Celebrate New Year’s Eve in London at one of the city’s best events; from cabaret to five-course feasts, there is something for everyone
Where to celebrate New Year’s Eve in London
At SUSHISAMBA guests can embrace the spirit of a Brazilian New Year’s Eve celebration with a nine-piece band, Rio de Janeiro revellers dressed in white and, of course, plenty of Samba dancers. There is also a host of dining and bar experiences available, from canapés and cocktails in their bar to an eight-course sharing menu in the restaurant.
THE BLACK CAT CABARET
This year Londoners can make the leap into 2018 in fine feline company as The Black Cat Cabaret and The Black Cat Ball light up one of London’s most famous squares. Purveyors of dark and daring cabaret entertainment, The Black Cat Cabaret are offering up not one but two chances to join the soirée this New Year’s Eve. Taking place within the 1920s surroundings of Underbelly’s Leicester Square pop-up festival, there will first be a 6.30pm cabaret show, followed by The Black Cat Ball where guests will be treated to a gloriously daring cabaret show, a promenade circus spectacle and live music.
ARTESIAN BAR AT THE LANGHAM
For a decadent New Year’s Eve that is as elegant as it is exciting, head to Artesian Bar at the iconic Langham Hotel. The new team, headed by Remy Savage and Anna Sebastian, are celebrating the holiday season at the award-winning bar with a whole host of classic and innovative cocktails. Their New Year’s Eve party will be one of the hottest tickets in town so snap them up before they go.
THE ROOF GARDENS
Get ready to flash your brightest smile, walk the red carpet and head up to The Roof Gardens as it transports you from West London to the Hollywood Hills for an A-list-worthy shindig. Guests can expect a night filled with glitz and glamour with renowned DJs on the decks, live music, delicious cocktails, fireworks and surprises around every corner.
DARBAAR’S MAJESTIC MAHARAJA BANQUET
Feast like royalty this New Year’s Eve at Darbaar’s Majestic Maharaja Banquet. The modern Indian restaurant will be ringing in the New Year with the full red carpet treatment, including a cocktail reception and a five-course feast accompanied by DJs playing an eclectic set of R’n’B crowd-pleasers until late.
Sexy Fish is ringing in the New Year with the Sexy Disco New Year’s Eve party. From rollerblading to vogueing, and burlesque to disco dancing, this one is set to be a wild one. Also on offer is a special set dinner menu with over nine festive dishes and a glass of Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque.
Pop Brixton is getting into the party spirit with the Get Down Special with Studio 54. Here you can immerse yourself in the early days of hip-hop and disco with Gospeloke and a headline set from Studio 54’s Nicky Siano. Resident DJ Russ Ryan will also be recreating the image of the 70s and rocking the party until the early hours.
A VINTAGE NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY
Southbank Centre’s A Vintage New Year’s Eve Party created by HemingwayDesign returns for a special edition this year. Expect delicious dining with a private view of London’s world-famous New Year’s Eve fireworks on the Royal Festival Hall terrace. To go with the exceptional entertainment offering is a vintage hair and beauty salon to really get party-ready.
Shoreditch restaurant, hotel and members club, The Curtain is going all out with three almighty parties in one evening. One of which is hosted by Red Rooster which is offing excellent food, drink and live entertainment for guests. An exclusive New Year’s Eve overnight stay package is also available, for those keen to turn the party into a sleepover.
COYA Mayfair is hosting a Great Gatsby themed party for this NYE this year. Expect delicious Ceviches, tiraditos, tacos and cazuelas, as well as great cocktails and live music.
BERBER & Q
Celebrate the onset of 2018 with a ‘Brooklyn to Beirut’ themed late-night party at Berber & Q. Guests will get a New York inspired feast with a twist of the Middle East, which includes a grilled porterhouse steak to share with bone marrow charcoal butter. A live DJ-set and a bar will continue on into the early hours and an underground electronic music afterparty will keep people going long after.
Looking for an alternative way to celebrate New Year? Thai specialists Som Saa are putting on a spectacular Thai feast. Combining seasonal British produce and Asian ingredients, dishes include Thai-style grilled chicken leg with tamarind dipping sauce and a whole deep fried seabass with roasted rice powder and Asian herbs.
Head to Mayfair’s Michelin-starred Jamavar to ring in the New Year with a culinary explosion of Indian delight. They are offering a seven-course NYE menu with a range of dishes such as Tellicherry Pepper and Garlic Soft Shell Crab, damson chutney and garlic chips, samphire, and Carrot Halwa Tart, heritage carrots, rabri and pistachios. Delish.
DIRTY MARTINI’S MARTINIS AT MIDNIGHT PARTY
Get out your sparkliest attire for Dirty Martini‘s New Year’s Eve bash ‘Martinis at Midnight’ where the dress code is ‘glitter is the new black’! Guests will receive a complimentary glass of prosecco before 9pm and from 11pm until 1am martinis will be £5 each. Earlybird tickets are £10 per person and will be on sale until 17th December. After that tickets will cost £15 each, granting entry to the venue from 8pm where DJs will keep everyone dancing until 3am
Several fantastic NYE packages will be available to suit all group sizes and range from £200 to £425 per person. To book your place call 0207 632 2088 or email [email protected]
BALTHAZAR’S NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY
Celebrate the end of 2017 in true style at the London version of Balthazar’s renowned New Year’s Eve party. A champagne reception will be followed by a luxury four-course menu including a wild sea bass ceviche with native oysters, steamed turbot and roast langoustine, fillet of beef Rossini with Périgord truffle and a hazelnut praline tart with poached pear and bitter chocolate sorbet. For those wanting to stay a little later, a DJ will be playing party tunes and the bar team will be shaking up classic cocktails until 2am.
The New Year’s Eve set menu is available on Sunday 31st December from 9pm and is priced at £140 per person. To make a reservation, call 020 3301 1155 or email [email protected]