Dishes at Aquavit London honour fresh, seasonal ingredients and deliver a contemporary take on authentic Nordic cuisine, with menus developed by Henrik Ritzén, Executive Chef of Aquavit London, and Emma Bengtsson, Executive Chef of Aquavit New York.
Overseen by the design studio of Swedish-born Martin Brudnizki (The Ivy, Scott’s and Sexy Fish), Aquavit London has been inspired by Gunnar Asplund’s design of Gothenburg City Hall in Sweden, and the restaurant showcases celebrated Nordic designers in a laid-back yet sophisticated environment.
Monday - Friday
7.30am – 11.30am
12:00noon – 3pm
All Day Menu
5.30pm – 23:00pm
11am – 3.30pm
All Day Menu
5.30pm - 23:00pm
5.30pm - 10.30pm
Bank holidays brunch
12noon - 3.30
Bank holiday brunch from 12noon - 3.30pm
On March 13th, Londoners will be treated to a Michelin-starred feast, created by two powerhouses of Nordic cuisine. Aquavit’s Executive Chef Henrik Ritzén will be joined by Magnus Ek, the formidable head chef of Stockholm staple, Oaxen Krog, who will journey to London collaborate on a special menu inspired by their Swedish heritage.
Pre-theatre menu Two Courses £22 or Three £25
Nordic 2 or 3 course set meal. Please notify of any allergies or dietary requirements.
Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.
Valid For: 1 - 8 people
Starts: 6 June 2018
Ends: 27 September 2018
Availability: Daily 17:30-18:30 21:30-22:30
Aquavit Afternoons: £20
Late afternoon dining for those pre or post shopping trips! Enjoy a choice from the signature dishes to fuel or refuel!
Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.
Valid For: 1 - 6 people
Starts: 27 March 2018
Ends: 27 September 2018
Availability: Daily 14:00-17:00
This is a centrally located restaurant. The ambiance is lovely, modern The Scandinavian food is delicious.
Servers were knowledgeable. I’d go there’s any time again!
Thoroughly enjoyed trying all the different brands of aquavit
Took at good friend from Japan there for dinner, to show him something a bit unusual after he'd taken our family to an amazing dinner in Tokyo. Great food and interior design. Amazingly varied range of aquavit to pair with the appetizers. The meal was pleasingly long, with a range of courses, and the staff friendly. Really happy with the evening.
A wonderfully fresh feeling evening. Great cocktails and food in a relaxed, modern environment. I particularly liked the slightly different ingredients in the food such as liquorice and lingonberries..
Amazing food and amazing staff, had such a good meal :)
We had a most enjoyable business lunch. The dished were refreshing, delicious and comforting. The ambiance and decor sharp yet relaxed. Consistently high quality from start to finish. The Arctic Bird's Nest is one of the best puddings I have had in years!
a very beautifully decorated restaurant with good Scandinavian food and good service.the fact that the restaurant is spacious and one can have a conversation and it is not noisy is a real plus.
fantastic food at incredibly reasonable prices! lovely chilled out ambiance with clean fresh ingrediants
Always good. We had dinner on a Sunday at 6pm. The food is all fabulous! Service superb. Kate was funny and charming, a lovely evening.
Had the pre theatre menu £22 for two courses, OK but not special, nice restaurant but noisy from outside music venue
This was my second visit to Aquavit. This time I booked for myself and 2 friends - we wanted a pre-theatre venue (near the Haymarket theatre) and Aquavit also offers light bites and a menu suitable for non-meat eaters who love fish. I am not overly familiar with Nordic food so this was a delight again the second time around. We picked two each from the smorgasbord menu and spent as much time talking about it as eating it. A wonderful combination of flavours that tickle your taste buds. Note they serve the best gluten-free bread I've ever had - it's in keeping with traditional dark bread. Notable wine list although a bottle starts at £28 and the list quickly and dramatically increases in price.
My daughter and I enjoyed yet another scrumptious breakfast at Aquavit on Friday. Courteous staff who were very helpful as ever. We shall be back.
Had a nice date night, food lovely but service could’ve been better for the amount we paid. Bring deep pockets though!
Yes. This place is pricey, but the food and the service are unbelievably good. We were seated next to the door, which wasn't ideal, but we didn't ask them to move so can't really complain, and it was a very warm night so not such an issue.
My advice is; Try things you have never heard of, sound a bit gross, or have always wanted to try because you will not be disappointed. Every mouthful here was a pleasure. The serving staff were amazing, and managed to make a whole bottle of wine last an entire night between three - never pushed us to buy a second, and they really knew the menu inside and out.
Beautiful place, I took my Mother because I know she loves Nordic things, it was a special treat and we certainly couldn't afford to go there often, but it was the perfect one off. We would love to return one day when we have the cash, because it is really worth every penny.
Thank you to the chefs and staff for a beautiful and memorable evening.
I love this restaurant so much. I’ve been addicted for Nordic food after knowing the Aquavit. So addicted I’ve started visit all Nordic countries after it. Very good!
