Looking for the best new openings to visit this month? We’ve got the low-down on the new hot-hits to visit, from the expansion of everyone’s favourite Southern Portuguese restaurant group to the TikToker-turned-chef opening his first restaurant. 

Straker’s

You might know him for being the ‘butter guy’ on TikTok, but Thomas Straker has been this year’s hottest chef to look out for. And now he’s opening up his first ever restaurant. 

Located on Golborne Road, the restaurant will be heavily influenced by the Italian’s approach to cooking and the buzz around the tables in Italy. Expect a mix of snacks, small and larger plates to form the base of the menu, with sharing a top priority of the table. A number of ‘primi’ pasta dishes will feature including pillowy potato gnocchi and ragu, as well as roasted turbot with butter chanterelles and chives. 

Release Date: 25.10.2022 

Where: 91 Golborne Road, W10 5NL

Website: www.strakers.london 

Battersea Power Station

Battersea Power Station

Battersea Power Station’s regeneration has been slowly ticking away for the past few years, with restaurants, bars, boutique salons and even a new tube stop opening up to connect the neighbourhood destination with the rest of the city. It’s a buzzy hub that we’ve all grown to love exploring, and it’s set to expand even further on Friday 14th October when the Grade II* listed building will open its doors to the public for the first time in history with an exciting line-up of shopping and dining destinations.

Joining the likes of Wright Brothers, Megan’s, Roti King and Tapas Brindisa will be gourmet kebab specialists, Le Bab; brunch maestros, Where The Pancakes Are; and Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen & Bar.

For those looking for a new drinking destination, Control Room B is set to be the hottest new all-day cocktail bar for date nights, catch-ups and lively get-togethers. Brought to us from Inception Group, the team behind Mr Fogg’s and Cahoots, the bar will be housed inside one of the Grade II* listed Power Station’s original control rooms.

Release Date: 14.10.2022

Where: Battersea Power Station 

Website: www.batterseapowerstation.co.uk

The Libertine

Hidden underneath The Royal Exchange lies a brand new dining spot you’ll want to be the first to try.

The Libertine is a brand new 400 capacity venue, made up of a large destination bar, lively drinking and dining corners, main restaurant and two private dining rooms with a secret whiskey vault.

The menu will focus on wholesome seasonal fare, serving from lunch till late – think seafood dishes, dry-aged steaks and snacks for sharing. Don’t miss your chance to sample their drinks Manu, created in partnership with some of the city’s best distilleries, breweries and wine merchants.

Opening Date: 22.10.2022

WHERE: 1A THE ROYAL EXCHANGE, CORNEAL, EC3V 3LL

WEBSITE: WWW.LIBERTINELONDON.CO.UK

Casa Do Frango
Photo Credit: Rebecca Dickson

Casa Do Frango

Opening up its largest site to date, Casa Do Frango lands on Heddon Street this month, bringing with it a street-level terrace, airy dining room, a quirky drinks bar and two private dining rooms. Spread over two floors, the restaurant will serve up some of the best Southern Portuguese fares in London. 

Expect all of Casa Do Frango’s signature dishes to be making an appearance, including the half chicken brushed with a secret piri-piri recipe that’s been perfected over time and influenced by co-founder Marco Mendes’ childhood spent in the Algarve. 

Expect other favourites including Iberico pork croquettes; bacalhau fritters; African rice; batatas fritas; and a Montanheira salad.

Release Date: 14.10.2022

Where: 31-33 Heddon Street, W1B 4BN

Website: www.casadofrango.co.uk

Restaurant St. Barts

The team behind Hackney’s NEST and Fulham’s FENN has launched a brand new restaurant, this time in Smithfield. Restaurant St. Barts will focus on hyper-seasonal produce from the best small-scale farmers and conservationists in the country through a 15-course menu. 

The highlight will be on the best of the British Isles, with a refined selection of dishes. An open, wood-fired kitchen will connect the bar to the main dining room, offering everything from red mullet terrine with salted kohlrabi to poached cod with preserved Wiltshire truffle.

Release Date: 05.10.2022 

Where: 63 Bartholomew Close, EC1A 7BG

Website: www.restaurant-stbarts.co.uk

St. JOHN Marylebone

St. JOHN Marylebone

Renowned for its brilliant daily-changing menu and nose-to-tail approach, the team at St. JOHN will be opening a brand new restaurant this month. Located in Marylebone Village, it’s the first opening from the team in over a decade. 

The space will move with the day, from mornings filled with pastries to lunches lined with their daily-changing chalkboards. Led by head chef Fintan Sharp, the menu will change daily but you can expect dishes such as onion soup; bone marrow toast; deep fried Welsh rarebit; and middle white chop, chicory and sorrel.

Release Date: 19.10.2022

Where: 98 Marylebone Lane, Marylebone, W1U 2JE

Website: www.stjohnrestaurant.com

Cycene

Cycene – meaning ‘kitchen’ in Old English – is a brand new restaurant from the Blue Mountain School founders James and Christie Brown. Spread over two floors on a restored townhouse, the space will ignite feelings of dining in a private home. 

The menu, led by Theo Clench, will focus on a ten-course menu, marrying techniques and influences from his travels across Eastern Asia and Australasia. 

Guests will begin their night in the ground floor bar, open to diners only, enjoy cocktails, wines and kombuchas, before heading up to the main restaurant space, where the second course will be served with views of the chefs. Following this, they’ll move up to the first-floor dining room where the remainder of the menu will follow.

Cycene

Release Date: 25.10.2022 

Where: 9 Chance Street, E2 7JB

Website: www.bluemountain.school

Belvedere Restaurant

History will play a significant role in this new restaurant’s opening. With the building dating back to 1638-40 and converted into a restaurant in 1965, this brand-new opening has a lot to live up to. Now set to reopen this month, the restaurant’s architecture plays the part, with its roman arches, mullioned windows, and towering ceiling taking centre stage. 

The co-founders of Goodman, Burger & Lobster, and Wild Tavern are behind it, with an affordable menu featuring Italian-focused dishes on offer. 

Release Date: October 2022

Where: Holland Park, Abbotsbury Road, W8 6LU 

Website: www.belvedererestaurant.co.uk

Lucky Voice Soho

This karaoke bar has had a serious makeover, and boy are we excited to see it! From new karaoke rooms to a vibrant, multicoloured pathway, Lucky Voice Soho is certainly making a comeback this October. You can now go grab a refreshing cocktail before singing your heart out to the song of your choice, or maybe a delicious pizza from their top-tier menu.

So if you’re planning to belt out a Mariah Carey song this Christmas with your pals whilst having some savoury delights on the side, Lucky Voice Soho is your guy.

Open now

Where: 52 Poland St, London W1F 7NQ

Website: www.luckyvoice.com

check out the rest of the series

September Openings

August Openings

July Openings 


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