Dishes at Aquavit London honour fresh, seasonal ingredients and deliver a contemporary take on authentic Nordic cuisine, with menus developed by Jorjon Colazo, Head Chef.
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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- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Merryfield Dry Aged Duck Breasts
girolles, damsons, crosnes, umeboshi jus
Swedish Meatballs, Lingonberries, Pickled Cucumber
lingonberry, pickled cucumber
Portions were too small, the restaurant was very very cold
1* Michelin that didn’t understood what hospitality is, what a shame.
We arrived at 8pm, reception don’t propose us to take your coats which I found very bizarre in a Michelin restaurant.
Seat down and figure out by ourself that we needed to check the menu online, after waiting 20mn for someone to take our order no recommendations were made, we received our starter in a decent timing but we wait 45mn for our main after asking twice what was happening.
To end this very poor experience we receive our mains at 9:48pm and 4mn after the waiter came to us to ask if we wanted to order anything else as the we’re going to close their kitchen due to governmental rules.
I work in hospitality as a GM and I can guarantee that this is the worst experience that I have in a Michelin restaurant not worth the money spend at all.
Would never comeback and make sure to never recommend your restaurant.
Aquavit London is exceptional Scandi food, if you have room for dessert try the Arctic birds nest (check the name i may have it wrong) it is amazing
Really poor, I had been recommended this as a great spot for lunch with the hustle and bustle and really top quality food and service. We had the set menu, which was maybe a mistake, but the cooking was sub par and the service cold and stilted. Shame to see a once rebound restaurant give up like this.
Amazing spot for a date. Delicious food, amazing service and good prices. Would definitely recommend!
Maybe the glass of wine portions are too small…
Memorable starters, but mains at a lower level of cooking. Arctic char needed a lift, not really worth eating.
Outstanding fine dining experience. Don't miss the smoked eel, the duck and the trout. Stunning dining room. Very good service by Celina. Cannot recommend enough.
The Scandi style food is amazing.
We sat outside as the weather was unusually warm. At some point the attention level by staff dropped (maybe it started to be busier inside) but they picked up later and even presented a thoughtful and complimentary birthday cake plate at the end.
Overall, a really nice experience and I would try again and see how they fare next time.
Our night out was a feast. We order the mackerel, the tartar and the eel as starters, and had the strip loin, the duck and the cod as mains. Everything was cooked and presented to perfection. The Artic Nest is one of the best desserts I've had, and we tried one other with vegetables to be adventurous and it was delicious.
However, service is sloppy. We had to ask to see the menu, to get drinks, to place our order, to get bread, to order wine.
Track and trace in place and hand sanitiser available upon arrival.
Me encantó. Staff, food, presentation, portion, it has everything. Se los mega recomiendo.
Just an overall great experience! We really enjoyed our time.
Stylish restaurant, modern but inviting. Service very good, upmarket experience overall. Food was good, rather Scandy, as you would expect. Poached cod had a lovely texture- very soft, good vegetables. Celeriac soup with truffles rich and flavourful. Cod could have been a bit more vibrant overall perhaps but I will go back.
I would recommend this restuarant for a premium lunch. It is located on a discreet side street in central london near Piccadilly Circus. The front of house staff are welcoming and professional. Lunch is served promptly at your table, however this is not the place for a quick 30 minute lunch it is a place to enjoy your lunch experience either alone, with guests or colleagues. It should be also noted that there are a small number of outside tables and a separate small bar indoors, so if you are after a tea/coffee in a busy central London location this is a nice place.
Eating at Aquavit was a very nice Swedish experience. The service was great, the food delicious. A good wine list.
Great original food and excellent service. Extremely helpful waitress who explained everything and found gluten free options. Nothing was too much trouble. Nice relaxed quiet ambience if a little sterile.
Very good value set menu for lunch with cheerful service and excellent food. A very pleasant experience all round.
Pre theatre menu - amazing value and fantastic service
The weekend set menu is one of the best value deals in London. Top quality food in a relaxed environment at a very reasonable price
Incredible food, great representation of some of Sweden’s most popular dishes. The only letdown was the table cloths, which I still don’t understand
Excellent food, service and ambiance. Location is really good as well. Just little expensive so only for special occasion.
I’m so disappointed. I loved Aquavit. We even celebrated my 40th here in a private room.
I keep going back convinced that The one bad experience was a one off.
But the last 2 visits have been really poor compared to the high standards you set yourselves.
Amazing food, dog friendly, well knowledgeable staff.
Faultless service and wonderful food and ambiance.
Amazing food and service! Will come back soon
Excellent service, great value for money and wonderful decor!
excellent food one of the nicest monk fish dishes I have ever had but really quite pricey !
Very quick and easy service; delicious food; wonderful ambience; pre-theatre menu is value for money.
We had a pre theatre dinner but chose to eat a la carte and were not disappointed. All dishes were delightful and beautifully presented.
Excellent food and drinks in lovely surroundings with excellent service.
Excellent restaurant in St. James’s Market a few minutes from Piccadilly Circus. Delicious, beautifully presented dishes from the Nordic countries, in particular Sweden. The meatballs and Beef Rydberg never disappoint. Very helpful and professional service. As repeat guests we were offered a glass of Prosecco. Nice touch! Beautiful dining room with high quality Scandinavian tableware. Very reasonable prices for a Michelin starred restaurant in central London. I can highly recommend this restaurant.
Excellent food, especially the herring. Lovely drinks too
Great service. Ordinary food. However the dessert of Bird nest is quite something! Very good!
Service started smoothly but soon hit a traffic jam that led to us arriving late to the theater.
The food is amazing but I was bothered endlessly by the staff cutting me off all the time asking 'is everything okay... or can I remove this plate or do this" This restaurant has always received 5 stars from me but please educate your staff on proper service etiquettes. I never managed to finish telling a story...
PS. its Christmas... it's in poor taste not to have any Christmas decorations inside your venue.
Food was lovely especially the meatballs and beef. The place is classy and well decorated. Only downsides are they got our starter order wrong (but rectified quickly) and the price which is in my opinion a little high. Would recommend though.
Great food, lovely atmosphere!
We were satisfied with our visit to the restaurant. We ordered the oyster and pre-theatre menu. It was one of the best oysters that I had in a while. The non-alcoholic cocktail was also exceptional. Most of the service had a Personal touch. Very attentive staff.
In terms of improvement, the bread basket was placed in front of us without much explanation to the types of bread so I had to enquire about it. I wish this could have been explained earlier. The Swedish meatball was slightly too salty.
Apart from these minor slips, I was satisfied with my experience at Aquavit.
I absolute loved this restaurant. Beautiful setting, amazing food and great service. I will definitely come back and I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone. It is pricey but well worth it.
You can order delivery directly from Aquavit London using the Order Online button. Aquavit London also offers delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Aquavit London also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7024 9848.
Aquavit London is rated 4.4 stars by 1004 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.