Looking for the best places to celebrate the New Year in style, watch the fireworks display or perhaps just enjoy a fun night out with friends that doesn’t cost the earth? Look no further, our New Year’s Eve roundup has something for everyone. Then again, perhaps you’ve just pulled off an elaborate financial heist and are looking for somewhere to splash the cash over international waters? We’ve got that covered too…
Where? NYE @ Cahoots W1
How much? Table Ticket £150 pp / Bar Ticket £120 pp
When? Thursday 31 December 8 pm-4 am
What? The scoundrels of Soho’s underground sensation Cahoots invite you to swing in the New Year debonair style. Dress code is Hollywood’s vintage era and there will be live jazz and lindyhop tunes that will keep guests jiving into the New Year. Your ticket includes a bottomless Belvedere cocktail menu, a Moët Et Chandon Brut Imperial NV champagne reception, bottle of house spirits for two, food rations and a champagne toast at midnight. What ho!
For tickets email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7352 6200.
Where? NYE @ The Playboy Club W1
How much? £100 pp
When? Thursday 31 December 8 pm-?
What? Or why not ring in the New Year Hugh Hefner-style (and, no, we’re not talking about being in bed by 9 pm – well the man is nearly 90!). The Playboy Club London on Park Lane, Mayfair is hosting an NYE extravaganza complete with confetti canon, paparazzi entrance, champagne on arrival and canapés. Dress code for the evening is Red Carpet Glamour. Entertainment includes DJs, dance troupes and a casino.
For tickets call 020 7514 9038 or email email@example.com, quoting ‘NYE Tickets’.
Where? NYE @ Trinity SW4
How much? £100 pp
When? Thursday 31 December. Tables can be booked from 5.30-10.30 pm
Welcome in 2016 in style at Adam Byatt’s Trinity restaurant in Clapham with a four course set menu. There are early sittings from 5.30-7.45 pm, or later sittings from 8 pm with the last booking at 10.30 pm. Or the restaurant’s new space Trinity Upstairs can host your own party. The area is available for exclusive hire and Trinity will create a bespoke party package for you, starting at £3,000.
For more information please call Upstairs on 020 3475 7227, email firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively call the restaurant on 020 7622 1199.
Where? NYE @ Rudie’s N16
How much? £35 pp
When? Thursday 31 December. Tables can be booked from 6-11 pm
Jamaicanise your NYE at Rudie’s Bashy in Dalston. It’s only £10 to be on the guest list (entry fee from 11 pm) and dinner reservations are from 6-11 pm. The NYE set menu for £35 pp includes a glass of prosecco each. Cocktails will be flowing all night – try their “Brukout cocktail” Appleton VX rum with Chambord, pineapple juice, lime and sugar.
To book call 020 7249 9930 or email email@example.com.
For uninhibited views of the fireworks display, why not try Sky Garden at the top of the Walkie Talkie. It vaunts two restaurants (Darwin Brasserie and Fenchurch) and a bar (Sky Pod) that provide some of the best vistas in town.
Sky Pod – £150 pp
Enjoy mesmerising 360 degree views over London while listening to nine-piece band, The Soul Jets, and quaffing a glass of champagne for a midnight toast. Tickets are priced at £150 and group bookings will also enjoy a personal host and private area.
Darwin Brasserie – £125 pp
Rather dine than dance? Head to Darwin on floor 36 and sit down to a four-course dinner and half a bottle of champagne. On the menu: Cornish mackerel with warm potato and saffron salad with oyster cream; mains featuring venison haunch with braised red cabbage, quince and juniper jus; and warm chestnut cake. Groups of 18 can enjoy front row seats on the chef’s table for £225 pp.
Fenchurch – £195 pp
For fine dining at Sky Garden book a place at Fenchurch on level 37 and enjoy a five-course menu featuring dishes of Highland game ragout; Cornish turbot; loin of venison; and glazed peanut and Amadei chocolate bar with banana yoghurt ice-cream. Serving both an early and late sitting with half a bottle of champagne per person. Guests for the later service will gain exclusive access to a viewing balcony for the fireworks display. Wine pairings are available for an additional £75 pp.
Vinoly Room – £8,000
Or if you’d rather avoid the crowds, Sky Garden offers a private dining room with spectacular views of the city. The Vinoly Room seats up to sixteen people who can enjoy a bespoke wine pairing menu. The minimum spend is £8,000 though, so make sure your 15 friends have deep pockets!
