New Year’s Eve can be a tricky one to perfect. If you’re looking for the ultimate luxury experience this year in the heart of the capital, we’ve picked out a selection of some of London’s finest New Year’s Eve foodie and cocktail experiences to make sure 2020 starts on a high.
Roux at Parliament Square
Michel Roux Jr’s second London restaurant and bar in Westminster is offering a New Year’s fine dining experience like no other in one of the capital’s most spectacular locations.
Guests will don their finest wear to start the evening in pure elegance with a bespoke cocktail creation followed by a five-course wine pairing dinner. Highlights include black truffle with mushroom, pecorino, Jerusalem artichoke and confit egg yolk paired with a Malvasia Bianca Ageno 2014 La Stoppa from Italy; as well as Blue Grey beef with rib eye, oxtail stuffed Roscoff onion, soubise and pommes maxim paired with a Barolo Cavallotto 2013 from Italy. For those searching for a lighter option, there will also be a vegetarian five-course wine pairing menu available.
Following dinner, guests will be invited to take a stroll to Embankment Pier at 11pm to enjoy London’s iconic New Year’s Eve fireworks, welcoming in the 2020 in true style.
Tickets are available at £290 per person or £550 for two guests, with the dress code as cocktail.
Address: 11 Great George St, Westminster, London SW1P 3AD
Phone: 0207 334 3737
City Social, Tower 42
Jason Atherton’s destination skyline cocktail bar in the heart of the City, Social 24.
Set 24 floors up in the clouds with killer floor-to-ceiling views of London’s famous NYE fireworks, the space will be transformed into Studio 54: the era defining mecca of 70’s DISCO culture with a touch of glamour. With the finest canapes, cocktails and Champagne, plus a DJ and dance floor from 9pm ‘til late, they will welcome in the New Year with pure extravagance.
Tickets are available at £50 for limited edition early bird or £75 for general – both with a complimentary glass of champagne on arrival. VIP tables are also available for groups of x2 or x6. Tickets and full pricing available from Design My Night
Address: 25 Old Broad Street, London, EC2N 1HQ
Phone: 020 7877 7703
Bryn Williams at Somerset House
Set within one of London’s most spectacular buildings, Bryn Williams at Somerset House is located on the Strand, with stunning views overlooking the River Thames.
When it comes to celebrating the biggest night of the year, what better part of London to see in 2020, than within the magnificent setting of Somerset House, whilst enjoying a first-class three-course dinner designed by celebrated chef patron, Bryn Williams.
Highlights from the menu a delicious selection of canapés such as lobster bisque shot, saffron rouille; and rarebit, pickled onion croquette and chargrilled courgette, goat’s cheese, slow roast tomato. Move onto mains and sample dishes such as butternut tart, pear and truffle; roast scallop, pork belly, parsnip and Halibut, cucumber, curried mussels. Round off the experience with desserts such as pineapple carpaccio, whipped cheesecake, mango plus tea, coffee and petit fours. As you count down the final minutes before Big Ben strikes midnight, you can move outside on to the River Terrace whilst enjoying breath-taking views.
Bryn Williams New Year’s Eve menu is priced at £325 per person and includes champagne and canapé on arrival, a seven-course dinner, wine, beer and soft drinks, mulled wine during the fireworks, and a celebratory glass of champagne to toast in the New Year.
Address: Somerset House, London WC2R 1LT
Phone: 0207 845 4646
VyTA Covent Garden
The recently launched Italian design-led cocktail bar and restaurant in the heart of Covent Garden, VyTA has curated an exceptional five-course New Year’s Eve menu and a stellar line-up of musical entertainment throughout the evening for £110 per person.
An all-day dining and luxury lifestyle venue, VyTA delivers the warmth and charm of best in class Italian hospitality. VyTA Covent Garden is open from dusk til dawn serving breakfast and brunch through to dinner and beyond. With a passion for food and quality ingredients, expertly mixed cocktails, fine Italian wines and late-night soirees, VyTA is decked out with exquisite contemporary architectural and interior design by international, award winning design studio CollidanielArchitetto.
Address: 21 The Market, Covent Garden, London WC2E 8RD
Phone: 020 7654 3030