Aquavit has received its first Michelin star less than a year after opening. The restaurant, located in St James’s Market and delivering a range of fresh seafood transformed into amazing dishes, has been named in the Michelin Guide Great Britain and Ireland.
Aquavit pays homage to both Nordic design and cuisine. The restaurant offers dishes to their guests that showcase fresh and seasonal ingredients while also offering a contemporary twist on more traditional Nordic cuisine. The menu was created by Executive Chef Henrik Ritzén.
The restaurant is open from breakfast through to mid-morning fika, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner with a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere for guests to enjoy the amazing award-winning food and service. The stunning bar at Aquavit is perfect for guests who want to sip delightful Aquavit cocktails in the evening.
A traditional smörgäsbord of smaller sharing plates feature on the menu of Aquavit. The food created and served to diners celebrates the seafood dishes that originate from the Nordic region. Included on the menu are Shrimp Skagen, Herrings and Gravadlax. The fresh seafood on offer at the restaurant is served with a range of freshly baked breads.
Aquavit not only serves seafood, there is also a range of other exquisite dishes on offer including Venison tartare served with lingonberries, blueberries and juniper as well as the popular Swedish meatballs, with lingonberries and pickled cucumber. Such a high level of attention to detail is put into making sure that the best quality food is served to the guests. The restaurant itself was also designed by the Swedish-born Martin Brudnzski, with Aquavit reflecting the laid back and sophisticated feel that celebrates a number of Nordic designers.
It is a great honour for Aquavit to be awarded with its first Michelin star, especially less than a year after the restaurant first opened. The restaurant’s commitment to using fresh and high quality ingredients in all of their dishes as well as offering a stylish and relaxed setting and great service demonstrates a range of great Nordic qualities for the people in London to enjoy.