BEST RESTAURANTS OPENING IN OCTOBER 2023

 

“A good restaurant is like a vacation; it transports you, and it becomes a lot more than just about the food.” — Philip Rosenthal

 

KANPAI

Address: 48 Druid St, London SE1 2EZ

Opening Date: 1 October 2023

Opening Offer: 29 & 30 Sept - soft launch with 15% off all tap sake and 1 Oct - World Sake Day celebrations with free pour of sake at 3pm

New brewery, taproom & kitchen in London Bridge, after closing Peckham site.

 

Paro

Address: Lyceum Theatre, 21 Wellington St, London WC2E 7RQ

Opening Date: 1 October 2023

Opening Offer: 50% discount until end of September

Covent Garden’s Lyceum Theatre is getting a restaurant that is “a love letter to Calcutta”, offering a modern spin to the traditional Indian dishes of West Bengal, by chef Niaz Caan (executive chef of City Spice in Brick Lane). The space is designed by Studio G by Giorgia Pellandini.

 

Good Egg Camden

Address: 732-736 North Yard Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8AH

Opening Date: 2 October 2023

Opening Offer: Soft launch with 50% off food until 6 October

Middle Eastern inspired food and drinks, with all day dining. This is their third restaurant in Camden, after Stoke Newington and Margate.

 

Paper Moon at the OWO

Address: The OWO, Whitehall, London SW1A 2EU

Opening Date: 2 October 2023

The OWO's (Old War Office) first restaurant that will be taking up residency, a high-end Italian restaurant.

 

Café Lapérouse at the OWO

Address: The OWO, Whitehall, London SW1A 2EU

Opening Date: 3 October 2023

Parisian restaurant at OWO.

 

Fowl

Address: Norris St, St. James's Market, SW1Y 4RJ

Opening Date: 3 October 2023

A beak-to-feet chicken shop pop-up from the trio behind Fallow restaurant, opening with dishes from guest chef Pierre Koffmann.

 

Brooklands at The Peninsula London

Address: 1 Grosvenor Pl, London SW1X 7HJ

Opening Date: 4 October 2023

Claude Bosi's rooftop restaurant at The Peninsula, "inspired by the classic eras of British aviation and motorsport".

 

Sticky Mango Islington

Address: 6g Esther Anne Pl, London N1 1WL

Opening Date: 4 October 2023

Chef Peter Lloyd's third South-East-Asian-inspired restaurant.

 

London Stock

Address: 6 Sackville Street, Mayfair, London W1S 3DD

Opening Date: 4 October 2023

Popular in Wandsworth and led by chefs Assem Abdel Hady and Andres Bernal, the restaurant will open second branch, this time in Mayfair, and will see Head Chef Sebastian Rast (former Hide chef) serving a tasting menu-only for modern fine-dining.

 

Solis

Address: Arcade Food Hall, 1st Floor, Battersea Power Station, Circus Road W, Nine Elms, SW11 8AL

Opening Date: 4 October 2023

Ana Gonçalves (from TATA Eatery) and Zijun Men are opening a chicken and steak grill with influences from Spain, Portugal, Uruguay and Argentina, following a successful residency at The Sea, The Sea.

 

Nest

Address: 374-378 Old Street, Shoreditch, London EC1V 9LT

Re-opening Date: 4 October 2023

Hackney’s famous little restaurant is relocating in Shoreditch, run by Executive chef Johnnie Crowe. Intimate, low-key option for seasonal, produce-based fare with limited meats & a selection of wines. The team behind it (Johnnie, Luke & Toby) has won a Michelin star for sister restaurant St. Barts.

 

Portobello 177

Address: 177 Portobello Road, London, W11 2DY

Opening Date: 4 October 2023

Contemporary sharing style menu influenced by Caribbean & Japanese BBQ culture, by Trailer Happiness owner Sly Augustin and partner Maiko Neill, opening right above their bar, with Shay Ola (of Rebel Dining Society) heading up the kitchen.

 

SideChick

Address: 426 Coldharbour Lane, London SW9 8LF

Opening Date: 4 October 2023

A new cocktail bar, by April Jackson from The Apprentice and owner of Wood and Water, serving 'naughty' American soul food.

 

Breddos Stoke Newington

Address: Above Dona, 92 Stoke Newington High St, London N16 7NY

Opening Date: 4 October 2023

After the huge popularity in Clerkenwell they are opening second site.

 

SushiDog Strand

Address: 78 Strand, London WC2R 0DE

Opening Date: 4 October 2023

Sushi rolls, poke bowls and Asian salads that are made right in front of you. Opening their sixth site.

