The end of the year is fast approaching and if you are looking for a restaurant in the capital, you have come to the right place. From unforgettable parties to tasting menus that will see you into 2023 in style, there is so much choice. Here’s where to go for New Year’s Eve dinner in London…
Where to go for New Year’s Eve dinner in London
Party in the Clouds Garden of Heaven (monument)
For a spectacular sky-high soiree, head to the Sky Garden for a New Year’s Eve party overlooking the glittering city skyline. Enjoy panoramic views as you dance the night away to a live band with resident DJs playing into the wee hours, and enjoy either stand-up access, a bar table with canapés and delicious light bites, or opt for something more upscale the Fenchurch Restaurant and The Darwin Brasserie’s decadent dining experiences (set menus and tasting menus with optional wine pairings available).
Prices from £165 pp P. for general admission tickets only, includes access to the party and a welcome cocktail. Tables are available from £245 per person and set menus from £345 per person. | BookClick here.
Saturday Night Fever at 100 Wardour Street (Soho)
Ring in the new year with the ultimate New Year’s Eve disco at 100 Wardour Street, Saturday Night Fever! Set against a backdrop of giant disco balls, magical metallic and neon lights, enjoy a three course meal for £110pp (Early Seating 6pm-7.30pm) or £180pp (Late Seating 7.45pm-10pm: 30 p.m.). next to banging disco beats. Enjoy delicious dishes of Thai herb lobster curry with jasmine rice and hazelnut sage butternut squash potato gnocchi, followed by delicious desserts including a Pornstar Martini meringue bar with chocolate crumbs and Prosecco shot.
Prices from £30 for tickets before 11.30pm only (meals not included). | BookClick here.
Sky High Dining at Bokan (Canary Wharf)
Say goodbye to 2022 high above the capital at Bōkan, Canary Wharf. With front-row seats to London’s skyscrapers, guests at Bōkan37 can enjoy a luxurious six-course meal before heading to the bar on Level 38 or the Head to the All-Weather Terrace on Level 39 to party the night away with a glass in hand and admire the city’s fireworks display as the clock strikes midnight. Expect nicely plated dishes of Ora King salmon sushi; Foie gras terrine with Williams pear; and capon medallion with baby carrots, as well as a selection of carefully crafted cocktails and perfectly matched wines.
Prices from £120 per person for the first seat reservation (6pm-8pm) and £220 per person for the second seat reservation (8:30pm-1:30am). | BookClick here.
Party on the roof in the Alto of San Carlo (West End)
Elevate your New Year’s Eve celebration Old of San Carlo, a chic Italian rooftop restaurant and bar with live music on the top floor of prestigious Selfridges department store. Take the express elevator to the rooftop sanctuary, adorned with golden Christmas baubles, twinkling lights, and enchanting foliage, and savor a five-course meal—designed to be shared—along with dessert and a glass of Franciacorta on arrival for £85 per person. Choose from Alto classics of burrata with smoked eggplant; ravioli with truffle and pecorino cheese; and beef tenderloin tartufo; before a sweet treat of Baked Alaska or Chocolate Bomb. Open from noon to 1am, Alto by San Carlo will play throughout the evening and through 2023 with a DJ and live saxophone.
Prices from £85 per person | noon to 1 p.m. | To book click here
When Studio 54 meets The Little Scarlet Door (Soho)
Leave your mold at the door! This New Year’s Eve, The Little Scarlet Door is throwing a party like no other, paying homage to the world-famous cult disco club Studio 54. Expect disco balls galore and a lighted dance floor to indulge your inner 70s diva with complimentary canapés hug and a rum punch on arrival. Dance into the wee hours with live DJ sets, late night cocktails and a very special countdown to 2023 (plus a few surprises) – this is sure to be a party to remember.
Prices from £30 including entry, canapés and welcome punch from 7pm to 9pm. | BookClick here.
A futuristic New Year’s Eve in Shangri-La in the Shard
Shangri-La The Shard, London offers the best vantage point in town to view the fireworks, including the iconic depiction of the London Eye, which is set to return this year, and will be hosting a hilarious array of celebrations across the hotel this year to celebrate to ring in the year 2023, with a view to the future.
The hotel’s Sky Lounge and entire Level 34 will be transformed into a futuristic alternate-universe New Year’s Eve party, complete with a five-piece band and DJ, plus secret rooms to explore, karaoke, surprise entertainment, and glitter and neon face-painting alongside champagne, cosmic cocktails, and canapés.
Meanwhile, GŎNG, London’s highest bar, will be closer to the stars than ever with a galactic, space-themed New Year’s Eve party with a DJ, guaranteed window tables and Japanese menus to share, all accompanied by Cristal Louis Roederer champagne.
Prices from £250 per person including two glasses of champagne and canapés. skylounge-shangrila.com. GŎNG’s Galactic New Year’s Eve Party starts from £250 per person standing room. gong-shangri-la.com.
