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The Top 7 Foodie Destinations in London This October

The Top 7 Foodie Destinations in London This October

Experience the ultimate culinary journey this October in London. From ethical chicken to modern Malaysian, explore the city’s gastronomic delights.

October in London is a food lover’s dream come true, with an array of exciting culinary experiences waiting to be savored. While the mention of October may conjure images of pumpkin spice, we’re here to tell you that there’s a whole world of delectable delights that have nothing to do with this seasonal trend. In this guide, we’ll take you on a gastronomic journey across the city, introducing you to new restaurants, unique dishes, and mouthwatering menus that will leave your taste buds tingling with delight.

1. The Ethical Chicken Haven: Fowl, St James’s


Looking for ethically sourced, pasture-raised chicken? Fowl, a walk-in-only eatery, is your answer. Operated by the team behind Fallow, known for their commitment to sustainability, this spot serves up chicken sourced from regenerative agriculture farms. Expect a chef collaboration menu featuring items like Pierre Koffmann’s chicken leg corn dog and La Grande Coque Pie for two.

Fowl is where ethical dining meets culinary excellence. The chickens live their best lives before gracing your plate.

2. A Malaysian Feast at Mambow, Clapton


Chef Abby Lee’s modern Malaysian restaurant, Mambow, is making a permanent home on Lower Clapton Road. This 40-cover spot with a garden terrace will showcase Abby’s fabulous family recipes, turning Clapton into a hub of Malaysian flavors.

Bid farewell to the Market Stalls location as Mambow brings a taste of Malaysia to Clapton.

3. Akara: A West African Culinary Gem, Borough


Akara, the sibling of Fitzrovia’s acclaimed Akoko, is set to open its doors in Borough Yards. Named after a black-eye bean cake, the menu features delightful fillings, including Carabinero prawns, hand-dived scallops, ox cheek, and a must-try Ghanaian bofrot doughnut.

Discover the charm of West African cuisine with Akara’s delectable offerings.

4. Bambi: The Cratedigger’s Haven, London Fields


Bambi takes over Hackney’s beloved Bright’s location at Netil House. With former Peckham Cellars chef Henry Freestone in the kitchen, indulge in cauliflower cheese arancini, chicken parm ciabatta, and vodka marinara until late evenings. On weekends, it transforms into a music-led wine bar with resident DJs.

Experience the fusion of great food and music at Bambi, your new favourite hangout spot.

5. Café Lapérouse: A Slice of Parisian Elegance, Whitehall

Café Lapérouse

Café Lapérouse, a Parisian institution dating back to 1766, is opening in the OWO building on Royal Horse Guards. This 174-cover restaurant offers a menu brimming with French classics, including creme brulée, croque monsieur, snails, and sole meunière, all in a lavish setting adorned with massive chandeliers.

Embark on a culinary journey to Paris without leaving London at Café Lapérouse.

6. Kolae: The Flavors of Southern Thailand, Borough


Mark Dobbie and Andy Oliver of Som Saa fame are launching Kolae, celebrating southern Thai cuisine. Try their marinated half kolae chicken and complement it with a pickled green mango dirty Martini.

Let your taste buds dance with the vibrant flavors of southern Thai cuisine at Kolae.

Location: 6 Park Street, SE1 9AB

7. Saltine: Highbury’s Culinary Gem

Fink’s cafes are known for their charm, and now, they’re introducing Saltine, a proper restaurant in Highbury. Previously from St John Marylebone, Chef Phil Wood is crafting fresh, seasonal dishes that will delight your palate. Don’t miss out on the vintage 1970s Lübke German dining chairs that add to the dining experience.

Saltine in Highbury is your new neighbourhood hotspot for delicious food and a cosy ambience.

Whether you’re craving ethical chicken, Malaysian delights, or a taste of Paris, London’s culinary scene has something for every palate this October.


October in London is a food lover’s paradise, with many exciting culinary experiences. From ethical chicken at Fowl to the modern Malaysian delights of Mambow and the Parisian elegance of Café Lapérouse, this month’s food scene promises to leave you craving more. So, go ahead, embark on a culinary adventure, and savour the diverse flavours of London this October.

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