London restaurants open on New Year’s Day
Time Out rounds up the best places to ring in the New Year
Nothing eases the hangover pain like a decent feed. Tania Ballantine rounds up your dining options for January 1.
77A Wells Street, W1T 3QQ (020 7636 0717) www.geronimo-inns.co.uk
You’d better believe it. There’ll be bloody marys, brunch and ‘detox options’ at this Fitzrovia boozer.
Read Adam & Eve review
58 St Martin’s Lane, WC2N 4EA. (020 7748 5244).
Mmm, meaty. This handsome Theatreland pub deals in posh bar snacks and meateater mains.
Read The Angel & Crown review
13-14 Cork Street, W1S 3NS. (020 7409 1370) www.aureliamayfair.com
If your pockets are deep (very deep), this luxurious Mayfair spot will welcome you from 6.30pm to 11pm.
Read Aurelia review
24 Romilly Street, W1D 5AH. 020 7287 3266
Want to kickstart 2013 the legal way? Get a spice hit at this Soho Hunan specialist: Chinese, but hot.
Read Ba Shan review
Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, 66 Knightsbridge, SW1X 7LA. (020 7201 3899) www.danielnyc.com
Do you like French peasant food, but not peasants? This Knightsbridge favourite will pimp your pâté.
Read Bar Boulud review
Bistrot Bruno Loubet
86-88 Clerkenwell Road, EC1M 5RJ. (020 7324 4455) www.bistrotbrunoloubet.com
Though the excellent à la carte will be on offer as usual, we like the sound of Loubet’s special all-day brunch.
Read Bistrot Bruno Loubet review
7 Sloane Square, SW1W 8EE. (020 7730 0077) www.thebotanistonsloanesquare.com
What better place to play Sloaney-walk-of-shame-spotting than from the windows of this smart gastropub?
Read The Botanist review
33 King Street, WC2E 8JD. (020 7379 9696) www.closmaggiore.com
Come off-peak and tuck into the terrific-value prix fixe (£15.50) at this romantic Theatreland spot.
Read Clos Maggiore review
Dean Street Townhouse
69-71 Dean Street, W1D 4QJ. (020 7434 1775) www.deanstreettownhouse.com
For a buzzy (members’) club vibe, grab a table (or sink into an armchair) at this popular Soho restaurant.
Read Dean Street Townhouse review
55 Aldwych, WC2B 4BB. (020 7499 8558) www.thedelaunay.com
Open from 11am, this grand European-style café will look after you from brunch through to dinner.
Read The Delaunay review
40th Floor, Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, EC2N 4AY. (020 3640 7310) www.duckandwaffle.com
For bleary-eyed fat cats this fortieth-floor restaurant will be serving a champagne ‘sunrise’ breakfast.
Read Duck & Waffle review
The Jugged Hare
49 Chiswell Street, EC1Y 4SA. (020 7614 0134) www.thejuggedhare.com
It’s business as usual at this classy City gastropub (sister to the Gun and the Botanist).
Read The Jugged Hare review
171 Farringdon Road, London, EC1R 3AL. (020 7278 1234) www.little-bay.co.uk
For a low-cost start to the year, the Clerkenwell branch of this budget mini-chain could be just the ticket.
Read Little Bay review
50A Berkeley Street, W1J 8HA
Expect to find high-rollers at this pricy Asian-themed, Russian-owned, Mayfair restaurant.
Read Novikov review
5 Macclesfield Street, W1D 6AY. (020 7734 1382) www.rasasayangfood.com
It may not be the cosiest of surroundings, but for top street food from the Straits, pull in to this Chinatown pit stop.
Read Rasa Sayang review
3-4 Portman Mews South, W1H 6HS. (020 7408 0101) www.rotichai.com
Open 12.30-9pm, this modish joint deals in Indian street food, not least bread (roti) and tea (chai).
Read Roti Chai review
Floors 38 and 39, Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AY. (020 3640 7330) www.sushisamba.com
Open all day, this high-rise (and high-priced) spot will be serving special set menus as well as the à la carte.
Read Sushisamba review
160 Piccadilly, W1J 9EB. (020 7499 6996) www.thewolseley.com
It’s famous for breakfast but on January 1, this grand café’s staff will be having a lie-in – and be back at work from noon onwards.
Read The Wolseley review
12 Winsley Street, London, W1W 8HQ
Yalla Yalla (Soho & Bloomsbury) Serving their trademark Beirut street food (plus feast menus), the two main sites are open noon to 5pm.
Read Yalla Yalla review