With such a high amount of Nordic people living in London, there is no surprise that the culture has spread over the city. Turns out, there’s more to the Nordic countries than IKEA and NOKIA – we actually have a great drink and food culture to offer. Brands like “Absolut Vodka”, “Carlsberg” and “Candy King” are well established brands in the UK, and thanks to the all the Nordic spots popping up around London the Brits are discovering more and more from the Nordic kitchen. Let’s dive in to the sea of Nordic cousine and find out where to get your Nordic plates in London.
61 Great Titchfield Street, London W1W 7PP
The famous ”Scandi kitchen” placed in central London has been the place to visit for all the Nordics longing for Scandinavian bakery and coffee. Founded back in 2002 by a Dane and a Swede who felt that London lacked a Scandinavian kitchen decided to create just that. Other than their fresh bakery and food they offer catering as well as an online shop and selection of food in the store. If you’re looking for typical Nordic brands or ingredients for cooking, Scandinavian Kitchens the place to visit.
Fika Bar & Kitchen
161 Brick Lane, London E1 6SB
Whether you’re looking for your morning coffee, friends brunch or couple’s dinner Fika is one of your Nordic spots in London. Situated on Brick Lane, Fika offers that cool, buzzing atmosphere for any occasion. On the menu you will find a selection of Toasts, Herring, Salmon, Traditional meat dishes, Swedish crepes, Cinnamon buns and much more to satisfy anyone in for a Nordic meal.
69 Marylebone Lane, London W1U 2PH
Verru is a small restaurant tucked away in the chic Marylebone with high quality food. Chef and owner Andrei Lesment brings his wealth of experience from global kitchens into Verru’s menu. With focus on Baltic and Nordic cousine, you can order typical dishes like Toast Skagen, plate of herring’s or Stroganoff but also the finest seafood with unique twists. The décor mixes raw brick work with crackling glazed panels, distressed glass and oak parquet floors to give it a rough and smart finish á la Nordic style.
25 Newman Street, London W1T 1PN
Looking for great company and reasons for coming together? Nordic Bar will make sure to celebrate any Nordic events and everyone’s invited. Eurovision Song Contest, National days and Sports events are mixed with Nordic cocktails like Snow Cone, Bloody Viking and Ski-Breeze. Enjoy this together with a Nordic platter, Swedish Meatballs or Salmon salad and you have a proper Nordic party. They even offer a ping-pong table and a Foosball table if you want to let the child within you come out and play.
Golden Square, New Cavendish Street & Dorset Street, London
Nordic bakery is a Scandinavian Café offering sweet and savoury bakings that are truly Nordic. With wooden and clean interior the cafe´s food and atmosphere reflects the Nordic style in every way, from the flavours to the chair’s you sit on. Today Nordic bakery has 3 different locations in London, offering you to enjoy their menu in Soho, Marylebone and Paddington.
Lisa’s Kitchen & Bar
305 Portobello Road, W10 5TD London
At Lisa’s on Portobello Road all ingredients are carefully selected to come together as personal dishes, prepared with great attention to detail. All meals can be expected to be rustic, prepared with modern simplicity – just the way the Nordics want it. Lisa, the owner, welcomes you together with her two head chefs Calle and Camilla, both of which have great experience from different areas all around the world. At Lisa’s you can expect to always find a great selection of classic’s for brunch, lunch and dinner and your dog friends are always welcome, and happily greeted by Cocker Spaniel security man Rocky!
109 Sheen Lane, SW14 8AE London
Head chef of Stockholm Deli Göran Lund has a great background in the restaurant business. From working in the kitchen of a Hotel in Africa, to opening up famous restaurant’s like Primus & Nalen, or buying Stockholm’s most ancient catering company Maison Pierre as well as managing many other kitchens such as ‘Strömma Krog’. Together with restaurant manager Majvor Darnton he runs the successful Swedish restaurant Stockholm Deli in South West London. On the menu you’ll find the hyped ‘Biff Rydberg’ together with many Nordic classics and why not try the Liquorice Crème Brulé for dessert?
Tags: London, Nordic Restaurants, Nordic spots in london, Restaurants
Linn is a Nordic Style Magazine contributor. Norwegian by nationality, Swedish at heart - Linn is a true Stockholm gal with an entrepreneurial mind and extreme passion for fashion.
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