 

Kinoya London

Address: Harrods, 87-135 Brompton Rd, London SW1X 7XL

Opening Date: 5 October 2023

Dubai ramen in Knightsbridge.

 

Sushi by Masa - Masayoshi Takayama at Harrods

Address: Harrods, 87-135 Brompton Rd, London SW1X 7XL

Opening Date: 5 October 2023

Harrods next partnership will be with renowned Japanese chef Masayoshi Takayama (‘Masa’) and they will serve an omakase menu priced at $750 per person.

 

Il Gattopardo

Address: 27 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, London W1S 4HZ

Opening Date: 6 October 2023

A taste of la dolce vita at this 1960s inspired high-end Italian restaurant by the group that owns Bar De Pres, Zuma, Coya, Roka and Amazonico.

 

Bambi

Address: Netil House, 1 Westgate St, London E8 3RL

Opening Date: 6 October 2023

A neighbourhood wine bar at Netil House with a huge record collection and hi-fidelity sound system courtesy of Friendly Pressure. Henry Freestone will lead the kitchen and London legend Charlie Dark will curate the music programme, owned by James Dye (who also owns Frank’s Café in Peckham and The Camberwell Arms).

 

'Big Zuu's Big Eatery' Pop-up

Address: 4 Mercer Walk London WC2H 9FA

Opening Date: 6-7 October 2023

Award-winning TV channel Dave is set to open the pop-up restaurant for two days only, featuring ingredients that have been entirely recycled. Tickets can be purchased here.

 

Spice in the City Dinner

Address: Cinnamon Kitchen City, 9 Devonshire Square, London EC2M 4YL

Date: 6 October 2023

Cinnamon Kitchen, Kricket, Cavita and Rambutan team up to celebrate Cinnamon Kitchen City’s 15-year anniversary with a special one-off dinner. Vivek Singh (Executive Chef at The Cinnamon Collection), Raju Ramachandran (Cinnamon Kitchen City Head Chef), Will Bowlby (from Kricket), Adriana Cavita (from Cavita) and Gavin Malleappah (of Rambutan for Spice in the City) will be cooking up a storm.

 

Harrods Dining Hall

Address: 87-135 Brompton Rd, London SW1X 7XL

Re-opening Date: 7 October 2023

Re-opening after a refurbishment, the hall will see four new chefs joining.

 

Brandy House Bar

Address: 57 Sutherland Rd, Walthamstow, London E17 6BH

Opening Date: 7 October 2023

Launched by Burnt Faith who are distilling and blending their own brandies in the UK’s first legit brandy house.

 

Brixton Oktoberfest

Address:  Electric Brixton, Town Hall Parade, Brixton Hill, London SW2 1RJ

Opening Dates: 7, 14, 21, and 28 October 2023

Electric Brixton is hosting their first-ever Oktoberfest so expect plenty of Bavarian street food and beer by the stein (from Spaten, Löwenbräu & Becks).

 

The Grand Banquette

Address: Pavyllon, Hamilton Pl, Greater, London W1J 7DR

Date: 9 October 2023

Celebrated multi - Michelin star awarded chefs Anne-Sophie Pic and Yannick Alléno will join forces to host an exclusive culinary journey at Pavyllon London. Based on the menu of the grand banquet they were selected to prepare for King Charles III at the Palace of Versailles earlier this month.

 

Anya Hindmarch Pop-up at Holborn Dining Room

Address: Rosewood London, 252 High Holborn, London WC1V 7EN

Opening Date: 9 - 14 October 2023

Opening Offer: 50 free pies on 9 October and golden tickets hidden inside some of the pies, (with prizes such as an overnight stay at the Rosewood and a private dining experience at the Pie Room). 

This is one for the fashionistas: For one week only, the Pie Room windows and pie boxes will be decorated with Anya’s eyes. Additionally, when purchasing a pie (all made by Head Pie Maker Nokx Majozi), guests can also buy a limited-edition Anya Hindmarch ‘Pie with Eyes’ keyring. Rosewood London is turning 10 this year and to celebrate is partnering with fashion, art and food brands for special collaborations.

 

Faber

Address: Welbeck Mansions, 206-208 Hammersmith Rd, London W6 7DH

Opening Date: 10 October 2023

Pub group Yummy Pubs founder Anthony Pender has bought the former Villagio restaurant to turn it into a British seafood restaurant concept.

