Got a hankering for dim sum? Ping Pong Southbank, St Christopher's Place and Soho are a few of the London restaurants open on New Year's Day and they are serving up signature dumplings to the masses. Refuel on hearty winter sharing plates, share some crispy duck and get stuck into shanghai xiaolongbao, because you deserve it.
Best Restaurants For New Year's Day In London
With all the festivities done for another 365 days, it's easy to feel a little worse for wear once the 1st of January rolls around. Nevertheless, these 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 in London.
Last updated on 5th December 2023
Go all out with Wagtail, one of the best restaurants for New Year's Day in London with a view. Nab a winter igloo and catch some of the city's finest landmarks from this sky-high venue, including Tower Bridge, St Paul's Cathedral and The Shard, all while delving into fresh and thoughtful British plates.
Put on your leather pants (but loosen your belt) as the Hard Rock Cafe on Old Pike Lane is offering a sensational two or three-course meal this New Year's Day. From only £34.95 per person, you can enjoy the likes of grilled salmon, a full rack of ribs or a surf and turf burger while surrounded by iconic memorabilia.
Balans Soho Society is all about indulging your foodie desires, so put those resolutions on hold and tuck into their signature burger for a New Year's Day brunch in London as 2023 seems like a distant memory. Combine this with a classic cocktail and you'll be restored in no time across its Kensington, Stratford and Shepherd's Bush locations.
If you feel like living your best life this New Year's Day, Aubaine Mayfair has just the breakfast for you. Situated on Dover Street, this gorgeous venue boasts eggs Benedict or scallops, followed by truffle scrambled eggs and lobster spaghetti. Yum.
The Breakfast Club know there's no better fix to a New Year's Eve hangover than a hearty plate of brekkie. Stack your pancakes high, pile on the bacon and stuff your face with eggs bennies. To finish, sip on some tasty bloody marys and you'll be back on top form in no time.
Burr & Co has a healthy variety of dishes to get stuck into for New Year's Day. Re-engergise yourself with overnight oats and rye porridge, or treat your body to The Triple, which includes fried eggs, potato crisps and parmesan croutons. Better yet? The menu is available all day long.
Nestled within the Karma Sanctum Soho, Wild Heart will be dishing up delicious New Year's Day dinners for eager eaters who wish to dine privately. With many a rock 'n' roll patron gracing their establishment, these guys are sure to have the perfect bank holiday fix for you.
If you didn't book your New Year's Eve dinner in London for 2023 here, head down to this elegant Mayfair venue for some fine dining on 1st of January. The Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel offers sophisticated dishes such as Hereford aged beef fillet steak, spiced roasted cauliflower and their touted 'best Dover sole in London'.
Sometimes a traditional roast won't do, so you set your sights on Italian restaurants for New Year's Day in London. Bocconcino is one of the finest and will be serving up gorgeous silky strands of linguine, fish and fresh pizza, as well as classic cocktails and wines.
Hunting for the best restaurants for New Year's Day in London with a rooftop? The Boundary will have multiple areas open, so you can kick back with a cocktail and offerings hot off the robata grill, or hide away in the Albion with a freshly baked pie and craft beer.