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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.

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

Berners Tavern

Add some glitz and glamour to your New Year’s Day with a lazy breakfast or 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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Soho

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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City

Herman ze German

Venue says: Sausage & cheese did you say? This month's guest wurst is "ze Cheesy Hermanos" smokey pork & beef wurst filled with Gruyere cheese. Hmm...

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. Or keep on partying - the sausage shack is open until 4am.

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

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Chinatown

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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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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Islington

Plum & Spilt Milk

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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Kings Cross and St Pancras

Southampton Arms

Critics' choice

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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Central London

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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Islington

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Antelope

Critics' choice

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

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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

Critics' choice

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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Dalston

Needoo Grill

Critics' choice

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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Wanstead

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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Old Street

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Abu Zaad

Critics' choice

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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Edgware Road

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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West London

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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Ladbroke Grove

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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Parsons Green

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