“ Manufacturer: Marks & Spencer / Type: Other „
I absolutely adore Marks and Spencer's food and working within a couple of minutes walk from there store up until a few months ago meant I spent far too much time and money in there. Although the food is quite expensive it is excellent quality and they also have some very good offers on. One offer that when it first started was very unique was the 'dine in for £10' promotion. This consists of purchasing a main, side dish, dessert and bottle of wine to serve two people for just £10.
When this promotion first began it was extremely popular I used to have an early lunch on the first day to make sure I got the items I wanted as by the end of the day some of the shelves could be empty. It used to run fortnightly from Friday to Monday but it is now on for more days at a time due to the popularity.
It is really easy to find the items included in the offer as not only are they usually placed in the end fridges all items normally have stickers on them that say 'dine in'. I normally find that there is always a member of staff near the promotional fridges too who will help anyone select the correct combination of items if they are not sure how the offer works. The bottle of wines or soft drink alternatives are also normally placed next to the fridges again to make them easily identifiable.
I usually find that there is a good selection of dishes included in the offer and these items do vary from week to week. An example of a selection I have chosen before is a whole ready cooked chicken, salad bowl with a profiterole stack and a bottle of wine. The main courses normally includes a couple of meat dishes a fish dish and a few vegetarian options. Sides dishes included various potato options, vegetables or salads. Desserts are normally a large dessert like a trifle or two individual desserts in a pack like cheesecake slices although I have also know them to include tubs of ice cream at times too. For the drinks you can usually choose between a selection of red, white or rose wine and they will also have twin packs of juices or premium soft drinks as an alternative making the meals deals suitable for non drinkers too. You can also view the full menu available on the Marks and Spencer's website www.marksandspencer.com.
The meals are really easy to cook too most are ready prepared so it is simply a case of popping it in the oven while u sit back and start to enjoy the wine. I do enjoy cooking but as these meals are meant to be an alternative to eating out then the less effort required the better in my opinion. Also as most meals can be cooked in there packaging it cuts down on the washing up too!
Overall I have always been extremely happy with all meals I have purchased. The taste and quality of the food is always excellent and there is always enough to serve two well. To me these meals make a great treat and are much better value than eating out and getting the drinks included is certainly an added bonus. If I was treating myself to a bottle of wine I would usually look to pay about £5-£7 so getting a bottle and a meal for just £10 I think is just brilliant.
I would certainly recommend this dine in meal deal to anyone its great, easy to cook food at an excellent price...Ching, Ching!!
My partner lives close to Marks & Spencer and he fequently shops there; i sometimes buy things there myself. Despite their usually high prices, the food is of excellent quality and they do sometimes have some great offers on. We occassionally get the Dine in for Two £10 deal. This is great value for money!
The range of foods we have got includes the following; Mains; Roast Gammon joint (sometimes with honey glaze); Roast Chicken Breast joint with butter, Sirloin Steak and Pork medallions . The Roast Gammon is very tasty and one of our favourites! In fact i have never tasted such good Gammon! I would suggest this joint could feed 3 people, and the same for the Chicken Breast joint. We both like steak but this is available less often. Other mains dishes include various fish dishes.
Side dishes are great and can include various types of potato dishes including Rosemary potatoes, Parmentier, Chips and new potatoes, all with great flavours and herbs. You can also get various salads. Our favourite is ually the parmentier.
For puddings you can sometimes get Strawberry Trifle (enough for about 6 people!), Millions shortbread dessert, Lemon Cheesecake and various small puddings.
You also get a choice of usually Red or White Wine, a non alcoholic drink and sometimes Beer or Cider even.
So for only £10 you get a main, a side, a pudding and a drink!
The one thing i would suggest is getting to a Marks & Spencer either on the day the deal starts (Thursdays, alternate weeks) or on the Friday. If not, your choices may be limited. This deal is incredibly popular!
If you have nevber tried it, its well worth a tenner for a high quality great tasting meal! Highly recommend.
