New Year's Eve In London 2023: Best Restaurants For Dinner
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New Year’s Eve In London 2023: Best Restaurants For Dinner

These special London eateries are worthy of your NYE celebrations

New Year’s Eve is approaching, and you can never be too organised when it comes to making plans for the biggest night of the year. Keen for a civilised affair this time round? Treat yourself to a special dinner at one of London’s most dazzling eateries and ring in the year in the best way: with great food, drinks and (hopefully) some good company. Read on for the best restaurants for a New Year’s Eve dinner in London for 2023, with a range of prices to choose from.

Best Restaurants For New Year’s Eve In London 2023

New Year’s Eve Dinners Under £100pp

Food and drinks at JOIA Rooftop

JOIA, Battersea

Perched on the 15th floor of the chic art’otel in Battersea, JOIA is a recent addition to the capital’s rooftop restaurant scene, serving Portuguese sharing-style plates from esteemed chef Henrique Sá Pessoa. With its chic interiors (think a pink and blue colour palette with gold accents), plus the views over Battersea Power Station, JOIA is the perfect spot for a glamorous New Year’s Eve meal. There are two dining options: book a table from 6 – 7pm to enjoy a set menu of dishes like roast piri piri cabbage, market fish with saffron sauce, and suckling pig with black pepper juice, followed by a chocolate and orange dessert. Alternatively, dine after 8pm to enjoy a more extravagant six-course menu featuring hand-dived scallops and chorizo, grilled leeks with romesco, wild mushrooms escabeche, and a white port and lime sorbet dessert, alongside a glass of champagne. Afterwards, resident DJ Josh Parkinson will take diners through to 2024 in style.

Price: £95pp for the early set menu, £250pp for the second sitting

Address: 15th Floor, 1 Electric Blvd, Nine Elms, London SW11 8BJ

BOOK: joiabattersea.co.uk

NYE menu at Brigadiers

Brigadiers

Indian barbecue restaurant Brigadiers always has a buzzy atmosphere. Head there this New Year’s Eve to enjoy a four-course menu featuring dishes like butter chicken wings, beef short rib and mangalorean prawn curry – with an option to add free-flowing champagne (it is the biggest party night of the year, after all). A vegetarian menu is also available, and the evening will be soundtracked by music from DJ Nicao.

Price: £95pp

Address: 1-5 Bloomberg Arcade, London EC4N 8AR

BOOK: brigadierslondon.com

Forza Win

If you’re after a hearty Italian feast with plenty of wine, head to Camberwell’s much-loved Forza Win. This New Year’s Eve, there’s a five-course menu on offer including the likes of mussels and porcini mushrooms, pappardelle ragu, and aubergine parmigiana, plus a classic tiramisu or signature Custardo for dessert. There’s always a buzzy atmosphere and the drinks list is reasonably priced, so you can get suitably merry without breaking the bank.

Price: £80pp

Address: 31 Camberwell Church St, London SE5 8TR

BOOK: forzawin.com

Skylight Peckham

For a more relaxed New Year’s Eve dinner, Skylight Peckham is throwing a party to remember, complete with a three-course meal option. You’ll enjoy a sharing charcuterie board ahead of a choice of luxurious mains such as seafood linguine, and braised ox cheek with saffron risotto, followed by a choice of tiramisu or affogato for dessert (vegetarian options are also available). Your ticket includes entry to the party, which goes on until 2.30am – and as the venue is located on a rooftop, you’ll get a great view of the fireworks too.

Price: From £50pp

Address: Theatre Walk (in between Peckham Library and Mountview College, 120 Peckham Hill St, London SE15 5JT

BOOK: skylightbars.com

La Poule au Pot, Belgravia

Planning a date night this New Year’s Eve? With its intimate nooks, flower-festooned walls and refined French menu, Belgravia institution La Poule au Pot is often billed as one of the city’s most romantic eateries. Head there on 31 December to enjoy a three-course menu, featuring starters such as foie gras terrine, onion soup and scallops, ahead of a choice of fish and meat mains: opt for a traditional coq au vin, sea bass with spinach, chicken casserole, or veal escalope. Finish with a classic French dessert, such as tarte tatin, crème brulée or chocolate mousse. There’s also an impressive drinks menu complete with a wide range of French wine and champagne.

Price: £80pp

Address: 231 Ebury St, London SW1W 8UT

BOOK: pouleaupot.co.uk

LLama Inn

Llama Inn, Shoreditch

This buzzy New York import is located atop the Hoxton hotel in Shoreditch, focusing on modern Peruvian cuisine. With views over the City and the River Thames, it’s a good spot for catching the fireworks after a delicious meal featuring small plates of ribeye with charred vegetables, wagyu anticucho, grilled lobster and turbot with miso. The Pisco Sours will be flowing all night, alongside music from DJs.

