Whether it’s dishes from Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland or Iceland, one thing’s for sure – Londoners are having a love-in with Nordic & Scandi food. Here are eight of the best places to try it, including two exciting new openings
Words Hannah Hopkins
Snaps + Rye
This Polished Danish nook on Golborne Road offers the likes of open-face rye sandwiches and other comfort foods. Best washed down with some akvavit snaps.
This Michelin-starred restaurant offers up imaginative treatments of fresh Scandinavian ingredients and best of all it has an accompanying champagne bar.
Eschew your usual supermarket in favour of Scandinavian Kitchen – a frocery stocking 600+ traditional and gourmet foods from Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland.
Now boasting two branches, this Nordic eatery and bar for smoked meats, pickled veggies and British ingredients has hygge vibes nailed with its wood-decked digs.
A peaceful meeting place in a frantic city, Nordic Bakery’s chilled space, free of visual clutter and noise, is ideal for sampling Nordic baked goods.
Billed as the ‘new star of SW1’ Aster’s Nordic/French food is inspired by Executive Chef Helena Puolakka’s Finnish heritage and classic culinary training.
Having hopped over the pond from New York to the recently re-developed St James’ Market, Aquavit is already wowing London crowds with its inspired signature dishes and sophisticated design, all in a uniquely Nordic style.
For a casual Nordic lunch head to Ludenwic – a hip, minimalist all-day cafe and coffee specialist for inventive sandwiches, juices & porridge.