Guide MICHELIN 2020

Aquavit London

(31 Reviews)
No. 1 St James’s Market, 1 Carlton Street, London, SW1Y 4QQ
Nordic, Scandinavian
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Top offer

8-course tasting menu & Nordic experience £98 per person

Subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Price excludes service & includes VAT. Not available in conjunction with other menus or offerings.

Average

Main course: £14
Food spend: £50

Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 12:00 - 22:30
Saturday: 11:00 - 15:30 & 17:30 - 22:30
Sunday: 11:00 - 15:30.

Restaurant description

Presenting high-end Nordic cuisine in typically relaxed and accessible Scandinavian style, Aquavit is holder of a Michelin star, and boasts a 2 Michelin-starred sister restaurant in New York City. There are no strict formalities at this stunning dining space by Martin Brudnizki, featuring wall-hung textiles, natural wood panels, glossy marble and coloured leathers.

Dreamt up by Executive Chef Henrik Ritzén, the Aquavit menu includes a boldly flavoured list of smorgasbord and aquavit spirits, as well as dishes centred round the Nordic traditions of seafood, meat, breadmaking and pastry. Signature dishes might include duck with cauliflower, blackberries, hazelnut & liquorice, or Swedish meatballs with lingonberries and pickled cucumber.

Alongside its refined all-day menu, Aquavit in London also serves a Nordics-style afternoon tea, filled with traditional, vibrantly coloured Swedish cakes, meat and fish tartare, and the much-loved cinnamon and cardamom buns. The weekend brunch also offers breakfast staples with a Nordic twist, and plates can be accompanied with unlimited sparkling, or sommelier’s-choice wines.

Aquavit restaurant is found in well-heeled St James’s, in a spectacular building boasting floor-to-ceiling windows, and striking yet informal bar. Piccadilly Circus Tube Station is a 4-minute walk away.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for Aquavit London
4.5
(based on 31 reviews)

97%
of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Value
  • Location

Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (1)
  • breakfast (3)
  • business (7)
  • dinner (28)
  • entertainment (4)
  • large parties (3)
  • lunch (17)
  • luxury (16)
  • private dining (5)
  • romantic (11)
  • trendy (14)
  • value (2)
  • views (1)
  • By Roger m. B from Pittsboro, NC
    14 January 2020

    Three people dining and each felt their individual meal was excellent. May have been best gavalax I have ever eaten.

  • By Philippe S from paris
    11 November 2019

    good in general

  • By Gerardo P from London
    22 August 2019

    unique flavours, gives you opportunity to find alternative to traditional taste and ethnic food (Asian, Italian, French...) Service is excellent, ambiance elegant and not pretentious.

  • By Sing yee P from London
    25 July 2019

    Good decor Shrimp skagen was great

  • By Phoebe L from Hong Kong
    18 July 2019

    Warm hospitality, scrumptious food and comfortable atmosphere

  • By Elliot S from London
    25 May 2019

    Exquisite food, beautiful decor, wonderful service

  • By Meg H from London
    13 May 2019

    The service was excellent. We enjoyed lovely cocktails and desserts in particular. All the food was very good although very limited vegetarian options.

  • By Michael F from London
    23 April 2019

    Great original food and service no complaints nice relaxed ambience if a little sterile.

  • By Galina C from Erith
    22 January 2019

    good experiance

  • By Hannah P from Farnham
    19 December 2018

    Great food & pleasant dining experience

Restaurant Location Map
Aquavit London
No. 1 St James’s Market, 1 Carlton Street, London, SW1Y 4QQ

Available offers

  • 8-course tasting menu & Nordic experience £98 per person

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