SKÅL Nordic Dining

(19 Reviews)
149 Upper Street Islington, London, London, N1 1RA
Nordic, Norwegian, Scandinavian, Swedish, Vegetarian, Finnish, Fish & Seafood, Gluten Free
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Main course: £15
Food spend: £33

Opening hours

Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 15:00 & 17:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 17:00.

Restaurant description

SKÅL Nordic Dining in Islington serves up an expertly crafted selection of authentic yet eclectic Scandinavian dishes with modern twists. Within the Grade II-listed building, watch the chefs delicately plate from an open kitchen behind the logs, piled high, to fuel the grill.

The SKÅL Nordic Dining menu offers famous starters like the ‘gravad lax’, cured salmon with hovmästarsås, pickled cucumber and wasabi. For traditional mains, try the lightly cured and roasted cod, served in a white wine cream with horseradish and pea-dill 'salsa', or venison meatball with wild mushrooms, a rich game sauce, lingonberries and pickled cucumber.

Choose a Nordic dessert to finish, such as the signature Swedish rice pudding with brandy-soaked cloudberries, cinnamon, honey and toasted almonds, or sticky chocolate cake ‘kladdkaka’, and the vegan lingonberry pavlova. SKÅL Nordic Dining restaurant features stylishly pared-back interiors with earthy wooden furnishings and simple wicker chairs.

The restaurant’s minimalist design helps sets the tranquil ambience. SKÅL Nordic Dining in London is situated an 8-minute walk from Essex Road Train Station and 9 minutes from Highbury and Islington Tube Station.

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

Customer reviews for SKÅL Nordic Dining
(based on 19 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • dinner (16)
  • entertainment (1)
  • lunch (8)
  • luxury (1)
  • private dining (3)
  • romantic (8)
  • trendy (7)
  • value (1)
  • By Thomas B from London
    10 July 2020

    Very good.

  • By Caroline M from Islington
    9 July 2020

    Such a fantastic meal! Wonderful, socially distanced service and delicious food. Plus really great value ... Will be back

  • By Anna M from Islington
    14 March 2020

    Very nice service, lovely food, very interesting, stylish. But portions very small (I am not a big eater) and the chair/bench was very hard!

  • By Vicki M from Edinburgh
    13 March 2020

    Absolutely excellent - both service and food! Couldn't be better.

  • By Nicola M from London
    7 March 2020

    Food was exceptional and the service attentive and friendly. The two diners next to us were so keen on the food they asked to meet the chef! Would highly recommend and we will be back very soon.

  • By Claude B from London
    3 March 2020

    Excellent food, small portion but it's enough, refined presentation. Service is effective and friendly. very nice experience

  • By Peter M from London
    25 February 2020

    Excellent food, drinks, service & atmosphere, which make it a great dining experience; dishes have subtle and varying tastes, and staff are very helpful in explaining details. Watch out for VAT (20%) being added IN ADDITION to prices on menu and listed separately on bill, as is 12.5% service charge.

  • By Joan H from London
    18 February 2020

    Really interesting menu. Excellent food and friendly service. Highly recommend.

  • By Sarah B from London
    18 February 2020

    Wonderful: really good food. Nordic, very carefully cooked, beautifully presented. We loved the meatballs, the herring and the hot smoked salmon.

  • By Helen K from London
    12 February 2020

    The food is delicious and although the portion sizes are small they will still fill you up. It also means there is room for dessert which was the yummy Kladddkaka in my case. Swedish staff is very friendly. We visited in February and I found the restaurant a bit cold temperature wise. The loo was freezing. Service is included in the price so I found it a bit odd to be pointed towards adding further gratuity when you pay.

Restaurant Location Map
SKÅL Nordic Dining
149 Upper Street Islington, London, London, N1 1RA

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