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. Here's a list of London restaurants ready to nurse you into the New Year on January 1 2017.
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Central London restaurants open on New Year's Day
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
"Come and have fun at the world's favourite Belgian beer and food emporium! Book now on our site or give us a call."
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
North London restaurants open on New Year's Day
"Brighten up your weekend with the 'afternoon jaunt' at GNH Bar. Two-for-one drinks on selected drinks every Saturday, 2–7pm."
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.
East London restaurants open on New Year's Day
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.
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 - they're taking walk-ins for lunch and bookings for the evening.
Meal for two with drinks and service: around £100
South London restaurants open on New Year's Day
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This 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.
West London restaurants open on New Year's Day
Find more places to fix a hangover in London
While this new wave of alcohol-soaked midday dining may have its roots across the pond, what could be a more natural activity for Londoners than the so-called bottomless brunch, which brings together a sociable weekend meal and excessive amounts of booze? Here’s our guide to the best bottomless brunches in London.
Clapham High Street’s a great place to meet up for a drink, with a couple of dozen bars and pubs vying for your attention like plaintive puppies in a dog’s home. But what many of them lack is ambition in the kitchen. They often start out well, but within months they become weekend drinking holes, with the food as mere ballast. Mommi is different. Although its large corner site superficially seems like a dozen others in the street – outdoor tables, sturdy-looking doorman, prominent bar counter – the grill and ‘raw bar’ have been set up to attract all-week custom, drinkers or not. Most passers-by will, like us, be drawn in by curiosity, and a drinks list that offers something a little different. There’s a Japanese-style (but Belgian-brewed) white ale called Kagua, with a distinctive citrus aroma; wines by the glass that are all South American, including a tannat from Uruguay; and pretty cocktails, all helpfully pegged at £8.50. Then you notice the open kitchen, with its dozen or so international staff wearing Japanese-style chef headbands. There’s a charcoal grill and sushi counter, preparing Japanese-Peruvian dishes (not an improbable fusion, as many of Peru’s best restaurants reflect the strong Japanese influence there). The small plates are beautiful to behold, Japanese tableware with artistic ingredient assembly. Raw tuna is seared (tataki), leaving the inside ruby-red, and featured the non-Japanese truffle oil along with toppings of perfectly crisp fried garlic sliver
"Thirstday? Add bottomless house-pour wine/bubbles to any bespoke set dining menu for £15pp. Thursday reservations, 7pm and 9pm. #Feasting..."