Published: 05:00, 27 May 2022
| Updated: 08:47, 27 May 2022
Is staying in the new going out?
The rising cost of petrol, food and other bills has left us all feeling the pinch and cutting back to save cash may mean fewer takeaway coffee stops, restaurant meals or food delivery orders.
But if you're still keen on filling your evening with some good, tasty food that requires minimal effort from you to prepare and cook, but provides maximum value for money, the supermarkets might have you covered with their range of dine-in offers and promotions.
From an alternative to the children's favourite take away pizza to top-quality Asian food you can eat from the comfort of your sofa, here's some of the best dine-in deals you could tuck into this week or over the weekend.
The Pizza Deal from Morrisons has got the weekend written all over it, as the supermarket replicates everyone's favourite Italian takeaway. For just £10 you can walk away with two mains, two sides and a choice of four cans of drink.
The pizza choices - boxed to look and feel like a delivered takeaway dish - include the big cheese fully loaded, the mega meat feast, a stuffed crust punchin' peperoni or a topping of chicken and bacon while side dish options including onion rings, skinny fries, mozzarella sticks, doughballs, burger slaw and chocolate brownies top up the offer.
With the big Pizza Deal proving so popular, the supermarket has placed a limit of a maximum of 20 promotional items per customer, but the £10 offer is available in store and to order online, subject to availability. More details here.
Shoppers with a Tesco Clubcard can treat themselves to a special evening and a Finest dinner for two that will cost just £12 for the lot - including a drink.
One Tesco Finest main meal for two people, a side dish, a dessert for two and drink to share make up the meal deal and your drink options enable you to pick from a vast array of wine, beer, soft fizzy drinks or fruit juices.
Promising to be 'the perfect dinner for two' for those staying indoors, the current deal and range of meal options is available to buy in store or online until July 5. To learn more click here.
M&S says its current Asian Fusion Family Dine In deal means each person can eat for only £5.
Promising a 'huge family feast' without the fuss or mess, the serves-four deal includes two mains and four extras for just £20 and is available until May 31.
Items to choose from include a miso mushroom rice bowl, yellow chicken curry or firecracker chicken noodles along with additional dishes like dim sum, Thai fish parcels, pow pow cauliflower, vegetable fritters or tiger prawn gyozas.
For those keen to avoid the cost of a big meal out right now, M&S says it believes this current dine-in deal is a 'brilliant Asian feast full of top-quality dishes that wouldn't be amiss in your favourite restaurant'. To learn more click here.
Asda is offering customers an Extra Special meal indoors with a £12 mix and match dine-in deal on its premium brand range of meals, sides and puddings - with a drink option thrown in too!
The perfect meal for two includes one main, one side dish, a dessert and then either a drink to share or box of chocolates for £12 with sirloin steaks, Extra Special British steak and red wine pies and four cheese ravioli crowns among the options.
The choice of a bottle of red or white wine, six glass bottles of diet coke or a two-bottle pack of sparkling elderflower and raspberry presse are among the drinks you can wash your meal down with while lemon cheesecake, sticky toffee pudding and millionaire's desserts, among others, might appeal to those with a sweet tooth. Piece together your perfect two-course meal for £12 here.
For those keen to go wild in the aisles trying to replicate their favourite takeaway order, Waitrose is currently offering 25% off its Chinese ready meal range to enable shoppers to do just that.
Hoping to appeal to those wishing to save a few pennies while still enjoying their most favourite cuisine that they don't have to cook - among the discounted dishes on offer are chicken chow mein, sweet and sour chicken and a variety of Asian curries.
And to fully complete your favourite Chinese order a range of starters and side dishes are also available as part of the 25% off deal, including crispy seaweed, prawn toast, spring rolls and bang bang cauliflower which are available for less than £3 a dish. More information here.
Catering for all its customers ready and willing to put their feet up on the sofa is Iceland with its Big Night In dine-in promotion.
The offers - which last week included two Goodfellas pizza's, a McCoy's potato shapes, chicken dippers or veggie fingers and a pack of Mars or Snickers ice creams for just £5 - are a range of changing cut-price deals on food, drinks and dessert to enable you to piece together your very best evening indoors surrounded by tasty treats that won't break the bank.
Depending on the type of cuisine you fancy, Goodfellas pizzas and boxed meals from top restaurant favourites TGI and Yo! Sushi are all currently in the mix while you can also add some exciting sides like McCain Street Fries loaded with cheese and bacon as well as soft drinks and wine.