Trouble is their heart isn't really in it. It is a good offer but the shelves are nearly always bare. Just for example, I turned up at 10 am in the Stratford store. The sweet they advertised was sold out and there was no red wine. I complained and I and a fellow customer were found a bottle of red wine each, but the shelves were not restocked. Also, some of the "dine in" range, which I guess were included in the offer, were not on the offer shelves but on the regular shelves. But the offer shelves were bare. This is in my view extremely bad faith and not worthy of the M and S brand name. It seems to be loss leader of the sort operated by lesser organisations. (The member of staff to whom I compained claimed that it was "subject to availability." I pointed out that they had sold return tickets from New York for the Titanic. That was subject to availability all right. There is no good reason in this case if they are making an offer why they should not be able to honour it.)
Having recently recieved a £10 M&S voucher in the post from my electricity company by way of apology for some minor inconvenience, I decided to treat myself to one of the Marks and Spencer dine in for £10 deals that are regularly on offer .
These deals are on a few weekends a year, usually advertised on TV, and allow you to select a main dish, an accompaniement, a dessert, and a drink for £10 - providing a full meal for two, perfect for a romantic night in or other intimate special occasion.
Visiting the store to make my selection, the available items were easy to find, as the displays were highlighted with promotional materialm and the products all had stickers on indicating they were part of the offer .
For the Main courses, I was impressed to see not only meat dishes, but also fish and vegetarian options too . I was very tempted by many of the choices , and found it hard to make up my mind between the goats cheese and pesto En Croute, the chicken and prawn Paella, a large whole chicken ready for roasting, and the lemon butter chicken breast joint .
I opted for the chicken joint, and then had a look at the side dishes, again a wide selection - there was a duo pot of coleslaw and potato salad available, tray roast vegetables, a bean, pea, and cabbage layered pot, baby new potatoes in a herbed butter being just some of the many choices . As it was a hot day, I opted for a garden salad, that looked lovely and fresh.
For dessert, I quickly dismissed the healthy options of fruit salad and a punnet of fresh summer berries . If I'm going to have a pudding, I want to feel the guilt afterwards . There were many choices - trifles, cheesecake slices, but I opted for the profiterole stack - cream and chocolate together - perfect.
To complete my meal, I now needed only to choose my drink - there were red, white, and rosé wines available , but what impressed me was that there were also alcohol free choices available - orange juice and an elderflower pressé being the two I can remember off hand . I opted for the Rosé wine.
The roast chicken joint was easy to cook, needing nothing more than whacking in the overn for 50 minutes and then serving. It came out juicy and moist, perfectly cooked, and was generous enough not only to feed myself and my boyfriend, but also my daughter. We served it with the salad which was lovely and fresh, and very colourful, containing tomato, cucumber, different types of lettuce, thinly sliced radish and spring onion. It did not include a dressing, but we added a little french dressing to ours and it was lovely.
The wine went down a treat . In all honesty I'm a beer drinker rather than wine normally, so I'm not going to be all pretentious and claim it had a delightful bouquet of turnips and hydrangea or any of that rubbish . I know nothing about wine, I simply know that this was very drinkable and bought a little tipsy warmth to my cheeks .
The profiterole stack was lovely to follow up - each profiterole being one or two mouthfuls, filled with lovely fresh cream with a soft chocolate topping- delightfully indulgent, horribly fattening I'm sure, but very enjoyable .
Overall, I really like the Dine in for £10 deal, and I'll certainly be keeping an eye out for the next one .The chicken in particular was a big hit, coming out moist and juicy, and all for minimal effort.
A great deal, just a shame it's not on all the time! 5 stars .
Marks & Spencer Dine in for £10
Available regularly at most larger Marks & Spencers food stores. This is a really good deal and usually runs from a Thursday to a Sunday (however, last time I got it they had extended it to the Tues, so not sure if that was a one off or not). They usually do it twice a month or something like that and more often on special occasions like Valentine's day, Mother's day, Easter etc but these special occasions usually mean that the price goes up (to around £20 which is still quite cheap and you usually get another dish/gift).
I tend to get this deal on a Friday on the way home from work as it's a really nice easy meal for cheap. Means you don't have to spend money on a big expensive dinner. The deal includes a main course for 2, a side dish, a dessert for 2 and a bottle of wine (or juice). The meals are all quite filling and they have a good range, although you have to get there quick to get what you want.
