Scandinavian Kitchen

61 Great Titchfield Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1W 7PP
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Review Summary from 3 reviews

Address
61 Great Titchfield Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1W 7PP

Telephone
020 7580 7161

Cuisine
Danish

Region
Fitzrovia

Nearest Station
Oxford Circus (0.27 miles)

Scandinavian Kitchen is London’s first truly Scandinavian deli, coffee shop and grocery store. Serving breakfast with a distinct twist, delicious Smørrebrød - open sandwiches - for lunch and scrumptious pastries, rolls and other goodies at all times, we have set out to introduce the informal Scandinavian cuisine to Londoners and Scandinavian expatriates alike.

Conveniently located five minutes walk north of Oxford Circus, we stock around 500 products – fresh, frozen and dry - from Denmark, Norway and Sweden.

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Cheerful Scandinavian café cum supermarket

Scandinavians really are a cheerful bunch, or at least that’s what they want us to believe at Scandinavian Kitchen, where flags from each of the Nordic countries grace the tables, you can purchase Spunk liquorice, Plop chocolate and Moomin cookbooks, and Abba and Lady Gaga are played on heavy rotation, prompting one customer to exclaim “I didn’t know she was Scandinavian?!”

The clientele seems to be made up of local workers here for lunch and Scandinavian housewives with their cherubic children who’ve popped in for the Monmouth coffee or to buy pickled beetroot and rye bread rolls from the supermarket section at the back.

For lunch, there are hot dogs and soups as well as a smorgasbord of sandwiches and/or salads to choose from, priced at £5.25 for three or £8.25 for five. We chow down on colourful open sandwiches of miniature pork and beef meatballs with beetroot, the Skagenröra seafood salad which consists of prawns with heaps of mayo and dill, thickly sliced Swedish cheese (a little like Edam) on rye bread topped with slithers of radish, liver pate hidden beneath a mound of lettuce, and little plastic pots of Danish pickled herring in a sweet mustard sauce.

Cakes are made freshly on the premises; one is labelled a “sinful” banana cake, a tag which could equally apply to the intense, gooey chocolate cake with whipped cream. Other teatime snacks include a crumbly baked coconut macaroon, fluffy Danish tea cakes covered in chocolate and marzipan layered with rum and chocolate. There are sparkling berry juices and blueberry “soup” sold in cartons, however the Aquavit and mixed fruit ciders can only be bought to consume off the premises as they don’t have a licence. It’s too much of a happy, family place for that.

Reviewed by Leila
Published on May 24, 2011


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This friendly supermarket cum café is filled with mums and their kids of a morning. There is a mouthwatering selection of cakes and pastries at the counter, as well as colourful, not to mention delicious open sandwiches.

User Reviews

Reviewed by hfitsell
This is undoubtedly the warmest welcome you'll receive in London (certainly the warmest I've experienced in my 6 years here). All the staff greet you with a Scandinavian smile even on the most grey London day. I've been coming here every weekend since early February and it is definately worth the 1 hour round trip on the bus. The smörgåsbord (open sandwiches) is fresh and fantastic, I recommend the Swedish meatballs with beetroot salad, or one of the herring pots. You cannot fail to leave here without feeling relaxed or having smiled at Sebastian's singing or Henrik's dancing. The shop is full of Scandinavian food goodies is also worth a rummage through, so what are you waiting for?!

Mar 26, 2008
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Reviewed by LondonBoy08
Good value lunch place/cafe, just off Oxford Circus. Very friendly staff, quality grub, excellent service and the coffee is superb. A little gem in London.

They also have a shop section where they sell Swedish, Danish and Norwegian food (Which apparently involves lots of herring, crispbread and really strong salty liquorice). Personally, i really like the hotdogs - they put some yellow picalilli-type mayo on them.

Highly recommended.

Mar 22, 2008
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