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About Aquavit London

Welcome to Aquavit London, a new Nordic morning-to-midnight dining experience inspired by the highly acclaimed two Michelin star sister restaurant in New York but with a more informal setting. Aquavit London is now offering a unique Nordic Afternoon tea as well as a pre-theatre menu.
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.

St James’s Market,
1 Carlton Street
London, SW1Y 4QQ
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Nordic, Contemporary European, International

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
Breakfast
7.30am – 11.30am
Lunch
11:30am – 3pm
All Day Menu/Nordic Afternoon Tea
3pm-5.30pm
Dinner
5.30pm – 22:30pm

Weekends and Bank holidays
Brunch
11am – 3.30pm
All Day Menu/Nordic Afternoon Tea
3.30pm-5.30pm
Saturday Dinner
5.30pm - 11pm
Sunday Dinner
5.30pm - 10.30pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
£26 to £40

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
020 7024 9848

Website:
http://www.aquavitrestaurants.com/london

Entertainment:
Brunch with Beats- Weekend brunch DJ - Every Saturday of October

Public Transport:
The nearest tube station is Picadilly Circus. Leave by Exit 3 (St.James/ Regents Street South). Walk down towards Waterloo Place and turn left onto Carlton Street . Aquavit London will be on your left side.

Executive Chef:
Henrik Ritzén

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Aquavit London will be hosting a traditional outdoor Kräftpremiär (crayfish party) on September 7th.

Private Dining

Aquavit London is a new contemporary all day dining experience, a restaurant that showcases the very best of Nordic cuisine and design.

Aquavit London Ratings and Reviews

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Overall rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (142)
Creative Cuisine (141)
Special Occasions (141)
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Fit for Foodies (141)
Business Meals (115)
Authentic (99)
Lunch (94)
Good for Anniversaries (81)
Pre/post Theatre (81)
Romance (80)
Good for Birthdays (69)
Quiet Conversation (64)
Handcrafted Cocktails (55)
Notable Wine List (50)
Healthy (49)
Bar Seating (41)
Brunch (40)
Hot Spot (36)
People Watching (35)
Tasting Menu (35)
Cosy (33)
Casual (33)
Worth the Drive (28)
Fun (27)
Comfort Food (26)
Sunday Lunch (23)
Group Bookings (22)
Vibrant Bar Scene (22)
Seasonal (20)
Local Ingredients (16)
Quick Bite (16)
Neighbourhood Gem (15)
Good Vegetarian Options (13)
Afternoon Tea (12)
Afternoon Coffee (11)
Outdoor Eating (11)
Late-night Find (10)
Organic (10)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Scenic View (9)
Disabled Access (7)
Happy Hour (5)
Child Friendly (4)
Great Beer (4)
Outstanding Value (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Tapas (4)
Live Sports (2)
Live Music (1)
Vegan (1)
Waterfront (1)
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vip
 (London)·Dined 2 days ago

First time I’ve eaten here and really liked it. Very friendly and helpful - Food really good and a bit different as expected....not massively expensive and would have actually been pretty cheap if we’d gone for the set menu. Didn’t drink so can’t comment on wine. Will definitely be going back

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 (London)·Dined 6 days ago

Great room and the best meat balls in town

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·Dined on 10 November 2017

Fantastic food and wine and the service even more than that. Very friendly and service minded. The only thing little to loud background music, but just a little.

We were a family of 4 persons celebrating a birtday and are we happy? Oh yes we are! We will remember this for life.

This is a way of feeling so happy.

Our Review 5 stars out of 5.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 10 November 2017

Waitress did a great job. I dropped by knife and she handed me a new one in less than ten seconds

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on 3 November 2017

Beautiful space, nice pre theatre menu. There is a small bar where one could eat solo and/or without a table reservation.

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·Dined on 2 November 2017

Food, fresh, clean, beautifully presented. The Oysters superb, but all of the smorgasborg starters were exceptional. Resatuarant, large and spacious with fabulous ambience. Staff attentive but perfectly distant. Could not fault anything and would definitely return.,

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on 31 October 2017

Excellent food and service in a beautiful new setting. Really impressed with the attention to detail in the design; it is elegant, yet more informal than the New York Aquavit. Those familiar with the NYC setting should be prepared for a different experience but just as wonderful in its own way.

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 (London)·Dined on 29 October 2017

We had Sunday brunch on our first ever visit to Aquavit. The restaurant is beautifully decorated-modern but very warm wood and copper tones with lovely Scandinavian rugs on the walls and a light and airy feel. Although beautifully done it is not in the least intimidating. The staff are friendly and the atmosphere is of people just enjoying themselves. The menu was as expected very Scandinavian-herrings/gravadlax/rye bread etc. All delicious with plenty of choices for meat and fish eaters. Maybe less so for a vegetarian. Food was nicely presented and in decent size portions. I particularly recommend the herring selection on the Smorgasbord menu. A very nice touch is the Aquavit trolley. The different Aquavits are explained and there is a wide choice. We particularly liked the delicate tasting elderflower Aquavit. Although not strictly speaking a brunch dish we would also recommend the warm chocolate cake with liquorice ice cream which was outstanding as was the fantastic quality filter coffee. We plan to return.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly
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 (London)·Dined on 29 October 2017

Highly recommend

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·Dined on 28 October 2017

Came for our second anniversary and it didn't disappoint. Service was bizarre - they didn't forget one thing, they forgot three things - but friendly and attentive and despite sitting us in a "most romantic seat" the bloke next to us was intrusively loud. But the food, OH THE FOOD!!! Absolutely delicious on every level possible. Well worth the five stars and then some. The chocolate pudding with liquorice ice cream still makes me "Homer" at the thought of it...and it didn't break the bank either. An absolute delight.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on 22 October 2017

Had an amazing brunch with unlimited prosecco. The food was perfect, the atmosphere great and the staff both friendly and attentive. I do like some music in the background, and the volume at this establishment was perfect; we could hear the songs but were still able to talk to each other in a normal voice. The menu is well balanced and not too pricey, and there was enough food on the plate to fill us up. I need to go back SOON!