Below is a sample menu:
Ready to Roast Honey Glazed Gammon
Whole Roasted Chicken
The Grill Sun Dried Tomato & Basil Chicken Breasts
The Grill Peppered Chicken Fillets
The Grill Cheddar & Caramelised Onion Burgers
Cod Loins with Fire Roast Tomato Dressing
The Cook Menu Moroccan Style Chicken Tagine
The Cook Menu Chicken Caesar Roulade
The Cook Menu Trout Stuffed with Crab Mousse
Melting Middle Mushroom Crispbakes (v)
New Potatoes with Butter & Herbs
Pea, Bean & Vegetable Layer
Traditional Summer Vegetables for Roasting
Coleslaw & Potato Salads
Italian Style Salad
2 Melting Middle Chocolate Puddings
2 Belgian Chocolate Souffle
2 Raspberry Panna Cottas
2 Tart au Citron Slices
Kentish Bramley Apple Puff Pastry Pie
Profiterole Stack Filled with Fresh Cream
Fruit Salad with Raspberry Sauce
Clotted Vanilla Velvet Ice Cream
Maple Pecan Crunch Ice Cream
Rocky Road Ice Cream
Strawberry and Cornish Clotted Cream Ice Cream
Coconut and Mango Dream Ice Cream
Tropical Twist Ice Cream
Toffee and Hazelnut Twist Ice Cream
Raspberry Revolution Iced Dessert
Fruity Mango Sorbet
Count On Us Vanilla Ice Cream
Wines & Drinks:
Californian Zinfandel Rose
Inzolia Pinot Grigio
Razo de la Cruz Tempranillo
Razo de la Cruz Macabeo
Dolphin Bay Chardonnay
Gaston de Veau Chardonnay
Apple Soft Brew
Coxs Apple Presse twin Pack
Elderflower Presse twin Pack
Valencia Orange 2 Litres
As you can see they is a very wide variety of choice. However, if you are a vegetarian I notice there is not much choice. As I regularly get this I have tried various different dishes and they have all been really nice. The favourite dishes I have had have been chicken with pesto and tomatoes (very filling and lovely dish), and most other chicken dishes as they are really nice. The mousakka and lasagne are also really good as well. The side dish I would pick would be the ulitmate mash (so nice and creamy) or most of the potatoes dishes. For dessert I really like the raspberry panna cottas but the favourity dessert is always the lemon cheescake (mainly as cheescake has to be my most favourite dessert). Then a nice bottle of white wine (not fussed about the type) which are all really nice I suppose because I don't tend to buy expensive wine so as this is part of the deal its original price is more than what I would usually pay for wine so better quality.
They are really good quality and this deal is very good value for money. The main dishes are usually around £5-6, the sides around £3-4, desserts around £3-4 and the wine about £6-7 so you are definitely getting your money's worth with this deal and all you need to do is pop it in the oven. Simple. The one thing I would state is that the cooking times seem to be so long for most of the main dishes. Between 30-40 minutes but then at least you know they are full cooked. Once cooked I don't think of them as pre-packed dishes as they are such good quality. If I had the money I would definitely get most of my food shopping from M&S but in reality they are quite expensive so only tend to buy from M&S during deals.
I would definitely recommend this deal for a lovely meal in which tastes just like dining out. Very simple if you can't be bothered cooking as well. I walk past an M&S food on the way to work so I always tend to see the adverts that its on, on the Thurday or Friday so aim to get it on the Friday (if there is anything left). They also have lots of adverts on the TV and whenever I see it I tend to buy it. It can be a bit of a nightmare sometimes when you go in on a Saturday, late afternoon, the aisles with the Dine in for £10 are usually jam packed so I suggest going early for the best deals, especially if your fussy about food, like me, and only like a certain amount on the menu.
Why dine out when you can dine in for a fraction of the price with these regular offers from M & S?
You can have a fantastic meal with quality ingredients with very little effort at an amazing price. The complete meal for two ,including wine at £10 (and no added taxi fares) is indeed outstanding value when compared to what most restaurants would charge for the equivalent.
The deal itself varies on each occasion, for example the meal deal this weekend is actually a meal for 4 for £15 because of Mothers Day on Sunday.