 

Sticks’n’Sushi Kingston Upon Thames

Address: Unit G16, The Bentall Centre, Wood St, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1TP

Opening Date: 11 October 2023

Popular sushi company are opening their 12th site.

 

Atelier Coupette

Address: Moor St, Soho, London W1D 5NG

Opening Date: 11 October 2023

Opening Offer: Soft launch 5-11 October

Stylish, dimly lit bar featuring inventive cocktails & a large collection of French brandy, with a sister site in Bethnal Green.

 

Bar Lina

Address: 18 Brewer St, London W1F 0SG

Opening Date: 11 October 2023

Soho’s historic Italian deli Lina Stores is opening intimate aperitivo bar.

 

KABO

Address: 33 Charlotte St., London W1T 1RR

Opening Date: 11 October 2023

Asian fusion restaurant & cocktail bar serving sushi, robata, wok and signature brunches.

 

Chayote

Address: 2 Tower Bridge House, St Katharine’s Way, London E1W 1AA

Opening Date: 12 October 2023

Authentic Mexican meets Peruvian-Spanish elegance in St Katharine Docks by Tomasz Baranski (ex-Barrafina Head Chef) who's partnered with Georgy Vershinin and Susannah Hall (husband and wife).

 

Baudry Greene

Address: 20 Endell St, London WC2H 9BD

Opening Date: 12 October 2023

A new all day café and bar from the people behind the 10 Cases and Parsons in Covent Garden, Will Palmer and Ian Campbell.

 

Dom's Subs

Address: 8 Ludgate Circus, London EC4M 7LF

Opening Date: 12 October 2023

A "little teeny tiny sandwich kiosk" by the legends that are Dom's.

 

The Ikoyi Burger at Shake Shack

Address: 24, Market Building, The Piazza, London WC2E 8RD

Date: 13 October 2023, 12pm until sold out.

Jeremy Chan of Ikoyi (the two Michelin-starred restaurant and no. 35 on the World's 50 Best Restaurants List) is partnering with Culinary Director Mark Rosati of US burger chain Shake Shack to bring us The Ikoyi Burger for one day only - a cheeseburger topped with caramelised veal sweetbreads glazed in buffalo sauce for £10.75 where all net proceedings will go City Harvest, the London food charity.

 

Daroco Soho

Address: Ilona Rose House, London WC2H 0DU

Opening Date: 16 October 2023

Italian restaurants in Paris opens branch in London to bring us fresh handmade pastas & pizza.

 

Indegno

Address: 104 Brick Ln, Shoreditch, London E1 6RL

Opening Date: 16 October 2023

.Award-winning Italian street food snack shop brand launches in the UK.

 

Nordic Bar

Address: 25 Newman St, London W1T 1PN

Re-opening Date: 16 October 2023

Scandinavian themed sports & party bar, a cafe-style bar with beers and snacks, TV sport, table football and a ping pong table is re-opening.

 

Bennie Food and Bar

Address: 102 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 6PD

Opening Date: 17 October 2023

Opening Offer: 50% off pre-opening 6-7 October, plus free soft and hot drinks on opening day (9am -8pm)

Inspired by a world of international cuisines: British, French, East European, and Middle Eastern flavours.

 

Azzurra

Address: 128 Sloane Street, SW1X 9AS

Opening Date: 19 October 2023

High-end Italian restaurant from restaurateur David Yeo and his international Aqua Restaurant Group, offering a ‘boat-to-table’ experience by executive chef Andrea Mura.

 

Bone Daddies Leicester Square

Address: 35 Cranbourn Street, London WC2H 7AD

Opening Date: 20 October 2023

Opening Offer: Free bowls of ramen every day for the first 50 guests on 20 to 26 October

Popular for their ramen, the chain opens eighth restaurant.

 

Aragawa

Address: 38 Clarges Street, London W1J 7EN

Opening Date: 20 October 2023

A famed Tokyo steakhouse and named one of the world's most expensive restaurants by Forbes. Founder Kotaro and Head Chef Kazuo Imayosh will run the London site.

 

Gaucho City

Address: 1 Bell Inn Yard, London EC3V 0BL

Re-opening Date: 20 October 2023

Re-opening Offer: 25% off food 20 Oct - 20 Nov 2023 (quote ‘Welcome Back City’ when booking)

Argentinian steak restaurant closed since January for the refurbishment.

 

Caravan Covent Garden

Address: The Grainhouse, 30-35 Drury Lane, London WC2B 5RH

Opening Date: 23 October 2023

Coffee roasters and brunch purveyors.

