New Year’s Eve at home: the best restaurant deliveries in London 2020

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New Year’s Eve will look decidedly different this year. While you may be missing out on fireworks and late-night debauchery, you’re similarly swerving crazy crowds and a world-ending hangover. Instead, ring in the New Year at home with restaurant kits, decadent menus and gourmet deliveries from London’s top chefs, wine bars and hotels

The historic St James’s hotel is delivering decadent dining boxes this New Year’ Eve, featuring a selection of dishes from The Game Bird, the hotel restaurant helmed by Jozef Rogulski. Whet your appetite with a selection of dainty canapes, followed by Exmoor caviar, soda bread and butter and dressed Devon crab. For the main event: T-bone steak with all the fixings, and brioche bread and butter pudding and petit fours to finish. Each hamper also comes with a bottle of Moët & Chandon Imperial Brut champagne.

Priced at £200 for two people, thestaffordlondon.com

Dinner at home by Heston Blumenthal, Hyde Park

Mr Blumenthal’s two Michelin-starred restaurant at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park is serving an exceptional New Year’s Eve spread to enjoy at home this 31 December. Dishes include delicacies such as hot smoked salmon with caviar, the chef’s famous ‘plum meat fruit’ parfait and pineapple ‘tipsy cake’.

£140 per person, available for collection from 31 December from 12-7.30pm, dinnerbyheston.co.uk

COYA, Mayfair

Throw yourself a Peruvian party at home this New Year’s Eve with a delivery from COYA in Mayfair. Kick things off with coconut rum Agua de Leche cocktails and Veuve Clicquot champagne before delving into a finish-at-home sharing menu with canapes, ceviche, wagyu sirloin, grilled lobster in yazu butter and even caviar if you want it. There’s also a special prize to open at midnight and a soundtrack to boot. The restaurant is also offering a ‘taco and tequila’ delivery on New Year’s Day, for those looking to start 2021 in style.

£280 for two people, coyarestaurant.com or order via info@innerplace.co.uk

Darby’s, Vauxhall

Irish chef Robin Gill won the hearts and minds of critics and customers alike with the opening of Darby’s, an NYC-inspired, multi-faceted restaurant, oyster bar, bakery and grill behind the Embassy Gardens development in Nine Elms. The restaurant is sadly closed this month, but Gill and his team have put together a classic New Year’s Eve box with dishes running the gamut from chicken liver mousse, smoked eel and deep-fried truffle mac and cheese to beef steak on the bone with crispy beef fat potatoes and cannelloni lasagne with squash and cavolo nero, and as well as Darby’s sourdough bread, charcuterie and pickles. The restaurant kit can be ordered via the Big Night App, a restaurant delivery service launched during the summer by Charlie Mellor, owner of The Laughing Heart in Hackney.

£90 for two people, darbys.bignight.app

Sketch at Home, Mayfair

You may not be able to take a requisite selfie in the bathroom pods before midnight, but you can still enjoy Sketch’s creative menu from the comfort of your home this New Year’s Eve. The Mayfair gastrodome is yet to announce it’s NYE offering but you can expect a picturesque bounty with a vegetarian option. The restaurant is also serving afternoon tea for collection throughout the festive season.

From £60 for two people, shop.sketch.london/products/mmmm-christmas

Vagabond Wines, nationwide delivery

Oenophiles will be well looked after by Vagabond Wines. The wine bar is offering a trio of virtual wine tasting packages, aptly coined ‘Tier 1’, ‘Tier 2’, and ‘Tier 3’, which are available to buy online for nationwide delivery, delivered just in time to toast the New Year.

The New Year’s Eve flight is priced from £49.50, order by 27 December 2020, shop.vagabondwines.co.uk

Chotto Matte, Soho

Chotto Matte’s menu of Japanese and Peruvian flavours is usually accompanied by cocktails and dancing until the early hours. While the Soho haunt may be out of bounds this December, it has put together some exceptional party kits to toast the New Year. Priced at £170, each kit is designed to be enjoyed by two people and includes a selection of five signature dishes, as well as Chotto cocktails and a bottle of Laurent-Perrier champagne.

£170 for two people, chotto-matte.com/soho

Claude Bosi Oyster Bar, Chelsea

If you live in Chelsea and have a soft spot for bivalves, head over to Claude Bosi’s Bibendum where the oyster bar has put together a signature seafood platter which you can take away. It costs £47.50 and can be collected from the restaurant on the 30 or 31 December 2020.

Hame by Adam Handling

Scottish chef Adam Handling is continuing his at-home ‘Hame’ offering with a luxurious New Year’s Eve box fit for royalty. Tuck into beef and caviar tartar, lobster wagyu and beef Wellington, followed by chocolate and raspberry delice, truffled Tunworth cheese, bubbles and a cheeky bottle of Negroni from Eve Bar, Handling’s Covent Garden cocktail haunt.

From £250 per person,

Aulis London, Soho

Simon Rogan is the chef’s chef. And while you might not be able to make it up to L’Enclume, his renowned restaurant by the Lake District, you can sample his exceptional cooking with a five-course feast from his Soho restaurant Aulis. Available to Londoners living in zones one to three, the Aulis New Year’s Eve menu kicks off with truffle pudding, followed by roasted lamb shoulder with potato puree and roasted dill brine cabbage and cherry cake with Earl Grey tea chocolate mousse and marigold to finish. A bottle of Exton Park English sparkling rose will accompany each delivery (one bottle for every order of two).

£75 per person + £10 for delivery, aulis.london or order via info@innerplace.co.uk 

M Restaurants, Victoria and the City

As a steak restaurant for the contemporary palate, M always delivers. The restaurant has put together a special NYE hamper, brimming with venison sausage rolls, sticky pork belly, red cabbage ketchup and 48-hour cooked sticky short ribs, accompanied by hand-picked wines and Champagne.

Three courses priced at £140 for two people, available for delivery or collection, mrestaurants.slerp.com/order