15 Of The Best New Year’s Eve Dinners In London To Ring In 2023
We’re almost at the end of 2022, and what a year it’s been hey?! After a couple of years of cancellations because of – well, let’s not go there – celebrations are back with a bang (and we’re not just talking about the London fireworks show). If you’re looking to line your stomach and tuck into some tasty grub before you get your drink on, then this roundup may just be for you. Here’s where to go if you’re looking to enjoy New Year’s Eve dinners to see in 2023:
Kicking off this list of the best places to go for New Year’s Eve dinners this year is Skylight Peckham – who this year are throwing a rooftop celebration to remember. As the sun sets over London’s iconic skyline and the city lights up, you’ll be able to enjoy a special three-course menu created by Chef Karan, which includes dishes such as fresh smoked salmon with a cucumber and caviar vinaigrette, tender roast lamb shoulder with saffron dauphinoise, and creamy wild mushroom and truffle pearl barley risotto.
For dessert, decadent triple chocolate cake with smooth vanilla chantilly and brandy snaps is the perfect sweet treat to finish. You can also opt to add in glasses of Champers (what else darling) and late night party tickets, where DJs will be pumping out the tunes until the wee hours. Best get yourself to Peckham then…
SUSHISAMBA’s festive season will culminate with an electrifying New Year’s Eve celebration – billed as ‘Sambazonia’ – at both Heron Tower and at the Covent Garden branch. From early dining to the midnight countdown, you’ll get to enjoy the energy of Carnaval and the mystical allure of the Amazon rainforest channelled through high energy DJ beats, live performers and colourful light installations throughout the night.
You can opt to wine and dine with a celebration dining package, or you can just join the late night revelry from 11pm-3am. Dishes are currently under wraps, but you can find out more here.
3. Oblix at the Shard
With incredible city views, a carefully-curated menu and a delicious cocktail list, Oblix at the Shard is the perfect place to bring in the New Year. You’ll start the night at Oblix West – which offers two luxurious tasting menus curated by Executive Chef Marcus Eaves, across an early and later sitting.
You’re then invited to head over to Oblix East, for an evening of entertainment and to carry on the party until the early hours. You’ll get to enjoy a selection of free flowing wines, beers and cocktails from 10pm to 12am and a glass of Champagne at midnight to celebrate the New Year. Sounds like a winner to us!
See out 2022 with an all day swing extravaganza right in the heart of London’s West End at Quaglinos, with the theme of ‘All That Glitters Is Gold’. Live entertainment starts with the swing brunch at 12pm, followed by early dinner seatings from 6.30pm or there’s the option to choose the late dinner seatings, meaning guests can keep their tables right up until 3am.
Dishes include wild halibut with burnt cauliflower purée, and purple cauliflower grenobloise and handmade saffron linguine with black truffle, cep emulsion and confit egg yolk. Plus, you’ll also get an exclusive performance from Britain’s Got Talent winner’s Jack Pack, as well as a glass of Champagne, carefully-curated cocktails and a lively dance floor too. Go on – why not party the night away?!
5. Chino Latino
This festive season, Chino Latino is throwing an unmissable New Year’s Eve celebration, hosting an evening of delectable dishes, live music and late night DJs, with unrivalled views of those epic fireworks over the river Thames. Executive Chef Werner Seebach has created an exciting menu that celebrates a mix of unique, exotic flavours, as well as much-loved classics laced with Latino flourishes from Peruvian cuisine.
The menu will feature a selection of specialities such as seared tuna nigiri with an apple mustard vinaigrette, Chilean sea bass with smoked chipotle, and grilled scallops with a tangy yuzu mayo. The perfect sweet treat to finish, a dessert buffet will include decadent chocolate truffles and a selection of mochi ice cream. As midnight approaches, you’ll be able to watch the fireworks lighting up the Thames, before enjoying a late night DJ set who will keep the tunes spinning until 3am.
Party in front of one of London’s most iconic venues – St. Paul’s Cathedral – at Madison and take in their exclusive Hublot installation, where the terrace has been transformed into a Swiss alpine retreat. Experience unsurpassed views of the capital’s historic skyline whilst sipping on the brand new, limited edition, Hublot x Madison cocktail menu, ready for the countdown to midnight!
You can also indulge in their exquisite three-course dinner menu, which will include a marvellous margarita lobster taco with tequila dressing, chipotle butter, pepper salsa, avocado and lime and a Lake District fillet steak served with truffle confit potato, buttered spinach and peppercorn sauce. You’ll then finish it up with the ‘pornstar martini sphere’ – a delectable dessert consisting of passion fruit mousse, red velvet dressing and prosecco. Sounds like a winner to us.
Celebrate New Year’s Eve in special samba style, because the carnival is coming to Ayllu restaurant! Celebrate the end of the year with live dancers, samba rhythms, and electric sets from a stellar lineup of DJs at this fantastic Japanese restaurant in Paddington. Before dancing your shoes off, indulge in an incredible nine-course tasting menu for your New Year’s Eve dinner, complete with a glass of Champagne.
Choose your own party style with both early and late options, and keep it going until the early hours of New Year’s Day. If this all appeals, then you grab your tickets here.