Price: From £90pp

Address: 81 Great Eastern St, Greater, London EC2A 3HU

BOOK: llamainnlondon.com

La Mia Mamma, Chelsea

One of Chelsea’s beloved neighbourhood restaurants, La Mia Mamma is a great spot for group dining, offering hearty Italian food cooked by ‘real Italian mammas’ amid lively surroundings. Its New Year’s Eve dinner kicks off with an Aperol Spritz or glass of prosecco, ahead of a sharing board for the table featuring the likes of arancini, burrata, and Italian sausage. Next you can enjoy a pasta dish (gnocchi or meatball ragu) ahead of the main, with a choice of fisherman’s stew, a vegan roast or a pulled pork roll. Finish with a showstopping dessert of Pandoro Christmas cake filled with Nutella and mascarpone cream. There are two sittings to choose from, and the later one is slightly more expensive.

Price: From £79pp

Address: 257 King’s Rd, London SW3 5EL

BOOK: lamiamamma.co.uk

Old Compton Brasserie

Old Compton Brasserie, Soho

This Soho favourite is always a popular spot on New Year’s Eve, renowned for its lively atmosphere. This New Year’s Eve, the brasserie is hosting a drag event, to be enjoyed alongside a four-course menu complete with dishes like steak tartare, truffled linguine, grilled beef fillet, and sticky toffee pudding. There are two sittings available: one at 6 – 7.30pm, and a second from 7.45 onwards. Both allow guests to enjoy live drag performances as you dine, but if you opt for the later one you can party into the early hours with music from DJs (it’s open until 3am). 

Price: £80pp for the first sitting, £110pp for the second sitting

Address: 36 – 38 Old Compton St, London W1D 4TT

BOOK: oldcomptonbrasserie.co.uk

New Year’s Eve Dinners From £100 – £200pp

The Berkeley

The Berkeley

One of the glitziest parties in town is taking place in The Berkeley’s Blue Bar – but before hitting the dancefloor, head to The Collins Room for a decadent four-course dinner. The menu is suitably luxurious: kick things off with langoustines with Oscietra caviar, ahead of dishes like Orkney scallops, Hampshire venison fillet and butternut squash with goat’s cheese pithivier. Finish with a chocolate eclair before heading to the bar to enjoy cocktails and fizz from Laurent-Perrier, alongside music from DJs.

Price: £195pp

Address: Wilton Pl, London SW1X 7RL

BOOK: the-berkeley.co.uk

Nobu Shoreditch Sushi

Nobu Shoreditch

Always wanted to try Nobu? New Year’s Eve is the perfect time. The Shoreditch hotel is offering an omakase menu, featuring an array of the renowned Japanese eatery’s most loved dishes: think grilled lobster, red snapper with king crab avocado caviar, slow cooked short rib and much more. Alongside this there’s a selection of premium sashimi and sushi, plus a standout dessert featuring crispy meringue, rum chestnut ice cream and miso caramel mousse.

Price: £190pp

Address: 10-50 Willow St, London EC2A 4BH

BOOK: sevenrooms.com

Al Mare

Al Mare at The Carlton Tower Jumeirah, Knightsbridge

The Carlton Tower Jumeirah’s Italian restaurant Al Mare is suitably lavish – making it ideal for a New Year’s Eve dinner. This year, there’s a set menu on offer featuring seven Napoli-inspired dishes such as sauté razor clam with porcini mushrooms, winter cod salad, artichoke risotto with cuttlefish and black ink, and seared tuna belly, with a Mont Blanc dessert to finish. Dinner will be accompanied by a live jazz quartet, with an array of special cocktails on offer too – plus a glass of Ruinart champagne included in the meal.

Price: £190pp

Address: 1 Cadogan Place Ground Floor The Carlton Tower Jumeirah, London SW1X 9PY

BOOK: jumeirah.com

Nobu Shoreditch

Los Mochis, Notting Hill

Notting Hill’s Los Mochis always has a fun vibe, with vibrant food that spans Japanese and Mexican cuisine. Bring your appetite this New Year’s Eve: there’s a 10-course feast on offer featuring a selection of the restaurant’s signature dishes, such as truffle guacamole on crispy rice, and spicy hiramasa makis with jalapeno, alongside standout specials like red snapper tiradito, and baked crab taco-maki. Pair with a glass of champagne, plus a couple of margaritas, to ring in the New Year feeling merry.

