Sharon Reid

 

When the clock strikes midnight this New Year’s Eve where will you be celebrating? If the thought of a delicious meal enjoyed with friends, family or your significant other hits the spot then read on.

Ring in the New Year with the Gordon Ramsay Group

For stylish dining a visit to one of acclaimed celebrity chef and restaurateur Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant is an ideal way of ringing in the New Year.

Where? The Savoy Grill, The StrandInterior at The Savoy Grill

Great for:  A nice pre-firework display meal. Head Chef Kim Woodward will be serving a three –course supper between 5:30 pm and 6:30 pm (£55 per guest).

Alternatively if dining later is preferred then the seven – course set dinner (£200 per guest) complete with views of the firework display in one of The Savoy’s suites, is a good option.

Edible highlights:

Three –course supper: French onion soup with Vintage Comté cheese croûte; Roast monkfish with spinach and brown shrimps in a caper butter sauce; Toffee apple mille feuille.

Seven –course set meal: Roast pumpkin velouté with ricotta dumpling; Cornish crab stuffed sole with Florentine and parsley breadcrumbs; Beef Wellington with truffle mash potatoes and Bordelaise sauce; Chestnut, chocolate and coffee Opera cake.

For reservations and further information please visit: www.savoy-grill.com

Where? Petrus, KnightbridgePrivate Function

Great for: The 10 – course tasting menu (£185 per guest) curated by Head Chef Neil Snowball, expect a veritable Michelin –starred feast.

Edible highlights: 36-month Parmesan linguine with Alba truffle; Fresh herb-infused beef tea; Cornish turbot with Périogord truffle chowder; Cassis jelly with Champagne granite.

For reservations and further information please visit: www.petrusrestaurant.com

Also serving dinner on New Year’s Eve will be Maze, Maze Grill, Bread Street Kitchen, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay and Heddon Street Kitchen, each offering the usual à la carte menus.

Rum cocktails at Rudie’s

Where? Rudie’s, Stoke NewingtonRudies_BC_IMG_1921-1024x608

Great for:  Reggae, rum and plenty of fun.

Just £10 gains you access to the guest list for Rudie’s Bashy – there is an entry fee from 11pm, a big party JA style with a booming sound track and ‘Bruckout cocktails:’ the finest Appleton VX rum with Chambord, pineapple juice, lime and sugar. 

Edible highlights:

Expect a scrumptious NYE set menu for an affordable £35 (includes a glass of Prosecco). Dishes include: Curry duck and cassava dumplings; Caramelised jerk pork cheek with mango reduction and watercress; Spiced Appleton rum cake with salted caramel sauce.

Dinner reservations are from 6 -11 pm for further information please visit: rudieslondon.com

Luxurious five-course taster menu designed exclusively for one night only!

Where? La Rive, Cobham

Great for:  Modern French Mediterranean cuisine and the exclusive five – course taster menu (£145),  an excellent introduction to Head Chef Luke Payet’s genius.

Edible highlights:

Lobster & pheasant pot with scented mandarin; Chestnut & enoki mushrooms; Charcoal grill fillet of beef; Crispy shallot crust & purée; Pistachio ice cream & cinnamon marshmallow.

A vegetarian tasting menu is also available.

For reservations and further information please visit: www.larivecobham.com

Dinner with a firework view

Where? Columbia Restaurant, DoubleTree by Hilton London Docklands Riversideimage

Great for: A front row view of the New Year’s firework display while cruising down the Thames. Live music and flutes of champagne should make for a fab party atmosphere.

Edible highlights:

A lavish four –course meal (£249 per person) includes Champagne and canapés on arrival, along with half a bottle of wine and complimentary river cruise.

Dishes include: Amuse bouche of Vichyssoise with poached quail egg and caviar; Scottish smoked salmon with cucumber pickle and fennel salad; Herb-­crusted Scotch fillet with parsnip purée and beef cheek bonbon; Dark chocolate tart with pistachio dust and blood orange sorbet.

Party package:

Don’t want the party to end? Then book the New Year’s Eve Party Night Stay Package (£339), which also includes one night’s B&B accommodation in one of the hotel’s newly renovated luxury rooms and a full English breakfast to ease sore heads on New Year’s Day.

For reservations and further information please visit: columbiarestaurant.co.uk

Where? Las Iguanas, Southbankchampagne

Great for: Front row seats to the New Year’s Eve firework display and a Latin tinged end to the year. Get the party started with DIY Caipirinha table kits and the obligatory Midnight Champagne!

Edible highlights:

Las Iguanas is offering four packages for this special night: Bronze (£175), Silver (£195), Gold (£225) and Platinum (£250).

Brazilian Chef Luciana Berry has created a selection of bespoke dishes especially for New Year’s Eve featuring authentic Brazilian occasion meals such as: Slow cooked ox tail croquettes; Spicy crab with fresh chilli, coriander & lime, topped with toasted coconut farofa.

For reservations and further information please visit: www.iguanas.co.uk

End the year with an Indian feast

Where? Sindhu, MarloweSindhu-Restaurant-4-1024x400

Great for: Traditional Indian cuisine with a modern twist.

Edible highlights:

Enjoy a stunning New Year’s Eve set menu by Michelin star Chef Atul Kochhar, choose from: Galinha cafreal: Goan style grilled corn fed chicken supreme with coriander and spices; Meen karuveppilai varuval: pan fried curry leaf crusted sea bass; Chocolate delice with 24- carat gold.

This culinary experience costs £125 per person, or £190 with wine pairing.

For reservations and further information please visit: www.sindhurestaurant.co.uk

 

Whatever you decide to do have a fantastic New Year’s Eve!