Skandilicious are proud to be hosting Swedish Christmas 2015 in a wonderful Chelsea setting, just off the hustle & bustle of Kings Road. Popping up in Chelsea Physic Garden, Skandilicious have created a festive Swedish Christmas oasis with a dining experience centred around seasonal food and drink, enhanced by a contemporary take on traditional Scandinavian traditions.
You’re invited to join us for a complementary warming drink before enjoying the traditional Julbord (the Christmas version of a classic Smörgåsbord). You might be thinking what is a Julbord? Whilst there are a few classic dishes that are guaranteed to make an appearance, each Swedish family will have a slightly different take on it, but essentially it’s a culinary journey that takes you to the heart of Swedish cuisine with tables full of of freshly prepared and delicious Swedish-style food.
For starters choose amongst dishes such as herring, cold cut meats, salads and pates and of course smoked salmon & gravlax. Look out for 2015's showstopper Herring Surprise which had Marco Pierre-White doing double takes round the Smörgåsbord during the recipe tasting session this summer!
On the main course table you will find the Swedish meatballs. But there is so much more to it than that; succulent ribs, little “prince” sausages and the curiously delicious Janssons temptation just to mention a few dishes… Our traditional Julskinka (breaded Christmas Ham decorated with cloves) lives here too.
The dessert table is designed to satisfy even the sweetest tooth, with baked goods such as ginger cake, saffron cake and of course the classic Christmas Rice Porridge which is enjoyed with sugar and cinnamon. Will you be the lucky guest finding the single almond hidden in the porridge; and what does this mean? All will be revealed during the course of the meal.
Join us for a drink before sitting down for your Christmas meal, and enjoy a list of unique seasonal Swedish cocktails created by Fredrik Olsson (Skandilicious co-founder and voted London’s best bartender).
*The ticket price includes a Swedish Mulled Wine and the all-you-can-eat smörgåsbord. Wine, champagne, beer, snaps, cocktails and other drinks are available to purchase from bar or at the table during the evening.
What is Snaps?
Snaps [snaps] is a Swedish word for a small shot of a strong alcoholic beverage taken during the course of a meal. Drinking snaps is a tradition in Sweden and the Scandinavian countries, where it is very common to drink snaps at holidays such as Midsummer, Christmas and Easter. Try our carefully curated selection of Snaps and join the Skandilicious sing-a-long-song.
Are there ID requirements to enter the event?
We don't like wasting paper so instead of bringing a printout of the booking confirmation the lead booker of your party will be required to present his or hers ID together with the booking reference upon entering the venue.
What is included in my ticket?
The ticket price includes a warm welcome drink and the all-you-can-eat smörgåsbord. The tickets do not include any drinks other than the welcome drink.
What about drinks?
You will be able to order soft drinks, wine, beer, cider, schnapps and cocktails from our waitresses and waiters before, during and after the meal, and all drinks are payable at the end of the meal.
I want to buy a certain number of tickets but cannot find enough availability – can you help?
If you are unable to find enough tickets for the same day, please contact Skandilicious directly (email@example.com) to be advised on availability. We will do everything we can to help you find a suitable date and time for your party.
Where will Swedish Christmas 2015 take place?
Skandilicious will be popping up at Chelsea Physic Garden, 66 Royal Hospital Rd, London SW3 4HS.
What are my transport options getting to the event?
The nearest tube stations are Sloane Square and South Kensington. There are plenty of buses that stop on the Kings Road which is a short walk from the venue.
Sloane Square (Circle & District Line) 0.8 miles
South Kensington (Circle, District & Piccadilly Line) 0.9 miles
What are the opening hours of Swedish Christmas?
Swedish Christmas will open its doors for dinner at 17:30 or 18:00 most days and at 12:00 for weekend lunches (please check your ticket as there are a few exceptions on some dates). Due to its location & associated licensing in the wonderful Chelsea Physic Garden last orders will be taken at 22:00.
Is there wheelchair access?
Yes - although please note that the venue has 2 floors so please do contact us beforehand so that we can ensure that we arrange for your table to be on the ground floor.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please contact the Skandilicious team on firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0207 859 4780 if you have any questions.