Best Places to Eat on New Year's Day in London

There's no better way to welcome in a new year than with a stonking big hangover, right? With all the festivities of New Year's Eve done for another 365 days, it's easy to feel a little worse for wear once the 1st January rolls around. Nevertheless, these bars and restaurants across the city won't let the bank holiday get in the way of their efforts to provide the perfect fix. Let us be your guide as you explore the best places to eat on New Year's Day. 

Last updated on 12th September 2019

The Schoolhouse

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Bringing back Grange Hill vibes is the ever-reliable Schoolhouse. New Year's Day at this restaurant will see you chomp on naughty schoolboy pancakes, fatboy slim smoked salmon on sourdough and headmaster big breakfasts while attempting to remember your resolutions. 

Balans Soho Society is all about indulging your foodie desires, so put those resolutions on hold and tuck into their signature Balans Burger this New Year's Day for the ultimate hangover fix. Combine this with a classic cocktail and you'll be restored in no time.

The Breakfast Club know there's no better fix to a New Year's Eve hangover than a hearty plate of breakfast grub. Stack your pancakes high, pile bacon on the waffles and stuff you face with eggs bennies with bloody marys by the bucket-load and you'll be back on top form in no time. 

FEST Camden

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Ditching the January detox? Good on ya. Now head on over to FEST where the fun never stops, not even on a bank holiday. This party paradise will be right back into the swing of things, giving you the chance to start the year on a rooftop while munching pizza and guzzling cocktails.

Barrio Soho

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Keep the party going at Barrio this New Year's Day as they'll be open for bank holiday celebrations and festivities. Giving you a vibrant menu of spicy tacos, loaded fries and sharing platters alongside tequila-laced libations, they're sure to get your 2020 off to a sizzling start. 

Design my Night Brunch weekender

What about a restorative brunch in a room filled with flowers? Well, Bourne & Hollingsworth are giving you just that on New Year's Day. If you can't muster up the courage to face Leicester Square, head to their Clerkenwell hideaway which is equally as beaut. 

Cures for a heavy head come from Inamo's Soho and Covent Garden locations, where they'll be slinging sushi and offering interactive techy experiences that are sure to bring you back to life a little. To round it off? A little hair of the dog from the expert cocktail creators. 

Ping Pong Southbank

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Got a hankering for dim sum? Ping Pong are open on New Year's Day and serving up their signature dumplings to the masses. Refuel on hearty winter sharing plates such as katsu curry bowls, share some crispy duck and get stuck into shanghai xiaolongbao, because you deserve it.