Would prefer and/or pay more to have the Banana bread toasted and with some espresso butter or jam, etc.
Having loved Ekte, I was looking forward to this dinner. It didn’t disappoint. Best seafood cooking in a while. Wine menu is expensive as expected from a nordic attitude but loved the Sicilian white wine. We loved the food , service and ambiance and would certainly go back for more.
Disappointed the dish of the day was not available by 1.0pm
Tables for two are too small for eating a meal.
Pleasant staff, but I doubt this restaurant will survive long!
What a treat, the food was well prepared and a good range of choices of starters, mains and smorgasbord. We were made to feel welcome and looked after throughout the meal. I particularly enjoyed the way all the vegetables were cooked and presentation was as good as the taste and texture of the food. My companion had a perfect whole lemon sole and my grilled chicken was cooked just right. Beetroot gravalax, rye crisp bread and Swedish cheese board - wonderful from start to finish.
I have now dined or lunched at Borealis on 4 occasions. The food is excellent but perhaps the dessert menu could do with livening up. The service is very good indeed. The restaurant part of the premises has never been really busy. Maybe this is due to it needing more obvious signage to attract walk in business. Lovely place deserving popularity.
Great,unusual food, both for meat/fish eaters & veggies.
Really nice space with a great atmosphere. Food was nothing special, nicely presented but hasn't blown me away. Staff was disorganised and our waitress was hovering and frankly made us feel we should be ordering more. She came over every 3 minutes and didn't really take note of the fact that we were in the middle of a business meeting. Staff needs to be more organised as well - when we suggested we can take a smaller table they seemed baffled and said they can't move us as the seating plan is made. The restaurant was 2/3 empty while we were there so... Anyways. Probably a nice place for a day time client lunch or meeting.
Fabulous selection of starters which were v filling!
This was our first visit to Borealis, and sadly possibly our last.
The restaurant was nearly empty, the Bloody Mary served in a very small glass and filled with ice, so tasted of watered down tomato juice, and when I asked for some more tabasco/worcester sauce, it came back nearly undrinkable.
The food was OK, but a little overpriced (£27 for a piece of cubed beef), and all side dishes were extra.
The still water was tepid , and when asked for ice, we got 6 ice cubes.
Really nice food. A bit hotel lobby in terms of setting but really enjoyed it.
Interesting, healthy food at a good price. Restaurant rather empty on a Thursday lunchtime - probably due to slightly out of the way location. If you are looking for something different and healthy that is top business lunch quality and dont mind walking down to by Borough Tube and dont mind having the restaurant almost to yourself (I think 4 tables were full) this is highly recommended.
Excellent scandi restaurant. Food very nicely cooked!
The food was fabulous. Our waiter was great. It was really good to eat a different type of food. A refreshing change from pasta!
The restaurant was quiet. This worked for our group but I can’t understand why it was not packed. Beautiful Scandinavia design and detail.
I would definitely go back
Very creative menu delivered with some style. The pork chop is the best I’ve had in London. I spoke to the Chef and he says it is because they brine it in a special seasoning for a day before cooking. It was a great cut of meat. This is a place you can go for an elegant meal in a relaxed environment without spending a fortune. A real gem for anyone in the area.
Nice menu nicely presented imaginative cocktails little bit out of the way and perhaps a little pricey which may have explained why it was fairly empty. Possibly more a day time venue?
Excellent meal. Staff were great. Overall good value.
Had never heard of the restaurant and took a chance. I was pleasantly surprised about the food, service and overall appeal.
Unexpected treasure in South London. Quiet (you can actually hear what other people are saying!), delicious food and reasonably priced. Very Scandinavian in the style so maybe not your thing if you're looking for something very trendy. Apart from that, go for it !!
It lacked the so well known “hygge”
Candles not lit , service not attentative!
Food so so!
The rye bread was good though !
Delicious seasonal Scandi food in a lovely airy restaurant space. The restaurant was happy to accommodate our young daughter with a special small meal.
Food and service very good. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and very helpful. Service was efficient. Great place if you want to try something a bit different. Overall good value for money.
Would have stayed there forever if it wasn’t disproportionately expensive. Food was amazing, drinks were lovely and atmosphere was so calming and peaceful, but for the portion sizes I’d have liked to pay less. That said, it was delicious!
A LITTLE gem, don't tell everybody. Great service spotless and food amazing. New to herrings but loved them all. Good luck with your venture.
Delicous food and great staff! Highly recommended!
Enjoyed our meal. Waitress didn't really know the menu, was unable to explain what was what, but very nice girl. Lovely fresh food.
LovelySfood and good service - speedy and attentive but not overbearing. The Scandi design of the restaurant is nice too. The only drawback is that its lacking any buzz - it reminded me of one of the places where you sometimes end up on holiday, where your heart sinks a little because only a couple of tables are occupied. A great place to catch up with friends, though - lots of space and no need to shout across the table. So get out of the queue for Padella and go along.
Tasty Scandi food and great service let down slightly by quality of the wine
Had to wait 30 mins for our mains. We received a couple of half-hearted apologies. We weren’t a a rush but weren’t offered any compensation etc. It was a very quiet day in the restaurant, so we were surprised by the delay.
Anyway...the food is excellent. The meatballs are superb and the cheese one of the best in London and exceptional value.
Just speed up your cooking, lads.
Nice flavours, good service in an interesting setting. Will be going back!
Great taste of Nordic cuisine and very peaceful place
Hope this establishment is new: it was surprisingly empty for a Saturday night and the service was somewhat laidback. We had to reach out to the ice-bucket and pour the wine ourselves. But otherwise everything was really nice: the food was great, the fish of the day was very fresh. Would recommend to anyone looking for new tastes and culinary experiences.
The food was okay. However, the staff did not know what was on the menu and when asked to explain certain dishes the manager was very abrasive and when we were charged for the wrong bottle of wine - we we're blamed. It's a shame as I was looking forward to enjoying a Scandi experience locally
I had breakfast and lunch at Børealis and I can't wait to go back! The food was astoundingly good and the service and attention to detail impeccable. The service was spot on yet unobstrusive and the food beautifully served, delicious and excellently paired with the wine. Nordic cool - and better than in Copenhagen!
Nice food lovely place nice staff - a` great addition to Borough dining.
Lovely restaurant but was just totally empty! May be because we were there on a Tuesday night. Food was delicious and interesting And the decor was gorgeous, shame there was nobody there.
We love this newcomer to the SE1 restaurant scene. The food is really lovely (the roast cod, pumpkin soup and meatballs were hits at our last dinner) and has a nice Nordic / British fusion. The space is a little odd - opening into the lobby of the building, but there are quiet nooks to situate yourself. The cinnamon ice cream with apple brandy is a new favourite.
Excellent food, big place so need to work on ambience. Great for a low key, great quality dinner
Very enjoyable but friends found it hard to find! The address was Borough High St. but there was no signage obvious on Borough HIgh St., only around the corner in Marshalsea Rd.
Fantastic food (the cinnamon bun ice cream is a must!) and incredibly efficient service - a brilliant find.