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.
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1 October 2020
First time we’ve eaten here - evocative of another old Islington Scandi favourite which closed a decade ago. Lovely Nordic food, good wine and friendly service. Thought their COVID management was also worthy of note. We will return.
18 September 2020
Fantastic food: inventive, delicious, beautifully presented. Warm and friendly service. We will be back.
11 August 2020
The meatballs were incredible and the custard berry desert was my favourite desert in a long time - same goes for the chocolate cake my boyfriend had! Also the service was very good!
10 July 2020
9 July 2020
Such a fantastic meal! Wonderful, socially distanced service and delicious food. Plus really great value ... Will be back
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!
13 March 2020
Absolutely excellent - both service and food! Couldn't be better.
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.
3 March 2020
Excellent food, small portion but it's enough, refined presentation. Service is effective and friendly. very nice experience
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.