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Dec 14, 2010 04:35 AM

London - Fireworks on New Year's Eve

Hi All,

Is there a quality place to dine on New Year's where I can watch the fireworks?

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  1. Skylon - the restaurant at the Royal Festival Hall will probably have the best view - don't know if its open. Went once and the food was ok if a little pricey for what it was but lovely space and good river view.

    1. Many places will have set menus/over inflated prices on New Years, particulary if there is a view of the fireworks. Perhaps check in Time Out or on Toptable - they will have full listings of places to eat/drink and see them.

      I would suggest eating nearby and then wandering down to the river. What type of cuisine/budget/atmosphere were you looking at?

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      1. re: pj26

        Supposing you had someone who is very cold sensative so good dining but also good view were important, what are your thoughts on what's good and more importantly, what is to be avoided?

        1. re: Wayward biker

          Well as mentioned above Skylon is good however looking at Toptable the 'deal' there for New Years Eve is £225 per person - goes back to what I mentioned earlier about over inflated prices! I'm sure it will be lovely, and fine for a cold sensitive person but also a person with very large wallets! I'm afraid this will be consistent with most offers that evening.

          1. re: Wayward biker

            the swan at the globe (theatre) may have a more affordable approach.

            1. re: abby d

              Any ideas on price at the Swan - just a ball park figure so to speak?

          2. re: pj26

            I was looking for a relatively quiet atmosphere with a moderate budget. Definitely not 225/pp, tho. From the research I've done, it looks like I'll probably dine early and hang out close to the river somewhere.