Nordic Bar

25 Newman Street, Fitzrovia, London

Nordic Bar
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7/10 from 4 user reviews

Scandinavian cocktails and food on the outskirts of Soho

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Address:25 Newman Street
Fitzrovia
London
W1T 1PN
Map:Map & nearby
Venue Type:Bars
Region:Fitzrovia
Nearest Station:Goodge Street
Telephone:
Opening Hours:

Monday-Wednesday 12pm-12am
Thursday 12pm-2am
Friday 12pm-2am
Saturday 5pm-2am
Email:Send an email

Facilities & Info:
  • Party bookings accepted
  • Private hire available
  • Large screen television
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Background music
  • Private space
About: Nordic Bar is the venue to hire when you are looking for something with a twist. As every event is different we are the perfect Events & hospitality partner, having a 160 capacity and being located in the northern part of Soho London, Nordic Bar is the ideal venue for occasions varying from office drinks to Christmas parties, team building to product launches even to a special birthday party.

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This basement bar looks dark and atmospheric initially, but don’t be fooled, it’s a cheerful drinking den with Scandinavian-inspired cocktails and typically Nordic fare like Swedish meatballs and Smorgasbord selections. Parts of the venue can be reserved for party groups.




"Scandinavian cocktails and food on the outskirts of Soho"

Review Rating: 6 / 10
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Down some slightly precarious steps you will find the Nordic Bar, with its black walls and winding corridor past the bar which leads on to further seating and a smoking area at the back. TV screens cater to footie fans when competitions are on, as well as some very smart mini-screens on the beer pumps, to allow those waiting at the bar to not miss a second of the game.

As we step down inside we feel we’ve entered into a greenhouse, a black-out greenhouse to be precise. “It’s not very Nordic, is it?” Friend remarks on the temperature. There is a Christmas tree in one corner, perhaps to add some winter ambience despite it being June.

The bar is busy but not packed, as many are choosing to stay outside with their drinks on this summery evening. There are mostly groups of men sitting in close proximity to the screens watching sport, the night is young however.

There is Scandinavian food available, including Swedish kotbullar or meatballs, deep fried Norwegian cheese with lingonberry jam, and Danish Polse sausage. We eschew food in favour of cocktails however, which have also been designed with the Nordic theme in mind.

The Longberry (£6.95) is a sweet berry concoction containing muddled raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, lingonberry juice, blueberry liqueur and lemon juice.

The Nordic Caipirinha (£6.95) beckons. Made with coconut syrup, lime and Swedish Aquavit rather than cachaça, it bears little resemblance to its Brazilian counterpart other than the lime. It is enjoyable nonetheless and very refreshing.

Elsewhere there are champagne cocktails to choose from, and I am told the creamy Snowflake with Tia Maria, Bailey’s, cream, and a chocolate flake is very good. There are shooters for the hardcore, and Scandinavian bottled and draught beers.

The Nordic Bar is a charming enough spot on the outskirts of Soho; there are even thoughtfully laid out tourist brochures close to the entrance, should you be suitably seduced to want to plan a trip to Scandinavia after your visit.


Leila reviewed Nordic Bar on Wed 23 Jun 2010


The Latest User Reviews of Nordic Bar


User Rating: 8 / 10
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Loreta88
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I have been at the Nordic Bar a few times and I think it is one of the best bars in the area. The drinks are great and the place is very lively.

User Rating: 9 / 10
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Loreta88
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Our office party was held at the Nordic Bar and it was great. The food and service was amazing!

User Rating: 9 / 10
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ignorama
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We went there Saturday evening for a meal. We had the burger with chips and sausage&mash. Totally loved it. Food was very good quality and the service was excellent!!! The girl behind the bar was very helpful and very friendly!! We didn't have any coctails though,but if you like cider,i recommend trying Swedish Apple & Cinnamon Cider.It is not too sweet and the taste of cinnamon is not too overpowering,it tastes very light! The prices are a bit expensive,but it is Central London,so overall it was not that bad,if you are looking a place that is a bit different! Music though was typical chart pop,so don't expect any Scandinavian music,like A-Ha,ABBA etc.

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I went to Nordic Bar with my cousin last night. We are both foodies. He is a professional chef and I have recently been highly influenced by Scandinavian foods, particularly brunost although that wasn’t on the menu.. It started off looking lovely. The alpine trees for decoration with twinkly lights, the beautiful Scandinavian flags on the wall, the mute Abba videos on loop... I was quite excited. However, this was all about to change...

The staff for starters were the most miserable trio of people I have ever seen working in a bar. We asked if we could enter the dining area as it was curtained off for a private party. But were told the people were leaving ‘soon’. A vague comment but fair enough, it didn’t bother me to wait a bit. But the grumpy girls didn’t once update us the whole 45 minutes we were waiting at the bar as to when we could sit and eat. And also didn’t apologise. They knew we were waiting.
I had printed out some vouchers from the website for main meals for £4.50. But it did not say anywhere that ‘Smorgasbords’ were not included. The ‘main meals’ were a selection of basically British pub grub from burgers to fish and chips. We wanted to try the Scandinavian food! So I asked if the voucher could be used on two starters at least as that would be smaller than a main anyway but that was a decline. Eventually after persistent enquiring we were allowed to move into the dining area. But again took about 20 minutes to be served. Bear in mind that we were the ONLY people in there! We could hear the two barmaids and the chef who looked like he was on year 10 work experience having a right jolly old chinwag. It would appear that they were more concerned with themselves and perhaps how much they hate working there? Who knows.
When we eventually got to order (we went with a smorgasbord anyway, discarding the supposed online discount) the first thing we asked for, Swedish meatballs, they had run out of. But she did suggest we have some alternate meatballs tha

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