Updated: May 26
It's that time of year again, when love fills the air and your stomach starts rumbling with thoughts of Valentine's Day dinner. While a fancy night out is always tempting, staying in and cooking can heat up the romance while not burning a hole in your pocket!
This year, Irish supermarkets are offering lots of budget-friendly meal options. We've rounded them up for you.
Aldi Valentine’s meal deal
From Sunday the 12th until Valentine’s Day, Aldi have up to 25% off a range of two-packs of their Specially Selected range of steak (including Fillet, Rib-Eye & Striploin). See full list here.
Dunnes Stores - €10 deal & 20% off Simply Better
As well as having 20% off much of their Simply Better range of meals, desserts and wines, Dunnes have a €10 deal for two that includes a large main (options include Pork Castles, Meatballs, Spatchcock chicken) and two sides. See full list below.
Dunnes €10 Meal Deal (press down arrow to see full list)
Choose one main and two Sides for €10 Mains
Garlic & Herb Irish Chicken Fillets (280g)
Garlic & Herb Irish Half Spatchcock Chicken (570g)
Garlic & Herb Irish Pork Medallions (290g)
Maple Glazed Irish Bacon Medallions (380g)
Piri-Piri Irish Chicken Fillets (280g)
Piri-Piri Irish Half Spatchcock Chicken (670g)
Sage & Lemon Stuffed Irish Chicken Supremes with a Herb Butter (620g)
Sundried Tomato, Mozzarella & Basil Stuffed Irish Pork Castles (530g)
Sweet & Sour Irish Chicken Stir Fry (400g)
Sweet Chilli Irish Sirloin Steak Stir Fry (400g)
Tomato & Basil Irish Meatballs (570g)
Buttered Irish Cabbage (300g)
Cajun Spiced Wedges & Cajun Dip (450g)
Cauliflower Cheese (400g)
Cheese & Onion Potato Croquettes (350g)
Garlic & Herb Hasselback Potatoes (420g)
Garlic & Herb Irish Potato Cubes (400g)
Green Vegetable Medley with Pancetta (200g)
Honey Glazed Carrots & Parsnips (375g)
Leek & Potato Bake (380g)
Sea Salt & Black Pepper Baby Potatoes (450g)
Spiced Chips with Garlic Dip
Lidl - 20% off steaks and wines
Lidl don’t have a Valentine's Day meal deal this year. However they have 20% off a range of two-packs of steak (including Fillet, Rib-Eye & Striploin) and wine. See full list here.
Marks & Spencer Valentine’s meal deal
M&S' Valentine's Day meal deal is available 9th to 14th February. It’s The €18 deal includes a starter, a main, a side and a dessert. There are 7 options for each course including gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian options.
M&S €18 Deal (press down arrow to see full list of items)
Cheese and Leek Soufflé Tarts (V)
Coquilles St Jacques
Crispy Tempura Vegetable Fritters
Duck Parfait with Orange Glaze
Luxury Prawn Cocktail (GF)
Prawn Tempura with Sriracha Mayo
Three Cheese Bake (V)
Butternut Squash Risotto (V)
Chicken Cordon Bleu
Cod with Tomato, Paprika & Sherry
Herb Crusted Lamb Rack
Mushroom Stroganoff Pies (Vg)
Rump Steak with Peppercorn Sauce (GF)
Sirloin Steaks with Garlic Butter (GF)
Asparagus Spears (Vg)
Cheesy Spring Greens (V)
Potato Gratin Dauphinois (V)
Purple Sprouting Broccoli, Beans & Carrots (Vg)
Rosemary Hasselback Potatoes (Vg)
Triple Cooked Chips
Vegetable Medley (Vg)
Billionaires Pots (V)
Chocolate and Orange Brownie (GF, V)
Chocolate Melt in the Middle Puddings (V)
Creamy Berry Pots (Vg)
Mini Cheese Selection (V)
Raspberry Profiterole Stack (V)
Zingy Lemon Cheesecakes (V) M&S also have a gastro-pub range, which is €15 for dinner for 2. Click here to view.
SuperValu - Buy 1 main, 2 sides & 1 dessert for €12 Deal.
Buy one main, two sides and one dessert for €12 from SuperValu’s Signature Tastes range.
Supervalu €12 meal deal
Beef Stroganoff (500g)
Butter Chicken Masala (500g)
Moroccan Inspired Irish Lamb Tagine (500g) Sides
Aromatic Pilau Rice (370g)
Rich & Creamy Potato Gratin (400g)
Smooth & Creamy Potato Mash (400g) Desserts
Chocolate Round Cake (400g)
Coffee Cake (400g)
Salted Caramel Cake (400g) Supervalu also have some steak specials including 33% off Tomahawk (Rib-Eye on the bone) steak.
Tesco Finest Meal Deal for two for €15
Tesco’s meal deal includes a two-pack of steaks and two Tesco Finest sides for €15. You must have a Tesco Clubcard to avail of the deal.
Tesco Finest Meal Deal (expand to see list)
Irish Angus Ribeye Steak 454G
Irish Angus Sirloin 454G
Irish Angus Striploin Steak 454G
Sirloin Steaks With Black Pepper and Salt 400G
Sirloin Steaks With Creamy Peppercorn Sauce 470G
Butternut Squash And Carrot Wedges 350G
Creamy Mashed Potato 400G
Goose Fat Irish Potatoes 450G
Potato Gratin 400G
Three Cheese Cauliflower Bake 400G
Tesco also have a Pizza Meal Deal with 2 pizzas & 2 Tesco Finest sides for €12.50.