This month has seen the opening of a whole array of venues in London – from new hotels to new openings from already established groups. Below: an exhaustive list of everything that has opened in October.
This new bar and restaurant has opened on the former site of Dover Street Wine Bar in Mayfair. Set across two floors, it serves Latin American food alongside live music and DJ sets until the small hours.
Noble Inns, known for their meat-centric restaurant, have opened yet another restaurant in Moorgate. Sourcing their ingredients from small independent farmers, the restaurant specialises in whole native and rare breed animals.
Keeping raw, natural flavours at the heart of their nutritious food, Counter Kitchen is serving up classic favourites with unusual twists – think avocado on toast served with cucumber kimchi. To drink, an Allpress coffee or a glass of bio-dynamic wine, amongst others.
BBQ connoisseur Neil Rankin has teamed up with managing director Sam Lee to open a South American inspired fire barbecue restaurant in Soho, serving up cooked cuts of meat from the whole animal tempered for optimal flavour with sides of vegetable plates.
Maître d’Paulo de Tarso has joined forces with restaurateur Nicolas Jouën to launch Margot, an Italian restaurant in Covent Garden. Tarso and Jouën have curated a selection of dishes that reflect the different regions of Italy.
Tropicana Beach Club
Maxwell’s, the group behind late-night venues including Cafe de Paris, Covent Garden’s Roadhouse and PJ’s Bar and Grill on Fulham Road, have turned their hand to a new venture. Executive Chef Trevor Tobin will be dishing up a Caribbean-inspired menu of jerk chicken wings, tortillas, Caribbean salmon and churros all with cocktails and live music, of course.
At Fucina, you can expect wonderfully cured meats, the freshest homemade pasta and tables generally piled high with plates of amazing food. Traditional Italian cooking methods are highly valued, and equal importance is placed on the ingredients.
Bond Street Kitchen
Set to bring hungry shoppers seeking refuge on the run up to Christmas a place to regroup, unwind and indulge, the all-day menu at Bond Street Kitchen in Fenwicks starts with brunch followed by lunch and, later, afternoon tea, celebrating British produce and popular favourites.
The menu at Burdock is made up of small plates and sharing dishes which will champion rare breeds from Lake District famers, game from Yorkshire and Scotland, wild fish from Brixham and Italian produce from Oliverilli.
Ning Ma has opened her fifth Mamalan restaurant in Shoreditch. Inspired by her grandfather’s market stall in Beijing the restaurant serves up the comforting, hearty Northern Chinese street food that Ning remembers him selling.
The Salt Yard Group have taken inspiration from the elegance of Venice and the grandeur of bygone eras to create Veneta. Serving food all day from Venetian breakfasts (both indulgent and healthy) through to dinner with plenty of Prosecco pit-stops throughout the day, unique spins have been put on classic Venetian dishes.
Prepared in accordance with rural customs; by hand and with all-natural ingredients, at Manitoba Tigella, the tigella (disc shaped stuffed breads) will be served in a number of ways. There’s a traditional menu as well as a gourmet menu, with classic pasta dishes and fish and chips with an Italian twist also featuring.
Founded by Télémaque Argyriou, you’ll probably have seen Kalimera at the likes of Street Feast and StreetDots and now he’s chosen Camden Market as the spot for his first permanent site. Argyriou is cooking up classic Greek dishes – think moussakas or souvlakis, but bringing them up to date.
Flat Iron Square
Flat Iron Square is sixteen venues and restaurants in one space… a 40,000sq ft. space. Occupying six railway arches and the surrounding areas, Flat Iron Square will make up the first part of the new Low Line in London’s Bankside and will bring together street food, music, art, culture and restaurants.
This discerning nightclub is designed to feel like you’re in the house of the most honourable aristocrats. There is no guest list, instead you have to get past the severe door lord, so you better start pulling in those favours now to get in with the right crowd or learn how to impress.
A new kind of hotel has opened in London’s East End – Leman Locke: the aparthotel. With 105 spacious studios and 63 chic one bedroom suites; the rooms are almost double the size of the average hotel room at 31 sq m and focus on the whole living space, not just the bed.
Established falafel vendor Pilpel opened up a new store this month in Aldgate. As with the other branches, the restaurant serves up falafel made using his grandfather’s secret recipe which was developed over 60 years working on a falafel kiosk in Tel Aviv.
B.Y.O.C has opened it’s fifth venue in east London. The venue invites guests to step back into the prohibition area whilst enjoying a bespoke cocktail and celebrating the great British Library.
The Grill at McQueen
Two former Hawksmoor chefs have joined forces with Shoreditch venue McQueen to launch a new 50-cover steak restaurant. The extensive steak menu is accompanied by a strong wine list, as well as various bourbons and cocktails.
Korean-American chef and presenter, Judy Joo opened her third restaurant in Mayfair following on from her ventures in Hong Kong and Soho. The restaurant will serve up modern Korean street food and cocktails.
Keep up to date with all the upcoming openings on our Openings Announcements page