Dine-In Essentials

Dine-In Essentials

Posted by Bethany on 3rd Feb 2021

Dine-In Essentials

Dine-In Essentials



This Valentine’s day is going to be an unusual one for us all, whilst most of us usually make plans to dine out at our favourite restaurants or have a date night at the cinema or theatre, we will all have to make new lockdown plans to have a romantic night in at home!

To make this a little easier, we’ve put together a list of all the essential items you will need to dine-in at home that will still make it a night to remember, despite being at home.

Cook up a storm

Cook up a storm

Whether you’re a whizz in the kitchen or a complete novice, no chef is able to create a masterpiece without the correct tools!

Firstly, make sure you find a recipe that you feel confident enough to make, then prep for it! Whether you’re creating homemade bread using our Bread Proofing Basket, a pesto or curry paste using our Granite Pestle & Mortar or crispy homemade chips using our Copper Crisping Basket & Baking Tray, you’ll be able to create a tasty meal with ease on the special night if you have the right equipment!

Set the scene

Set the scene

One of the most important aspects of a Valentine’s dinner is the table setting! It’s what sets it apart from the usual Friday night dinner and makes it feel extra special!

Try setting the table like a professional using our Faux Leather Placemats and Decorative Tablecloth, create a romantic ambience with our amazing range of Candle Holders and place a floral centrepiece using our Crystal Glass Flower Vases (or if you’re short on space, you could scatter the petals just as we have in the picture above!).

Serve your culinary delights

Serve your culinary delights

No matter your menu, presentation is always key! Make sure to wow your Valentine by serving your meal in top-notch restaurant style. From sleek basics such as Porcelain Dinner Plates and sparkling Stainless Steel Cutlery to more unique serveware options such as our 2 Tier Slate Cake Stand and 3 Tier Serving Sets.

And if you’re looking for extra Valentine’s dinner points, make sure to finish the night with a well-loved cheese platter using our Bamboo Cheese Board Serving set!

Save room for a tipple (or two!)

Save room for a tipple (or two!)

What would a romantic Valentine’s meal be without a special drink? Whether you’re an alcohol lover or completely t-total, you can make any drink feel fancy if you have the right glass!

If you’re after a classic Valentine’s feel, try using our gorgeous Champagne Flutes topped with a strawberry, for yummy cocktails/mocktails galore use our Crystallised Glasses and Ice Ball Maker or feel super sophisticated with our Wine Glasses! If none of these are to your style, we have a great range of glassware perfect for you and your partner to enjoy a drink or two our of this Valentine's.

We hope you will find these Dine-In Essentials super helpful when it comes to putting your Valentine’s Dinner together. Whether you live with your Valentine, have plans for a virtual date with your boo, or are going this one solo, you can still have an extra special Valentine’s Day at home!

For a little extra help with your Valentine’s Dinner, make sure to check out our Valentine’s Dine-In Store running until midnight on the 14th of February, where you can find a great collection of dine-in essentials, all with 10% off when you buy 2 or more items! Just use the code ‘LOVE’ at the checkout. (Please note code will only work until midnight on Valentine's Day).