05.12.2014

Sauce Loves… New Year's Eve


Launceston Place

December has finally arrived, bringing with it an Arctic chill and Christmas songs…EVERYWHERE!

Alongside present buying and working your way through yet another tray of mince pies cocktails, there’s something even more pressing to organise this December… New Year’s Eve plans.

London has so many choices on New Year’s Eve, and trying to pick one can be more stressful than Oxford Street on Boxing Day.

Luckily, this year we’ve done the hard work for you. Look no further than Sauce’s definitive guide to New Year’s Eve 2014 with excellent drinks and bad hangovers guaranteed.

 

New Year’s Eve with a view at City Social

City Social

See in the New Year in style at City Social with spectacular views across the city and a Michelin starred dinner. Executive chef Paul Walsh and his team have created two bespoke menus for diners to choose from; an early doors four-course dinner, at £125 per head, or an extravagant six-course menu, at £295 per head. Alternatively guests can reserve a booth in the City Social bar, or just walk in, to enjoy creative cocktails and view London from a height as it lights up at midnight.

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Mango Tree for New Years Eve

Mango Tree

To bring in 2015, guests can book Mango Tree’s New Year’s Eve packages, complete with a three-course dinner, Champagne cocktail and music from DJ Vek.

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Launceston Place

Launceston Place

Add a touch of class to the evening and celebrate New Year’s Eve at Michelin-starred Launceston Place. Guests can sit back in the restaurant’s luxurious yet comforting surroundings and let Head chef Tim Allen serve up a sensational festive menu. Priced at £95 for 6 courses, guests can expect dishes such as Wild sea bass and English veal. £158 per person with wine pairings.

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Avenue

Avenue

Sit back, relax and listen to live music this New Year’s: diners at Avenue can indulge on an a la carte menu especially created by Head Chef Michael Blizzard. What’s more, the restaurant is within walking distance of London’s legendary fireworks display for those who wish to continue their celebrations with a bang.

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Almeida

Almeida

Join the team at Almeida for an unforgettable evening on New Year’s Eve, where they will be serving an exceptional feast including a choice of four or six course tasting menus.

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Purnell’s Bistro

Ginger's Bar at Purnell's Bistro

End the year in style with a five course New Years Eve dinner at Purnell’s. Diners can enjoy a specially created menu and evening entertainment for £55 per person, including a welcome cocktail.

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 Ember Yard

Ember Yard interior

This New Year’s Eve, Ember Yard will be hosting a celebratory late night feast to bring in 2015, from 10pm-1:30am (tickets £175). Offering an extravagant menu including  five year aged Jamon Iberico Reserva, Lobster, Venison and Piemontese White Alba Truffles, Ember Yard’s signature cocktails and of course, Champagne, guests can expect a smokin’ hot New Year’s Eve! For more info and to book, please email Daniel on info@emberyard.co.uk.

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The Ritz

Ritz Exterior MAIN

The Palm Court will be hosting a 1920’s themed evening complete with a four-course dinner, marching band, live music and dancing for £750 per person/£300 per child. Alternatively, the black tie Gala Dinner, priced at £1,200 per person, will take place in The Ritz Restaurant with a six course dinner with Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque Champagne, as well as a fireworks display.

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Corinthia Hotel, London

The Northall

For a New Year to remember dine in The Northall and watch the London fireworks from the perfect vantage point from the banks of the River Thames. Continue the celebrations with Brunch on New Year’s Day accompanied by a live jazz band.

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Bonnie Gull

Bonnie Gull Seafood Cafe (Exmouth Market) is offering an exclusive Christmas Set Menu for £29 per person, including signature fish dishes as well as a traditional turkey dinner. Email Christmas@bonniegullseafoodcafe.com to find out more. This site and the flagship Bonnie Gull Seafood Shack are both available for exclusive hire this NYE – the ideal ‘plaice’ to welcome 2015.

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Shake Shack

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If you’re heading out to watch the fireworks, warm up afterwards at Shake Shack. Their festive menu includes  the ShackDog’N Blanket (£6) – a Sillfield farm Cumberland sausage wrapped with bacon and topped with pumpkin maple mustard, Mince Pie Concrete (£5/£8) and Mulled Red Wine (£4.95) – winter Shack Red served warm and spiced for the season. Also keeping us warm in Covent Garden until March is the Shack’s Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate (£3.95).