M&S Dine In meal deal for two: top picks in the latest £12 food offer

M&S has hiked the price of its meal deal from £10 to £12. We reveal what’s on the menu and whether the deal offers good value for money.

Marks & Spencer has hiked the price of its ever-popular M&S Dine In meal deal by a hefty £2 to £12.

Frustratingly, while there is a wider range of dishes to choose from under the new Dine In deal, you don’t get anything extra for the higher price.

“The M&S Dine In offering has grown over the last few years, with the addition of Family Dine In from £15 and special occasion Dine In menus such as Valentine’s Day at £20," said a spokesperson for M&S. 

"The pricing varies to suit the occasion, and we’re confident the £12 Dine In offers excellent quality and value, with the best brands within M&S being offered as part of the deal, including Our Best Ever and Gastropub dishes.

"The Gastropub range has been recently upgraded and perfected, with only the best quality ingredients, and prepared in a way that gives delivers unmistakable M&S quality.”

Regular meal deal fans will know that M&S has been repeatedly chipping away at its Dine In offer in recent years: back in 2018, not only was it £2 cheaper, it also included a bottle of wine or non-alcoholic alternative in the offer.

So, is the M&S meal deal still worth getting?   

Is the M&S £12 Dine In meal deal good value?

The M&S Dine In for two deal, which includes a main, side and a starter or dessert, still works out cheaper than buying the menu items separately despite the price hike.

For example, getting a beef lasagne, triple-cooked chips and sticky toffee pudding would set you back around £16 (based on M&S prices listed on Ocado), so you would save £4.

But it’s worth flagging you save less with the Dine In deal compared to other M&S meal deals, which offer up to £11 in savings.

Also, there's no escaping the fact it provides far less value for money than rival offers like Tesco's £10 Finest meal deal especially after M&S removed the free drink from the deal in January 2021.

Given the wines included in meal deals generally cost around £7 on their own, the best value options tend to be those that come with a bottle of plonk.

We’ll now go into the full options available in the M&S Dine In deal below and reveal which dishes have been added and removed since we last updated this article. 

This will help you decide whether it still provides value for money based on your personal preferences.

Latest M&S meal deal: full menu

As regular readers might know, we like to let you know about any interesting changes since the M&S Dine In deal last ran.

There are now 19 mains available (up from 12) with new additions including chicken parmigiana, roast duck l’orange and chestnut and shiitake mushroom open pie.

On the sides menu, there are five options (up from four). Truffle cauliflower cheese and peas, spinach, spring greens and samphire have been replaced by fine beans with truffle butter and emperor carrots.

The starters menu, which has been refreshed, now has four options (up from three). Prawn cocktail and duck croquettes are no longer available, but you can get mac ‘n’ cheese bombs and cheese rarebit and ham crumpets.

The desserts menu offers four options (up from three) as mango and passionfruit panna cottas have been added.

Below you can find the M&S Dine In deal in full or you can check out its dedicated page.

Starters:

  • Gastropub runny scotch egg
  • Gastropub cheese rarebit and ham crumpets
  • Gastropub mac ‘n’ cheese bombs (V)
  • Gastropub Barber’s vintage cheddar cheese fondants (V)

Mains:

  • Gastropub roasted aubergine (V)
  • Gastropub chicken parmigiana
  • Gastropub chestnut and shiitake mushroom open pie (V)
  • Gastropub fish pie
  • Gastropub cottage pie
  • Gastropub shepherd’s pie
  • Gastropub moussaka
  • Gastropub paella
  • Gastropub chicken forestiere
  • Gastropub lamb casserole
  •  Gastropub beef bourguignon
  • Gastropub fish and chips
  • Our Best Ever steak pie
  • Gastropub chicken, leek and bacon pie
  • Gastropub chicken kiev
  • Gastropub salmon en croute
  • Gastropub roast duck l’orange
  • Our Best Ever beef lasagne
  • Our Best Ever mac and cheese (V)

Sides:

  • Gastropub greens (V)
  • Gastropub fine beans with truffle butter (V)
  • Gastropub emperor carrots (V)
  • Gastropub Maris Piper mashed potato (V)
  • Gastropub triple-cooked chips

Desserts:

  • Gastropub sticky toffee pudding (V)
  • Gastropub chocolate melt-in-the-middle puddings
  • Gastropub tarte au citron slices (V)
  • Gastropub mango and passionfruit panna cottas (V)

Get rewarded for your M&S shop

Did you know you can earn points every time you buy anything from M&S with the Reward Plus credit card (21.9% representative APR)?

Or you can get personalised offers with the free Sparks reward scheme.

Meal deal alternatives

If the latest offer simply isn't for you, you could always try the £10 Tesco Finest meal deal we mentioned earlier, or try the Co-op £5 frozen offer instead.

If you're only interested in M&S offers, have a look at this roundup of all the top M&S meal deals so you'll know what to look out for in-store.

Finally, if you're looking for even more inspiration and variety, head over to our sister site loveFOOD for loads of amazing-yet-simple recipes.

Not an M&S regular? Head this way for our weekly round-up of the best supermarket deals from Aldi to Waitrose instead.

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