Foodie Friday

New Year’s Eve is creeping up on us and reservations are quickly getting harder to come by. So, now is the time to decide where you want to see in 2014!

Here at Sauce we have compiled a list for you to mull over and help with your decision (aren’t we nice).


Min Jiang is serving an exciting five course lavish banquet for New Year’s Eve. Enjoy this fine-dining Chinese experience along with its with stunning views over London (there will be party hats, crackers and novelties for all). Highlights on the menu include the legendary wood-fired Beijing Duck and the Yellow Bean Alaskan King Crab.  Click here to book.

 Location: Royal Garden Hotel, 2-24 Kensington High Street | London W8 4PT |020 7361 1988 |High Street Kensington  | £160

British seafood restaurant, Kensington Place, is open for dinner on New Year’s Eve where head chef Dan Loftin has created a menu with a delectable choice of fish and meats.

 Starting with an amuse bouche, dinner guests will be served a three-course dinner, followed with coffee and petit fours to finish. The menu boasts dishes including palace garden smoked salmon, cream cheese, toasted crumpet and caviar, followed by roast fillet of beef, truffled potato purée, Jerusalem artichoke and wild mushrooms.  Yum. Click here to book.

Location: Kensington Place, 201 Kensington Church St | London W8 7LX | 020 7727 3184| Notting Hill Gate | £60


Experience the diverse cuisines of Northern China at Hutong with a specially created nine course menu and take in the stunning views from the 33rd floor of The Shard. For those wanting a lighter meal, seats can be also be reserved to have canapés and a glass of champagne at the bar. This is an ideal spot to see some traditional Chinese entertainment, watch the midnight fireworks, and dance away to the DJ until 3am. Click here to book.

Location: Level 33 The Shard, 31 St Thomas St | London SE1 9RY | 020 3011 1257 | London Bridge tube station |£245 or £55 for Bar

Skylon Bar

Celebrate with glitz and glamour at Skylon‘s gala dinner, where you can enjoy a luxurious tasting menu (vegetarian menu also available) and views of London’s fireworks from the Royal Festival Hall’s outdoor terrace as Big Ben strikes midnight. With live music from The Urban Soul Orchestra you will no doubt be dancing until it shuts at 2am. Click here to book.

Location: Royal Festival Hall  | London SE1 8XX   |020 7654 7800  | Waterloo or Embankment tube station | £265 

Giovanni Room

Quaglino will be hosting a celebratory night consisting of two differently priced sittings.   There will be a DJ, with dinner guests at the main slot having the pleasure of listening to Ticklers Big Band while sipping on a glass of Champagne as the new year rolls in. Highlights of the menu include the 7 hour braised iberico pork with apple cider & salsify, as well as the vegetarian porcini & chestnut royal with parmesan sauce & tarragonp earls. Private dining rooms are also available, namely the Giovanni room (pictured above) and the larger Prince of Wales room. Click here to book.

Location:16 Bury Street  | London SW1Y 6AJ | 020 7930 6767| London Bridge tube station | £55 early sitting, £135 main, £30 at the bar

 Butlers Wharf Chop House opens its doors for New Year’s Eve, serving a delicious three course meal and the option to enjoy a unique dinner and boat cruise, including champagne. This is the perfect way to see in the New Year if the extravagant fireworks are your thing as you will be located just by Westminster Bridge! Click here to book.

Location: 36e Shad Thames | London SE1 2YE | 020 7403 3403| Tower Hill tube station | £200 for cruise, £80 for dinner at the restaurant

We hope this helps!