As we wrap up the year, the hunt for the ultimate New Year’s Eve celebrations kick in. Cardiff, with its buzzing food scene and lively vibe, serves up a plethora of choices to welcome the New Year with flair. Whether you’re into swanky fine dining or just want to kick back with friends, Cardiff’s got you covered. Here are my top 5 suggestions for a New Year’s Eve in Cardiff that you won’t forget!

Dioto

Dioto is your new favourite independent cafe/wine bar. Located in the heart of Roath, Dioto’s main aim is to create a social and laid-back environment for locals and visitors alike to enjoy. The live edge cedar wood bar and low lighting makes for the perfect wine night destination. Dioto invites you to their fantastic space this New Year’s Eve to celebrate and enjoy the atmosphere. You don’t want to miss out on a night filled with jazz, wine, cheese and a great atmosphere. £30 per person includes a bottle of white, red or rosé and bottomless cheese board-inspired canapés. You’ll also have the chance to enjoy some fantastic New Year’s cocktail specials as the night unfolds. The evening begins at 8pm and wraps up at 1am, leaving guests with beaming smiles and satisfied appetites. 

To book, message @diotocardiff on Instagram.

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The Sorting Room at The Parkgate Hotel

Celebrate the biggest night of the year in glamorous style at The Sorting Room Bar. Guests can secure their table for £50 per adult and anticipate an evening of opulence beneath the sparkling chandeliers. The package includes half a bottle of Champagne Pommery per person, an enticing selection of canapés and a lively ambience, with in-house DJ playing party beats from 8pm to 12:30am. Elevate the celebration with a wide range of fabulous cocktails and fine wines. Reservations are available from 5.30pm.
Forget booking a taxi home and book an overnight stay instead to make the most of your New Year’s Eve celebrations! Click here to book your table or stay.

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Silures

In the heart of Roath, Silures is a restaurant that expertly blends Welsh tradition with the flavours of modern Europe. As New Year’s Eve approaches, Silures is ready to make your evening unforgettable with a special dining experience.

Silures is offering two exclusive sittings to see you into the New Year; an early five-course sitting from 6pm to 7pm for £75 per person, and a late seven-course sitting from 8pm to 9:30pm for £125 per person, both with optional wine pairings available for an additional £75. Silures are committed to accommodating dietary requirements. Just let them know, and they’ll gladly adjust their offerings to suit your needs! While firmly rooted in Wales, Silures draws inspiration from the endless possibilities of Modern European cuisine. Their New Year’s Eve menu is a testament to this fusion of flavours. 

For a memorable New Year’s Eve, make a reservation on their website and indulge in a culinary experience that captures the essence of Wales.

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Pasture/Parallel

In both Pasture and Parallel, they’re hosting an exceptional New Year’s celebration with a special sitting from 8pm to 9:30pm, featuring an exquisite set menu. At Pasture, your table is reserved for the night, with their house DJ and an energetic party that lasts into the early hours. In Parallel, guests gain exclusive access to Nightshade, their secret bar, for the countdown and post-countdown festivities. Both experiences are priced at £95 per person, with a £50 deposit required to secure your reservation. My top dish pick would have to be the Char Siu pork belly with sauerkraut and puffed crackling to start the New Year with a bang! 

You can find menus for both restaurants on their website, where you can also make your reservations.

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Incognito

Experience a night of sheer luxury and allure at Incognito’s Glamorous Masquerade New Year’s Eve Affair starting at 8pm. The dress code calls for luxurious attire, with masquerade masks adding an extra touch of charm. Tickets are available at £105 per person, offering an opulent evening of extravagance. 

Indulge in a sumptuous feast, beginning with a welcome cocktail to ignite the night’s festivities, followed by luxurious canapés, shared small plates, an extravagant main course and a divine dessert. At the stroke of midnight, raise your glass to toast the New Year with a glass of champagne.

Entertainment for the evening includes engaging live performances and a DJ who will keep the tunes spinning until 2am. Tickets are limited, so ensure you secure your spot for an exclusive night of sophistication and style. 

To make a booking or inquiry, email info@incognitolounge.co.uk

Now that you’re armed with all of these suggestions, gather your friends and immerse yourself in the allure of Cardiff’s diverse offerings as you prepare to bid farewell to 2023. Slip into your most dazzling attire, lace up your dancing shoes and be sure to embrace the countdown to the New Year in our bustling city. What will you be toasting to?

Written by Kelly Powling, @cardifffoodie

Author WCS

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