Summer may be over, but it’s not all doom and gloom – October is going to be a BIG month for new openings in the capital.

From fresh dining experiences to new branches of old classics, there’s a whole lot happening in London this month, and lucky for you we’ve rounded it all up in one place.

1. For All-Day Dining: The Good Egg, Camden

The Lowdown: Popular Middle Eastern-inspired restaurant, The Good Egg, is heading to North London for its third outpost, launching a new all-day dining restaurant in Camden on Thursday 5th October

Eat and Drink: The menu will see the introduction of its hero dish: Knafeh Ka’ak – a Middle Eastern speciality consisting of crisp kataifi pastry steeped in thyme and orange syrup and copious amounts of gooey cheese (essential for the exceptional cheese-pull) and served in a fresh sesame coated ‘ka’ak’ or bagel. The street food favourite, which has origins from across the Middle East with countries such as Lebanon and Israel boasting their own versions, cannot currently be found elsewhere in the UK. 

Don’t Miss: The Good Egg staple Sabih – with fried aubergine, fudgy eggs and zhoug crammed into a pitta. 

Where: 732-736 North Yard, Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8AH

2. For Ramen: Bone Daddies

The Lowdown: London ramen giants Bone Daddies will open its new Leicester Square ramen bar on Friday 20th October, bang opposite Leicester Square tube.

Eat and Drink: Famous for its super duper ramen specials and in keeping with the new West End site location, Bone Daddies will premiere the K Dog Ramen corn dog special for one month only, exclusive to the new Leicester Square ramen bar. The K-Dog Ramen special features Bone Daddies’ signature homemade chicken broth, smoked chicken sausage, cheddar cheese, kimchi, half a soy egg, spring onion and egg noodles, complete with a ramen-fried Korean corn dog on the side, and is on the menu until Monday 20th November

Don’t Miss: The tonkotsu ramen. When it comes to Bone Daddies’ ramen, we’re purists.

Where: 35 Cranbourn Street, Leicester Square, London WC2H 7AD

3. For High-End Japanese: Aragawa

The Lowdown: Aragawa, the Tokyo restaurant that has been serving the finest specialist beef in Japan for over 50 years, is opening in London in October. Prepare to splash the cash: a meal for one with wine will cost upwards of £750.

Eat and Drink: The Tajima beef, which has been raised under the watch of Japan’s leading producers, can only be certified if it meets a strict list of criteria, including marbling standards, texture, firmness and the age of the cow,  which must be at least 28 months, although Aragawa’s Tajima is aged far beyond the minimum standard. Aragawa prepares its beef in the classic way, broiled over Binchotan charcoal in a specially built kiln, seasoned only with salt & pepper and served with seasonal ingredients, relying only on the skill of the chef and the flavour of the beef itself.

Don’t Miss: The extensive (and expensive) wine list, focussing largely on matured grand cru wines from Bordeaux, Bourgogne and Champagne.

Where: 38 Clarges Street, W1J 7EN

4. For Regional Malaysian Cuisine: Mambow 

The Lowdown: Now here’s a restaurant opening we’re hyped about. Modern Malaysian concept Mambow – the brainchild of chef Abby Lee – is taking its next big leap and opening its first bricks and mortar site in East London’s Lower Clapton in late October.

Eat and Drink: The new (and bigger) space will have 40 covers – 20 inside and 20 outside – a large open kitchen and a standing bar area. The bigger kitchen has enabled Lee to play around with a wider menu that showcases all corners of regional Malaysian cuisine. As always, heat and fragrant aromas will be at the forefront of Lee’s cooking, with the Clapton menu being nothing shy of a flavour explosion.

Don’t Miss: The wine list, which is all natural by the way.

Where: 78 Lower Clapton Road, Lower Clapton, London E5 0RN

Photo credit: Caitlin Isola

5. For Southern Thai Eats: KOLAE

The Lowdown: Mark Dobbie and Andy Oliver – the co-founders behind Spitalfield’s som saa – will open their new outpost KOLAE in Borough Market on 27th October. KOLAE draws its name from Kolae, the Southern Thai cooking style where ingredients are generously bathed in a curry-like coconut marinade and grilled over open flames.

Eat and Drink: Signature dishes will be prepared in the Kolae style, using a fragrant marinade to coat a variety of proteins or vegetables before being finished over smouldering coconut to create a rich and aromatic smokiness. Think Fried prawn heads with with turmeric and garlic, Kolae mussel skewer with calamansi lime and Mu Hong middlewhite pork belly and ribs.

Don’t Miss: Cocktails and mocktails. We’re talking about the Pickled Green Mango Dirty Martini and Asian Pennywort, Calamansi Lime and Cucumber Highball.

Where: 6 Park Street, London, SE1 9AB

Photo credit: Harriet Langford 

6. For Fine Dining: London Stock 

The Lowdown: Fine dining restaurant London Stock has found a new opening, opening in the heat of Mayfair on 4th October. Founded by Le Cordon Bleu-trained Assem Abdel Hady and Andres Bernal, London Stock originally opened in Wandsworth in January 2020, with the aim of redefining the traditional fine dining experience.

Eat and Drink: Aside from its seasonal 8-course tasting menu, the restaurant offers an à la carte 3-course lunch, and then a 3-course pre-theatre menu and 4-course set menu  in the evening, to emphasise the restaurant’s ethos to create an approachable, yet luxurious fine dining atmosphere. London Stock is committed to cooking sustainably through striving towards a zero-waste kitchen and using only the highest quality, fresh produce which accentuates the team’s passion for excellence

Don’t Miss: The wine flight, curated by by Head Sommelier Lazaros Engonopoulos.

Where: 6 Sackville Street, London W1S 3DD

7. For Georgian Small Plates: Kink(all)y

The Lowdown: This month, Charlotte Street will see the opening of Kink(all)y; a Georgian-inspired small-plates restaurant, alongside a subterranean cocktail bar, Kinky, dreamt up by Diana Militski and award-winning architecture firm Da Bureau.

Eat and Drink: A selection of signature khinkali (a dumpling with a striking, twisted form, traditionally filled with beef, pork or lamb and a touch of parsley), alongside small plates of Aubergine carpaccio with tahini sauce, Tomato ceviche in a spicy and sesame sauce, and Smoked beetroot, goat’s cheese and persimmon.

Don’t Miss: The dessert menu featuring passionfruit and gorgonzola mousse. Oo-er.

Where: 43 Charlotte Street, London W1T 1RS