We may not be able to dine out this Valentines but Ciara Leahy has plenty of delicious options to surprise your loved one.

1 Get to the Ghan

Oysters, beef Wellington and tarte au citron, the menu at Ghan House in Co Louth doesn’t just sound delicious, it’s also good value for money. Last orders are 3pm on 10 February – for pick up on Friday 12 or Saturday 13 February. All items are picked up cold with full instructions to finish off in the oven/under the grill. Visit www.ghanhouse.com for the full menu.

2 A love affair with the west

No matter where in the country you are, The Twelve Hotel in Galway is always worth visiting.

But as we can’t travel there at the moment, it has nationwide delivery of their Valentine’s Cocktail Box by The Twelve. For €90, you get two carefully crafted cocktails for two – “Between The Sheets” and “Galway Rose” – along with a bottle of house Prosecco and Chambord for Kir Royals and glassware for two. For lucky Galwegians close enough to travel, The Twelve’s Valentine’s Day takeaway meal, “A Love Affair with West”, consists of Dooncastle oysters, scallops, Chateaubriand for two, Achill Island lamb, fresh catch of the day along with a chocolate dessert or local cheeses and petit fours, all for €120 per couple. Check it out at www.thetwelvehotel.ie

3 allta coming your way

alltaBOX is a weekly changing provisional menu of allta’s sensational handmade sourdough, house charcuterie, freshly prepared pasta and dessert for you to cook allta-style at home.

Allta have a special Valentine’s box which includes a delicious menu for two, a bottle of Champagne and a bottle of red wine for €130, with delivery available for Dublin, Kildare, Wicklow and Meath for €9.95. www.alltabox.ie

4 SuperValu Signature Range

SuperValu Signature Tastes Meal Deal.

If you want to keep things a bit more low key, then SuperValu have a great meal deal for €10 which includes lamb tagine and jasmine rice, a scrumptious fish or cottage pie or a tasty butter chicken with potato gratin followed by a delicious chocolate, coffee or carrot cake. And the good news is that they are all Irish made.

5 Bubbles from Aldi

Contevedo Sparkling Pink Moscato from Aldi (€9.82).

Finish your meal with a delicious dessert paired with this Contevedo Sparkling Pink Moscato from Aldi (€9.82). Bright and sweet, this pretty pink moscato has intense flavours of white flowers, peach and apricot.

6 Nespress(o) yourself

Red is the colour of love and the Limited Edition Nespresso Vertuo Plus Coffee Machine in Cherry Red is definitely a Valentines treat. It also comes with complimentary sweets and accessories. Check it out online at here €119.