Autumn has officially arrived, but that’s no reason to stay in! Make the most of October’s brand new restaurants, including beautiful park cafes perfect for lazy Sunday brunches and a very exciting new Portuguese tapas restaurant coming to London’s new foodie destination: Flat Iron Square.
April’s Cafe at Boutique 1, Chelsea SW1
A shop cafe with a difference is coming to West London, as the brand new London Boutique 1 (previously in Dubai and Abu Dhabi) will be adding a restaurant by Pablo Flack and David Waddington of Bistrotheque called April's Cafe.
Pear Tree Café, Battersea Park SW11
Pear Tree Café is a daytime cafe with a pretty impressive pedigree - it's set up by former Sous Chefs at Petersham Nurseries and Spring Restaurant respectively.
Margot, Holborn WC2
Paulo De Tarso is best known as the Maitre d’ looking after Bar Boulud at the Mandarin Oriental now he's opening his own place, teaming up with Nicolas Jaouën, who's currently general manager of Mayfair’s La Petite Maison for this rustic Italian restaurant.
Ivy Café, St John’s Wood, NW8
A brand new Ivy Cafe comes to London this October. This one has the usual menu and Parisian-style seating at the front.
Absurd Bird, Soho W1
Tongue-in-cheek chicken shop humour has officially arrived in Soho. The open kitchen serves up the highest grade of Free Range squawkers, marinated in secret recipe sauces and accompanied by moreish sides. Meaty favourites include Waffle Cones with popcorn chicken and Buffalo Wings.
Anzu, Soho SW1
Tonkotsu goes upmarket with new restaurant Anzu. There’ll be a big focus on the daily teishoku set lunch. And king crab gyoza too.
Bar Duoro, Southwark SE1
There's a new Portuguese restaurant in town - and it's coming to the new south London development Flat Iron, near Borough Market. If comes from Max Graham, who's family has been creating Churchill's Port in Douro for centuries - and he's been running supper clubs around London too with Head Chef Tiago Santos.
Mercato Metropolitano, Southwark SE1
The former home of Ultimate Experience venue The Paperworks is now Mercato Metropolitano, a huge 45,000 square feet venue in the South London. The new London venue consists of two halls full of food stalls with pizza, pasta and an Italian food market.
Tiger Dram, Battersea SW11
Battersea is home to a new restaurant specialising in whisky and curry. London isn’t short of Indian dining options but the age-old tradition of pairing with whisky marks a fresh approach. You’ll find it in the back room of Cornish Tiger on Battersea Rise.