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Five of the most atmospheric restaurants around the world for celebrating New Year’s Eve

Looking for ideas for how to celebrate the end of the year can feel like a job in itself. So our list of restaurants for celebrating New Year’s Eve rounds up the five best eateries around the world, serving celebratory meals to ring in the new year.

 

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  1. 1 Hiša Franko, Kobarid, Slovenia

    Ana Roš was named World's Best Female Chef 2017. But she didn’t stop there – Ana has continued her mission to highlight nature and her own personality in her cooking and this year, for the first time, her entire team will relocate to Madrid, to take part in the Spanish capital’s In Residence pop-up from 19 November to 7 December.

    If you don’t get the chance to catch her there, your last opportunity to sample Ana’s innovative cuisine in 2019 will be at her cutting-edge restaurant, Hiša Franko, in Kobarid, Slovenia. The team aims to keep the celebrations relaxed with a celebratory Champagne before the meal and a toast with the award-winning team and guests at midnight.

    To visit Kobarid, the small town where Hiša Franko is located, fly to Venice from 7,500 Avios each way.

    Celebrate the New Year at Hiša Franko, Ana Roš's restaurant, and discover the naturalness and personality of her kitchen.
    Hiša Franko, in Kobarid (Slovenia), about two hours’ drive from Venice airport - Image by Suzan Gabrijan
  2. 2 Hielo y Carbón, Madrid, Spain

    On Madrid’s Gran Via, Hielo y Carbón is offering a special New Year’s Eve menu with an appetizer consisting of caviar with a blini, matcha tea, sour cream foam and ginger. There are two starters of foie micuit paired with red vermouth, caramelised hibiscus flower and spiced crusty bread and crayfish; and entrees include sea bass, crayfish and lamb.

    And, if you wake up hungry for more, the restaurant offers the New Year Brunch experience on 1 January, from 1-4pm, with food from the grill, pancakes, waffles and traditional Christmas sweets. The food, served buffet-style, includes beef cheeks, parsnips, grilled vegetables, grilled seafood rice, cooked soup and fresh pasta. Desserts include fresh fruit, Christmas sweets and homemade cakes.

    Fly to Madrid from 6,500 Avios each way and enjoy the special New Year's Eve menu in Ice and Coal.

    Hielo y Carbón restaurant, the best option to celebrate New Year's Eve in Madrid
    Hielo y Carbón, in Madrid's Gran Vía, has prepared a special menu for the holidays
  3. 3 Ristorante Hotel Cipriani Copacabana, Belmond Copacabana Palace, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    New Year’s Eve is a big deal in Brazil, and Rio is arguably the most exciting and visually arresting place in the country in which to celebrate. A spot near one of Rio’s world-famous beaches is essential and nowhere is more iconic than the Copacabana Palace Hotel, on the beach of the same name.

    At the hotel’s Cipriani restaurant, chef Nello Cassese will offer a six-course tasting menu. Paired, by head sommelier Ed Arruda, with Dom Pérignon Champagne and a unique selection of international wines. Guests will have access to the hotel’s Golden and Nobre party halls and the balcony, for watching Rio’s famous fireworks. After midnight, take your place either at the pool party or on the dance floor.

    Rio de Janeiro, from 21,250 Avios each way, a beach destination to celebrate New Year.

    Choose Rio de Janeiro to say goodbye to the year and enjoy a New Year's Eve dinner at the Cipriani restaurant in Copacabana
    Celebrate the New Year in Rio de Janeiro, by booking your dinner at the Cipriani restaurant in Copacabana
  4. 4 Ting and Level 34, Shangri-La, at The Shard, London, England

    When it comes to ringing in the new year, there’s no better place for watching the UK capital celebrations than the city’s tallest building – The Shard. The skyscraper’s Ting Restaurant and Level 34 are offering customers the chance to make the most of the view with their event, A First Class NYE.

    Dinner is comprised of an eight-course feast with feathered game terrine, smoked artichoke, poached turbot and oyster tempura, Wagyu beef, smoked beetroot, guinea fowl, truffled Tunworth cheese, Champagne sorbet – all finished off with a glass of Champagne and interactive dessert buffet.

    Then it’s up to Level 34 to finish off the night with live entertainment and unrivalled views of the capital in the earliest moments of 2020.

    Receive 2020 with spectacular views at The Shard, flying to London from 6,500 Avios each way.

    One of the best restaurants to celebrate New Year's Eve in London is Ting, on the 34th floor of The Shard, one of the most famous skyscrapers in the British capital.
    Enjoy the New Year's menu at The Shard's Ting restaurant in London
  5. 5 La Felicità, Paris, France

    With 1,000 seats, five kitchens, three bars and one pop-up, LaFelicità –  Big Mamma group’s food hall, which opened last year in Paris – is the perfect place for a big New Year’s bash. In Xavier Niel’s Station F, the dining hall is full of atmosphere, and guests eat surrounded by train carriages and gigantic balloons.

    Last year, Big Mamma groups Paris chefs created a Capodanno Specials menu with Bruschetta Big Boy Foie Gras, Lobster Pasta, and a surprise midnight dessert for the finale. La Felicità, also opened on New Year’s Day for a daytime feast, with an oyster bar, pizzas al portafoglio (large Neapolitan-style) and a Disney movie marathon for children.

    The restaurant chain has a strict no-booking policy but it made its first ever exception for New Year’s Eve last year. So there’s a good chance it’ll extend the same offer this year, although it was were unable to confirm anything at time of publication. Keep an eye out for announcements.

    Fly to Paris from 7,500 Avios each way and choose one of the five kitchens of La Felicità to welcome the new year.

    La Felicità in Paris, one of the best spaces to celebrate the end of the year
    La Felicità in Paris, one of the best spaces to celebrate the end of the year