Still undecided on your New Year’s plans? Make it your most memorable yet in London’s most glamorous neighbourhood, Chelsea, where there are options aplenty, from the refined to the raucous.
Whether it’s unbridled tequila-fuelled high jinks at Tonteria, a sophisticated evening at the Ivy Chelsea Garden, or a lavish, Bond-themed night at Albert’s At Beaufort House, here’s our line-up of the best ways to see in 2019.
Newly ensconced at its new home at Beaufort House, the team at Albert’s is planning a glamorous evening. The theme is “All That Glitters”, and it will be an incredible 5-course dinner created by the new Head Chef, ex-Head Chef of Gordon Ramsey’s Maze in Mayfair.
The Ivy Chelsea Garden will come alive with an evening of live music, delicious food and fireworks. From 9pm, guests will be invited to dine on a selection of dishes from a menu created by executive chef Sean Burbidge, including featuring steak tartar, whole Dover sole, and Dukka-spiced sweet potato. Unique string trio Ember will be performing their own arrangements of current hits and as the New Year begins, party-goers will be invited to gather on the terrace to enjoy a brief fireworks display in the restaurant’s iconic winter garden.
The evening will be priced at £150 per person, which includes a three-course meal, nibbles on arrival and a glass of Champagne.
195 -197 King’s Rd, SW3 5EQ
Prepare to be shaken, not stirred, as Maggie’s celebrates all things Bond. Expect plenty of gents in dinner jackets, some of Bond’s nemeses, lots of gals channeling the fierce glamour of Octopussy herself.
Tickets are £30, including a Moët & Chandon Champagne midnight toast, bacon butties, and the club’s signature musical hits from the Eighties. There will be a limited number of tickets available for post-midnight entry for £50. To book a table email firstname.lastname@example.org.
329 Fulham Road, SW10 9QL
Whatever they have planned for the big night, the people at Tonteria, which aptly translates as “Foolishness” in Spanish, it’s sure to involve plenty of the Mexican-themed Sloane Square club’s signature brand of off-the-hook hedonism and, naturally, lots of tequila. Measured by previous years shenanigans, it’s sure to be an unforgettable evening.
7 – 12 Sloane Square, SW1W 8EG
The Rib Room bar, with its excellent cocktails and extensive wine list, will be open until 1 am and serving complimentary canapés from 6 pm. Get dressed up and see in 2019 amidst the old-fashioned glamour of this classic hotel bar.
Jumeirah Carlton Tower, Cadogan Pl, SW1X 9PY