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Restaurants open on New Year’s Day

Hungover cooking is no fun at all, so this New Year's Day, have someone else do it for you. Here's our guide to London restaurants open on New Year's Day

Whether you’re bleary-eyed and in need of a good feed, or looking for somewhere more refined to meet friends and family, start the year as you mean to go on.

Amaya

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Specialising in stylish pan-Indian tapas, Amaya is favoured by a clientele of well-heeled professionals blessed with good taste and deep pockets. An extravagant choice for those who have had enough of turkey and Christmas pud leftovers.

Meal for two with drinks and service: £150

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Belgravia

Baiwei

Clear out the cobwebs with punchy south-western Chinese cooking potent with chilli spice at this Chinatown eatery.

Meal for two with drinks and service: around £50.

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Chinatown

Belgo Centraal

There's more to this Belgian restaurant and bar than just mussels, but for a break from the traditional Christmas fayre, check out the Covent Garden branch. Order drinks and food in advance from their deceptively-named 'Menu for Christmas'.

Meal for two with drinks and service: around £70

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Covent Garden

Berners Tavern

Add some glitz and glamour to your New Year’s Day with an easy-going brunch at Jason Atherton’s swanky Modern European dining room in the new Edition Hotel.

Meal for two with drinks and service: around £140.

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Fitzrovia

Duck & Waffle

From an English breakfast to duck leg with waffles, live the high life on January 1 with views from the 40th floor across the City as you dine. Food is available more or less around the clock – bonus.

Meal for two with drinks and service: around £100.

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Moorgate

Herman ze German

Smoked sausage in a proper chewy baguette with lashings of mustard and ketchup? Sounds like the ideal antidote to the excesses of the night before.

Meal for two with drinks and service: around £25.

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Soho

High Road Brasserie

Pitched between a grand café and an art deco bar, this restaurant cleverly nails a look that transcends generations It's European, brasserie style food is perfect for a late family lunchand there is also an excellent cocktail list for those who would rather carry on the party!

Meal for two with drinks and service: around £70

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Turnham Green

Kopapa

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For a light brunch after a heavy night, enjoy the offerings at the Kopapa in Covent Garden. Kopapa is the Maori word for 'gathering' or 'to be crowded' so this cafe is a great place to share with friends the morning after the night before.

Meal for two with drinks and service: around £25

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Covent Garden

Royal China

If fresh sea air is the only thing to rouse you after a heavy New Year's Eve, the waterside Royal China could be for you. Along with stunning views of the Thames, enjoy a variety of Chinese favourites.

Meal for two with drinks and service: around £100

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Canary Wharf

Shoryu Soho

A steaming bowl of noodles in broth with plenty of roast pork is Japan’s answer to the dirty kebab, and it works just as well on a hangover.

Meal for two with drinks and service: around £40.

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Piccadilly Circus
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Drapers Arms

Get your fill of classic British cooking in the austere-chic surroundings of this handsome Islington pub.

Meal for two with drinks and service: around £45.

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Barnsbury

Plum & Spilt Milk

Venue says: Saturday brunch by Mark Sargeant. £65 for two, with two dishes from the brunch menu, a bottle of Billecart-Salmon Champagne and coffee.

This smart dining room on the first floor of a new hotel overlooking King’s Cross station is a good pitstop, and not just for Potter-spotters.

Meal for two with drinks and service: around £90.

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King's Cross

Southampton Arms

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Cosy down by the open fire with a roast pork bap or sausage roll and a pint of craft beer at this diminutive boozer a short stroll from Hampstead Heath.

Snacks for two with drinks: around £30.

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Dartmouth Park

Smokehouse

Get your year off to a smoking start with the Sunday roast menu at this barbecue-leaning Islington gastropub.

Meal for two with drinks and service: around £80.

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Canonbury

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Antelope

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With open fires, Modern European dishes and a range of real ales, this gastropub is worth a journey.

Lunch for two with drinks and service: around £45.

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Tooting

Chicken Shop

This branch of chicken stop in Tooting will be dishing up its clucking great bites from midday on the 1st, as will the original branch in Kentish Town.

Meal for two with drinks and service: around £40.

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Tooting

Peckham Refreshment Rooms

This new tapas bar tells us they plan to be open from 8pm until ‘late’ (1am the next morning) – but ring first to reconfirm.

Meal for two with drinks and service: around £60.

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Peckham Rye

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Hoi Polloi

The Ace Hotel is a boutique but slightly rock ’n’ roll hotel from the US, so where better to party after the party? The British-leaning dishes are excellent.

Dinner for two with drinks and service: around £100.

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Shoreditch

Mangal Ocakbasi

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Take a cue from the crowds that flock to this east London institution for juicy, coal-grilled kebabs and other Turkish treats.

Meal for two with drinks and service: around £50.

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Shacklewell

Needoo Grill

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A short stroll away from the more famous Tayyabs is this strikingly similar Pakistani grill restaurant. The vegetarian dishes (tarka dal; crushed potatoes with cauliflower, tomatoes, ginger and fresh coriander) definitely hit the spot.

Meal for two with drinks and service: around £25. BYO: no corkage charge.

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Whitechapel

Provender

Max Renzland’s smart French bistro in Wanstead will be serving the à la carte menu in the evening and a two-course brunch menu (£19.50) until 5.30pm.

Meal for two with drinks and service: around £70.

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London

Princess of Shoreditch

This handsome gastropub near Old Street will be open all afternoon.

Meal for two with drinks and service: around £60.

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Shoreditch

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Abu Zaad

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The sister branch of the popular and good-value Shepherd’s Bush Syrian restaurant is open for business as usual on New Year’s Day. No alcohol is served.

Meal for two with drinks and service: around £30.

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Marylebone

Crabtree

With no Championship fixtures for New Year's Day, even non-Fulham FC fans will be welcome at The Crabtree. Expect takeaway-style meals such as scampi and chips.

Meal for two with drinks and service: around £70.

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Fulham

Electric Diner

The regular US diner-style menu will be served at this good-looking brunch, lunch and burger spot in Notting Hill.

Meal for two with drinks and service: around £70.

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Westbourne

Malt House

This good-looking and well-run gastropub in Fulham will be serving its smart lunch menu.

Meal for two with drinks and service: around £70.

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Fulham Broadway

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