Rumour has it that Midsummer is the most important date on a Swedes calendar, so with the 2016 instalment hurtling it's way to the city this June 20th-25th, we've created an ode to all things Scandi with schnapps, sharing plates and parties aplenty. Charged with flower crowns, potatoes and pickle herring, check out our five food and drink favourites this Midsummer in London.
Deli and dine at Stockholm Restaurant
South West London provides the base for some of the most authentic Swedish grub in the city as Stockholm Restaurant comes fully prepared with birch interiors, Kew Gardens proximity and bites. Celebrate all things Scandi and natural this midsummer as their plates will stock your Swedish chops with the likes of reindeer burger, gravlax and pickled herring. Not content? Shop at the deli for all your favourite, Nordic fare.
A heaving Midsummer bash from the London Swedes
While they may not be considering themselves the *official* organisers of this year's Midsummer bash in Hyde Park, London Swedes will more than be sure to unite there for maypole themed shenanigans and partying aplenty. Not only promising a fun-filled summer affair with flower crowns as standard, there's a roster of parties across the city including the Midsummer Nights After Party on June 25th at Broadway in London.
The ultimate Swedish meatballs at Scandinavian Kitchen
Scandinavian Kitchen reeks of notoriety in London, and it's not the almost 20,000 likes on Facebook alone that needs to prove it. Perfect for your Midsummer dining ventures this year in the city, head on down to Great Titchfield Street as they not only boast a grocery stocking fare for all your Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland favourites, there's a cafe menu that promises frikadeller meatballs with a pickled cucumber salad and dark rye.
Scandi Midsummer with Kupp
Scandi-inspirations by the canal-way come in the shape of the cool and collected Kupp; but they're not quite content with just that. Hosting a Midsummer brunch this year, Kupp are promising bottomless boozy antics in homage to all things Swedish for just £30 per person for a 90 minute sitting with a special, summer themed smorgasbord.
70s Swedish classics at Fika
Fika may be the traditional Swedish concept for coffee and cake, but this cutesy Shoreditch plot has more to offer than just cream and caffeine. From a kitsch rooftop space down to their selection of brunch bites, 70s classics such as their curried chicken Swedish style and grilled salmon on an oak smoked plank, celebrate this year's Swedish Midsummer in London at one of the coolest Scandinavian spots in the capital.