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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. 



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. 



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).


Soho/Carnaby/Oxford Street

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. 


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. 



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. 


Shoreditch / City 

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.


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. 


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