Lisa's Kitchen & Bar

4.5
93 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Scandinavian
Top tags:
  • Fun
  • Good for a Date
  • Live Music
We strive to deliver a culinary experience colored with our Nordic roots and childhood memories.
A meal where ingredients are carefully selected from our own Scandinavian pantry and dictated by the four distinct seasons that Sweden has to offer.
Rustic courses, prepared with a modern simplicity.

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What 93 People Are Saying
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Frankfurt Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful valentines but will come back for date nights. £100 for two.

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MM
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about Lisa’s. Nice vibe and the noise wasn’t too bad, perfect for Dinner where you have loads to discuss, as you can actually hear each other 😉

Food was great and the service delightful.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 5

I went 2 Saturdays in a row and last night the food was cold, tasteless and the mussels were not fresh.
I was a bit disappointed.
It’s usually a place that combines good food and a good ambiance, but yesterday it was just about the ambiance unfortunately.

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t
London
383 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

They don’t know how to make scrambled eggs.

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T
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

so dependable for good vibes all in all - time disappears like sand in the hand

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n
London
64 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb customer service, food was delicious. Cannot fault this place at all. Highly recommended!!

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h
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Gorgeous food, great service. The stool seating near the bar was a little uncomfortable and tight for dinner for four and the live music which started at around 8.30, although lovely, it was a little hard to talk over and hear what each other was saying. Having said that I would definitely go back.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

The portion sizes were ridiculously small for brunch, and it was not value for money - even for London. Do not recommend.

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OT
London
26 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Ambiance excellent, food is consistently good. Staff a bit all over the place - forgot orders, charged for 3 more cocktails than ordered and barely apologised when pointed out. Have been coming for some time and feel that service gets worse over time which doesn’t quite match price point - even in a London context. Otherwise a nice little restaurant/bar

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I’ve been to Lisa’s twice. It’s a fun place but both times the over priced food has not been great. This time I had the tuna and it was off (tasted very “fishy” and not fresh) with vegetables that were over cooked and over seasoned. On the last occasion I went, I was in a group of 4 and my main course never even arrived! My advice - go to the bar and enjoy the music and atmosphere but eat elsewhere beforehand

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CC
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

"One of the best Swedish restaurants in London" according to my Swedish friend.
Lovely atmosphere, great food, great staff.

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HC
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

As always at Lisa's I had a lovely time. The candle lighting, great food, and live music all made it a wonderful evening.

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SC
London
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, amazing atmosphere, great music. Highly recommended

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DM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a cool and great place. A hidden gem really. To be honest I was thinking to skip going there because the area is not the “prettiest” one. But got wowed.
As a tourists we order number of things they suggested and everything was delicious. And we are picky when it comes to food.
Drinks with herrings are great too.
In addition to food and drinks, service was simply fantastic.
Two thumps up. Would go back anytime.

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G
London
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to go to Lisa’s, I recommend to all my clients!

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HF
London
7 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Found this restaurant by accident when going to nearby event and really enjoyed a quick meal sitting outside. Returned for early dinner inside and left before the live music started. Efficient, simple food served very well and great staff. Will definitely return.

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TC
London
15 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Food and kitchen have gone seriously downhill after Lisa sold out. Hardly Scandinavian at all.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun date night

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N
London
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

amazing find in Notting Hill ! Great food and fun atmosphere with live music

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E
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and super friendly staff. Inside can get very loud though, so don't pick this place if you want a quiet conversation (but you can sit outside where it is quieter and where they give you blankets if it gets chilly).

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FT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

It was so much fun! Value for money regarding the price and the ambiance with the band was amazing!

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MR
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Very nice and cozy place.
The music was loud , so it is not really the place to catch up but more to listen nice music and dance

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I
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed a lovely evening with my son, good food, good wines and the personnel is very friendly!
Ingeborg and Thijs, Amsterdam

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j
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Being Swedish its always GREAT to find a place that serves heart good old Swedish food! HOWEVER... as tasty it was... we were all very shocked of the prices! £17.50 for the Swedish meatballs... it was only 5 of them!!! come on... dont take the Mickey ... the portions are very small... and as much as I would love to be coming back on regular basis... and living local as well.. sadly I won't be coming back that often with those prices for the amount of food that is served.. It just won't fill me up.. The Pytt I Wanna that I had was prices at £12.50 which is more what I expected for the meatballs as well to be.. but again... it was just on the small side of a portion..

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love love Lisa’s. Great buzz, fantastic staff, interesting food and music is always spot on!

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JG
London
85 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We enjoyed our brunch at Lisa’s. Perfectly poached eggs on just cooked spinach, all sitting on tasty sourdough. Service was friendly, if a little distracted at times. Heating in the glazed area wasn’t quite up to the job. It was a freezing day and we’d like to have been warmer!

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A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A local favourite with good food, great cocktails and a lively atmosphere with danceable live music on the weekends

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Great food, cracking music, and top service.

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S
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very cozy brunch and dinner spot in the middle of Portobello Road. Delicious food and the ambience is also very pretty!

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OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The icing on the cake was the awesome 80s playlist that was playing :)

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M
London
7 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2017
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Lisa's is a lovely place for drinks or dinner. The live band and its talented singer set a great atmosphere. The service is good but not outstanding. The food was the not-so-great part for me. I had mussels as a starter and cod as a main. The main was plain, with not much flavour going on, it looks like everything was boiled (not only the potato). I would probably go back for drinks and nibbles rather than dinner.

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K
London
8 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2017
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

I have been to Lisa’s a few times over the years and always had the same experience. The positive: the food is really good and representative of Swedish cuisine.
Sadly the service really lets this place down. The problem is not understaffing- there are lots of them on hand. But service is slow, chaotic and borderline blasé. We had to keep flagging staff down. We had to ask for cutlery for out mains but were brought a card machine as they thought we were leaving. All of this while a band is setting up next to us, leaning their instruments on our seats.
Also Lisa’s is expensive. Make no mistake - two ladles of mash and 5 meatballs should really not be closed to 20 pounds.
As lovely as the food is I will not be in a hurry to return.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Lovely atmosphere with delicious food. It is quite pricey though.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Beautiful place. friendly staff, excellent food. It was very cold in the room so I would have been more relaxed if the heat was on. I imagine in the warmer weather it is great!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2017
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Service was so bad - we waited 45mins for our drinks and when they didn't come decided it wasn't worth waiting for dinner and just left. Waiters very frazzled before it even got that busy

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A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A local favourite - every neighborhood needs a Lisa's!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

An amazing place to have fun with your friends, the food is so nice and there was life music.

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E
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always we had an amazing time! Thank you V for looking after us!

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SO
London
6 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2017
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

It was a great brunch with the healthy full swedish as breakfast choice. The only bummer was the temperature in the place it was just too cold! Shame as it can be great if only the heating would be turned on!

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SZ
London
6 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2017
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Fun, friendly and delicious just a little squished

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