Giving the green light for Spitalfields on New Years Eve | Secret Eats & Style

Lets be honest from here on in. NYE in London if you're planning to go out is always HELL. From finding a venue, to rounding people up to make a joint decision, to then find all the tickets for said event having sold out, and THEN having to go through the post-sell out struggle to find another acceptable venue (UGH and don't talk to me about the post early bird price ramp up 🙄).

Thats why for 2017 me and my other half decided to make things simple, with a NYE double date night, guaranteed sit down, drink and dance. Although you do pay more for a guaranteed sit down, the place we chose was really reasonable for what you received, and most importantly you were able to keep your shoe colour and their non-stickiness factor intact (always a bonus).

After scouring design my night 1000 times for all the latest events, we decided to go to the Absurd Bird Prohibition Party for a 2 course sit down meal with bottomless prosecco or beer, plus a basement party and moonshine shot at midnight for £55.

I've eaten at the Absurd Bird (AB) before and they produce some pretty knockout southern inspired chicken, and the NYE menu didn't disappoint. I went for a starter of Spinach and Artichoke Dip with Tortilla Chips, which was heavenly creamy and moreish and then their signature Crispy Fried Chicken Burger, fries and coleslaw which was a beast of a course (portion sizes never disappoint at AB), both sides were great with their chicken batter light, not too greasy and an overall well constructed burger.

After our meal we ventured into the basement bar for more cocktails and our all important moonshine shot. There was a DJ, spot to dance in and always a space to sit down which was good for those feet! But I'll be honest. As for the atmosphere of the event, I would say people were definitely enjoying themselves (obviously you'd hope they were!), but I wouldn't say it was particularly super energetic which was a little strange given the night. It felt like the area needed something extra which I can't quite put my finger on and I wouldn't say the venue was up for being a heavily energetic party venue, which I suppose if you wanted a less sweaty hustle and bustle night then it would be perfect, but I personally was hoping for more. 

Overall though I couldn't fault the food or service, the waiters wore prohibition themed head pieces and braces which was a nice touch, and even more chicken was served later on in the evening for a midnight snack which was obviously very well received.

For the evening I decided to wear an old favourite and go green themed in my Club L bunting style sequin dress which has been featured on the blog previously, styled similarly with green themed eye makeup, adding a touch of Huda lip, alongside a sleek clutch and shoe choice. I love this outfit and do get alot of compliments for it as I think its a little more original than most sequin dressed out there at the moment, so I will eventually be pretty soul destroyed when it does die and have to go in the bin 😞.

Where did you go for New Years Eve?


What I wore 

Green Sequin Dress - Club L
Gold embellished suede wedges - London Rebel
Black Clutch - Love Moschino
Earrings - ASOS
Eyeshadow - Barry M Dazzle Dust Shade 'Emerald DD72'
Lips - Huda Beauty shade 'Muse'

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