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

New Year's Day = guaranteed hangover and like heck are you going to want to cook. But as luck would have it, whether you're bleary eyed and in need of a good feed, or just looking for somewhere to meet family and friends, there are plenty of decent restaurants and foodie pubs open on January 1 this year, for all budgets and tastes. Scroll down to see our pick.

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Central London restaurants open on New Year's Day

Amaya

4 out of 5 stars

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

Belgravia

Bad Egg

4 out of 5 stars

This ace City diner will be open Sunday hours (that's 10am-5pm) on New Year's Day, serving up its weekend brunch menu of Mexi-Cali classics.

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

Moorgate
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Baiwei

4 out of 5 stars

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.

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.

Meal for two with drinks and service: around £70

Covent Garden
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Berners Tavern

5 out of 5 stars

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 Edition Hotel, open for service throughout the day.

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

Fitzrovia

Herman ze German

4 out of 5 stars

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.

Soho
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Hix

4 out of 5 stars

The Soho branch of Hix is putting punters into the recovery position with bottomless Bloody Mary or prosecco brunch from midday onwards.

Bottomless brunch for two: around £70.

Soho

Shoryu Soho

Venue says: “Get two-for-one Shoryu buns every Monday when purchasing any bowl of ramen.”

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.

Piccadilly Circus
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North London restaurants open on New Year's Day

Drapers Arms

3 out of 5 stars

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

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

Barnsbury

Plum & Spilt Milk

3 out of 5 stars

Venue says: “Simple classics, beautifully cooked courtesy of highly acclaimed chef Mark Sargeant, in an atmosphere that's elegant and relaxed.”

This smart dining room on the first floor of a 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.

King's Cross
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Smokehouse

4 out of 5 stars

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

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

Canonbury

East London restaurants open on New Year's Day

Duck & Waffle

3 out of 5 stars

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.

Moorgate

Hoi Polloi

5 out of 5 stars

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.

Shoreditch
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Mangal Ocakbasi

4 out of 5 stars

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.

Shacklewell

Needoo Grill

5 out of 5 stars

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.

Whitechapel
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Provender

4 out of 5 stars

Max Renzland’s smart French bistro in Wanstead will be serving lunch and dinner.

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

London

Princess of Shoreditch

4 out of 5 stars
Recommended

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

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

Shoreditch
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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

Canary Wharf

South London restaurants open on New Year's Day

Antelope

3 out of 5 stars

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 (bookings not taken).

Tooting

Chicken Shop

4 out of 5 stars

This branch of chicken stop in Tooting will be dishing up its clucking great bites from midday on the 1st, as will a handful of other branches.

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

Tooting
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Theo's Pizzeria

4 out of 5 stars

Quell the booze blues with a plate of dough and cheese at Camberwell's finest (hell, it's one of the best pizza joints in the city), open from midday-10pm. 

Meal for two with drinks and service: around £55. 

Camberwell

West London restaurants open on New Year's Day

Abu Zaad

4 out of 5 stars

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.

Marylebone

Crabtree

4 out of 5 stars
Recommended

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.

Fulham
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Electric Diner

3 out of 5 stars

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.

Westbourne

High Road Brasserie

3 out of 5 stars

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 lunch. 

Meal for two with drinks and service: around £70

Turnham Green
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Malt House

4 out of 5 stars

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

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

Fulham Broadway

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By: Time Out London Food & Drink

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