Where to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Oxford and across Oxfordshire
The best places to eat, drink, party and wave goodbye to 2023 in Oxford and across Oxfordshire.
Didn’t the last 12 months fly by? And why is it that we can never quite believe it when New Year’s Eve rolls around for another year. Could it be because, in many ways, it‘s overshadowed by Christmas festivities, hidden behind a smokescreen of tinsel and turkey.
If, like many of us, you realise you’ve forgotten to make plans, let this year be the year that things are different! We’ve rounded up all the best places to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Oxfordshire in 2023 to ensure you’re ahead of the game with your pick of the coolest parties the county has to offer.
It doesn’t matter if you’re looking decadent dinners, big-budget night outs, old-school glamour, heaving bars, or if you want to keep things cheap and cheerful somewhere local – there’s a New Year’s celebration that’s just right for you.
Here’s to a cracking 2024!
- Quod Restaurant & Bar
- The Ivy Oxford Brasserie
- Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons
- The Crazy Bear
- Greyhound Inn
- Double Red Duke
- The Varsity Club
- Atik Oxford
- Hank’s Bar
- Thirst Bar
- Bridge Nightclub
- Spirit Bar
- The Folly
- The Randolph
- Tap Social
Oxford’s iconic Quod Restaurant & Bar will be offering a celebratory menu of sumptuous Quod favourites, served to the easy background sound of a live pianist.
Enjoy spectacular cocktails and plenty of fizz, and raise a glass or two or more to bid a grand farewell to 2023. Their All Day Menu will be available from 11.30am until late, and you can expect a variety of festive dishes and New Year’s Eve specials.
It’s time to shake off the year and welcome 2024. Celebrate an unforgettable evening at The Ivy Oxford Brasserie.
They’re pulling out all the stops and popping the finest corks for an unforgettable New Year’s Eve celebration. Get your sparkle on and take your seat at the best table in town.
Dine at The Ivy for fine food and fizz and enjoy the entertainment throughout the evening as the clock ticks towards midnight. And when the clock strikes 12, make sure you capture the golden moment to ring in the New Year in style.
Ring in the New Year in spectacular style at the inviting countryside retreat that is Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons. After settling into your sumptuous suite, dress to impress and let the festivities unfold.
The night includes a tantalising aperitif and canapés, a sensational seven-course dinner, an exquisite selection of artisanal cheeses, live musical entertainment and the chance to mingle with your fellow guests. And as the clock strikes midnight, raise a glass of champagne to toast new beginnings.
Price: £315 per person (not including accommodation)
Dress to impress and see in the New Year in style with the Cabaret Party at The Crazy Bear in Stadhampton. Running from 7.00pm to 2.00am in the Glasshouse, make this year a memorable one.
Enjoy a glass of Champagne on arrival, as well as a decadently crafted English & Thai Banquet. There will be incredible entertainment and Guests DJ’s to start your New Year with a bang!
Price: Tickets cost £99.00 per person, and a pre-payment is required to confirm your reservation.
To see in the New Year with style, the fabulous kitchen team at Greyhound Inn in Letcombe Regis have created a rather special menu for this year’s New Year’s Eve Celebration Dinner.
After enjoying a welcome glass of English sparkling wine with canapés, they’ll serve you six delicious and imaginative dishes. Followed afterwards with a glass of fizz to toast in the New Year.
Price: Dinner is £95.00 per person and must be pre-booked.
The Double Red Duke, Clanfield is offering a decadent New Year’s Eve dinner from 6.00pm. Henrik, the Executive Chef has designed a menu full of Duke favourites with a sparkle of decadence thrown in.
The menu for the four-course meal, at £135.00 per person, includes Woodfired Scallops, Truffle Butter, Smoked Beef Tartare, Oscietra Caviar, Gigha Halibut, Prime Rib of Beef, Salt Baked Celeriac Rossini, Baked Alaska, Seabuckthorn, and Warm Chocolate Cake. There’s even an optional cheese course for an additional £15.00.