How much? £45-55 pp
What? Was it Colonel Mustard in the conservatory with a candlestick? Or Mrs Peacock with the lead pipe in the study? Say farewell to 2015 while solving the ultimate murder mystery at Village East’s Cluedo New Year’s Eve Party. Each room at the venue has been styled to recreate Cluedo’s Tudor Mansion. Guests will receive a game card each upon arrival, before they sit down to a four-course feast. Clues will be handed out by Village East detectives throughout the night, and you need to use your sleuthing skills to determine who dunnit.
There is an early and a late sitting (which comes with a glass of champagne). For more details and bookings email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where? Percy & Founders W1
How much? £80 pp
When? Thursday 31 December. Dinner 6-10.30 pm, open until 1 am (DJ from 10 pm)
What? Choose one of Percy & Founders’s spaces for an intimate dinner or a gourmet New Year’s Eve gathering. The three course set menu includes: Cured Halibut with Shaved Fennel, Spiced Orange Dressing & Dill; Beef Fillet & Braised Ox Cheek with Horseradish Mash, Truffle Jus; and Dark Chocolate & Caramel Fondant with Scotch Vanilla Ice Cream. Priced at £80 pp, it includes a glass of NV Billecart-Salmon Brut Reserve Champagne on arrival and an after dinner cocktail.
Where? The Blues Kitchen (Camden, Shoreditch, Brixton)
How much? From £25 pp
When? Thursday 31 December, 6 pm-4 am
What? For New Year’s Eve, each venue will be hosting its own themed party. Camden’s New Year’s Eve Bash is a Tarantino Special, featuring soundtracks with cuts from Tarantino’s cult movies, plus live bands and fancy dress in town. In Shoreditch, The Blues Brothers Special will see dancing nuns, an Illinois county jail photo-booth, best dressed prizes, and live bands performing the soundtrack. Brixton will ring in the New Year with Brassroots and DJs spinning vintage funk, soul and rock ‘n’ roll until the small hours.
Where? The Exhibit SW12
How much? £25-50 pp
When? Thursday 31 December, 8 pm-4 am
What? Yet another Tarantino-inspired NYE celebration, this time in Balham’s best-loved bar The Exhibit. Transformed into the twisted world of the director for one night only, guests can enjoy a dance-off in ‘Jack Rabbit Slims’ (The Gallery); dodging the yakuza in The House of Blue Leaves (The Studio); and burgers and hard shakes in Big Kahuna Burger (The Balcony Bar). The Main Bar, meanwhile, will become The Grindhouse. Guests are encourage to come in fancy dress, with a prize up for grabs
£25 tickets include a welcome cocktail; £50 include a cocktail and three-course dinner. For tickets visit http://theexhibit.co.uk/nye2015/.
Where? Il Cudega E8
How much? £150 pp
What? Brand-new Italian eno-gastronomia, Il Cudega, is taking a typically authentic approach to their very first festive season with a selection of traditional Italian food from Lombardy. On New Year’s Eve they will host a fabulous eight-course supper club with matching wines including a selection of Lombardy charcuterie and cheeses, Polenta Concia with hot butter and melted Fontal cheese, Risotto al Salto (sautéed saffron risotto with porcini mushrooms), Scarpinacc (special filled ravioli from Bergamo), Cotechino, lentils and potato puree, sorbet, Pandoro (traditional NYE cake) and Grolla (coffee and grappa drank from traditional wooden goblet).
Where? MOMMI SW4
How much? £90 pp with dinner and unlimited drinks. Bar tickets from £10.
When? Thursday 31 December. Doors open 8 pm. Bar ticket holders admitted from 10.30 pm.
What? This New Year’s Eve MOMMI in Clapham will host a five-course crafted dining experience (including DIY ceviche) with unlimited drinks. Bar ticket holders will be admitted from 10.30 pm and receive a free drink on arrival. DJs will keep the party going until late.
Where? NYE @ Flemings W1
How much? £95 pp
What? Pop the bubbly at Flemings Mayfair this New Year’s Eve as you indulge in a delectable six course tasting menu, including dishes of lobster with pumpkin, coconut and coriander; foie gras with fig and red wine; fillet of beef with mushrooms and Madeira sauce; and chocolate with yuzu, green tea, tonka bean and rum. The set menu is available for groups of six or more and must be pre-booked.