8. The Lucky Club Camden
See in 2023 under the sparkle of giant disco balls, immersed in a winter rooftop garden at Camden’s version of The Lucky Club. On top of a night of live DJs playing an array of eclectic tunes, mixologists will be shaking up limited edition ‘glitter margaritas’ whilst the kitchen serves up street food-style tacos, quesadillas and churros with smokey mez-chocolate sauce.
There’ll also be an impressive ice carved mezcal-luge to enjoy some of the finest tequila and mezcal and a ‘get lucky dip’ – for prizes such as free cocktails all night, a date night dinner for two, tickets to immersive theatre performances and much more too.
9. Park Chinois
Park Chinois, the luxurious Chinese restaurant, will be hosting a selection of different celebrations to say kiss goodbye to 2022. For those wishing to start earlier in the day, they’ll be hosting their final ‘Shanghai brunch’, or for those looking to celebrate a little later in the night, a selection of dining options are available for revellers to choose from.
Early dining is available in the Salon de Chine from 5.30pm to 7.30pm which includes a festive menu, a glass of Champers on arrival and a live band, or you can opt for a later seating which will keep you going until the wee hours with added live entertainment too. If you’re looking to go all out, then head down to Club Chinois which on top of some delectable dishes includes their famous acrobatics show and a New Years’ Eve countdown too.
Amazónico, the Latin American restaurant and bar in Berkeley Square, will be bringing their legendary jungle fever party to Mayfair this New Year, set to be bigger and better than ever before. Inspired by the disco era of Studio 54, they’ll play host to world-renowned and Grammy Award-winning DJ Roger Sanchez, and for the first time ever, they’ll also have an open bar with exclusive cocktails, all designed especially for the all-important night.
You’ll be able to choose from four different package options, with various entry and exit times. Though it ain’t particularly cheap, the star of the show is arguably the ‘jungle fever experience’ which includes free-flowing drinks and dishes such as A5 wagyu sirloin with Sturia Baeri caviar, native lobster with achiote chilli butter and black mint marinated lamb chops. Our mouths are pretty much salivating at the thought.
11. Los Mochis
Another solid addition to this New Year’s Eve dinners roundup here, Los Mochis – the pioneers of Baja-Nihon cuisine – will be serving the ultimate Pan-Pacific menu to see off 2022.
From tasty bites of truffle guacamole on crispy rice to spicy hiramasa maki and trailer-park chicken tacos – the food rustled up here is bloomin’ delicious it has to be said – and they’re also the number one tequila seller in the UK. What better way to see in 2023 then by indulging in a tequila cocktail or two?!
The acclaimed restaurant Bluebird – situated right in the heart of glamorous Chelsea – has specially created a three-course menu from their Executive Head Chef, Owen Sullivan, for their New Year’s Dinner this year.
Choose from a selection of starters including black truffle rigatoni and venison carpaccio with pickled mushrooms, rocket and fresh truffles – then continue with mains like wild sea bass on artichoke puree with leeks, Champagne and caviar sauce or an organic duck breast with beetroot, black berries and citrus sauce. End with an array of mouthwatering desserts, then opt to join the afterparty where DJ Tony Piscatelli and the Percussionists will be performing.
13. The Piano Works
Looking to really turn up the volume this New Year’s Eve? Then a night at The Piano Works will tick all the right boxes for you. A restaurant, bar and live music venue all rolled into one, The Piano Works’ unique set-up means you can make the night fit your particular squad’s celebratory style. Indulge in a decadent dining experience with three courses, enjoying the likes of burrata bruschetta with heritage tomatoes, and bone-in ribeye with jenga chips – with the option to add bottomless drinks too.
Wanting to continue the party? Well, you’re in luck, as live musicians and DJs will keep the hedonistic party going until 6am. Sign us up!
14. Park Row
Our penultimate addition to this roundup of the best New Year’s Eve dinners for 2022 is Park Row – the world’s first fully immersive DC-inspired restaurant set right in the heart of London. The restaurant will be offering a specially curated three-course menu from esteemed executive chef Alyn Williams, split over two sittings.
Indulge in the likes of grilled Scottish ribeye with braised beef cheek and thyme pommes, or cod with lobster gnocchi, bisque and tarragon oil. Post-dinner, dance the night away and channel your inner superhero or superheroine in ‘Gotham’ until 3am.
15. Laurel’s on the Roof
Rounding off this list of the best New Year’s Eve dinners this year is Laurel’s On The Roof at the Mondrian Shoreditch – who will be celebrating with a five-course dinner, complemented by an indulgent wine pairing this year. Dinner will commence with a glass of Veuve Clicquot before guests will indulge in oyster Rockefeller, a seared scallop with squid ink spelt, avruga caviar and saffron sauce, langoustine accompanied with chorizo, potato mille feuille and roasted bell pepper sauce and venison with parsnip purée, cabbage, baby leeks and a bone marrow and truffle sauce.
A virgin cranberry mojito explosion will precede a dessert of raspberry soufflé. Vegetarians will be catered for by way of vegan haggis bon bons, aubergine with yoghurt, cucumber and potato and a pumpkin risotto.
So there you have it – 15 of the best places to enjoy New Year’s Eve dinners this year. So, if you’re looking to make the most of kissing goodbye to December and 2022, then this list should have you more than covered!