With Christmas over and 2021 behind us, it’s time to look towards the new year – the first question being, how will you ring it in? From extravagant parties to lavish dinners, The Resident has rounded up some of the best celebrations in the capital to see the year out…
1 The Reubens at the Palace Hotel, Westminster
The Reubens has several celebratory options to choose from. There’s a New Year’s Eve bash taking place at The English Grill, which holds two AA rosettes. Set to be a spectacular affair, the event will have music, canapés and champagne followed by an eight-course menu paired with champagne and wine. Or, toast to the new year in The Curry Room with a six-course menu and a feast of flavours created bespoke for the evening. Alternatively, enjoy a sharing platter and champagne in The New York Bar.
Where: 9 Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W 0PS
Time: NYE at The English Grill, reception 6.30pm, dinner 7pm
Tickets: NYE at The English Grill £300pp; The Curry Room set menu £125
2 New Year’s Eve at The Milestone Hotel and Residences, Kensington
Celebrate the new year in style at The Milestone Hotel and Residences. The grand, Victorian venue is putting on an event in its luxurious dining room with live music, canapés and champagne followed by a six-course menu of fine English and European dishes. Highlights include smoked chicken and truffle terrine, hand-dived scallop and crab cannelloni, Hereford beef Wellington, pan-seared halibut with baby leeks, lobster ravioli, cauliflower puree and champagne velouté, as well as pistachio creme bruleé and gingerbread parfait.
Where: 1-3 Kensington Court, W8 5DL
Time: From 6pm
Tickets: £275/£117.50 adult/child (under 12yrs)
3 A Night of Fantasy at Park Chinois, Mayfair
For those wishing to usher in 2022 in style, a decadent Night of Fantasy for New Year’s Eve will be taking place at Mayfair’s Park Chinois’ downstairs glamorous haunt, Club Chinois. Am indulgent set menu will be on offer, with dishes to include taste of duck de Chine with gold oscietra caviar, king sea bass with tamarind sauce, Cantonese risotto with Sicilian red prawn, and oriental mushrooms. To top it off, Park Chinois world-renowned show will be performing to ring in the new year in the most fabulous way, with cabaret and more.
Where: 17 Berkeley Street, Mayfair, W1J 8EA
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4 Amazónico’s Jungle Fever New Year’s Eve, Mayfair
Popular Mayfair destination, Amazónico will host an all-day celebration inspired by the disco era of Studio 54, with a tropical jungle twist. The party will be in full force from the afternoon and will continue late into the evening with live music. Latin bands will play live boogie-Bossa Nova in the Dining Room while the resident DJs will paly ‘electro-pical’ discothèque beats in The Bar & Lounge. The restaurant will be transformed into a show-stopping jungle wonderland: the luscious foliage will come alive with a spectacular mirror ball ceiling and colourful lights. Staff will be dressed to the nines in glitter, sequins and jungle prints with guests encouraged to do the same. There will be an on site makeup artists to ensure everyone gets well and truly into the retro-chic spirit, and two celebratory menus featuring Latin-inspired dishes.
Where: 10 Berkeley Square, Mayfair, W1J 6BR
Time: From 5pm
Tickets: Email the team to book a table on firstname.lastname@example.org
5 The Glitter Ball Silent Burlesque Disco at Lola’s at The Hippodrome, West End
Looking for a spot to celebrate in the West End without breaking the bank? Lola’s Underground Casino at The Hippodrome is hosting a free Glitter Ball. It is an immersive burlesque party and silent disco that promises to be fierce and fabulous, brought to you by the House of Burlesque. Expect an evening adorned with sparkles, plus glitter hostesses, pop-up performances, your favourite anthems from not one but three different DJs, flash-mobs, cocktails and a host more surprises and fun.
Where: Cranbourn Street, Leicester Square, WC2H 7JH
6 La Goccia at Petersham Nurseries, Covent Garden
The vibrant Italian restaurant and bar from Petersham Nurseries in Covent Garden will throw a disco party with a DJ in the bar until late. On arrival, guests receive a complimentary bellini and for dinner they will dine on seasonal Italian feasting dishes from the a la carte menu and signature cocktails will flow all night long.
Where: 1 Floral Street, Covent Garden WC2E 9FB
Tickets: Book at petershamnurseries.com
7 Kid Creole and the Coconuts at Ronnie Scott’s, Soho
Legendary act Kid Creole and the Coconuts bring their disco, funk tunes to Soho for a lively celebration. With musical tips of the cap to Caribbean and Latin American music, Kid Creole – aka August Darnell – brings a high energy show to the stage featuring a 12-piece band and a trio of singing ‘coconuts’.
Where: 47 Frith Street, W1D 4HT
8 Bottomless Drinks & Food at Sabine Rooftop Bar, St Paul’s
Soar into the New Year at rooftop bar Sabine, boasting spectacular views of St. Paul’s with bottomless wine, champagne, beer, and signature cocktails and free-flowing tasty bites. Enjoy festive cocktails such as the Brave Robin or Winter Bird and soak up the winter wonderland atmosphere of Sabine’s alpine chalet, surrounded by frosted foliage and fairy lights.
Where: 10 Godliman Street, EC4V 5AJ
Time: From 7pm (with food) from 10pm (drinks only)
Tickets: From £150 pp
9 A Sky-High Party at Sky Garden, City
Dress to impress for Sky Garden’s renowned New Year’s Eve party, complete with a live nine-piece band, DJs playing until the early hours and 360-degree views of the city and fireworks. For the occasions, there’s an array of drinking and dining packages on offer including a six-course tasting menu at fine-dining Fenchurch Restaurant; a four-course dinner in the buzzing atmosphere of Darwin Brasserie; or champagne, festive canapés and bowl food in Sky Garden’s bars.
Where: 1 Sky Garden Walk, EC3M 8AF
Tickets: From £145
10 Full Fat House Party at The Anthologist, Bank
Hosted by London’s DJ Fat Tony, The Anthologist cocktail bar is putting on a glitzy and glamourous NYE celebration. While Fatty T spins his staple disco sounds, accompanied by some of his favourite national artists and an entourage of dancers, you’ll enjoy a delicious three-course meal and a glass of bubbles, followed by complimentary access to the club with bangers playing until the early hours.
Where: 58 Gresham Street, EC2V 7BB
Time: From 9pm
Tickets: £75 with dinner otherwise £22.50