London is serving up a veritable feast of fun, foodie things to do in the city this October.
Your taste buds are in for an adventure like no other, if the choices in the guide below have anything to say about it; from quirky, immersive food events to mouthwatering street food in refurbished power stations, there’s something for everyone.
Here are our top picks on where to eat in London this fine October:
Arcade Food Hall & Bar Battersea
With 13 different street food retailers (and cuisines) available to choose from, Arcade Food Hall & Bar in Battersea Power Station is a one-stop-shop for friends and partners who love trying a bit of everything. The space, which is enormous, combines physical and digital touchpoints so all brands can deliver their dishes straight to your table, .including exclusive residencies from Manna’s (peak American diner food), Mexa (from the acclaimed Sonora Taqueria, serving a wide range of finger-licking Mexican food), and Solis (from TA TA Eatery, offering succulent grilled meats smothered in Aji-Aji spiced oil).
1st Floor, Battersea Power Station, Circus Rd S, Nine Elms, London SW11 8DD
Whitcomb’s at The Londoner
To celebrate the fact that we’re officially back in native oyster season (yay!), Whitcomb’s at The Londoner is now serving Colchester native oysters. This delicacy, harvested from the shallow creeks off Mersea Island in Essex, boast unparalleled richness and will be served by the half dozen (£36/$43) or dozen (£72/$87) through the end of the season (likely next April). A perfect treat alongside any other dish on hotel restaurant’s exceptional French-Mediterranean menu.
38 Leicester Square, London, WC2H 7DX
Thursdays at STK Strand
STK on the Strand, which has long been a destination for hedonistic steak lovers, has just launched ‘After Hours’ every Thursday, with sushi added to the menu. The After Hours menu boasts a three-course sharing concept, starting with a showstopping sushi board, which includes spicy tuna maki and California rolls. Moving onto mains, guests can enjoy their signature 900g Cowgirl Steak, paired with complimenting sides, and wrapped up with their iconic Bag O’ Doughnuts. With resident DJs playing in the background, and a cost of just £45 ($54) per person, it makes for a sensational night out.
336-337 Strand, London WC2R 1HA
Lunch at Sollip
Sollip has just launched four-course Friday and Saturday lunch menus, offering a glimpse into all of the French-Korean gastro-artistry which afforded the restaurant its first Michelin star last year. The husband-and-wife team (formerly of The Ledbury, Koffmann’s, and The Arts Club) have a culinary style unlike anyone else in town, making the £87/$105 menu a perfect chance to try something new (like Sot-Bap barbecued Wagyu with jerusalem artichoke, Jangajji, Baechu puree, and spinach) before committing to the full tasting menu (£135/$163).
Unit 1, 8 Melior St, London SE1 3QP
Le Petit Chef at London Cabaret Club
Le Petit Chef, which has gained quite the cult reputation internationally, has just arrived at The London Cabaret Club, giving real date night energy. Throughout your set menu (of which there is a vegetarian option), a tiny, 3D chef hologram is projected over your plate, whipping up French dishes before they’re placed, non-hologram style, in front of you to devour. It’s deliciously immersive and ‘shows’ take place from Wednesday to Sunday evening, with a few exceptions.
Victoria House, Bloomsbury Square, London WC1B 4DA