If, like me, you have only just emerged back into the world of reality after hibernating for months frantically completing assessment after assessment and meeting deadline after deadline, you are probably experiencing slight heart palpitations that it’s already December and you haven’t made any festive plans for Christmas or the New Year. But do not worry, I have made your job a bit easier by listing below a few celebrations happening at some of London’s most well known restaurants – celebrations so spectacular, they are guaranteed to bring you back with a bang into the world of the living!
So first up, what has Quaglino’s, Mayfair got on offer amid the whirlwind that is winter?
On Christmas Eve, the venue will be hosting dinner and live music by Andrew Osbourne who will be accompanied his band featuring vocals, jazz guitar and bass. They will be performing the most popular songs of past generations including Paul Simon, Elton John, Billy Joel and The Beatles most famous tunes. What’s not to love? For Christmas Day (I couldn’t believe the venue would be open either on THE special day) one of the UK’s most innovative and unique young singer and songwriters, Jermain Jackman will take centre stage. There is also the option for guests to tuck into an exclusive menu including dishes such as ‘Fois Gras parfait’ for starters, ‘Roast bronze turkey’ for mains with all the trimmings on the side, and the most tempting festive desserts (because let’s be real, dessert is the best part right?). New Years Eve at Quaglino’s will be modelled around the theme of ‘Hollywood Glamour’, you will be made to feel like a star as the venue rolls out a red carpet and recreates the elegance of a Hollywood Awards Night. Featuring an outstanding 3-course signature exclusive menu created by ExecutiveHead Chef Nuno and accompanied by thrilling late-night live music and DJs, Quaglino’s New Year’s Eve will be the most glamorous and unforgettable night.
If this doesn’t tickle your tinsel, then why not head on over to 100 Wardour St, Soho?
On News Years Eve, 100 Wardour St will host the ultimate Havana fiesta, starting with a delicious 3 course-meal followed by the liveliest of music, killer cocktails and a dash of Cuban spice. The fiesta will continue until 4am with tickets starting for as little as £30. Be prepared to dance until your feet go numb amid an atmosphere of euphoria – the countdown to the New Year has never looked so exciting!
Last but not least, why not sleigh ride over the Madison, St Pauls?
On New Years Eve, this iconic venue will be taken over by The Wolf of Wall Street! You will have the chance to unleash your inner wolf for an unforgettable ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ style evening. With hints of hedonism and all night dancing with Madison’s resident DJs on the decks, guests will enjoy the most spectacular views of the city and famous London fireworks. So dust off your rags and pick an outfit that will make you dazzle as bright as the Christmas lights and New Year fireworks…