Marls and Spencer are offering a range of £10 “Dine in” meals for two. The deal is that you pick a main course, a side dish and a dessert, all from a range of several options. You similarly pick a bottle of wine from several choices, and the whole lot costs just £10. It is very good value indeed.
I tried it out, choosing 28-day matured beef roulade as a main course. It has a Spanish style minced beef, pork, chorizo and smoked paprika filling, and comes with a bag of sherry vinegar sauce. For the side dish I picked garlic mushrooms with a soft cheese and breadcrumb topping.
As a dessert I chose morello frangipane slices which I served with crème fraiche, the only thing I added to the meal. The wine I selected was their own M&S Cotes du Rhone, a quite acceptable, indeed agreeable, wine. Preparation took no trouble at all. Everything simply had to be heated in the oven for the time specified. A good meal for two with drink, and all for a tenner. Remarkable.