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 Strand
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.
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, Knightbridge
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 Newington
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.
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.
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 Riverside
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.
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.
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, Southbank
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!
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, Marlowe
Great for: Traditional Indian cuisine with a modern twist.
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!