This time I got a Joint of 21 Day Matured British Beef priced at £11.44, a 560g pack of prepared mixed veg (carrot, cauliflower and Brussel sprouts), a whopping 950g Strawberry Compote Trifle and a bottle of Cabinet Sauvignon. There were no individual prices actually on the packs other than the beef but you don't have be that savvi with supermarket pricing to spot that you are onto a winner.
There were lots of choices for the early bird , among the alternatives to the beef were a humungous chicken, a lamb joint, a prepared beef roast,
a fabulous fresh salmon with a honey and ginger dressing (yummy have had that one before) and a vegetarian option which for the life of me I can't remember, apologies to any veggies reading this!
Almost spoiled for choice, I opted for the beef in the end because at £9.99 a kilo it was a no brainer where value is concerned and the crush of bargain hunters was rapidly depleting the options.
Carrot and Swede Crush, Roast Potatoes and Red Cabbage were among the alternatives for the accompanying dishes all ready prepared for cooking/heating. So plenty to choose from. Ok you will need to supplement the vegetables with a few of your own perhaps but that's no great expense and is only a few minutes work in the kitchen.
Again, the dessert options were many and varied, from Cheesecake to Pear and Blackberry Pie, Key Lime Pie , Chocolate Pudding and Sticky Toffee Pudding and the huge Strawberry Compote Trifle that I eventually plumbed for.
The choice of two wines is very limited, one red which was the Cab Sauvignon that I chose or there was a white in the form of a Sauvignon Blanc on offer.
Maybe the wines wouldn't appeal to the serious wine drinkers among us but hey if they don't appeal, its always handy to have the odd spare to give to less discerning friends who value an extra bottle of plonk.
Ok, this is variation on their usual Meal for £10 but the only difference is in size, its actually even better value and that's saying something.
M & S quality means you won't be embarrassed to serve this up to Mum on Sunday and it beats the cost of dining out hands down. A word of warning make sure you get all four items to trigger the deal on the till or you may end up paying full price for the items which could give a nasty case of indigestion!
P.S Make it quick if you want one, their meal deals usually sell out and I have been disappointed in the past because I left it till the last minute. The best deals go first.
If you haven't tried food from M&S before, you are really missing out on a treat. I can honestly say that I love M&S food and only wish I could afford to buy all of my groceries there. Everything is good quality and tastes fantastic.
NOT JUST FOOD, THIS IS M&S FOOD
Every now and then M&S offer a two dine for £10 deal which allows people like me to enjoy the food without breaking the bank. The offer typically runs over a weekend between Friday and Sundayand usually advertised prior to the promotional period. Needless to say this offer is very popular and you need to get to the store early to get the best selection.
The price includes a main meal, side dish, desert and bottle of wine. This is amazing value as the wine alone would normally cost in the region of £8. There are a selection of mouth watering dishes available and the menu changes with each offer. This provides a great opportunity to try a wide range of different foods from M&S throughout the course of the year.
DON'T MISS OUT
Although the 'two dine for £10' offer is usually promoted by TV and press advertising, you can sign up to receive an email notification so that you don't miss out. The email is sent in the week leading up to the promotion and contains the full menu available. You can sign up to receive the emails in the Food and Wine Club section of the website at www.marksandspencer.com.
The foods within the offer can usually be found on the end of the aisles during the promotional period. Due to the number of items included in the offer, some of the items can be found on their regular shelf - there is just not enough room to display all of the items on the end of the aisle. If you just turn up at the store, it is best to have a good look at the main shelves too as any items contained in the offer with have a silver circular label on.
The 'two dine for £10' deal is a great excuse to spoil yourself and your partner on a weekend and makes for a cosy night in!
The Dine in for £10 is a promotion that M&S usually run every other weekend. Shoppers can choose a main meal, side dish, dessert and a bottle of wine from a selection. I had seen the adverts on TV and heard good things about the deal from friends but until last month I had not tried it for myself.
When I heard that the promotion was running I checked on the website to see what was available. There was a large variety including about 10 different main meals, side dishes and desserts along with a range of white and red wine or juice. I went along to the supermarket on Friday morning and found that almost everything that had been listed on the website was available. I went for mozzarella and pesto stuffed chicken breasts with spinach and tomatoes, roast potatoes and white wine. For dessert I chose the millionaires shortcake.
