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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.
The Restaurant at Soho's Sanderson is one heck of a lovely place to eat this New Year's Day, as they promise a breakfast, lunch and dinner that'll heal any wounds from the night before. From BBQ monkfish to stuffed chicken and ribeye steaks, this place is worth splashing out on.
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.
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.
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.
Plate is a swish dining experience located on the mezzanine and ground floor of M by Montcalm Hotel in Shoreditch, serving an eclectic menu of British dishes with a French flair. Head over and you can tuck into Barnsley chop and steamed St Mawes sea bream to refuel.
Tucked away in the gorgeous St. James's Court hotel, The Bistro is an excellent dining spot to kick off the new year. Offering a calm retreat and high-quality dining, you can tuck into their menu of internationally-inspired eats and grilled treats without worrying about breaking 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.
Looking to start the new year with a touch of glamour? Take yourself over to ROKA Mayfair and indulge in a celebratory feast of innovative Japanese dishes. Pair your sashimi, tempura and robata plates with the perfect sake and you're in good stead for 2020.
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.
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.
Nurse a sore head in the loveliest of settings as Aragon House in Fulham puts on a fine spread for New Year's Day. The charming gastropub will cheer you up with hearty plates such as ham hock terrine, the house burger, and honey-glazed roast ham.
Nestled within the Karma Sanctum Soho, Wild Heart will be dishing up delicious New Year's Day dinners for eager eaters. With many a rock 'n' roll patron gracing their establishment, these guys are sure to have the perfect hangover fix for you.
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.
The Boundary will have multiple areas open on New Year's Day, so you can kick back on the rooftop with a cocktail and offerings hot off the robata grill, or hide away in the Albion with a freshly baked pie and craft beer.
If you're on the hunt for a more upscale New Year's Eve brunch, Holbon Dining Room are your guys. Open from 12pm - 4pm, they'll be dishing up a sumptuous three course offering of elegant eats, utilising fresh ingredients and flavours that won't jeopardise any resolutions.
The Coal Rooms is a relaxed bar, restaurant and café that will be hosting an exceptionally wholesome roast dinner on New Year's Day from 1pm. If you've got a hankering for a classic hangover fix, these will be your guys.
The Barbary's holistic approach to cooking is all you need to pull you out of any NYE slumps. Treat yourself to a visit this New Year's Day and you'll be brought back to life with their khamara octopus, grilled figs and manouri, and chicken al bandora, cooked in traditional clay ovens.
Sketch will have its doors wide open for hungry patrons come New Year's Day, and while the Lecture Room & Library will be closed, we can guarantee the rest of the kooky hideaway is worth exploring. From its art-lined walls and astounding eats, it's a cracking way to kick off 2020.