

Owner of Doe Catering, Hannah Deacon is passionate about cooking.

Her passion centres around food’s ability to bring people to together, whether it’s a home-cooked meal or an eight course tasting at a restaurant; there’s nothing quite like it.

Her specially created Valentine’s Day menu, cooked and ready for re-heating costs £20 per person, with one person orders available.

All dietary requirements can be catered for.

Menu highlights include:

  • Parsnip soup with crispy garlic croutons
  • Smoked paprika and sun-dried tomato croquette with rich tomato sauce and rocket
  • Chestnut stuffed pork tenderloin and creamy mustard sauce with garlic carrots, braised peas and Parmentier potatoes
  • Salted caramel chocolate tart

The Swan – Thornbury

The Swan has been offering takeaway and delivery meals throughout the pandemic and has produced a special menu for Valentine’s Day.

It is available from 5pm on February 13 and 14 for £25 per person.

All orders need to be placed prior to February 11. To book call 01454 413062.

Menu highlights include:

  • Panko coated prawns
  • Salmon Fillet in a white wine sauce with new potatoes, peas and carrots
  • Minted Lamb Shanks with new potatoes and seasonal veg
  • Panesco Lingot Chocolat Framboise Yaourt

Bell Inn – Selsley

The Bell Inn has a reputation for excellent food, and was even named the third best pub in the south west at last year’s Tourism Excellence Awards.

Over Valentine’s weekend they are offering takeaway, collect and reheat and collect and eat meals.

Three courses are available for £50 per couple.

For more details go to facebook.com/thebellatselsley

Menu highlights include:

  • Terrine of Slad pheasant and pancetta with spiced apple chutney and toast
  • Pork belly with caramelised onion compote, roasted new potato wedges and butter braised cabbage
  • Grilled cod with herb and parmesan crust, boulanger potato, wilted spinach and thyme cream
  • Sticky date sponge with toffee sauce & chantilly cream

Codrington Arms – Yate

The Codrington Arms is offering both afternoon tea and a special burger deal over Valentine’s weekend.

Afternoon tea boxes containing freshly made sandwiches, homemade sausage and cranberry rolls, scones with jam & clotted cream, heartshaped triple chocolate brownie, handmade cupcake, fresh fruit, and petite fours are available for £15 for one person or £27 for two people from February 12-15.

The burger deal is available for collection only from February 13-15. Any two burgers, fries, onion rings and two desserts for £21.95.

For the full menu and to book go to codringtonarms.co.uk/valentines

The Frocester George – Frocester

The Frocester has takeaway offerings for both meat and fish lovers on Saturday, February 13.

Their Seafood Platter for 2 features grilled fillets of haddock, sea bass and cheddar crusted salmon, mussels steamed in garlic, white wine, thyme and onion, king prawns pan fried in garlic butter and deep fried whitebait. All served with salad mayonnaise homemade granary bread and saute potatoes.

Their Chateaubriand Steak for 2 includes pan roasted Chateaubriand steak with roast tomatoes, red onion, green beans, mushrooms, dauphinoise potatoes, horseradish cream sauce, and red wine, bacon and shallot sauce.

Both options cost £45 per couple and come with lemon and lime cheesecake and mixed berry coulis, dark chocolate and cointreau torte and chocolate dipped strawberries.

Orders for the Valentine’s menus must be made by 9pm on Thursday, February 11.

The Frocester’s usual takeaway Sunday lunch will also be available on February 14.

For more details go to facebook.com/frocestergeorge

Bathurst Arms – North Cerney

The Bathurst Arms has created a special Valentine’s Week menu, available from February 10.

Their £20pp Share Menu for two comes with your choice of four savoury and two sweet plates.

To order email info@bathurstarms.co.uk or call 01285 832150.

Menu highlights include:

  • Pheasant terrine, black garlic, girolles, croutes
  • Cocoa rib of beef, tender stem broccoli, almonds, blue cheese sauce
  • Curried Skrei cod, curry lime sauce, lemongrass rice
  • Bourbon baked pineapple, avocado brioche, pineapple curd

The Bell at Sapperton

The Bell is offering Valentine’s takeaway boxes for two via their click and collect service.

For £50 (or £40 if you choose the ‘heat at home’ option) you get your choice of two starters, mains and desserts.

To book go to bellsapperton.co.uk/valentinesday

Menu highlights include:

  • Jerusalem artichoke & truffle arancini
  • French style fish stew (scallops, king prawn, mussels, cod, salmon) with saffron new potatoes
  • Braised Gloucestershire Lamb Henry (shoulder) with carrots, swede, button shallot, mangetout and creamy mash potato
  • Sticky date, fig and rum pudding, butterscotch sauce, single cream

Birch – Stroud

Birch has produced a special Valentine’s Menu available from February 12-14.

Food is available for collection or delivery and comes in dishes ready to reheat/serve.

Visit facebook.com/birchstroud for more details.

Menu highlights include:

  • Spicy crab soup with chilli, lemongrass and lime
  • Seared cod loin with crushed new potatoes, pancetta (optional), pea purée and champagne cream
  • Braised Ox cheek with dauphinoise potatoes, confit carrot, tender stem broccoli, porcini and Barolo reduction
  • Glazed Parisian lemon tart with creme fraiche and raspberries

Waterside Kitchen & Bar – Cirencester

The Waterside has produced a special ‘finish at home’ Valentine’s Day menu.

Three courses are available for collection for £49.50 per person. Starters and desserts are ready to eat, with mains needing to be finished off in the oven.

Pre-order on 01285 860412 before February 12.

Menu highlights include:

  • Cornish lobster and crab crostata, watercress and gremolata
  • Individual beef wellington, roasted roots and madeira sauce
  • Butternut squash arancini, rainbow chard, roast hazelnut pesto
  • Milk chocolate ganache tart

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