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 The best restaurants open for dinner in London on New Year's Eve 2018

If you don't fancy joining the revellers down at the Thames or heading to the pub - then booking a table at a London restaurant can be a more organised way to spend the night. Most restaurants have special menus and some may even give you a great view of those fireworks.  So whether you're looking for bargain basement or black-tie - our New Year's Eve restaurant list has it all. 



The ChesterfieldThe Chesterfield

Where: 35 Charles St, Mayfair, London W1J 5EB

Join the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for an exceptional black-tie gala dinner in Butlers Restaurant, paired with the very best wines. The evening will include a seven-course dinner, matching wines, live entertainment from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and a Champagne reception under the stars.

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Francesco Mazzei's Sartoria has an Italian feast for £120. 

Thre are lots of options at Sketch - with the main event being dinner in the Lecture Room and Library (now with three Michelin Stars) for £325. Alternatively, the Gallery is £125/£200 for an early/late meal while the most affordable is the Parlour for £60. 

The Ritz goes all-out for New Year's Eve - but at £1500 a person in the restaurant (with several bands on the night), you'd expect them to. Head to their Palm court for an (ever so slightly) more affordable £895. 

Gordon Ramsay's latest, Lucky Cat has a five-course meal with champagne for £175 per person - and you can book the Chef's table too. And next door in his Bar and Grill, there's a three-course meal with a glass of champagne for £110. 

Richard Corrigan's Bentley's has a five-course menu for £108 - which kicks off with "Lobster Bisque Brandy Cream" and the amazing "Tournedos Rossini" as a main option.



The LanesboroughThe Lanesborough

Where: Hyde Park Corner, London SW1X 7TA

At The Lanesborough, they're transforming the whole ground floor of the hotel into a Moet et Chandon themed house party. There's a range of live music and DJs, that in every public room of the hotel so you can dance the night away. Plus there will be crafted canapes, served all evening from their Michelin-starred Executive Chef Steeven Gilles. Tickets are from £275 a person - and there's 10% off tickets for Hot Dinners readers if you use the code HotDinnersNYE on checkout.

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Marcus at The Berkeley has a 5-course dinner on for NYE at £195 and you can really push the boat out with fine wine matching for £165 more. 

Gordon Ramsay's Petrus has a 7-course menu for £300. 

At Zuma, they're going for an a-la-carte rather than set menu with entertainment from Zuma’s Abu Dhabi resident DJ Lucas Moncorge.

For New Year’s Eve at Maggie Jones’s, waiters will be fancy-dressed and customers are encouraged to do the same. The NYE menu (£50 for 3 courses) will include dishes like the roast rump of lamb served with rosemary and garlic, and Maggie’s famous bread & butter pudding



The Rubens at the PalaceThe Rubens at the Palace

Where: 39 Buckingham Palace Rd, Westminster, London SW1W 0PS

Dine at The English Grill or The Curry Room with an exceptional New Year’s Eve menu. In the Leopard Bar, enjoy live Jazz and a unique sushi and sashimi experience with Champagne for two for £130, while the New York Bar will also offer live music, with a delicious sharing platter for two paired with Champagne for £110.  

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Aster has a three-course menu for £65 on the night.



The ChesterfieldXier|XR

Where: 13 – 14 Thayer Street, Marylebone, London W1U 3JR

Xier|XR is the perfect choice for foodie fanatics and those looking to celebrate with a touch of luxury. Expect a specially curated tasting menu by Chef Carlo Scotto, where theatricality meets elegance with unique and impressive dishes. Enjoy a six-course menu at 6pm (£110), or for something extra special, book the 10-course menu at 8.30pm (£240) including a glass of Ruinart champagne on arrival and at midnight. Carry on the party downstairs at XR and see in 2020 with live entertainment until late.

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Percy & Founders are putting on a three-course set menu which - for £75 - includes a glass of Billecart-Salmon Champagne on arrival. 

Choose from two sittings at the Berners Tavern where the meal includes braised ox tail doughnuts and Dingley Dell pork, truffle and pistachio pie (sittings are £100 and £185 for the later one).

There's a £70 three course set menu at 108 Brasserie, featuring Scallop gratin kohlrabi, smoked bacon as well as Blueberry pavlova for dessert.

Two Lights will be taking over the bubbledogs kitchen for a Champagne & Fried Chicken Party. Enjoy fried chicken, grower Champagne and a small a la carte menu too. Open till 2am and they'll take walk-ins too.

