Would you like to usher in the year 2011 dancing, drinking and eating; hanging out with family or watching a celebrity shake a leg? We get you some options to suit your taste...
Food & Wine
Where: Royal China, 16th Floor, Eros Corporate Tower, Nehru Place; Tel: 011-49818000
Why: Relish a mega buffet with an array of Chinese delicacies such as Sliced Fish in Black Bean Sauce, Crispy Lamb in Spring Onion and unlimited drinks. Enjoy the fireworks and the special lucky draw at midnight to win a one-day-stay in Jaipur and three days stay in Goa.
How much: R10,000 per couple, R6,000 for stag and R3,500 per child, for kids aged between 10-15
Where: The Peppers, The Bristol Hotel, Adjacent to DLF Qutub Enclave Phase 1, Gurgaon; Tel: 0124-4351111
Why: Welcome the New Year at The Peppers with Unlimited beverage (alcoholic and non alcoholic) and lavish spread of buffet consisting of Italian, Continental, Chinese and Indian Cuisine. Dance the night to the foot tapping numbers played by the DJ at the largest dancing floor this side of the town.
How much: R6,000 upwards per couple (inclusive of all taxes)
Where: The Imperial Hotel, Janpath; Tel: 011-41112011
Why: Travel through the epicurean legends of Italy, India and South-East Asia at each of their restaurants for a gallant New Year’s eve dinner.
How much: R3,000 plus taxes upwards per couple
Where: The Kylin Experience, 24, Basant Lok, Vasant Vihar; Tel: 9911159546
Why: This New Year’s eve, enjoy a lavish oriental spread with caramalised prawns, sushi and teepanyaki live counters and grilled sea food on the terrace. The space will be converted into a winter wonderland.
How much: R1,999 per person
Where: Fresc Co, Ambience Mall, third floor, Gurgaon
Fresc Co at 78 Janpath, Connaught Place
Why: Rejoice at the restaurant with their personally contrived New Year menu. They will serve Martini as a welcome drink and free flowing cocktails till close. Some special starters include feta Farfalle salads, Prawn and olive shooters.
How much: R1,299 plus taxes per person
Where: Diva Italian Restaurant, 8-A, M Block, Greater Kailash II; Tel: 011-29215673, 011-41637858
Why: Indulge in the special menu prepared by owner and chef Ritu Dalmia for the New Year’s eve such as crab salad, ravioli and more. Also, enjoy the music belted out but the live Jazz band.
How much: R2,500 plus taxes per person
Where: Indian Accent, at The Manor, 77, Friends Colony (west); Tel: 011-43235151
Wwhy: End the year on a gastronomical high with a five course meal by chef Manish Mehrotra, with unlimited wine alongside a bonfire at the lawn. There will be music by DJ Rajat and Parvez on Indian ethnic drums in a white, silver and blue ambience.
How much: R3,000 plus taxes per person; R850 plus taxes for kids; and a group of six or more R2,500 plus taxes
Where: Jynxxx at Intercontinental Eros Hotel, Nehru Place; Tel: 011-47674767
Why: Punjabi Rap queen of India, Hard Kaur will be performing here, on numbers from films such as Prince, Dil Bole Hadippa and Bachna Ae Haseeno. See her perform on her chart-topping number Ek Gilasi.
How much: If you are among the first hundred couples to book your ticket then it will cost R8,000. The stakes keep increasing hence forth.
Where: The Country Club, Surajkund Road Tel: 0129-4154434
Why: The light eyed former beauty queen and actor Celina Jaitley of the film Golmaal Returns fame, will perform on popular numbers of the year for the club members and others to usher in the New Year.
How much: R1,000 per person entry. Plus if you are not a member of the club, the food voucher will cost an additional R1,000
Where: The Hilton Hotel, Janakpuri
Why: Singer Neha Bhasin of the pop group Viva will perform for all those present. Bhasin is known for her good looks and fabulous voice. She is the voice behind some of the popular numbers in Bollywood such as Kucch Khaas Hai of Fashion, and You and Me from Pyaar Impossible.
How much: To watch this starlet perform, you can book your seat for R5,600 (inclusive of all taxes)
Where: Vapor, MGF Megacity Mall, Gurgaon
Why: The sensuous actor and item girl Meghna Naidu will be dancing to the beats of the Band Aghaaz, She will start performing from 8pm on New Year’s eve at the bar.
