Fine dining from home
Romantic occasions like Santes Dwynwen's Day, Saint Valentine's Day, or an anniversary, are usually celebrated with greetings, cards and romantic gifts, and meals for two. If you're planning to treat your loved one to a romantic night in, why not order a little Welsh romance direct to your door?
Restaurants and businesses across Wales are increasingly offering different ideas, fine-dining experiences, luxurious meals and special treats that can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home. Here are a few examples, with many others offering exquisite experiences to locals across Wales
Get your ingredients from Dylan’s, Menai Bridge, Anglesey
Although the popular restaurants in Llandudno, Menai Bridge and Criccieth are currently closed, Dylan’s has recently opened a shop next door to its restaurant in Menai Bridge, selling fresh local produce, daily essentials, baked goods, cakes, fresh vegetables and meats – as well as serving hot lunches and the restaurant’s extremely popular bake-at-home pizzas.
You can pre-order your ingredients, ranging from Menai mussels or lobster, Pen Llŷn crab, fresh pizzas and dough balls, Edwards of Conwy meat and much more online, and arrange safe collection from the shop. Dylan's Menai Bridge are now also offering a special takeaway menu once more, available to pre-order.
Cook up a delight with online recipes from Restaurant 1861, Abergavenny
While the restaurant is closed, Restaurant 1861 is making some of its delicious food accessible to all by adding recipes onto its website for you to have a go at cooking yourself from home. Treat your loved one to a home cooked meal inspired by Welsh-based chef Simon and wife Kate, owners of the award-winning restaurant offering fine dining experiences focusing on local, Welsh produce. A little taste to whet your appetite for when you can visit again!
They've also set up a Restaurant 1861 email newsletter, so you can get those recipes delivered straight to your inbox.
Order takeaway from The Salt Marsh Kitchen, Tywyn
This much loved, award-winning restaurant, the Salt Marsh Kitchen, Tywyn has adapted over recent months to offer a takeaway service with a range of meals available, using high quality produce sourced locally. Takeaway options range from curries to fish and chips and stone-baked pizzas.
The mobile pizzeria, Caernarfon
Jones' Pizza crew in Caernarfon combine the best local Welsh produce with traditions and techniques from Naples. Pre-order their special Santes Dwynwen offer which includes pizza and dessert for two.
Treat boxes - available nationwide!
If you’re still looking for inspiration, numerous businesses are offering special treat boxes that can be delivered locally or often nationwide. Check out a few of the following:
Calon Lân Cakes in Cardiff create boxes full of heart shaped Welsh cakes -and you can add a cute wooden love spoon and Santes Dwynwen card.
Sweet Snowdonia from Conwy’s lovespoon or heart-shaped biscuits are the perfect little treat to accompany a cup of coffee or a glass of bubbly, and can be delivered locally in the Conwy area or posted nationwide (pictured below and at the top of the article!).