 

Whiskey & Seaweed

Address: 92 Kensington Park Rd, London W11 2PN

Opening Date: 23 October 2023

Core by Clare Smyth's, the three Michelin-starred restaurant in Notting Hill is reopening after refurbishment and it now also includes a new bar, headed by Vincenzo Ciacco.

 

Iné

Address: 16 Hampstead High St, London NW3 1PX

Opening Date: 24 October 2023

1* Michelin 16 Seat Omakase in Mayfair by Chef Takuya Watanabe.

 

Caviar House at Threadneedle

Address: 5 Threadneedle Street, EC2R 8AY

Opening Date: 24 October 2023

A brand truly synonymous with luxurious living, the Caviar House and Prunier's new restaurant is located in the very centre of the City.

 

Burger & Lobster x Crosstown doughnut burger

Address: Available at all the B&L London restaurants 

Launch Date: 25 October 2023

Not an opening but an amazing news: @burgerandlobster and @crosstown have teamed up to create an epic doughnut burger. Or is it burger doughnut? Anyway, it is limited edition and a very guilty pleasure indeed having three patties, fried red onions, crispy smoked bacon and blue cheese, in a Crosstown’s Tongan Vanilla Bean Glaze sourdough doughnut, priced at £20.

 

Saltine

Address: 11 Highbury Park, London N5 1QJ

Opening Date: 25 October 2023

Mat Appleton and Jess Blackstone (founders of local coffee shop group Fink's) are opening a brand new neighbourhood restaurant at Highbury Barn with chef Phil Wood (from Spring and St John Marylebone).

 

Saint Louie

Address: The Crypt at St Peter's Church Walworth, Liverpool Grove, London SE17 2HH

Opening Date: 25 October 2023

Popular cafe Louie Louie in South East London, that closed during lockdown, is now reopening in Walworth, serving toasties, sandwiches, soup and coffee by Redemption Roasters.

 

Farmer J Piccadilly

Address: 210 Piccadilly, St. James's, London W1J 9HL

Opening Date: 26 October 2023

Popular chain serving honest food, that rolls with the seasons, is mindfully sourced, is bursting with flavour and most importantly, is scratch cooked on-site, opens tenth location.

 

Kellogg's Kombos Pop-Up

Address: 1 Club Row, Shoreditch, London E1 6JX

Opening Date: 26-29 October 2023

A cereal bar pop-up is coming to Shoreditch with 25 cereals on offer to be mixed in 300 possible combinations, and you can also take some cereal home.

 

Kolae

Address: 6 Park Street, London SE1 9AB

Opening Date: 27 October 2023

Mark Dobbie and Andy Oliver (the people behind Som Saa) are opening a new restaurant in Borough Market.

 

Finch

Address: Brixton Village Market, Coldharbour Ln, London SW9 8PS

Opening Date: 27 October 2023

Opening Offer: 50% off Henners Vineyard English Sparkling wine for 2 days.

Grays and Feather, the team behind Plume in Covent Garden, are opening their brand new ‘cabinet of curiosities’ wine bar, where guests are invited to bring food from other Brixton Village venues to enjoy alongside their wine, but also has a dining element, offering snacks and sharing plates.

 

Eggslut Stratford

Address: 36 Victory Parade, East Village, London E20 1GF

Opening Date: 28 October 2023

Eggslut started as a gourmet food truck in LA by Gourmet QSR and us now opening its fifth (and biggest) restaurant, in Stratford.

Searcys Champagne Bar at Battersea Power Station

Address: 1st Floor, Turbine Hall, Battersea Power Station, 21 Circus Road West, SW11 8EZ

Opening Date: 30 October 2023

Opening Offer: 50% off Searcys Cuvèes 30 October - 5 November

After their vintage Rolls Royce Champagne Coupé pop-up here at Battersea, they are opening a permanent bar with their famous 'Press for Champagne' button included, obviously.

 

Kink(all)y

Address: 43 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T 1RS

Opening Date: October 2023

Restaurateur Diana Militski and chef David Chelidze are opening a Georgian-inspired small-plates restaurant in Fitzrovia, showcasing khinkali, a twisted dumpling filled with beef, pork or lamb with parsley.

 

Biryani Kebab Chai

Address: Moor St, Soho, London W1D 5NG

Opening Date: October 2023

Modern Indian restaurant serving traditional biryanis, Northern Indian kebabs, and chai.

 

Eggs ‘n’ Stuff

Address: Notting Hill Gate, Pembridge Road

& White City

Opening Date: October 2023

Tasty breakfast brioche buns.

 

 

 

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