A Taste of Scandinavia: Nordic Bar, London

You know I moved to Northern Finland once right?! Well, when the opportunity came up to review a Scandinavian Restaurant / Bar in London for the Transun Guide to Scandinavian Restaurants, I jumped at the chance to experience a little nostalgia.

Location: Nordic Bar

Located on a side street just off Oxford Street. You’re out of the hustle and bustle of the shoppers though!

Date / Time: Saturday 4th April 2015, 630pm

I opted for dinner and drinks on a Saturday night after a day at work. It’d be one less thing to think about and a good opportunity to catch up with friends!

I arrived bright and early for my table booking to ensure everything went to plan; I had booked for another evening last month and when I turned up they turned me away saying they knew nothing of my booking. Things went a little smoother this time albeit not exactly perfect!

The place was pretty quiet at this time with sport on the TV and a few lads drinking and cheering. As the evening went on, we were joined by a few couples and one guy on his own. We were pretty hungry so we scanned through the menu while we sipped on a cocktail…

To share: Nachos (£5.95)

Mains: Swedish Meatballs (£8.95), Chips (£3.50), Nordic Beef Burger (£7.95) with bacon and cheese (add £1.50), Crispy Calamari (£4.95), Caesar Salad (£7) add chicken (£2)

The food came pretty quickly and was sizeable portions. I personally ate the meatballs, chips and nachos. The meatballs tasted pretty good, just like when I had them in IKEA in Sweden! The nachos were also good…they came with our main meal though so it meant I kept snacking while eating and then didn’t even finish my meatballs!

The other ladies fed back that their food was pretty decent too although they weren’t a fan of the calamari.

Dessert: Cake, of which I can’t remember nor find the name and price of on the Nordic Bar website!

Overall, for the price (all the food  not including drinks, came to less than £50 for 3 of us), it was great food! A cheap eat for post shopping, a few drinks and a chance to catch up with friends!

What’s your favourite style of food?! 




  1. Debbie Rodrigues
    April 17, 2015 / 08:29

    Man I need to go to London. So close and yet so far. My favorite food is black beans and rice. I miss home food.

    • Elle Linton
      April 19, 2015 / 11:52

      I miss home food too (for me that's the caribbean) …but I do my best to recreate here in London! ..and you're welcome in London ANYTIME! 😉

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