With Christmas over and 2021 behind us, it’s time to look to the New Year – the first question being, how are you going to ring it? From extravagant parties to lavish dinners, The Resident has brought together some of the capital’s best celebrations to see the year…
1 The Rubens at the Palace Hotel, Westminster
The Reubens offers several celebration options. There is a New Years party at The English grill, which holds two AA rosettes. Slated to be a spectacular affair, the event will feature music, canapes and champagne followed by an eight-course menu accompanied by champagne and wine. Or raise a toast to the new year in The curry room with a six-course menu and a tailor-made feast of flavors 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 6:30 p.m., dinner 7 p.m.
Tickets: NYE at English Grill £ 300 per person; Curry room menu £ 125
2 New Years Eve at the Milestone Hotel and Residences, Kensington
Celebrate the New Year in style at the Milestone Hotel and Residences. The grand Victorian venue hosts an event in its luxurious dining room with live music, canapes and champagne, followed by a six-course menu of fine English and European dishes. Highlights include the smoked chicken and truffle terrine, hand dipped scallop and crab cannelloni, Hereford Wellington beef, seared halibut with baby leeks, lobster ravioli, cauliflower puree and champagne velouté, as well as pistachio crème brûlée and gingerbread parfait.
Where: 1-3 Kensington Court, W8 5DL
Schedule: from 6 p.m.
Tickets: £ 275 / £ 117.50 adult / child (under 12)
The Milestone Hotel and Residences, Kensington. Photo: The Milestone
The Rubens at the Palace Hotel, Westminster. Photo: The Rubens
3 A fantasy night at Chinese Park, Mayfair
For those who wish to usher in 2022 in style, a decadent whimsy night for New Years Eve will take place at Mayfair’s to park Chinese‘downstairs, glamorous hangout, Club Chinese. A fixed am indulgent menu will be offered, with dishes including the taste of Chinese duck with golden oscietra caviar, royal sea bass with tamarind sauce, Cantonese risotto with Sicilian red shrimp and oriental mushrooms. To top it all, to park Chinese World famous show will perform to ring the New Year in the most fabulous way, with cabaret and more.
Where: 17 Berkeley Street, Mayfair, W1J 8EA
Tickets: Email [email protected] to reserve a table
4 Amazónico’s Jungle Fever New Years Eve, Mayfair
A popular Mayfair destination, Amazónico will host an all-day celebration inspired by Studio 54’s disco era, with a touch of tropical jungle. The party will be in full swing in the afternoon and continue into the evening with live music. Latin bands will perform live boogie-bossa nova in the dining room while resident DJs will play “electro-pique” disco beats in the bar and lounge. The restaurant will be transformed into a breathtaking jungle wonderland: lush foliage will come alive with a spectacular mirror ball ceiling and colorful lights. Staff will be dressed to perfection with sequins, sequins and jungle prints and guests will be encouraged to do the same. There will be a makeup artist on hand to make sure everyone gets into the retro-chic vibe, and two celebratory menus with Latin-inspired dishes.
Where: 10 Berkeley Square, Mayfair, W1J 6BR
Time: from 5 p.m.
Tickets: email the team to reserve a table at [email protected]
The Glitter Ball Silent Burlesque Disco at Lola’s at The Hippodrome, West End
Chinese Club, Mayfair. Photo: Chinese Club
5 The Glitter Ball Silent Burlesque Disco at Lola’s at The Hippodrome, West End
Looking for a place to celebrate in the West End without breaking the Bank? Lolathe underground casino To The Hippodrome hosts a Shine Ball. It’s a immersive burlesque party and quiet disco which promises to be fierce and fabulous, brought to you by the House of Burlesque. Expect an evening adorned with sequins, plus shine hostesses, pop-up performances, your favorite 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
Time: 9 p.m. to 3 p.m.
6 Goccia at Petersham Nurseries, Covent Garden
The lively Italian Restaurant & Bar at Petersham Nurseries in Covent Garden will host a disco night with a DJ in the bar until late. Upon arrival, guests receive a complimentary bellini, and for dinner, they will dine on seasonal Italian festive dishes from the a la carte menu and signature cocktails will flow through the night.
Where: 1 Floral Street, Covent Garden WC2E 9FB
Tickets: Book on petershamnurseries.com
7 Kid Creole and the Coconuts at Ronnie Scott’s, Soho
Legendary band Kid Creole and the Coconuts bring their disco and funk tunes to Soho for a lively celebration. With musical spikes from Caribbean and Latin American music, Kid Creole – aka August Darnell – brings an energetic show to the stage with a 12-piece band and a trio of singing “cocos”.
Where: 47, rue Frith, W1D 4HT
Time: 6 p.m. / 10:30 p.m.
Tickets: £ 150 to £ 250
La Goccia at Petersham Nurseries, Covent Garden. Photo: Petersham Nurseries
At Ronnie Scott’s, Soho. Photo: Ronnie Scott’s
8 Unlimited drinks and food at Sabine Rooftop Bar, St Paul’s
Fly to the New Year To Sabine rooftop bar, offering spectacular views of St. Paul’s with bottomless wine, champagne, beer and signature cocktails and tasty free-flowing bites. Enjoy festive cocktails such as the Brave Robin or Winter Bird and soak up the winter wonders Toatmosphere of Sabine’s alpine chalet, surrounded by frosted foliage and fairy lights.
Where: 10, rue Godliman, EC4V 5AJ
Schedule: From 7 p.m. (with catering) from 10 p.m. (drinks only)
Tickets: From £ 150 per person
9 An open-air party at Sky Garden, City
Dress to impress for Sky Garden’s famous New Years party, with a nine-piece live band, DJs playing to the the first few hours and 360 degree views of the city and fireworks. For occasions there is an array of drinks and meal packages offered including a six-course menu tasting menu To gastronomy Fenchurch Restaurant; a four-course dinner in the buzzing Tomosphere of Darwin Brewery; or champagne, festive canapes and food bowl in the Sky Garden bars.
Where: 1 Sky Garden Walk, EC3M 8AF
Tickets: From £ 145
Sabine Rooftop Bar, St Paul’s. Photo: Sabine
Garden of heaven, city. Photo: Sky Garden
ten Full Fat House Party at The Anthologist, Bank
Hosted by London DJ Fat Tony, The Anthologist cocktail bar offers a glitzy and glamorous vibe NYE Party. As Fatty T spins his basic disco sounds, accompanied by some of his favorite national performers and an entourage of dancers, you’ll enjoy a delicious three-course meal and glass of bubbles, followed by a free access to the club with firecrackers playing up the early hours.
Where: 58, rue Gresham, EC2V 7BB
Schedule: from 9 p.m.
Tickets: £ 75 with dinner otherwise £ 22.50