Now is the time to be inventive and take fine dining into your own hands. You may not be able to book your favourite pub, but that doesn’t mean you can’t dine in style with delectable tipples, delicious food and a well set table.

Let’s make a meal out of meal time. We are going to be spending a bit more time at home in these coming weeks, but we still have to eat! So make the most of dinner time whether your dining alone, on FaceTime to friends, or in isolation with family and friends. Set the table and create the perfect atmosphere to ‘dine out’ in your own kitchen, follow our guide to the perfect night in.

Heres some of our top tips for creating the perfect atmosphere.Get the lighting right, turn it down slightly, you want it be a nice warm light.

Step 1: Start with the perfect tipple…a British Royal perhaps

Step 2: Get the lighting right, turn it down slightly, you want it to be a nice warm light.

Step 3: Music, you don’t want anything to up beat, a nice soft jazz creates the perfect atmosphere

Step 4: Find out your best linen, get your children to draw you a place mat, have some fun with what you can find in the house

Step 5: Create a centrepiece, whether it be from the florist, flowers from the garden or a beautiful candle

Get dressed up, use the best silver and make a meal of dining at home. We have an ever growing list of drinks and food recipes to peruse and cook up a storm. We would love to see what you create, send us a pic, tag us @thethomascubitt and #madeinhouse