With a few business openings to look forward to this month alone, this list brings together six upcoming launches to be aware of.

Starting this week these six businesses, from eateries to shoe stores, will be opening in and around Watford.

Some have set dates to open while others have only just been confirmed.

Per Tutti

Watford Observer: The restaurant shared images of its furniture and decorations. The restaurant shared images of its furniture and decorations. (Image: Per Tutti)

Family-owned Italian restaurant Per Tutti, which already has bases in Berkhamsted and St Albans, has told the Watford Observer it will open in Watling Street, Radlett, on October 6 and tables are availiable to book from then.

Per Tutti has an à la carte menu, a lunch menu, and a group menu. It also holds a steak night on Wednesdays. 

Avanti Bistro

When the Watford Observer caught up with Avanti Bistro the opening date was set for yesterday (October 1), but it now appears that the cafe will be welcoming customers from Sunday (October 7).

Avanti Bistro, in High Road, Bushey Heath, will be serving breakfast, brunch, and lunch seven days a week from 8am to 5pm.


Watford Observer: Footasylum hoarding in atria Watford.Footasylum hoarding in atria Watford. (Image: Watford Town Centre BID)

Footasylum’s 6,000 square foot atria Watford unit is set to open in early- to mid-October.

Although focused on trainers, the business sells a variety of sportswear and streetwear including brands such as Nike, Adidas, Under Armour, Monterrain, and The North Face.


The lifestyle business, which sells home decorations, cosmetics, and wellness products, is targeting 10 new UK and Ireland store openings before the end of the year.

Last week it was confirmed that an atria Watford location will be one of them. It can now be shared that is provisionally set to open on November 19, but this may change.

Jardin, Mexican Concina and Tequilla Bar

Watford Observer: Jardin will move into The Colombia Press unit.Jardin will move into The Colombia Press unit. (Image: Chris Flanagan)

SOBE Restaurant Management Group Limited said it plans to open a venue called 'Jardin, Mexican Concina and Tequilla Bar', in The Colombia Press's former unit in The Parade, Watford.

A launch day either at the end of this year or in early 2024 is being targeted.


Fans of the popular restaurant chain should not expect a new location soon, but Nando’s will be opening a third Watford branch in 2024.

It will occupy part of the Chiquito unit at Woodside Leisure Park, which is being divided up.