Price: £165pp

Address: 2-4 Farmer St, London W8 7SN

BOOK: losmochis.co.uk

The LaLee

The LaLee, Chelsea

The Cadogan – A Belmond Hotel’s restaurant The LaLee is an elegant spot inspired by one of its legendary past residents: actress and socialite Lillie Langtry. With its cosy fireplace and plush leather seating, it’s the perfect spot for a winter dinner, with a five-course menu available this New Year’s Eve. Go hungry: the evening will kick off with canapes plus starters of goose liver terrine with sauternes jelly; and crab, grapefruit and avocado, followed by a choice of venison with truffle and swede, or turbot with cauliflower and Oscietra caviar. Next you’ll be treated to a pre-dessert trifle ahead of the main sweet treat: either citrus pavlova or vanilla and caramel mille-feuille. A vegetarian menu is also on offer featuring dishes like artichoke and truffle salad, and celeriac and leek pithivier. 

Price: £196pp

Address: 75 Sloane St, London SW1X 9SG

BOOK: thelalee.co.uk

The Shed, Notting Hill

If you’re after something a little more low-key, but no less special, The Shed in Notting Hill is a good option. Part of the Gladwin Brothers’ restaurant group, the eatery offers farm-to-table, seasonal dining, with many ingredients sourced from the brothers’ own farm in Sussex. On New Year’s Eve, there’s a four-course menu on offer, which kicks off with a glass of fizz from the Gladwins’ vineyard, Nutbourne. Begin with mushroom marmite eclairs – a Gladwin signature – ahead of dishes like hand-dived scallops with black truffle risotto, beef wellington with wild mushroom duxelles, and a salted caramel and chocolate mousse dessert.

Price: £102pp

Address: 122 Palace Gardens Terrace, London W8 4RT

BOOK: theshed-restaurant.com

Trishna

Trishna, Marylebone

For Michelin-starred Indian cuisine amid chic, relaxed surroundings, book a table at Trishna in Marylebone Village. The New Year’s Eve offering is a tasting menu of flavoursome dishes including dill and pepper salmon, tandoori lamb chop, lobster pepper fry, and pepper chicken biriyani, with a passion fruit ginger malai dessert. Wine pairing is also available, with a focus on emerging regions and fine wines from niche producers.

Price: £130pp, an extra £95pp for wine pairing

Address: 15-17 Blandford St, London W1U 3DG

BOOK: trishnalondon.com

Luxury New Year’s Eve Dinners From £200pp+

Terrace at Dovetale

Dovetale

One of the top culinary openings of 2023 was Dovetale, the new restaurant from esteemed chef Tom Sellers. Found within 1 Hotel Mayfair, the dining room is an elegant space focusing on top-quality ingredients, complete with a cosy winter terrace. Its New Year’s Eve menu is set to be extra special, kicking off with a glass of champagne and some luxurious nibbles (black truffle croissant anyone?), followed by starters of Cornish white crab or shaved winter salad. Next up: celeriac agnolotti or pear with white truffle, followed by the main event: options here include aged beef fillet or potato and gruyere pithivier. Top it all off with a Valrhona chocolate mousse. Perfect for a decadent NYE date night.

Price: £225pp

Address: 3 Berkeley Square, Greater, London W1J 8DL

BOOK: 1hotels.com

Aqua Shard

Aqua Shard, London Bridge

Being up high always creates a sense of occasion – particularly if you’re at The Shard, the UK’s tallest building. This New Year’s Eve, whizz 31 floors up to Aqua Shard, the venue’s contemporary British restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows boasting unparalleled views of the capital. A meal here is always luxurious, but things are ramped up even more during the festive season. There are two sittings on offer for NYE, an earlier one from 5.30 – 6.15pm and a later option from 8 – 10pm, both including luxe dishes like truffle gougere, wagyu sirloin and champagne sorbet. Unsurprisingly, it’s not cheap, particularly the later sitting (a casual £375pp), but it’s undoubtedly one of the capital’s most special spots for ringing in the new year.

Price: £225pp (early sitting) or £375pp (late sitting)

Address: Level 31, The Shard, 31 St Thomas St, London SE1 9RY

BOOK: aquashard.co.uk

Mister Nice

Mister Nice, Mayfair

For a Parisian-inspired evening, head to the endlessly chic Mister Nice in Mayfair. Something of a hidden gem, the restaurant quietly opened earlier this year, and is a hotspot for in-the-know diners. Head there this New Year’s Eve for a special four-course meal featuring a whole host of luxurious dishes. Begin with starters of Yukon potato with caviar, and artichoke soup with Perigord black truffles, ahead of mains of sauteed Dover sole, and wagyu beef short ribs. Enjoy alongside a glass of Ruinart Blanc Champagne for one of the most stylish dinners in town.

Price: £225pp

Address: 14-16 Davies St, London W1K 3DR

BOOK: misternicemayfair.com