Where to see in 2020…the best Turkish New Year’s Eve parties

If you are after a Turkish-flavoured party to enjoy the last night of this decade, and greet in a new one, read on!

There are several options for London Turks. The biggest is a New Year’s Eve Ball at the Prince and Princess Banqueting Suite in Edmonton. Catering for in excess of 500 guests, the night will include an array of Turkish flavours, from Pop to Arabesque, courtesy of headliner Ali ‘Babutsa’ Sönmez, Kral Eray, Semra İleten, talented young saz player Hüseyin Erdinç, and everybody’s favourite entertainer Kader Ateş.

Prices range from £55-£65 per person and include a fixed-menu meal. Call 07738 410 870 to make a reservation.

Ali ‘Babutsa’ Sönmez headlines the mega 2019 NYE bash at the Prince & Princess Banqueting Suite, North London


Located on Great Portland Street in Central London, Kibele is also hosting Turkish night. With a more exclusive feel, this £100 per head evening includes a set menu of champagne, hot and cold mezes, mix grill, and baklava with ice cream.

Artists on the night include Buğra, Tanju, Taçkın, with dance shows in between, including by the world famous belly dancer Özgen. A DJ will take the party into the early hours. Reservations via 020 7436 0600.

Party time at Kibele Restaurant, Central London 

Over in South London, Rox (formerly Rixos) Restaurant in Eltham will have live music, a DJ, belly dancers, and a tasty three course meal for NYE diners. The night runs from 9pm to 1am and is £60 per person. Reserve your place via 020 8850 0634.

Probably the coolest Turkish party will be by Bey Events at a hidden address in Finsbury Park. From Bromley to Shoreditch, the promoters have been organising brilliant pop-up parties all over the capital this year and know how to make a party kick. Tickets to their NYE bash are £20. Contact them online: facebook.com/BEYEVENTSLONDON.

If you’re looking to enjoy the start of 2020 in warmer climes, look no further than the plush Elexus Hotel in Girne, North Cyprus, where the biggest Turkish pop star on the planet, Tarkan, will be performing. The hotel is offering a range of packages combining stay plus NYE entertainment, as well as tickets for those who simply want to attend the concert. Details and reservations online: elexushotel.com.tr