To welcome 2013, here are my recommendations for five restaurants to celebrate New Year’s Eve.
The Chef’s Dozen has an eight course dinner with a glass of bubbly upon arrival and another to toast 2013. Depending on seasonal availability diners will be served snacks upon arrival, followed by pressed Paddock Farm quince, line-caught Cornish cod, Herefordshire beef, deserts and cheeseboard for £85 per person. http://www.thechefsdozen.co.uk
In Warwick Tailors Restaurant will be entertaining guests with a magician while they enjoy Brixham crab, Duck liver parfait, smoked salmon and scrambled egg, confit breast of quail and roasted squab pigeon, plus their take on Arctic Roll and Wagon Wheel! £85 per person http://www.tailorsrestaurant.co.uk
A warming cauliflower and sweet mustard soup, pan fried king prawns and deep fried goats cheese and stilton fritters are starter options at Queans in Leamington Spa. Supreme of chicken, pan fried medallion of pork, fillet steak, wild duck breast and grilled whole black bream are main courses. Save room for their famous homemade ice creams though! £72.50 including champagne and canapés on arrival. http://www.queans-restaurant.co.uk
A celebratory five course dinner will be served in the bar with log fire, or stylish barn conversion restaurant at The Malt Shovel in Barston. I’d choose the cassis and pomegranate sorbet, medallion of lobster and dark chocolate tart before dancing into the New Year. £65 per person. http://themaltshovelatbarston.com/xmas.html
You could be eating a six course dinner and dancing the night away until 2am at Peel’s restaurant. From foie gras and confit chicken roulade topavéof Angus beef, a luxury experience at the historic Hampton Manor is £90 per person. http://www.peelsrestaurant.co.uk