Do you love trying new food and experiences? Do you struggle to know the best restaurants to go to is? With new restaurants opening nearly every week in the capital, it is hard to keep track of the latest trending eateries. Here at WeAreTheCity, we have created a roundup of great, new restaurants coming to London in October. Whether you fancy traditional British grub, modern Indian cuisine or fancy trying Vietnamese – there is something for everyone.
Flora Indica is a new Indian restaurant and cocktail bar on Brompton Road, South Kensington. The restaurant is inspired by the botanical gardens of India, and the menu incorporates these flavours.
Dishes on the menu include Tamworth pork vindaloo with purple garlic and palm vinegar; Isle of Mull hand-dived scallops, pan-seared and poached in juniper coconut milk; and Cornish mussels in a ginger and tamarind broth with coriander naan.
The menu was created by head chef, Suresh Pillai, who has previously worked in the successful Indian restaurants, Veeraswamy and Gymkhana.
The restaurant describes its interior décor as ‘an eclectic mix of Kensington residential elegance, 19th century industrial heritage, botanical Art & Craft and Victorian-inspired fantasy setting’. At ground floor level, there is seating for 30 people attached to the cocktail bar. The restaurant itself is situated on the lower ground floor, can seat 70 people, and also holds a Gin & Punch bar.
Two private booths are also available to hire, located under the vaults.
You can find out more about the restaurant, including their soft launch on their website.
CôBa is a Vietnamese barbeque restaurant inspired by owner Damon Bui’s Vietnamese and Australian heritage.
The restaurant, located in the Kings Cross area, will focus on two main sections – chargrilled, barbequed foods and noodles and soups. Bui, who earned his reputation at the supperclub Table for 10, is drawing on his mother’s cooking influence with his new menu.
Bui said, “With all the positive feedback, I thought I had something special to offer, that London needs so I became hell bent on creating my dream restaurant. I see it is a way to honour both my parents, the great life they’ve provided for me and my sisters, and the amazing food that mum cooked at home and passed on to me.”
There is also good news for CôBa’s staff as Bui has announced that all the service charge will go directly to the waiting staff and they also offer a percentage of a profit share scheme.
Service charge will go directly to the waiters/waitress and also offers a percentage of a profit share scheme.
CôBa is due to open on 8th October
Les 110 de Taillevent
The famous Parisian restaurant is launching their London counterpart in Cavendish Square, this October. There is a much excitement around Taillevent, but there is not a lot of concrete information surrounding the opening.
What we do know is that the restaurant will focus on wines and have 110 varieties available by the glass. The cuisine will obviously hold a French theme but there are some classic, British desserts on the menu, including rice pudding.
The restaurant, in general, is expected to have a more relaxed atmosphere than its Michelin-starred sister. There is room to seat between 70 and 80 people and the interior has been designed by Pierre-Yves Rochon, who was responsible for designing the Paris restaurant and the Savoy.
The soft launch for the restaurant begins 12th October and it will be fully open by 21st October.
45 Jermyn Street
45 Jermyn Street is the new restaurant from Fortnum & Mason, and is set to replace the 60 year old, Fountain brassiere.
The restaurant will feature traditional British food and is hoping to bring back ‘old school glamour’. The interior has been designed by Martin Brudnizki Design Studio who have been responsible for designing the Ivy, St Pancras Grand and Scott’s.
The menu includes dishes such as baked eggs in avocado with Virgin Mary sauce; spätzle with Dorset lobster and sea aster; vegetable carpaccio with tarragon salsa verde; and the Queen Mother’s favourite, Eggs Drumkilbo.
You can keep up-to-date with all the news for 45 Jermyn Street here.
Coin Laundry is a fun and retro styled restaurant coming to Exmouth Market. There is a big, ongoing 70s theme, with the menu revolving around kitsch and retro dishes.
Chicken kiev plays a big part in the menu with the restaurant dedicating a counter to the dish. Other dishes include cauliflower cheese steak, homemade crisps and a purple picked egg with chipsticks to dip.
Spread over two storeys, the interior also has a 70s theme, but don’t let this put you off – it’s not all bright colours and tacky furniture. The basement will have a ‘common’ room, with board games, a pinball machine and comfortable seats to give a relaxed feel.