For fun vibes and ‘all you can eat’ treats
Can’t decide which plate to go for? You’re in luck at Nines! With branches in Cambridge and Swansea, this buffet style restaurant serves an unlimited supply of Chinese dishes for one set price among 100+ plates.
Fill your bowl high with classics like sesame prawn toast and tangy lemon chicken or explore less Western dishes like their crispy crab claws or searing hot pot. A highlight for us though will always be their Teppanyaki section, where you can watch chefs prepare heaps of tasty noodles on the sizzling griddle!
Add their love for a family-friendly, lively atmosphere and you’ve got an exciting spot to welcome the New Year.
For a night of Eastern inspired cocktails
If bringing in the Year of the Pig conjures up a night at the bar, rather than the dinner table, our pick definitely has to be Tamashii. Newly opened on Caledonia Street, Kings Cross, London, the team has a 400-seat capacity ‘Juku Bar’ in addition to their dining space.
Believing in Pan-Asian cuisine that warms the soul, Tamashii extends this to their long (and rather strong) cocktail list. Sip on old classics with an oriental twist like their ‘Tamashii Mojito’ with rum, lime and sweet lychee syrup or one of the team’s own concoctions such as the ‘Medicine Buddha’ with rose water, butterfly pea tea and a good glug of vodka.
And if cocktails aren’t quite your thing, the bar is fully stocked with East Asian beers, sake and a large range of whisky to warm your bones. Cheers!