How much: Seeing this actor will cost R8,999 for couple entry.
Dance & Music
Where: Manre, 3rd Floor, MGF Metropolitan Mall, Saket; Tel: 011- 4066888
Why: This one time popular club is holding the second sin party to bring in the New Year with a bang, as they prepare to relaunch. And you also stand a chance of winning a vacation to Kufri or Rajasthan while you dance the night away.
How much: The price tag for a couple pass is R7,000 plus taxes and includes unlimited food and drinks, including unlimited whiskey
Where: F Grill & Lounge, MGF Metropolitan Mall, Saket;
Why: This brand new club is donning the Spanish colours of festivity for New Year’s eve. Shake a leg to scintillating Rhumba music and beer barrels stacked around to keep the spirits soaring, Spanish style!
How much: A couple pass at F Grill & Lounge is priced at R8,000 plus taxes and includes spanish inspired drinks and a decadent menu
Where: Olive at Qutab, Olive Bar & Kitchen, One Style Mile, Mehrauli; Tel: 011-29574444/ 9810235472
Why: The ever popular Olive at Qutab is going in for a red carpet themed bash to bring in 2011. On offer with live stations and two buffet spreads, is the foot tapping music of Sanjay Nedu, accompanied by a slew of dancers.
How much: At R9,000 plus taxes per couple, the pass includes unlimited alcohol with sumptuous food. There will also be a a photo studio and gifts for the revellers
Where: Smoke House Grill, North Wing, VIPPS Centre, Masjid Moth, GK II; Tel: 011-41435531
Why: Relive the magic of the decadent 80s and 90s with a Studio 54 inspired bash at the ever favourite nightspot of the Capital. A night at the Roxbury will surely have you dancing well past midnight
How much: Couples pass is priced at R10,000 plus taxes and includes food and drinks
Where: Quantum, L-1, Centre Stage Mall, Sector - 18, Noida; Tel: 9891917250, 9810746725
Why: One of India’s first super clubs, Quantum, this New Year’s eve, features the ever popular punjabi Hip-hopper, Juggy D. Get ready to boogie!
How much: A couples pass costs R5,000 plus taxes and includes food and drinks
Where: GolfWorx, Level 4, Ambience Mall, Gurgaon
Tel: 9952366623, 8860749148 for reservations
Why: Enjoy a round of golf at GolfWorx and indulge in delectable appetisers, premium spirits, and world cuisine. Enjoy DJ Manish churn hip shaking tunes till the wee hours. Also don’t miss out on their special early bird offer for the first 50 couples. The celebrations start here at 8pm on New Year’s eve.
How much: R6,000 plus taxes per couple
Where: The Hyatt, Bhikaji Cama Place; Tel: 9958096567, 9871386818, 9958096569
Why: The party will start at 8pm and go on till the wee hours. Eat at any restaurant with your family and then head to the poolside lawns as the countdown begins to greet the New Year with a grand dessert spread, seductive jazz performance, dim light setting and free flow of beverages.
How much: R6,000 plus taxes per person
Where: BluO, Ambience Mall, NH-8, Gurgaon
Tel: 0124-4665611/12/13, 9990800600
Why: Bowl this year over at BluO. With foot tapping music, the best of cuisines and refreshing drinks, have a ball here, with your family. The New Year bash begins with the bhangra king, Bally Sagoo belting out some of his popular Punjabi and Bollywood numbers.
How much: R6,000 plus taxes per couple
Where: The Banyan Grill at O’ Palacio, Opp DLF Place Mall, Saket
Tel: 99718 44559/ 8860414908/ 26671270
Why: Enjoy a quiet dinner with your family at the restaurant. Bring in the New Year with the Dervesh Dancers from Rampur and Sufi Qawaals from the Sikandara Gharana.
How much: R8,000 per couple
Where: Epicentre at Apparel House, Sector 44, Gurgaon; Tel: 9810059550
Why: Great music, a sumptuous buffet, a full bar, a giant dance floor, all adding up to a fun filled festive evening. Also, there’s a rest area for children.
How much: Family of 3 at R5,500 (all inclusive); additional child below 12 years. R1,500; additional adult and child above 12 years at R2,500.