The food was really yummy!! There was enough to fill two people although some salad or vegetables would have been nice. The chicken was really easy to cook, it just needed to be popped in the oven. The filling was generous and the chicken itself was lovely and tender. The roast potatoes also just went straight into the oven. My favourite part of the meal was the millionaires shortcake, the chocolate sauce was lovely and rich. It came ready to serve in an attractive pot.
A couple of weeks later I noticed that the promotion was on again with some slightly different choices. This time I went to a different M and S and there were only a few choices for the main meal and dessert options. We had cajun stuffed chicken breasts, potato wedges, white wine and profiteroles. The chicken was really nice, I would say even nicer than the one we had first time. The potato wedges went well with the chicken. I also bought a separate bag of salad which made the meal more substantial. The profiteroles came in a sort of pyramid shape, there were lots of them and we both had a very generous portion.
Overall, the food is easy to cook and very good value at £10, much cheaper than going out for tea or getting a takeaway. The food was really tasty and the portion sizes were satisfying. The only downside is the lack of choice at some branches so it is probably best to try to get there early.
Marks and Spencers food is nice but this dine in for £10 is annoying as they always sell out and never have enough of this offer. We have tried to get this offer at different times of the day at different stores and they never have anything left! Several people in these stores, including myself left rather annoyed, it's obviously a gimmick to get people in the store to buy other stuff when the very limited stock they have the "dine in for £10" runs out (about 11am in the morning!!!) Stock up before advertising again please!!!
I tend to shop in M&S for food when I want something extra special, especially at the weekend and I often buy their readymade Italian meals, especially the meatballs in spaghetti with sauce, or mousaka. These cost £3.68 each.
Add to this bottle of M&S house wine, or French Froglet which is £4.99 a bottle and you already have the best part of £10 just to feed one person.
So, the 'Dine in for £10' offer looked very attractive. I had a choice of mousaka for two, lasagne, or a whole chicken as a main course and a salad selection to serve with it, or some buttered vegetables ready prepared in a dish to go with the chicken.
There were several gorgeous looking desserts to choose from and I chose the fresh cream trifle (being health conscious!) I know most people choose white wine with chicken but I chose red. (Everything is prepared for two people).
This offer is available on Friday and Saturday on alternate weeks and has been running for a while, and there are usually three choices of main course, side dish and dessert. If some of the options run out, the staff adds other items to the offer.
The quality of this food is excellent and at this kind of price it's a fantastic offer. For ten pounds you could not get better. I think Tesco do a similar offer for a pound less but I must say that I don't find their selection as tasty.
This food is as good as you get when you go out and just look at the price. You can treat yourself at the weekend to a great dinner with wine for £5 each. I don't even think that buys a Chinese Takeaway.
Certainly recommended especially the mousaka.
I had heard about this offer in M&S for quite awhile now but had not taken advantage of it until last Saturday that is. I dont shop for food in M&S that often due to the price, although i know quality is good. However on this occasion i also had a voucher whereby if you spend £25 you get £5 off and with 1 day to run before the voucher expired i went in to take advantage of it. The section in the store where the food for the Dine in for 2 offer was situated was extremely busy thus proving its popularity. Basically you can choose a main meal for 2, a side dish, a dessert and a bottle of wine. There were about 4 different dishes of each to choose from including the wines. I ended up buying a whole chicken as the main with a side dish of roast vegetables an apple pie for dessert and an Italian white wine.
I must say this was a fantastic bargain. Considering this was for 2 of us the whole chicken gave us dinner for 2 days not just Saturday. The roast veg side dish was not so big but supplied adequate portions for the meal. The apple pie would have been enough for 3 - 4 people, while the wine was a nice medium/dry white, very refeshing. The whole meal was really delicious, the chicken was really moist and succulent. The apple pie the best i have had from any retail supermarket chain anywhere.
This is a terrific bargain and i would recommend it to anyone. We will certainly be having this again.