There will be live music from their Latin Groove musicians in the bar.
The book is almost closed; the year is almost done. Start with some famous Varsity cocktails and then dance the night away in style into the new year at TVC
Two floors of music & a cocktail lounge, 2 DJs, and the Rooftop Terrace will be open with cover, so you can get a view of the fireworks (you can’t all be up there at once, though!)
Dress Glam, Sparkle and Shine. Doors open at 8.00pm. It’s 21s and over only, and tickets are available from £8.00 + booking fee.
Step into the Future at the ultimate New Year’s Eve celebration! Atik Oxford invites you to “Utopia”, a night of pure enchantment and electrifying experiences as you bid farewell to the old and welcome the new in style.
Say goodbye to the past and step into a utopian future. World-class DJs will craft a musical journey into the new year, featuring the best of EDM, House, Pop, and more. Dance your way into a bright and vibrant future!
With a capacity to host 1200 people across five incredible rooms, the New Year’s Eve 2023 party at Oxford’s largest nightclub will start at 9.00pm on Sunday, 31 December and end at 4.00am on Monday, 01 January.
Price: From £5.00
Join Hank’s Bar – the late-night bar in Oxford, born from a dream of delivering the good things in life – in ushering in 2024 at their NYE2024 PARTY on 31 December from 8.00pm to 3.00am.
Expect great drinks, great food and great fun. There will be DJs, dancing and cocktails, with a complementary Prosecco reception between 8.00pm and 10.00pm.
Tickets cost £17.50 in advance and £22.50 on the door.
Tickets are on sale now for an EPIC NEWYEAR SHINDIG at Thirst Bar, your friendly local late-night independent cocktail bar situated on Park End Street in the heart of Oxford since 1999.
For DJs, dancing and cocktails, grab your early bird ticket for £12.50 on sale until 8.00pm on 31 December (£17.50 on the door). There’ll even be a complimentary shots reception between 8.00pm to 10.00pm.
Party into the new year Celestial Countdown: Bridge New Year Bash hosted by Bridge Nightclub – a superclub located right in the heart of Oxford with 5 great zones
Expect three floors packed with the biggest tunes and the baddest DJs around. Tickets are available from £5.00 plus a small booking fee or email firstname.lastname@example.org for tables.
Opens from 9.00pm (31 December) to 3.00am (01 January). Last entry at 1.00am.
Cross over into 2024 at SPIRIT Bar in Oxford – Oxford’s newest and self-proclaimed coolest cocktail bar and party venue – for Oxford’s biggest Reggaeton party with Noche De Travesuras and Fiesta Latina from 9.00pm to 4.00am.
Expect the very best of Reggaeton, Salsa, Bachata, Brazilian Funk, Latin Hits, RnB and everything in between by their amazing international DJs. Do dress up, as this is, indeed, a special occasion, and take your ID. No ID… no entry!
Tickets from £10.00 plus booking fee (online) or £15.00 on the door.
The Folly in Oxford invites you to join them for a New Year’s Eve Celebration in Oxford. This year, they are offering an exquisite 4-course celebratory menu, including an arrival cocktail at £85.00 per person.
You can book online on their website (please select 31 December 2023) or call them on 01865 201293. You will be asked for card details to secure your booking.
Ring in 2024 at The Randolph Hotel by Graduate Hotels. Join us for drinks, live music and dancing late into the night. A four-course New Year’s Eve Dinner is also available at The Alice.
Tickets are priced at £50.00 per person and include entry to The Randolph New Year’s Eve party, two glasses of Champagne (worth £40.00), music from the live band and DJ and dancing until the small hours.
Please note that this event is for guests aged 18+.
Entry for the party is from 9.00pm with carriages at 1.00am.
If you’re looking to make the occasion truly memorable, why not join them for New Year’s Eve Dinner before the party? The 4-course menu is £140 per person and includes a glass of Champagne on arrival and entry to the New Year’s Eve Party.
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