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Aquavit London

4.5
513 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Nordic
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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.
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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Nordic, Contemporary European, International
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Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
Breakfast
7.30am – 11.30am
Lunch
12:00am – 3pm
All Day Menu
3pm-5.30pm
Dinner
5.30pm – 23:00pm

Weekends and Bank holidays
Brunch
11am – 3.30pm
All Day Menu
3.30pm-5.30pm
Saturday Dinner
5.30pm - 23:00pm
Sunday Dinner
5.30pm - 10.30pm
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Phone number
020 7024 9848
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Henrik Ritzén
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Public Transit
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.
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Entertainment
Brunch with Beats- Weekend brunch DJ - Saturdays weekly
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Special Events & Promotions
FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY!!!

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.

https://www.designmynight.com/london/restaurants/central-london/aquavit/aquavit-and-stockholms-oaxen-krog-present-the-ultimate-nordic-feast-for-one-night-only?t=tickets


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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

Private Dining

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

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Special Offers

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

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: 21 March 2018

Ends: 31 May 2018

Availability: Daily 17:30-18:30 21:30-22:30

What 513 People Are Saying
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4.1
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Excellent, the best Swedish Meatball's in London. Would also strongly recommend the Shrimp Skagen!

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Had a pre theatre meal with husband and daughter - went a la carte rather than the pre theatre menu ( which looked very good value)
Service and welcome was great from a young and vibrant team -when the manager heard we were going to the theatre the orders came promptly and care taken that we could enjoy the experience and get to the theatre in good time
Food was delicious. Not cheap but location is prime central London, first class service and great food

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

We've visited this establishment at least a handful of times; for lunch, dinner, as well as private parties upstairs. Normally, the food is great, the service attentive and the ambience good for catching up. This time, the food was cold (my shrimp Skagen bread was impossible to cut and not very nicely plated, my partner's beef Rydberg was cold and tough to eat and the service was shocking - we got ignored at least twice. Not what you want when you bring friends to a new experience.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great food (the meat balls are my favourite), beautiful room, and good service. Nice Georg Jensen cutlery!

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2.0Dined on 15 April 2018

Great food with unattentive and cold service. No check back by staff nor apparent management during the entire visit. Only the host checked in the end (who was lovely btw). We even had to top up our own water (both bottles) the entire time. No second serve whilst i finished my drink during the meal. What is the worst is that my brother who is allergic to nuts (which we informed the waiteress about) even received their “fudge” with NUTS and they did not mention a thing. I did not order coffee but only realised when i opened the wrapper and saw chuncks of nuts. Lack of attention even tho it was very quiet. Just very dissapointed. I wanted to book dinner with my partner for the same evening but decided to go somewhere else. A shame!

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4.0Dined on 15 April 2018

Superb service crowned our friendly get together in this scandic influenced designed dining room which recollects the elegance of art deco. Food was delicious and with emphasis on freshness and nordic cuisine. Will be back soon.

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2.0Dined on 14 April 2018

My Norwegian husband and I have been to this restaurant several occasions, but this time our visit was disappointing.

The food was excellent as always, but the service was very poor for a Michelin star restaurant with a reasonably expensive menu (£34 for a fish course)

The kitchen staff did an amazing job with the food. Everything was cooked to perfection and the menu is excellent. Traditional Skandinavian food with a modern twist. However the kitchen was let down by the front of house team. The staff are well meaning and polite, but they didn't seem to know how to time the service. They took too long to ask for our food order, and when they did, they took the order wrong (despite the fact that I corrected it twice). They also took very long between taking the order and serving the food (i.e. 30 minutes between finishing the starter and the main course; and 15 minutes for an espresso at the end of the meal). There were many people serving the table which only seemed to add to the confusion.

The food is great so it is a pity that the service is not as good as it used to be. The service needs more finesse to match the quality of the food and the michelin ranked price.

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5.0Dined on 14 April 2018

Went for my anniversary. Great food, service and atmosphere. They even did a special anniversary message within our deserts, which was a very nice touch. Would definitely recommend.

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5.0Dined on 13 April 2018

The food was great and nice atmosphere. A bit more on the casual side than I expected.

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5.0Dined on 13 April 2018

My daughter and I really enjoyed ourselves, we will come back!

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4.0Dined on 13 April 2018

Second time to Aquavit and thoroughly enjoyed it. Good food, great very attentive service, busy but you didn't feel like the table next to you was part of your conversation. Get the meatballs! Would recommend to meet frienda, business meal or a lunch.

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3.0Dined on 13 April 2018

Fantastic food and gorgeous space but absolutely terrible server. Rushed us to order. Pushed us to order way more food than we wanted. Took forever to receive our food and wouldn’t bring the bill even when it was requested. When we said thank you after we paid he just walked away. Love coming here for drinks but don’t think I’ll be back for a meal.

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4.0Dined on 11 April 2018

Lovely luscious and langerous. But enough about me. It is always fun to visit Aquavit. Went with a hunky, rather cute, Swede who certainly knew the onions. And turnips and other root vegetables. Recommended!!

