The Top 5 London Restaurants that Opened in October

It’s a brand new month next week, and we’re excited to see what London’s bar and restaurant scene has in store for us. First though, let’s take a brief look at the openings that blew our socks off during October.

In a very particular order, here’s our top 5:

5. Cub

The exciting thing about the new bar and restaurant from Ryan Chetiyawardana (Mr Lyan) is that it’s something entirely new for London. The idea here is to have no distinction between the bar and the kitchen. No idea what we’re on about? Read our full review.

Everything you need to know: Cub


4. The Kitchens at Old Spitalfields Market

There’s a really exciting new street food destination in Old Spitalfields Market, with loads of kitchens occupied by some of London’s top traders, including Dumpling Shack, Flank and Berber & Q.

Everything you need to know: The Kitchens at Old Spitalfields Market


3. Breddos Kingly Street

Those boys have gone and done it again, opening a new branch in Soho. Head down there for margaritas, tacos and loads of big flavours.

Everything you need to know: Breddos Kingly Street


2. Hoppers St. Christopher’s Place

Another mighty presence in the London restaurant scene, it’s Sri Lankan restaurant Hoppers, with a second branch just off Wigmore Street. The feast menu here is particularly good value; check out our full review for the down low.

Everything you need to know: Hoppers St. Christopher’s Place


1. Rochelle Canteen at The ICA

London restaurant critic royaltly Fay Maschler has been to this second branch of Rochelle Canteen and declared it ‘canteen cooking elevated to an art form’.

Everything you need to know: Rochelle Canteen at The ICA