Enjoy a Spanish NYE at Arros QD -  their 5-course dinner begins with a Moët & Chandon Champagne reception before a range of dishes including Paella Valenciana and dsserts. It's £110 or guests can also opt for the Moët & Chandon wine pairing for an extra £70pp.

At Sweet Chick they're putting on a house party. Guest will be welcomed with a Sweet Chick signature cocktails with Fried Chicken and Biscuits from 11pm to 1pm along with Guest DJ’s to get the party going. Tickets are £25 to include the welcome drink and snacks.




sola sohoSO|LA

Where: 64 Dean St, Soho, London W1D 4QQ

Modern Californian restaurant SO|LA in Soho is seeing in 2020 with ‘A Very Cali NYE’, a special seven-course tasting menu using only Pacific seafood and American meat and game. Bookings are available from as early as 5.30 for diners who want to start the evening’s celebrations in style, and as late as 10pm for guests who would like to welcome the New Year in the very heart of Soho.

Hot Dinners readers also get a free welcome drink on arrival.

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Aqua on Regent Street has both early and late dinners at Aqua Kyoto (£125/£175) and Nueva (£105/£150) - with the later dinner running until 4am, so you can decide on Spanish or modern Japanese Cuisine. Alternatively bar tickets are £70. 

At The Palomar they're putting on a special feasting menu designed to be shared by the whole table. It's £75 and includes delights like Spicy Oyster shifkeh with harissa, labneh and caviar.

Duck & Rice has two set menus on offer at £50 and £60. Both include crispy duck as the centrepiece and loads of dim sum.

Head to Quo Vadis where for one night only a QV feast allows non membes access to the club. There'll be feasting on communal tables across the second floor. Ticket​s are £75 and include the dinner and a welcome drink, as well as Club access for the night for non-members. 


Shoreditch/Hoxton/The City 


Where: Millennium Bridge, 1 Paul’s Walk, London EC4V 3QH

Looking for a last-minute place to enjoy a New Year’s Even meal before hitting the town? Northbank has a few tables left between 6pm and 8pm (two-hour sittings). Chef Michael McDaid is serving a delicious six-course tasting menu, including a glass of Champagne, for £120 per person.

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The original City branch of Sushisamba (with its amazing views over London) has packages that start from £150 in the bar with canapes up to £395 for a late sitting meal. 

Upstairs at Duck & Waffle, bar tickets are £125 and dining packages start from £195. 

At the Queen of Hoxton, they're throwing a Big Fat Hip-hop house party and yes, there will be karaoke. Tickets start at £10. 

You can't book at Gloria, but their NYE menu is £52 with a free glass of prosecco including Lobster Risotto (for two) alongside Christmas Tree pizza with mozeralla di bufala, broccoli cream, crunchy potatoes, stracciatella & burnt datterini tomatoes.

Adam Handling's The Frog Hoxton has a 6-course tasting menu and yes, the cheese doughnut is on it. It's £75 per person for 5.30/6pm sittings, or £95 per person for 8.30/9pm sittings and there's a DJ for entertainment.

Newly open high rise restaurant 14 Hills has a five course meal for NYE with dishes including glazed lobster thermidor tart and King scallop carpaccio. Early sittings are £75, late is £110 and all include views over the City. 


Covent Garden/Strand/Whitehall

The Savoy's Beaufort Bar will be offering guests unlimited canapés and Champagne on the night for £300 per person and it's a good spot for fireworks watching. 

You're only minutes from the river at Frenchie Covent Garden who are putting on a 7-course tasting menu for the night (£160 or £140 vegetarian menu).

Choose between early (£125) or late (£185) dining at Sushisamba Covent Garden - with DJs and live performances to take you through to New Year. 

At The Corinthia, Tom Kerridge's Bar & Grill are doing a set menu for £195 (before 8pm) and £245 (after 8pm until late) and they're right on the Embankment if you're heading onwards for fireworks watching. 

Get a view of the fireworks from the rooftop bar at B&H Garden room where £220 tickets include canapés, small plates and free-flowing cocktails through the night. 

At The Oystermen in Covent Garden, they have a special menu on for NYE for £65 per person, with dishes including "Truffled Celeriac Velouté, Brown Shrimp".

The Savoy's main event has champagne and canapes in the River Room and six-course dinner and dancing in the Lancaster Ballroom (£450 per person). You'll be able to get a view of the fireworks too. There's more at the Beaufort bar and Kaspar's too. 

Usually for walk-ins only, The Barbary accepts bookings on NYE only (it's great - we've been before). It's £70 including all food and a choice of skewers.

