Aquavit London is located in the new development St James Market, fast becoming a foodie haven in the West End nestled behind Piccadilly Circus.

This eye catching venue featuring an expansive restaurant area, bar and private rooms, offers a relaxed yet sophisticated atmosphere in a design led setting. Inspired by the original Two Michelin Star, Aquavit New York, London showcases an accessible modern take on traditional Nordic dining.

Displaying the best of contemporary Scandinavian design, featuring an exquisite, original, wall-mounted textile designed by Olafur Eliasson, silverware from Georg Jensen, and furnishings designed by Svensk Tenn overseen by Martin Brudnizki.

Enjoy a delicious house signature cocktail at the centre piece counter bar, all of which feature a form of Aquavit, showcasing the Scandinavian spirit derived from Latin aqua vitae meaning the "water of life." 

Aquavit London offers two elegant private dining rooms on the mezzanine floor for all day dining and events.


  • Splash the Cash £££
  • Wheelchair Access
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Day Open Close Notes
Monday 12:00 22:00
Tuesday 12:00 22:00
Wednesday 12:00 22:00
Thursday 12:00 22:00
Friday 12:00 0:00
Saturday 12:00 0:00
Sunday 11:00 16:00



Aquavit, 1 Carlton Street, No. 1 St James’s Market, SW1Y 4QQ


Central London

Nearest Station

Piccadilly Circus (Tube)


  • Cuisines

    This venue serves International and Fine Dining food.

  • A word from the chef:

    Aquavit boasts some of the finest Nordic inspired dining in London.

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
Stockholm Room Private Room 64 80 - £3500 varies

The larger of the two private dining rooms, the beautiful Stockholm Room with panelled walls adorned with textile wallpaper designed by Svenskt Tenn. Featuring a glass bookcase, contemporary Scandinavian light fixture, and carpeted floors.

This room can seat up to 65 on seven round tables yet is popular for smaller groups on one long table in the middle of the room up to 30.

To the left hand side of the room there is a small mirrored bar along with soft furnishings, allowing a slightly separate area for pre and post drinks.
The space works perfectly for standing drinks and canapes receptions of up to 80 guests and can be used with the smaller room next door as the two rooms adjoin. 

The room also features a high-tech Bang & Olufson sound system, AV equipment, microphone, natural daylight.



Copenhagen Room Private Room 15 30 - £1,500 £1,200

The smaller of the two private rooms, the Copenhagen Room, is a light and elegant with carpeted floors and large frosted glass windows looking out over the main dining room. 
The large round wooden table in the centre can be customed to accommodate groups from 6-15pax. The room also features a small mirrored bar, AV equipment and Bang Oulfson sound system. Perfect for intimate lunches and dinners and working meetings.

Exclusive Hire Venue Hire 120 250 - - -

The main restaurant is available to hire for lunch or dinner. Seating up to 120 and 200 for standing cocktail and canapé receptions.

A unique design focused setting for a large scale parties and events, from launches and corporate events through to weddings and social celebrations.

Sommelier on-site, delicious cocktails and Aquavit - all in a beautiful surrounding.

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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