Black Ivy 4 Alvanley Terrace, Edinburgh
A night abuzz with glamour awaits you at Black Ivy, where they’ve designed a five-course menu to take your breath away. Starters include lobster cocktails and duck rillettes, then you’ll be invited to enjoy a Champagne sorbet before your main of beef Rossini, guinea fowl, halibut fillet or grilled butternut squash. Finish off with a selection of desserts, coffee and petit fours, all set to the tune of a live band until pipers bring in the bells at midnight.
Celebrate the New Year with your nearest and dearest at Chop House, but make sure you trust them when it comes to sharing, because their NYE offerings are centred around top quality dry-aged steaks meant for two or more. Choose from porterhouse, bone in-rib or chateaubriand and pair your meat with the likes of kimchi ‘slaw and their famous dripping chips.
Everyone knows One Square has incredible views of the fireworks over Edinburgh Castle but the Hogmanay menu they have lined up this year might rival might be even more appealing. Their fillets of Scottish beef are already being dry aged after we’ve gone to print. Diners will enjoy them with smoked Désirée potato, thyme and white onion tart, wild mushroom, bone marrow and Rioja red wine jus, followed by a delicious selection of desserts including traditional Scottish Cranachan.
Party in the traditional Glaswegian fashion at Ubiquitous Chip. Their luxurious seven course menu features the likes of smoked Gigha halibut and black forest opera cake, and a live jazz band will play you through the tantalising menu until the pipers herald a balloon drop at midnight. For true Weegies, the midnight dram is just the beginning: your booking includes tickets to the Ashton Lane Street Party so you can start 2019 off dancing.
Stravaigin is throwing its first ever Hogmanay Hoolie this year and from the five courses they’ve got planned, expectations are high. Look forward to a real party vibe, with entertainment from the Kinaris 3 and a whirlwind international menu. They’ll be serving up scran like smoked sea trout with scorched grapefruit and fennel salad and glazed ox cheek with whipped bone marrow potato.
Fine dining at its best, whether it’s lobster and crab chowder, garlic roasted scallops and tiger prawns or leeks vinaigrette with fourme d’ambert cheese, One Devonshire Garden’s menu is packed full of dishes made of dreams. Start 2019 with the taste of their stunning Varlhona chocolate and honeycomb tart on your tongue and a huge smile on your face.
On the 31st, Blythswood Square will be transformed into a menagerie of festive surprises, each of their gorgeous venues dressed up and ready to bring in the New Year in their own way. You’ll find their resident vocalist and four courses of delicious Scottish fare in the restaurant, DJ Pretty Ugly starting the party in a separate venue, and Chasing Lights playing live in another, meaning there’s a celebration to suit everyone.
Pack in a full winter wonderland experience in one day at Fairmont St Andrews. Make a trip of it and wake up to a full Scottish breakfast before twirling on their new ice rink or enjoying a day of indulgence in their state of the art spa. For dinner, enjoy a delicious buffet featuring a full range of delights from fresh seafood to whisky and haggis stuffed chicken and roast rib of beef. Finish off the night with a live band ceilidh until Scottish pipers bring in the bells at midnight for a Champagne toast.
Set the right tone for 2019 with a luxurious Black Tie Gala in the Old Course Hotel’s Hall of Champions. Welcome drinks will be followed by a lavish six course dinner set to a stunning live performance by KT Star. Dance off your meal with a live band until Scottish pipers lead you outside for a dazzling array of fireworks to bring in the New Year.