They're going large for New Year at The Lady of The Grapes with an 11 course menu. It's £89, or £135 per person to include wines specially paired to the food (one glass of Champagne and four wines).

Volta do Mar has a cracking deal on - their five course Portuguese feast costs just £35 and there'll be dancing after dinner.



Holborn, Farringdon, Clerkenwell and St Paul's

Fancy a Calum Franklin pie for New Year's Eve? Then head to Holborn Dining Room, where their signature chicken, girolle and cider pie is on the menu and more besides.  

Gordon Ramsay's Bread Street Kitchen in St Paul's has resident DJ Goldierocks from 9.30pm-2.30am. It's Three-courses for £75, available 5pm - 6.30pm or £130 from 7pm onwards.

St John's is putting on a NYE feast - it's £125 for all food and arrival drinks and includes roast suckling pig. 


King's Cross

Waterfront spot The Lighterman where the NYE dinner is £65 with a glass of NV Billecart-Salmon “Brut Réserve” Brut Champagne.

Head to the river for Le Pont De La Tour where £195 gets you a 5-course tasting menu with a glass of bubbles. 


North London

Francesco Mazzei's Radici in Islington has an Italian NYE menu on offer for £65 including a glass of Prosecco and there's a veggie version for £55. 

At Little Bat Bar in Islington £100 gets you Prosecco on arrival at midnight and cocktails from 10pm to 2am, an allocated table plus a canape service earlier in the evening.

Plaquemine Lock has an early dinner from 5-8pm for £30 with fizz on arrival. From 9m it's party time. £40 tickets in advance get you welcome drink, canapes and fizz at midnight.

At Gordon Ramsay's York & Albany in Camden there's a four course menu on NYE for £75 with canapes and dishes including fillet of beef, brie & truffle mash and a chocolate brownie with orange Chantilly for dessert.

Eat 17 in Walthamstow is putting on a special three course menu with sparkling Riesling to kick things off, snacks on teh table and finishing with coffee and truffles. It's £50.



West London

Caractère’s New Year’s Eve menu is seven courses including Stuffed pappardelle with kabocha pumpkin, parmesan sauce and black truffle and Roast Langoustine with smoked Jerusalem artichoke, pommes soufflés and bisque. It's £185 without wine and £285 including matched wines.

In Notting Hill Pomona's has a New Year's Eve menu which is three courses for £85 - dishes include tea smoked duck terrine with salt baked celeriad and sage and onion gnocchi with roast chervil root and nasturtium.

Parlour at Kensal Rise is having a NYE dinner for the first time. There's a drinks reception with DIY Cocktails, a multi-course dinner and a silent disco. Tickets are £85.

Winterland in Fulham has a range of options on New Year's Eve starting at £35 tickets for fizz on arrival a hog roast and fireworks at midnight.



South London

Robin Gill's Darby's is throwing a party with live music, dancing, specially curated menus "and a few surprises along the way". See the menus here

The newly-opened Seabird at the Hoxton Southwark offers amazing views of the fireworks. Kick off with a glass of Pierre Gerbais Cuvee de Réserve Brut before enjoying a 5-course set menu (£175) .

At Tower Bridge, Gunpowder are putting on a £40 feasting menu featuring Tandoori Fig & Goats Cheese, Whole Beef Rib in Kerala Pepper Sauce and Chicken Kalmi Kabab in Tandoori Spices. There's a complimentary glass of Heidsieck Champagne on arrival and it's very close to the river for the fireworks.

At Gordon Ramsay's Union Cafe in Southwark they're having an Italian goodbye to 2019 with live music from London Django Collective. Three courses, available 5pm - 6.30pm for £65 or four courses, available 7.30pm onwards for £110.

The LaLiT London is holding a New Year’s Eve ball. Welcomed Pommery Brut Silver Champagne and featuring star guest performers including RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Raja, and a decadent four-course dinner, it's £120 per person.

Loyal Tavern in Bermondsey is holding a Traffic Light Party - dress according to your relationship status. You'll get a complimentary bellini on arrival, then a selection of dishes including venison tartare with sprouts, beef dripping and miso mayo; and blackened cauliflower with sesame yoghurt, chilli and green sauce.


East London

Head to The Narrow in Limehouse for super views over the river on New Year's Eve. Their NYE offer is four courses starting with a selection of canapés, available 6pm – 7pm for £85, or 8pm – 9pm and 10pm onwards for £95.

At Sager + Wilde you'll be met with a glass of Champagne before dinner. It's £39 before 7pm without pasta course of Beetroot Gnocchi and £55 after 7pm and including the pasta course.


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