I was with a friend recently who had the temerity to suggest he couldn’t find any decent, quintessentially British afternoon teas to take his visiting Italian mother to during her trip to London. His poor mum. There are loads. From swanky restaurants to literally every half decent hotel in Zone…
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.
- Restaurant , Restaurant Bar , Event Space
- Date night , Drinking and Eating , Eating
- Central London, West End
- Brunch, Classes, Drinks Tastings
- Splash the Cash £££
- Wheelchair Access
- Background Music
- No queues normally
Special opening hours
|Saturday 25th December 2021||-||-|
|Saturday 1st January 2022||-||-|
Aquavit, 1 Carlton Street, No. 1 St James’s Market, SW1Y 4QQ
Piccadilly Circus (Tube)
|Stockholm Room||Private Room||63||100||-||£3000||£2,000|
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 63 on seven round tables yet is popular for smaller groups on one long table in the middle of the room up to 26.
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 room also features a high-tech Bang & Olufson sound system, AV equipment, microphone, natural daylight.
|Copenhagen Room||Private Room||15||30||-||£1,500||£1,000|
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.
|Exclusive Hire||Venue Hire||120||250||-||-||-|
The main restaurant is available to hire for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Seating up to 120 and 200 for standing cocktail and canape receptions.
A unique design focused setting for large scale parties and events, from launches and corporate events through to weddings and social celebrations.
Michelin star cuisine, sommelier on-site, delicious cocktails and Aquavit - all in a beautiful surrounding.