New Year’s Eve in Cambridge


The hot spots to celebrate New Year’s Eve

Start 2024 right and celebrate the start of the new year in Cambridge. Visit one of the many parties, casual or posh dinners or join an English sparkling wine tasting. Cambridge is one of the most popular cities in Europe, so why not celebrate the New Year with our wonderful list of options for keeping it low-key or going top-notch? Here is our selection of events to end the year with a bang.

Fancett’s is a French-style bistro on Mill Road offering daily changing seasonal menus

Dine at a cosy bistro on Mill Road

Fancett’s is a small French-influenced bistro located on Mill Road in Cambridge, offering a prix fixe menu for lunch and dinner. The setting is relaxed, personal and intimate, with seasonal menus.

On NYE, they will serve a 5-course menu, including a glass of Champagne upon arrival. Reservations from 18:00 – 20:45 – £ 105 p.p.

Join Matt from Grape Britannia for an English sparkling wine tasting

Delve into the world of English Sparkling Wines

Start your New Year’s Eve celebrations in style – or if you’re not inclined to party late into the evening, make this the occasion to mark the moment! Nothing says luxury like a larger format bottle of sparkling wine, and we’ve assembled a selection of magnums of the finest English Sparkling Wines from which to pop the corks this 31 December. There’ll also be canapés to accompany the wines.

While we’ll still pour your wines and tell you some highlights about each of them, there’ll be less chat from us than normal, allowing you to socialise with friends at your table. For those who want to know a bit more about the wines, we’ll happily come around the tables to talk with you.

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Breathtaking views from Six at the Varsity of the historic centre of Cambridge

Book a restaurant with a view

Celebrate the start of 2023 in style at The Varsity Hotel & Spa with breathtaking views of the historic centre of Cambridge. Gather your friends and family for a night to remember in the hotel’s brasserie, Six and tuck into a spectacular four-course dinner, live music and a welcome glass of champagne for £88 per person.

With incredible evening skyline views of Cambridge and full views of the city’s various firework displays, guests can indulge in a choice of starters followed by a selection of mains ending on a sweet note with desserts or for those who prefer a savoury option, can opt for the mature cheddar and blue cheese plate with chutney and crackers. 

Dress to impress for a night of dancing and cocktails, with SIX’s resident piano player and vocalist taking requests throughout the evening, with his amazingly large repertoire, and a DJ spinning the decks into the early hours, seeing you into the New Year at a party not to be missed!

Non-stop pizzas at the popular bottle shop Thirsty on Chesterton Road

The hottest ticket in town is now on sale ‼️

Thirsty has joined forces with Pizza Mondo to bring the New Year’s Eve bash we all really want. A night of as much Pizza as your heart desires at your favourite boozer in town. Thirsty x Pizza Mondo New Year’s Eve.

Check out the link in our bio or on our website for all the details, and grab a ticket or have a read below.

Ps. Get in early as booking slots may fill up.

Details about the non-stop pizza party

£35 – Includes a Welcome Drink. Join us and see the New Year in with the best Pizza & Booze going.

When you arrive, grab your welcome drink of either 2/3 Lightbulb or a Glass of Fizz. Then the Non-Stop Pizza Party starts. As you arrive, we’ll be bringing out Vegetable Antipasti skewers and olives to have with your welcome drink.

Pizza Mondo will be bringing out food all night until 1130 p.m. When purchasing a ticket, please choose your dietary preference and let us know if you have any allergies or intolerances. We will do our best to accommodate and ensure you are well-fed all night long.

We’re making it really easy this year. Fill ya boots with as much Pizza as you like from the selection below. No ordering, no hassle. Sit back, enjoy your night, and grab some pizza whenever your heart desires.

The Lodge is a relaxed and friendly haven on the outskirts of Cambridge

Join the Snow Ball at the Lodge

Welcome 2023 in style at Lodge’s Snow Ball in Duxford on the outskirts of Cambridge.

A sparkling wine drinks reception with canapés will be followed by a gala dinner served in their Courtyard Tipi and evening entertainment until 1:00.

A sparkling NYE at one of the top 50 Gastro Pubs in the UK – The Plough in Coton

An utterly sparkling evening at a gastro pub

Start 2024 in style at The Plough in Coton.

Join the team of the Plough for an evening of fabulous food and delicious drinks in stylish surroundings. Prepare to reminisce with your nearest and dearest in the best possible way.

Their utterly sparkling New Year’s Eve menu features irresistible dishes, from Port & Orange Oak Smoked Salmon to our Pan-Roasted Halibut, served with a Smoked Haddock Florentine Bonbon – an evening you don’t want to miss.

Start 2024 in style and join The Plough for a fantastic evening of celebrations as we see out the old year and ring in the news.

Celebrate in Girton with your loved ones

Celebrate the start of 2024 in Girton

The Old Crown in Girton is thrilled to share our festive offerings. Get ready to indulge in delicious treats, seasonal beverages, and unique dining experiences. Whether you’re planning a Christmas drinks evening with friends, eagerly awaiting your annual family get-together, or gearing up for a fantastic work Christmas ‘do,’ we’ve got you covered.’Tis the season for joy, laughter, and celebration, and we can’t wait to be a part of your Christmas plans.

An intimate party will take place on NYE at NOVI

An intimate party at one of the best party venues

NOVI Cambridge hasn’t done an NYE party for a long while, so what better place to do this than with the Wonky Disco? It will be an intimate New Year celebration with music from Stuart Banks and Jo Sennitt, plus a live performance from GSD.

The end of your celebrations will be taking place in the vibey loft of NOVI, with the whole venue and terrace open for drinks. There are only 200 tickets available for this party, so an early purchase is advisable.

See you up in the loft!

Celebrate at Scott’s on NYE

Fizz, pizzas and gooey desserts

Scott’s All Day will open its doors on New Year’s Eve for a 4-course set menu dinner this year.

£37.50 for 4 courses, with the opportunity to add bottomless drinks for £27.50 per head.

The menu will be featuring Scott’s All Day classics and more:

  • A glass of Fizz ( or 0%) and Focaccia + oil and Beluza olives
  • Choice of starter: baked Camembert, Mac&Cheese Bites, pizza blini and smoked salmon, deep fried lasagna or charcuterie platter from Culinaris
  • Choice of pizza ( check Instagram)
  • Choice of dessert: Tiramisu, warm cookie dough & ice cream, vegan browny & ice cream or chees platter from Culinaris + £ 5.

Book anytime between 17:00 and 21:00 via their website

They will close at 11 so the staff can get down the pub for Auld Lang Syne.

Enjoy the Cambridge countryside on New Year’s Day

Blow the cobwebs away on a New Year’s Day walk

One of the best ways to cure your hangover the day after the big party is to hit the commons for a breath of fresh air and end up at a pub for a bite to eat or a drink. If the countryside is not your kinda thing, we suggest a scenic leisurely stroll through the historic centre.

Not quite sure where to go for a celebratory drink or lunch? Check out the link below, which includes places for a good cup of coffee and cocktails too.

Have a great time!


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