As autumn continues and the temperatures cool, there are still many new openings to look forward to in October.
Marylebone - 9 Seymour Street, London W1H 5BT
What: Noma Mexico chef comes to London
This upmarket Mexican restaurant comes from Santiago Lastra, the chef who helped to launch Noma Mexico. His London restaurant has been promised for a while and looks set to continue the renaissance of really good Mexican food in London. Expect the menu to be driven by British produce, and we're cheered at the very promising addition of a mezcal bar in the basement.
Chiswick - 142 Chiswick High Road, London W4 1PU
What: Neighbourhood dining in Chiswick from ex Kym's chef
We only recently learned the news that Kym's in the City was shutting, but we already knew that the head chef was moving on. Kimberley Hernandez (who was also head chef at Xu) is heading up the kitchen at this neighbourhood restaurant in Chiswick and although the menu is still under wraps, her presence alone already makes this one to watch.
London Fields - 20 Sidworth Street, London E8 3SD
What: Behind the scenes in London Fields
He had most recently been Jason Atherton's development chef (and appeared in his TV programme Brigade Kitchen) but now Andy Beynon is going it alone with this London Fields restaurant. It's a chef's table operation (COVID secure, of course) with a big emphasis on seafood. There's also a wine bar and bottle shop attached.
Fitzrovia - 79-81 Mortimer Street, London W1W 7SJ
What: Indian restaurant upstairs, illicit cocktail bar downstairs.
The people behind Pali Hill have launched restaurants worldwide, but this is their first London opening. Taking over the space that once held classic Indian restaurant Gaylord, it's a two-level affair. On the ground floor is Pali Hill, with a seasonally changing menu of Indian dishes. Downstairs is Bandra Bhai - a cocktail bar led by an ex Ivy/Dandelyan mixologist.
Also look out for...
- Islington is getting a new wine bar in the shape of 163 Upper Street
- Also in Islington, The Chapel bar is launching Italian restaurant Arenella
- The next restaurant from Japan Centre is ramen bar Heddon Yokocho in Mayfair.
- Two big restaurants are reopening with the return of Decimo in King's Cross and The Petersham in Covent Garden
- Brat will be starting their new brunch menu
- And Barrafina on Drury Lane is getting a makeover as Barrafina Mariscos.
And even more...
That's not all, though. For all the London restaurants opening in October - and beyond - we've got you covered. Just head over to our Upcoming London Restaurants feature for all the very latest info.
And as for what's already opened? You'll need our New London Restaurants feature for that.
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