NYE 2018: Best Menus in LondonBy Angelica Malin
Looking to toast the new year with the finest menus in town? We hear you. From bottomless pizza to five course feasts – here’s the best NYE menus in London.
What: Cantonese specialists New Year’s Eve Party. Paying homage to the romance of pre-war Shanghai, there will be an indulgent celebration tasting menu full of Asian inspired plates.at the Dorchester will be hosting a glamorous
Eat and Drink: Dishes include steamed crab dumpling with salmon roe caviar, slow-braised wagyu beef, and China Tang’s signature peking puck. A vegetarian menu will also be available, with an optional wine pairing also on offer to complement the special meal. The evening will be completed with the ever-stylish
Price: From £100 per person
Where: 53 Park Lane, Mayfair, London W1K 1QA
What: Celebrate this New Year’s Eve with glitz and glamour at Chotto Matte as they pull out all the stops with their Nikkei (Japanese/Peruvian) inspired cuisine and bottomless Laurent Perrier.
Eat and Drink: Created by Executive Chef, Jordan Sclare, tuck into dishes of sea bass ceviche to sashimi platters made for sharing. Chotto Matte’s robata grill offers meaty options including Pollo den miso, chicken miso with carrot, daikon and yellow chilli salsa and Barriguita de chanchito, pork belly with nashi pear and yellow tomato salsa.
Price: From £40 per person
Where: 11-13 Frith Street, London W1D 4RB
What: With stunning views over the River Thames, Skylon is the perfect place to spend New Year’s Eve. Enjoy a five-course tasting menu whilst watching the legendary midnight fireworks display with a glass of Champagne in hand; the perfect position to see in the new year with live music from Tokyo band.
Eat and Drink: Created by Executive Chef, Helena Puolakka, the menu showcases the best, seasonal produce. Start with fallow deer venison carpaccio with smoked juniper cream, and salt and vinegar crisps followed by lobster boudin with lemongrass scented bisque and a tarragon oil. And for mains tournedos Rossini with foie gras, truffle pomme purée and Madeira sauce. For dessert, Helena has created a ‘Wonder Pear’ of praline encrusted sweet wine poached pear with a black tea cremeux, and finally a decadent pudding trolley; a wonder trolley of marshmallows, chocolate truffles, pate de fruit and nougatine.
Price: Tickets are £325 for a 5-course menu
Where: Belvedere Rd, Royal Festival Hall, London SE1 8XX
What: End the year with an exclusive experience curated by Chef Dabiz Muñoz at StreetXO, showcasing his imaginative twist on world cuisines and rethinking the fine dining concept for the ultimate New Years’ experience.
Eat and Drink: Highlights include options like the ramen of foie gras and BBQ guinea fowl with black trompette mushrooms or Scottish beef with Sicilian sundried tomato butter masala, Greek yoghurt, chutneys and steamed baos. For dessert: a chocolate and Mexican mole coulant, corn, vanilla and cereal milk ice-cream.
Price: From £70 per person
Where: 15 Old Burlington St, Mayfair, London W1S 2JR
What: This New Year’s Eve, Coal Rooms will be serving a 4 course feast that stays true to its roots with the addition of vegetarian dishes.
Eat and Drink: Snacks start with raclette beignets, smoked goat croquettes, and roasted chestnuts with Jerusalem artichoke skins and caper mayonnaise. Starters then follow with a choice of pastrami cured beef fillet, smoked aioli and dripping toast; coal-smoked salmon, mouli, creme fraiche and roe; or deep-fried polenta panisse with truffle mayonnaise. Main courses feature dalt-baked celeriac, smoked black garlic, remoulade, hazelnuts; beef dripping confit guinea fowl, smoked ox shin and bone marrow jus; or turbot, roasted chicken sauce, sea vegetables. The feast is following by a plate of cheese, and desserts such as treacle and beer tart, milk ice cream and Ferrero Roche.
Price: £60 per person
Where: 11a Station Way, London SE15 4RX
What: Joinrestaurant and bar in Notting Hill to celebrate with champagne, a three-course meal and Pomona’s live house band playing from 10pm through until 1.30am.
Eat and Drink: Begin the evening with a complimentary glass of bubbles or cocktail and canapés on arrival, followed by starters such as scallops with celeriac, apples and black pudding or twice-baked cauliflower cheese souffle. For mains tuck in to turbot with surf clams, lemongrass veloute, spinach and straw potatoes; or rib eye of beef, bordelaise and fondant with creamed savoy cabbage. To satisfy that sweet tooth, indulge in a white chocolate marquise with pistachio macaron and orange flower; or chilled passionfrui
Price: £85 per person
Where: 47 Hereford Road, London, W2 5AH
What: Both(Brixton) and (Hackney) will be open all day and all night on 31st December to celebrate NYE, serving their famous Bottomless brunch during the day.
Eat and Drink: At 7pm, brunch will become an extra special NYE bottomless pizza dinner party, including sharing plates and bottomless drinks for two hours, with live music until 3am.
Price: £70 per person
Where: 250 Ferndale Rd, Brixton, London SW9 8BQ and London Field, 137 Mare St, London E8 3RH
What: Just a stone’s throw away from the fireworks on the Embankment and open until 2am, Smith & Wollensky are celebrating NYE with a special menu.
Eat and Drink: The three-course set menu, specially created by head chef Tom Cook, will begin with options such as leek and potato soup with truffle dumplings and USDA prime sirloin carpaccio with truffle and parmesan before main courses such as 600g dry-aged bone-in rib-eye and Irish beef fillet Wellington with Maderia and truffle jus, served with ‘family style’ sides such as beef fat and thyme roasted potatoes and French beans, sugar snap and mange tout. The meal will be rounded off with desserts such as sauternes caramel with armagnac prunes and artisanal cheese selection with quince paste, crackers and grapes.
Price: £125 per person
Where: The Adelphi Building, Covent Garden Riverside, 1-11 John Adam St, London WC2N 6HT
What: SUSHISAMBA’s London locations are inviting everyone to see in the New Year in some serious samba style as they get set to host an unforgettable party at both Liverpool Street and Covent Garden.
Eat and Drink: An early dining ticket includes a welcome cocktail, specially curated sharing menu and live music. Post-dining, join at the bar where the restaurant will be serving a selection of canapés.Menu includes plantain chips with aji amarillo and pickled onion; wagyu taquitos with shichimi lime mayo and avocado purée; kazoo gyoza served with kabocha purée and duck jus; and chocolate banana cake to finish.
Price: From £125 per person
Where: Locations here
What: Christopher’s £110 a head). will be available all evening, with those joining after 8:30pm receiving a complimentary glass of champagne (with a minimum spend of
Eat and Drink: Enjoy signatures including Maryland crab cake; grilled asparagus; grilled lobsterand theinsta-famous chocolate brioche French roastin their beautiful dining room, with its sweeping views of Waterloo Bridge. Never one to miss out on the action, the art-deco Martini bar will also keep drinks flowing until 3am.
Price: From £70 per person
Where: 18 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 7DD