Autumn is here, which means one thing – new menus! We love a seasonal menu here at About Time, and we’re firm believers that there’s nothing better than your favourite joint introducing new dishes. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up the best new menus dropping in the capital this season. Dig in.

1. For a Lunch Menu: SUSHISAMBA

What: SUSHISAMBA has just launched its brand new lunchtime Taste of Samba menus, highlighting the best of the restaurant’s vibrant dishes inspired by the cuisines of Japan, Brazil and Peru, and making choosing that little bit easier.

Eat: Feast on the likes of Crispy yellowtail taquitos with avocado, roasted corn and miso; Fillet mignon anticuchos with aji panca; Peruvian corn; and chef’s selection of nigiri, with an assortment of mochi to sweeten off the meal. Available as a premium option, dishes include: Shrimp tempura with snap pea julienne, spicy mayo and black truffle vinaigrette; Crispy wagyu taquitos with avocado and aji panca; and Robata black cod with Peruvian asparagus and miso.

Where: Locations here

Photo credit: Steven Joyce

2. For an NFL-Inspired Menu: The Beaumont

What: With the NFL returning to London, The Beaumont Hotel has created a New York NFL menu comprising elevated hot dogs and Champagne pairings, and served in the hotel’s glamorous The Colony Grill Room and Gatbsy’s Room.

Eat: The New York-inspired menu feature scaled-up hot dogs, all served with the classic American staple – Tater Tots. Options include Sloppy Joe Hot Dog (beef chilli, Cheddar cheese); Reuben Hot Dog (sauerkraut, Russian dressing, melted Swiss cheese); and Mac & Cheese Hot Dog (macaroni and cheese, crispy onions). The limited-edition menu runs alongside the A La Carte from 2pm to 6pm until the 30th October.

Where: 8 Balderton St, Brown Hart Gardens, London W1K 6TF

3. For a Korean Menu: Colours Hoxton x Sangsa

What: Colours Hoxton has welcomed a new food residency to its Shoreditch outpost. After establishing and launching during the first UK lockdown in Brighton, Sangsa ( “ 상사” roughly translating to “bossman”) has put down roots in East London with its menu offering a fresh take on Korean cuisine.

Eat: The menu offers a range of soul food inspired by tastes and textures from Korean culture fused with moreish street food. From freshly fried chicken tenders and pulled chicken burgers, to cauli wings, Korean slaw, slow-cooked jackfruit burgers, plus loaded fries all served with mouth-watering sauces that range from tangy and spicy, to garlic and aioli, sesame, satay, bulgogi and so much more.

Where: 2-4 Hoxton Square, London N1 6NU

4. For a New Brunch: Ochre

What: Ochre – the new modern British restaurant in central London’s iconic National Gallery on Trafalgar Square – has launched a new Sunflower Brunch. Taking place every Saturday, Ochre’s brunch marks the weekend in style with DJs playing feel-good hits, a DIY Bloody Mary trolley, oysters, decadent dishes and free-flowing Champagne & Whispering Angel Rosé.

Eat: Enjoy a host of house-crafted cocktails by Head Bartender Ian Williams including a traditional Mimosa, a refreshing Pomegranate Bellini and bespoke Bloody Marys from a trolley served at the table. To start, expect sharing small plates including Seasonal Jersey Oysters, Soused Cornish mackerel and sea lettuce tacos and Sweet potato and English pea samosas.

To follow, a host of decadent brunch dishes include Eggs royale, American-style pancakes, a Harissa spice lamb burger with cumin yoghurt, pickled red cabbage, chilli and feta, and a 28-day aged Hereford rib-eye steak with chimichurri, braised shallot complete with unlimited sides of garden salad and triple cooked chips.

Where: National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DN

5. For a Set Lunch Menu: Rüya

What: Rüya’s debut set lunch menu is here – and it’s a corker. With new Head Chef Halit Deniz at the helm, the dishes are a celebration of Rüya’s traditional and unique Anatolian fare.

Eat: Starter options include a halloumi and mixed leaf salad, the Icli Kofte (lamb and bulgur wheat dumplings, walnut butter and yoghurt) and the Börek (filo wrapped feta, carrot, courgette and walnut). Main course selections see lamb cutlets with smoked aubergine, tomato and minted yoghurt, grilled seabass and zeytinyağlı pirasa (antep pistachio crust, baby leeks and carrots) or the popular Shish Tavuk Kebab (yoghurt and marinated grilled chicken).

Where: 30 Upper Grosvenor St, London W1K 7PH