Some people dive into the icy sea on New Year’s Day. Some people don’t get up until the 2nd January!
May we suggest some middle ground? Whether you wake on the first morning of 2019 with a spring in your step, or are perhaps not feeling your best (we can’t think why), there’s nothing like a good brunch to shake off the cobwebs and start the New Year right.
These restaurants in London are open bright and early-ish on New Year’s Day – Auld Lang Syne may still be ringing in your ears, but there nothing a Bloody Mary and Full English can’t sort out.
Starting at 12:30pm on New Years Day, The Landmark is getting you in the pink for 2019 with their champagne brunch with a difference. In the true spirit of one of 2018’s biggest foodie buzzwords, all the bubbles served over this brunch will be strictly rose. Enjoy unlimited fizz along with fresh seafood, traditional roasts and puddings, in the hotel’s beautiful surroundings.
Hoi Polloi , Ace Hotel
Betty Bracelet Cocktail and Roast Ribs of Beef all washed down with a String Quartet – Could you think of a better way to star 2019? The ever so-hip Ace Hotel in Shoreditch, delivers seasonal British cooking – modern but not outlandish – that will leave you craving more. Kick off 11am
Berners Tavern, Fitzrovia
Add some glitz and glamour to your New Year’s Day with a roast at Jason Atherton’s swanky Modern European dining room in the Edition Hotel, open for service throughout the day. Serving everything from healthy elixirs to their famous dingly dell sausages.
The Ritz, Picadilly
With the New Years Day Parade starting at 12pm The Ritz could would be the perfect place to soak up the atmosphere. Priding itself on service you can expect extravagance from the Michelin Starred Restaurant. There will be a pianist to entertain and children are more than welcome. Just don’t forget the dress code!
There is nothing like a curry after the night before, but its New Years Day and you need to do it in style. Mouth watering Indian tapas, silky-smooth service, sleek cocktail bar and dining area. That hangover will dispaear so your ready to start again. From 12:30pm
The Drapers Arms, Islington
Open from midday this gastropub will fill your needs with classic British cooking in the austere-chic surroundings, comfort food galore imagine butternut squash, shoulder of Lamb and bread and butter pudding! There is a private room also available if you can face carrying on the party.