Where? London House SW11
How much? £100 pp
What? This destination restaurant overlooking Battersea Square (one of Ramsay’s best in a while) will serve a five-course meal of seasonal dishes this New Year’s Eve. Begin with a selection of canapés (salmon rillettes, pressed lamb confit, mini baked potatoes) before moving onto smoked eel, queen scallops, Cox pippin purée; pheasant croquette with fried lollipop kale; Beef bourguignon and carved fillet with swede purée; and frozen nougatine with clementine purée. There are three levels of wine pairings on offer (perfect – £45, secret – £65 and prestige – £85) all beginning with a glass of champagne or Crémant on arrival.
Where? Petrus SW1
How much? £185 pp
What? Or why not head to another of Gordo’s celebrated venues and dine at Pétrus in Knightsbridge? Head chef Neil Snowball (great name!) will serve up a 10-course tasting menu. Dishes include: 36-month Parmesan linguine with Alba truffle; fresh herb-infused beef tea; fillet of Cornish turbot with Périogord truffle chowder; Balmoral estate venison Rossini with braised celery, rémoulade and sweetbread; and cassis jelly with champagne granita.
How much? £249 pp. NYE party and B&B package £339 pp
When? Thursday 31 Decmber, 7 pm-?
What? Ring in 2016 with a lavish four-course meal, flutes of champagne, live music and a private river cruise on the Thames for a fireworks front row seat. Guests will receive a glass of bubbly and canapés on arrival, before a four-course meal with a half bottle of wine per person. Dishes include: An amuse bouche of Vichyssoise with poached quail egg and caviar; Scottish smoked salmon with cucumber pickle and fennel salad; herb-crusted Scotch fillet with parsnip purée and beef cheek bonbon; and a dark chocolate tart with pistachio dust and blood orange sorbet.
Then enjoy an exclusive river cruise from the hotel’s pier at 10 pm with a complimentary drink in hand as you slowly drift towards Westminster for a prime view of the fireworks display. To make a booking or to find out more call 020 7064 4515 or email email@example.com.
Or you might consider this brain-meltingly expensive package…
Where? PrivateFly (somewhere over the Pacific Ocean)
How much? Oh, just a scant £151,000
What? We’re not sure why anyone would want to, but with this package you can celebrate New Year’s Eve twice with a 24-hour party on the world’s fastest private jet as you fly from Sydney to LA in a Gulfstream G560ER with PrivateFly. Experiencing New Year’s Eve twice is only possible by moving eastwards across the International Date Line. With the world rotating at 1,038 miles per hour, the time in Los Angeles is 19 hours behind Sydney, so you can visit both in the same evening.
Here is PrivateFly’s suggested itinerary for 2016:
Thursday 31 December, 8 pm (Sydney)
You could join other VIP partygoers at NYE Party At The House – an exclusive celebration at the Sydney Opera House. Or make a VIP table reservation at Sydney’s most prestigious nightclub, Marquee Sydney.For an intimate dinner, with fabulous views of the fireworks, The Dining Room at the Park Hyatt Sydney has sweeping harbour views.
Friday 1 January 2016, midnight (Sydney): Celebrate New Year #1
Party until 1 am and then make the short 12km drive from the harbour to Sydney Kingsford Smith airport, which offers 24-hour access for private jets.
Friday 1 January 2016, 2 am (Sydney): Depart in your Gulfstream G650ER
Your Gulfstream G650ER long range jet will be waiting on the tarmac, and there’ll be none of faffing around passengers usually experience at airports, you’ll take off minutes after arriving. The G650ER is the fastest long range private jet in the world and accommodates eight-18 people. During the 12-hour flight there’s music and video entertainment, fine wines, champagne and bespoke catering. For those who’d rather rest and relax there’s a luxury bed and bathroom.
31 December 2015, 7 pm (Los Angeles): Start the party…all over again
Land at Van Nuys, LA’s exclusive private jet airport and then head to one of Beverley Hills’s nighspots. Cleopatra’s Ball attracts some of Hollywood’s hottest partygoers to the Egyptian Theater. Or dine at one of LA’s most renowned restaurants like Spago.
Whole aircraft charter cost £151,000 Sydney – LA (one-way). Or from £8,400 pp, based on 18 passengers travelling together.