Tags: People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on 19 October 2017

Excellent Swedish food. The Beef Rydberg was very nice, as were the meatballs -- two Swedish classics. Staff generally good but occasionally could have been slightly more attentive.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on 17 October 2017

Great experience, as good as Aquavit NYC.

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·Dined on 17 October 2017

My favourite London restaurant. Amazing seafood and very creative dishes. It deserves its Michelin Star!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Afternoon Coffee, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu, Waterfront, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 14 October 2017

decent meatball and seafood dishes. great atmosphere and beautiful interior

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 13 October 2017

Excellent food and service-love it! A real experience-could hav given it two stars!

Tags: Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on 12 October 2017

Fabulous breakfast - charming service - will be going back often!

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 (London)·Dined on 11 October 2017

Beautiful food with unusual ingredients & fabulous flavour combinations

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·Dined on 7 October 2017

wonderful food
good service
beautiful interior
but a little bit too noisy

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Healthy
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 7 October 2017

Had passed by the restaurant a few times thought it looked interesting but probably too formal for a weekend meal. To my great surprise the atmosphere was relaxed and fun. The environment is stylish but not over done. The food was great and the pre theatre was great value for money

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 6 October 2017

Excellent service, great food and an execellent ambience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 5 October 2017

Excellent ambience with beautifully presented food by a friendly staff. Great value.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on 5 October 2017

This newer Aquavit lives up to its New York and short lived Minneapolis roots and ultimately Marcus Samuelson's concept if not his direct influence. Scandinavian dishes are very well prepared, the ambience is contemporary, the service excellent and the prices fair, though not cheap, comparable to restaurants of this caliber. There was a reasonably priced pre-theatre dinner, but even if you ordered off the regular menu, you would not break the bank. And you don't have to try the aquavit pairings to appreciate the food-frankly I detest the spirit, but can heap nothing but praise on the spirit's namesake restaurant. This new London variant is Michelin Star worthy!

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·Dined on 2 October 2017

Really great service and excellent, unique cuisine. Never tried anything like it before so was really fun to explore their dishes. Also, their drinks are a must!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on 1 October 2017

Been there several times and always an excellent experience

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on 29 September 2017

Service was excellent. We had a Finnish waiter and Swedish waitress who were both excellent and very friendly.

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·Dined on 28 September 2017

What a delight to visit, there was nothing that I could complain about if I wanted to, what a gem.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on 26 September 2017

I came here for breakfast which was excellent. The food was really good and came quickly. The coffee is brilliant. They have really friendly staff.

I was allowed to bring my dog, which was an extra bonus.

This was top notch and I'll be back soon.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Organic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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·Dined on 23 September 2017

All 3 of us thoroughly enjoyed our lunch and will definitely arrange a return visit

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Authentic, Great for Brunch
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 (London)·Dined on 20 September 2017

excellent food in a busy lunch time ambience with very good service

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on 16 September 2017

Very slick restaurant with a authentic Scandinavian decor and delicious traditional Scandinavian food. The service is one of the best I have experienced in london. Very attentive staff.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 9 September 2017

One of the best dining experiences we recently had.
The ambience is lovely, cool Scandi design with a warm atmosphere. The food is fantastic and the wine list exceptional. The barkeeper has some great cocktail creations, also non-alcoholic.
The staff is unbelievably welcoming and kind, and needles to say, very well trained.
I hope to go again soon.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Afternoon Tea, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on 9 September 2017

Booked at the last minute as we were not expected to be in London. Outstanding meal, from the house cocktail to dessert. Truly a great experience, don't miss it! Had the liver pate, salmon tartare, and the monkfish. All excellent. Service by the adorable Aga was spot on, with good explanations of Scandinavian dishes. Will definitely return next time in town.

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on 9 September 2017

Really didn't know what to expect, but I chose Aquavit for pre theatre based on reviews and trying something different. Wow! So pleased we did! Fantastic decor and atmosphere, attentive & friendly staff, and the food (with whisky aquavit) was fab!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 9 September 2017

Lovely place with superb seafood - the best I have come across in London!

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 (London)·Dined on 8 September 2017

Excellent restaurant with interesting well prepared food and friendly service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 7 September 2017

Beautiful spacious light-filled room, delicious and interesting food, friendly service. A really great place for a business lunch or more relaxed meal. Love it.

Tags: Business Meals, Afternoon Coffee, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 5 September 2017

Wow really impressed - had gluten free options, really lovely service and ambience inside and food was great. Picked this from the reviews on OpenTable and glad I did! Will be back to try more food. Had the swedish meatballs and would recommend. The sorbet dessert was lovely and fresh.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 2 September 2017

Great find. Just off Haymarket and a few minutes from lots of theatres, The Comedy Club etc. Great ambience for romantic meal or small groups. The two of us shared all of the food which worked well. £50 per head all in. Will go again.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on 2 September 2017

Very nice ambience in a relaxing setting. Decoration has been given a lot of thought, furniture and lighting being the highlights. Nice food verybreasinable priced. Highly recommended.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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