London’s best NYE menus
New Year’s Eve, like Christmas but organised at the very last minute, is over-sold by food and drink establishments and almost always under-delivered. Before you know it, this one night – your last excuse to get very merry with the rest of the world without having to call in sick the next day – is over.
If this sounds all too familiar, we bring you some of London’s best budget-friendly New Year’s Eve set menus without compromising on quality, set in some fantastic locations around town so you’re never too far from all the action. Don’t forget that wherever you are, thanks to Diageo, the Tube is free between 11.45pm and 4.30am – so no expensive taxi rides home.
Beard to Tail, Shoreditch
The popular meat and whiskey bar and restaurant has created a mouth-watering eight-course menu paired with whiskeys and wine; think slow-cooked pork belly, lobster mac and pecan pie. Surrounded by some of London’s best cocktails bars like Callooh Callay, it’s a fantastic location to keep the night going, but don’t forget Beard to Tail are also open for walk-ins if you just fancy cocktails – with no door charge.
The menu is priced at £70pp. For further information and to view the menu visit here.
Add a bit of Eastern spice to your New Year’s Eve party this year by joining The Bombay Vintage Glam Party at Dishoom from 8pm. Choose from two traditional menus, each starting with a Queen’s Necklace – a luxurious chocolate cherry cocktail, sparkling with the finest Prosecco. If you don’t feel like facing the wrath of the Covent Garden crowds, stay in and party into 2014 to some Bombay-London beats from 10pm.
The menu is priced at £48pp. For further information and to view the menu visit here.
If you’re after a simple, fiscal-friendly set menu for New Year’s Eve, look no further. Enjoy a delicious three-courses including options of wild mushroom soup with crayfish tails and truffle, line caught sea bass with herb gnocchi and a decadent assiette of chocolate. Join the after-party at the buzzing Old Bengal Bar next door where you can enjoy an after-dinner cocktail already included in your menu price to get the party started.
The menu is priced at £40pp. For further information and to view the menu visit here.
Enjoy some classic French fare at one of London’s favourite openings of the year. With cocktails from the well-renowned mixologist Tony Conigliaro and dishes such as lime tapioca, pear, parsley coulis and hot smoked salmon or Jerusalem artichoke, watercress and apple salad with seared scallop, you certainly won’t be disappointed. Located in the heart of King’s Cross, you won’t be short of bars and clubs to see you well into the early hours of 2014 either.
The menu is priced at £69pp. For further information and to view the menu visit here.
See in the New Year in style with a sumptuous four-course dinner including luxurious dishes such as the lobster and prawn cocktail, grilled fillet steak au poivre and a crème de cassis frozen parfait at Kettners. Join the very special Herr Kettner’s Kabaret party from 8.30pm for a night of champagne, dancing and glamour. If you’ve got plans for later on in the evening, early birds can take advantage of the menu du jour priced at only £30/£35 for 2/3 courses.
The menu is priced at £59.50pp. For further information and to view the menu visit here.