There is only one way to describe Aquavit and that is pure class. All the staff showed pride in their work, food was superb and the atmosphere was spot on. Even if you’re not a fan you should try the Aquavit (Scandinavian digestive). Overall well worth the visit and we will be returning and recommending.
Excellent food, stylish design and fabulous service!
Lovely food, great ambiance and loved the interior design.
Fantastic food and ambience. Service was a bit slow.
It was wonderful, amazing amazing food. Top quality fresh ingredients!! Beautiful
Outstanding food and great service. Good wine list. Good ambiance
The food is amazing - if you're in to the Scandinavian cuisine - the staff is cheerful, the interiour of the restaurant very Scandi chic. But my booking experience was horrendous. I booked for Saturday, got a confirmation for Sunday. Went back on line to amend - it came back as Sunday again. I rang and the man on the line assured me we were welcome on Saturday. When we arrived - on Saturday - there was no reservation in my name. But they did have me down for Sunday! Luckily there was a table available and we had a nice evening. The next day I get an e-mail from Open Table telling me I should honour my reservations and they were sorry I had made a no-show for my reservation on Sunday. I did get an apology afterwards, when I explained the whole situation, but it added a lot of stress to an otherwise lovely evening.
Absolutely incredible. Dined here several times and gets better each time! Worth the journey to London
On the expensive side, but I definitively recommend the Aquavit London!!
Very nice. Like the decor a lot, and it felt very comfortable. The food was good. My löjroms toast was very small. My husband loved his halibut. We went before the theatre witch was just across the street. Nice evening
the ambience is superb, the décor really great although not as one would expect in a Scandinavian restaurant, but the food was simply magnificent and the service very attentive, a lovely waitress looked after us, sorry i don't remember her name! I will definitely be back.
Just love this restaurant, the venue and food are excellent and the staff are friendly. The only reason a star was knocked off, was because it was very busy with very few waiting staff. The lady looking after us explained that several staff had called in sick, which happens. If I could've knocked off 1/2 a star instead, I would've.
Food was very good. Service was a bit slow at the end of the evening. Overall recommend
My parents said it was the best meal they have ever had!!!!
Decent venue, very nice food, but very slow and inattentive service unfortunately - a shame otherwise would have been a lovely lunch in very light and airy surroundings
I LOVE this place! Second time there, and I'm sure I'll keep coming whenever I go to London. Last time was lunch, now we had the afternoon tea. Everything was fresh, well prepared and delicious. I can't even pretend to remember the scandi names of all the dishes, but there were open sandwiches with hering, salmon and shrimp, and Scandinavian cakes. Great marzipan tea (my fave) and rhubarb & vanilla tea (hubby's tea) The restaurant itself is beautiful and the dishes are so pretty!
The service was great, we had a lovely waitress who took care of us very well.
By the end we were so full we could barely walk.
Can't recommend this gem enough.
Great food, great service, lovely location and interior. Would definitely go again.
A beautiful restaurant with a bit odd menu , although I´m swedish. Everything is well cooked, however there was no potato served with the monkfish and I was recommended to have cabbage to go with it. The music was too loud and noisy for my taste.
We came in for a quick dinner before our theatre night. The hosts welcomed us with a great smile and in a warm manner.
The menu presents the food in a creative and mysterious way, but everything was well explained by our waiter, who had a good knowledge of the food and the ingredients.
I decided to go for the a la carte menu and my friend for the pre-theatre menu.
When our food came, we were very impressed by the plating, which made the food even more delicate, adding to the wonderful taste experience. Our only regret was that we ran out of time and had to abandon the idea of a fine desert.
I would definitely recommend this place for a lovely date or a special evening.
We will for sure be back very soon.
Wonderful and unusual food and combination of flavours. Set menu amazing value .
Great service for our post-theatre dinner.The restaurant was quiet then - arrived at 10.30pm on a Wednesday night but very relaxed, welcoming and friendly atmosphere. They wrote happy birthday and had candle on my husband's dessert no prompting. Lovely. Even at midnight they did not rush us to finish up.
It was a treat .
Will be back.
This was the biggest disappointment of our entire vacation. We planned to have a big dinner with wonderful wines and food. Instead we got the worst, inattentive service imaginable. From not being able to remember that we ordered champagne before demanding our order to having to ask multiple people for anything we needed, we felt wholly ignored (and we weren’t the only tables desperately trying to get service). The food was good but overall, making this reservation is my largest regret of my vacation. We had many other dinners, Michelin and not, for a quarter of what we spent here that blew this experience out of the water.
Caught up with some dear friends and had a great evening
Service etc very good, but why no vegetarian dish on the set lunch menu.
We chose Aquavit for a get together with a friend visiting London and food was delicious, waitress was quirky and attentive and toilets were also very clean and stylish. We thoroughly enjoyed our food for me especially warm chocolate cake with licorice ice cream was a stand out. I only wish it was more affordable to be able to visit it more often.
great food, great restaurant. Shame that the waiter let the restaurant down this evening. Will go back though as the food is great