Celebrations inspired by Southeast Asia Pan Pacific London (Liverpool Street)
Enjoy the New Year’s Eve celebrations at Straits Kitchen, Pan-Asian restaurant at Pan Pacific London in the City. Executive Chef Fabrice Lanson serves an early three course meal (5pm – 7:30pm) and a later five course meal (8pm – 9:30pm), complete with a welcome glass of champagne and the Possibility to join the table party with live music and a DJ in the hotel’s Orchid Lounge. Alternatively, head to the lively Ginger Lily Bar for a glass of champagne, signature rum cocktail and finger food.
Prices from £88 per person at Straits Kitchen for the three course meal and £220 per person for the five course meal. | BookClick here.
Prices from £99 pp P. at Ginger Lily for early sitting and £150 p.p. P. for sitting late in NYE. | BookClick here.
Fat Tony’s Full Fat New Years Eve Party at The Anthologist (bank)
From glitz and glamor to sequins and sass, legendary DJ Fat Tony returns for an epic full-fat New Year’s Eve party at The Anthologist in the heart of the city. Until 3am, expect high-octane disco and dance beats spun by the music icon, as well as non-stop entertainment from Fat Tony’s entourage of incredible dancers and national artists.
Prices for Dinner & Party Tickets are £75 per person for a three course meal, glass of sparkling wine and entry to the club portion of the show from 7.30pm | Party tickets only include entry at £20 per person from 9:30pm. | BookClick here.
Bollywood beats at Cinnamon Kitchen City (Liverpool Street)
Enjoy an evening of contemporary Indian dishes, imaginative cocktails and Bollywood beats as you dance to 2023! Eat first and celebrate later with a three-course feast that features lively dishes of black cardamom-smoked chicken breast; venison seasoned with tandoori; and pan-fried cod, alongside a glass of bubbly and entry to the party at the adjacent Anise Bar. For revelers who want to hit the dance floor straight, the Anise Bar opens at 7:30pm, playing energetic Bollywood beats and serving delicious ones Indian snacks and Whitley Neill cocktails.
Prices from £35 pp P. for party access including welcome cocktail and £75 p.p. P. for dinner, party entry and a glass of champagne. | BookClick here.
Bang into the new year Searcys (St Pancras and Gherkin)
Ring in the new year at Searcys, where champagne flows all night. Get the celebrations started early with an evening of fizz, seafood and live jazz at the newly refurbished St Pancras Champagne Bar by Searcys, with three indulgent food and bubbly packages to choose from, or join the ultimate party at London’s most iconic skyscraper – Restaurant, Searcys at The, part Gherkin, for a sparkling four-course feast and incredible 360° panoramic views of the city.
Prices from £150 per person at St Pancras by Searcys. | BookClick here.
Prices from £349 per person for Searcys at The Gherkin. | BookClick here.
Get Jazzy with that Great Northern Hotel (Königskreuz)
Bid au revoir until 2022 at the luxury Great Northern Hotel with dinner and jazz at the new RAILS Restaurant and Little Bar, which blends modern British cuisine with subtle French accents. From 9pm, enjoy a sensational seven-course tasting menu served to the tune of a jazz trio, with a glass of English Nyetimber sparkling wine on arrival and a glass of champagne when the clock strikes midnight. To really make the celebrations an unforgettable experience why not add a stay in one of the charming bedrooms with a hearty breakfast the next morning.
Prices from £155 per person for the tasting dinner and from £599 for two adults for the NYE Dine & Stay package, including tasting dinner, bed and breakfast. | BookClick here.
Exceptional views of the river at M Canary Wharf
Celebrate New Year’s Eve in style with live entertainment, an outstanding menu and plenty of champagne at the ‘Best New Opening’ M Canary Wharf. Sit back and choose from tantalizing à la carte dishes, or opt for the specially curated New Year’s Eve menu, which you can both enjoy to the tunes of a live DJ and an electronic violinist while you prepare for the big ones Prepare for the countdown and marvel at the exceptional view of London’s famous riverside fireworks display starting at midnight.
Prices from £150 per person | 6 p.m. – 2 a.m. | To book click here.
New Year’s Omakase Special at Junsei (Marylebone)
Omakase, meaning ‘I’ll leave it up to you’, is the Japanese tradition of letting the chef take control of all the food for a New Year’s Eve like no other at Junsei, Marylebone. Toast to 2023 with a glass of fizz as you watch the chefs at work, taking guests on a gastronomic voyage of discovery as they meticulously prepare and cook dishes, including A5 Wagyu over blazing charcoal. Cocktail, wine and sake pairings will be available for the full Junsei experience.
Prices from £95pp | To book click here.
Tips for booking a New Year’s Eve dinner in London
- Book well in advance to avoid disappointment
- Set a budget before you head out – some can add up quickly!
- Don’t forget to check what’s included in your NYE package
- Be prepared that most places require a deposit upfront
- Check transportation options to get home afterwards. You may need to pre-book a taxi or Uber to save on costs
These are some of the best spots if you’re looking for the perfect New Year’s Eve dinner in London. Where will you go? Let us know in the comments below!