The M & S dine in for two for £10 offer is great and the quality and type of food included really is restaurant style quality (just as it claims). The portions are not massive, but they are fine for a moderate eater. The idea is that you select a main course - I opted for trout and crab with some fancy name (absolutely divine), a side dish - I chose roasted mediterranean vegetables (which went perfectly with the fish and I suspect would have worked equally well with the meat main course options, chocolate mousses (which cam in individual glass dishes, perfect to keep and use again) and a really delicious bottle of red wine. I suppose having gone for the fish, I should have chosen a white, but I am only a red wine drinker. For £10 for all this lot you really can't go wrong. I certainly don't know of any restaurants around here that would serve up such quality food (and a good 2 glasses of wine) per person for a fiver. The only downside is you have to wash up!
I remember this advert coming on and striaght away i told my girlfriend we are going to give this a try, thankfully she agreed. We spend quite abit of money on food on the weekends for dine for £10 seemed a really good offer we couldnt refuse. Even though i did have my doubts on the quality of the food
M&S offer a main dish, a side, dessert and a choice of wine and by reading a few of thses reviews apparently some soft drinks to but i havent seen this in the ones i go to.
As always with M&S the quality of the food is top notch, even for just £10 the quality of the food is great, i had no more doubts. The choice of food is ok, ranging from chicken, beef and also a vegetarian dish for anyone who fancies a non-meat meal. The sides vary form potatoes, chips, salads and a few more that i cant think of. The desserts i have seen are various flavours of pudding, profiteroles and pies. I'm not much of a wine drinker so all i can say is from my knowledge they offer the usual red and white wine. My girlfriend usually picks out the wine.
The only bad point i have with this is that the popular dishes, desserts are most of the time sold out and M&S dont seem to have more stock of this which is a shame. So my advice is go early on friday, which is when they usually start the deal. Also sometimes you get the same dishes which can get abit boring and sometimes i wonder off and go for something different which ends up costing more. Maybe this is an M&S tactic?? The portions can be abit more as sometimes i end up eating biscuits or something else to properly fill me up.
Overall for £10 this is a great deal, great quality food. Like they say its not just food, its M&S food and it really is. The deals happen once every two weeks and they usually advertise on the television when is coming on so keep your eyes peeled and get there early!!
I quite often take up the £10 dine in for two offer from Marks and Spencer and the majority of the time I can't fault them.
The only problem I sometimes find is that they list lots of yummy sounding items on their website but when you get to get to the local shop they have often sold out of some items and some items were only available in selected stores.
Although the food I have had from them is almost always of the best quality and £10 for a main, side, desert and wine is alot cheaper than going out to eat.
I also use the M and S credit card for everyday purchases so the vouchers i get from this in the post usually cover the cost of the food I buy in the shop.
The only time i was slightly dissapointed was the Christmas party food £10 offer I think some of the things were a little fiddly to cook (especially the mini burgers) but hubby did do the choosing!
Marketed by M&S as the way to have restaurant quality food in the home for £10 for two people. Sounds like a bit of a bargain. Even with restaurants making offers, very few could beat this offer of a main, a side, a desert and a beverage.
The food choices are varied each week with at least one vegetarian option within the mains. However, if you partake in this offer regularly, you will see the same items several times.
The quality of the items offered is good. M&S food rarely disappoints, and is easy to cook, with minimal preparation and most of the dishes just need to be popped in the oven, out they come and hey-presto! But you will notice that the more popular of M&S dishes are never actually featured in this offer. But M&S are here to make money afterall. But it does give the consumer the chance to try new dishes.
When they offer the steaks as part of the deal, they are an ok size, but generally not what the average person would purchase for a dinner for two. But for £10 - you can't really expect miracles.
The drinks choices are varied with wine on offer, or a variety of soft drinks too. The puddings seem to rank very popular and often sell out very quickly, so if there is something you particularly want, then it is advisable to go early.
This deal attracts a lot of attention for M&S and as a result when it is on, the stores are rammed full of people hoping to take advantage of it.
This weekend (Thursday 24th Sunday 27th July) you can dine in for £10 by taking advantage of this outstanding value offer from your M&S. Simply choose a main, side dish, dessert plus a bottle of wine, and for only £10 you can enjoy a restaurant style dining experience in the comfort of your own home. This weekend, well also give you a free Bag for Life to carry your meal home in.