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4.0Dined on 11 April 2018

A really lovely couple of plates of food that was well presented and well served. My turbot was excellent, well complemented by halved beetroot and a very (perhaps too) delicate horseradish sauce and my companion's monkfish was wolfed down and complemented. The restaurant is a sort of modern, high ceilinged, very light but ultimately rather bland space though they've done what they can with it in an it-still-doesn't-seem-very-Norwegian kind of way. It's also rather expensive for what it is - Michelin prices for what is admittedly very good food and I'm sure they'll get a star soon. That said, they do lack some of the theatre available elsewhere for the price. That said, would I go back? Yes, happily. But perhaps not immediately...

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5.0Dined on 8 April 2018

Absolutely delicious. Service was excellent. As was the wine list. ‘Herrings’ was the stand out dish.

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4.0Dined on 8 April 2018

The dining room is beautiful, and the staff very attentive. We went for Sunday brunch, and the food was great too.

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4.0Dined on 7 April 2018

Very hygienic rest rooms
Very good music
The food was different in a good experimental sort of way
Highly recommend the Jannson Temptation
Unfortunately service was to match the other quality aspects as I feel they don't work as a team
For instance my plate was cleared - not knowing i had not been served main dish.
Another time after ordering starters I was brought menus.
But the speed of food delivery was very good at least I have to be honest about that
Room for improvement

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5.0Dined on 7 April 2018

Very good food (I especially enjoyed the herring), great service and atmosphere, good selection of spirits /cocktails

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4.0Dined on 7 April 2018

We had the 3 course pre theatre deal. The starters were very good and you could choose two starters each. The meatballs for the main course were a little disappointing. Lemon desert was good but two small pieces of cheese for that option was underwhelming. Staff were excellent.

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3.0Dined on 7 April 2018

Food was good but service from our male waiter waa terrible and not befitting a michelin starred restaurant.

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5.0Dined on 7 April 2018

We celebrated my daughters birthday here. The food was delicious. The staff were both attentive and friendly. The music was just not too loud so we could talk. Altogether a fabulous occasion. Pricey but worth it

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4.0Dined on 3 April 2018

The food was really good and so was the service. I would only comment that the wine was very expensive for a mediocre choice.

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4.0Dined on 2 April 2018

Excellent Easter brunch! Recommended

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5.0Dined on 31 March 2018

It was a great experience and I will definetely go again.

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4.0Dined on 31 March 2018

Only downside was the wine was expensive

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5.0Dined on 31 March 2018

This was my first visit and we were delighted with our experience.
Service was friendly, informative and efficient.
We chose the special pre theatre menu which was good value but more importantly, the high standard of food was impressive , both by its individuality and presentation.
I will certainly revisit this restaurant

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5.0Dined on 31 March 2018

Beautiful, spacious interior created a contemporary yet warm feel. The food was delicious and perfectly portioned, and the staff were polite and very attentive.

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5.0Dined on 29 March 2018

Enjoyed every second of our meal from the oysters and martinis to the chocolate cake and port. Lovely service and vibe.

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5.0Dined on 26 March 2018

First visit and certainly not the last. I really loved the restaurant

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5.0Dined on 23 March 2018

The ambiance of the place was just right. Casual, but still formal enough for the customers to feel special. Attentive and knowledgeable service. Superb food - especially the Smørgås with aquavit paring
The oysters were amazing too. I can highly recommend the place.

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5.0Dined on 23 March 2018

Food was amazing!!!

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4.0Dined on 22 March 2018

Food was very good and a change from the usual fare. We were dining at 16:30 before an event and the staff seemed to be involved in a meeting and the service was not as attentive as it could have been - this was probably just the time that we were dining rather than a regular occurrence. Overall we very much enjoyed our meal.

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4.0Dined on 21 March 2018

Food was lovely. Service very disappointing, inattentive and slow.

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5.0Dined on 21 March 2018

Friendly staff and great food. All I could ask for really!

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5.0Dined on 19 March 2018

excellent food, very well designed. Without a doubt the best Swedish/ Scandinavian food in London.

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3.0Dined on 18 March 2018

The food was lovely but the service was terrible. Waiters were inattentive and extremely slow. The service was not of an adequate standard and could not match the level of the food. This really detracted from our dining experience and we would hesitate to go back.

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4.0Dined on 17 March 2018

Great food. Great service waiting at the bar. Absent and not welcoming at our table.

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3.0Dined on 17 March 2018

The waitress was quite rude. The up bit music isn’t suitable for a fine dining restaurant. The decorations is a bit cold.
The food was very good.

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5.0Dined on 17 March 2018

Such an amazing restaurant, great food and a lovely atmosphere

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4.0Dined on 17 March 2018

Waitresses did not seem to know what the other was doing. This led to delays and us not getting what we had ordered. This is unusual for us at this restaurant. Food was good as usual, thank you

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