Romantic dinner ideas for two, all prepared at home. If you are looking to impress that special someone with a romantic homemade meal then heres some ideas to get your juices flowing. Including ideas for starters, mains, sides and desserts you can create your own special menu with these fantastic dinner ideas for two.
Prawns starter with a sweet and sticky honey glaze, cooked just enough to get a few crispy bits on the outside. A quick and easy starter and the best way to begin any meal.
Quick and easy pea and ham soup, made from scratch with your favourite choice of ham. A filling midweek meal or tasty starter at your next dinner party
Little bread rolls! Really cute, really tasty and plenty to go around. Perfect to serve along side a soup dish. No bread machine or dough hook here; just simple bread-making, from scratch, using your hands.
A refreshing mango avocado salad starter or side dish. With chunks of avocado coated in lime, finely chopped red onion, fiery red chilli and a good handful of fresh coriander.
How to make homemade sushi rolls with my easy to follow, step-by-step guide and recipe video. Get my top tips and tricks and watch the video for making sushi at home.
Ribollita soup is a creamy, chunky, healthy, Italian, full flavoured, warming and comforting vegetable soup. The perfect starter for an Italian themed night.
Steak and ale pie is a classic, ‘comfort-food’ recipe that will go down well at any dinner table and is one of my favourite dinner ideas. It features on nearly every pub menu across Britain and it does a wonderful job of warming our hearts and bellies, especially during the winter months. Make this pie at home with fall-apart chunks of braising steak and either homemade or shop bought shortcrust pastry.
Roast chicken with lemon herb butter, cooked until crisp on the outside and tender and juicy on the inside. This simple recipe shows how easy it is to make roast chicken for your Sunday roast dinner with minimal fuss and maximum flavour.
Chunky haddock fillets coated in panko breadcrumbs and baked until crisp. Dinner ideas don’t get better than this. Served with hand-cut and baked chips, smashed minted garden peas and a good few splashes of Sarsons vinegar.
A simple chicken and leek recipe made with creamy mustard and tarragon sauce. Perfect for a Saturday night in or as an easy Sunday dinner idea! This tasty leek dish is also great as a base for chicken leek pie or leek and chicken pasta recipes!
Creamy mushroom pasta is a one pan pasta recipe with white wine cream sauce, chestnut mushrooms, fresh parsley, and parmesan cheese! Try this vegetarian pasta recipe for lunch or dinner.
Creamy clam chowder made with meretrix frozen clams, chunky potato and smokey bacon. Served with fresh parsley and pieces of soft sourdough bread for dipping. This delicious clam chowder soup recipe is my favourite way to enjoy clams and has been directly inspired by the clam chowder on Fisherman’s Wharf.
Aubergine parmigiana or melanzane parmigiana is one of the best recipes for getting the most out of your aubergines. The thinly sliced and pan fried aubergines are layered with a rich tomato sauce and freshly grated parmesan for a dish that is bursting with Italian flavour. Serve this simple aubergine parmigiana recipe as it is, or pad it out with an extra layer of cooked spaghetti added to the base of the baking dish.
Sesame seed chicken; sticky, sweet and slightly spicy served with nutty quinoa and stir fried green vegetables. Its ready in 30 minutes, full of flavour, and so much better and healthier than a Chinese takeaway
Little pearly grains of soft risotto rice gently stewed in butter and Amarone red wine, topped with freshly grated parmesan cheese and chopped parsley
Foil pack potatoes cooked on the barbecue or roasted in the oven with a buttery, herb and garlic dressing. Crack open these mouthwatering potatoes at your next gathering and everyone will want the recipe!
Meet your new favourite side dish. It sounds so fancy but it is such a simple recipe for green beans and almonds. Crisp green bean almondine is an easy side dish made extra special with the addition of buttery, pan fried almonds! You are going to love eating your greens with these delicious and crispy green beans with almonds.
Easy cauliflower cheese recipe baked to perfection and served with a sprinkle of fresh parsley. This is one of the best side dishes to serve up with any meal, particularly with a Sunday roast. Made with a velvety cheese sauce, that takes minutes to whip together, for a delicious golden brown finish.
Bakewell tart with raspberry jam – a dessert that I will never tire of. I simply adore the soft, almond frangipane encased in a delicate, crumbly pastry. – Theres just no beating the flavour. Definitely served best when warm out of the oven and whilst the smell of warm almonds and sticky, hot jam still lingers in the air.
Apple crumble baked fresh at home with lashings of custard. This easy crumble recipe is made with crisp, Bramley apples tossed in cinnamon, then baked with a simple crumble and hazelnut topping. Ready in 30 minutes; from peeling the apples to pulling a bubbling, golden crumble out of the oven.
Lemon drizzle made from scratch with fresh lemons and an easy to follow cake recipe. A lovely citrus cake thats crumbly, moist and perfect for an afternoon tea or as a celebration or birthday cake. Topped with lemon syrup, lemon icing, fresh mint and lemon zest, this really is the best lemon drizzle cake you’ll ever make.
Easy and super healthy banana bread made with wholegrain spelt flour, honey and olive oil. This banana bread recipe might just be the best ever! With a perfect rise, a moist crumbly finish, and a scattering of nuts for that extra boost of healthy fats.
American blueberry pancakes stacked with freshly whipped cream and finished with sweet raspberries and thick golden syrup. This step by step guide will show you how easy it is to make the best blueberry pancakes with a couple of tricks for ensuring the pancakes are light and fluffy. Out of all my my dinner ideas this is one of the most impressive and most fun to make.
Irish cream coffee! Baileys coffee is an easy recipe to serve up at home as afternoon treat or in place of dessert after a meal. Its especially great at Christmas with a bit of nutmeg sprinkled on top! I love this dinner idea as it still allows for a little treat after your meal but isn’t over filling.
Easy soft bake chocolate chip cookies recipe, with a crumbly outer edge, a gooey centre and melted chunks of Cadburys dairy milk chocolate.
Thats all my top dinner ideas for two – I do hope you’ve found something you like the look of. for more dinner inspiration have a look at all my dinner recipes.