10 Sky-High Restaurants In London To Watch The Fireworks From This New Year’s Eve

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Hutong at The Shard. Credit: Paul Winch-Furness

If you were one of the unlucky few who missed out on snapping up tickets for London’s legendary NYE firework extravaganza, fear not. There are still plenty of awe-inspiring places where you can nab a front-row seat to the Thames spectacle. Sure, it may require digging a little deeper into your pockets, but why not go all in for a truly unforgettable start to 2024? Behold, a carefully curated list of 10 lofty restaurants that promise not just jaw-dropping views, but an NYE experience you’ll be raving about for years to come.

1. Coq D’Argent, Bank

This elegant French eatery not only tantalizes your taste buds with delectable dishes and fine wines but also treats you to a splendid rooftop garden offering panoramic views of The City and the dazzling fireworks display. What better place to raise a glass to the new year?

2. Seabird, Southwark

Perched on the 14th floor of The Hoxton Southwark hotel, Seabird lures in NYE revellers with its upscale al fresco dining and extravagant offerings. For £130 per person, prepare to indulge in a feast of delights such as Grey Goose dressed crab and burnt Basque cheesecake while feasting your eyes on the stunning fireworks in the distance.

3. Hutong at The Shard, London Bridge

Prepare to be transported to the heights of luxury at Hutong, where you’ll be treated to Northern Chinese cuisine and unparalleled cityscape views. Yes, it may be a splurge, but the sumptuous menu and breathtaking vistas make it a truly worthwhile investment.

4. SUSHISAMBA, Liverpool Street

Prepare to be blown away by the iconic SUSHISAMBA’s ‘Sambazonia’ NYE event, featuring an evening of delectable dining, live entertainment, and sweeping panoramic views of the sparkling fireworks display.

5. STK, Stratford

STK pulls out all the stops with its special festive menu this New Year’s Eve, offering mouthwatering dishes like ‘Surf’N’Turf NY’ and king crab and truffle gnocchi. From the 18th floor of the Gantry Hotel, you’ll be treated to breathtaking views of The City, Docklands, and Central London.

6. Skylight, Peckham

For those on a tighter budget, Skylight in Peckham beckons with its affordable set menu and a glass of champagne for just £50. Throw in some lively DJs and stunning views, and you’ve got yourself a prime spot to witness the fireworks extravaganza.

7. Sabine, St. Paul’s

Technically not a restaurant, Sabine Rooftop Bar nonetheless promises a Space Cowboy Disco with spellbinding views and a cosmic New Year’s Eve bash.

8. Darwin Brasserie at the Sky Garden, Monument

Ascend to the 43rd floor of the Walkie Talkie building and soak in the classy British fare and breathtaking views at Darwin Brasserie. This NYE, they’re throwing a party to end all parties, featuring DJs, dancing, and the best views of the fireworks.

9. Searcys at The Gherkin, Aldgate

The iconic Gherkin will leave no stone unturned in providing an unforgettable NYE celebration, complete with an incredible DJ and overflowing food and drink options.

10. JOIA, Battersea

Situated in Battersea at the luxurious Art’otel, JOIA offers an opulent NYE experience, complete with a delectable menu, live performances, and mesmerising views of the fireworks.

With these outstanding options, you’re bound to have an NYE for the books. Here’s to welcoming 2024 in grand style!

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