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Skal took over the Grade II listed building vacated by Rok in late 2019, and continues the Scandi theme, with weekday smo?rrebro?d and traditional Nordic recipes ("but with a modern, seasonal twist") from head chef Lauri Hilli (formerly of Sanctum Soho); SKÅL means ‘cheers’ in Swedish.

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£34
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Very Good
4
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3
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

With a name meaning ‘cheers’ in Swedish, this Islington restaurant took over the Grade II site vacated by Rok (RIP) in late 2019, and continues the Scandi theme set by its predecessor. ‘Traditional Nordic recipes but with a modern twist’ are underpinned – they say – by the term ‘husmanskost’ meaning 'traditional home-cooked food’ (yes, there are meatballs…). “We tried this place after months of walking past. So glad we did. Great Nordic fish dishes, and on Sundays a surprising and delicious take on the classic British roast. Friendly and knowledgeable staff, in a bijou dining room which is nevertheless larger than it looks.”

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Lovely fresh scandinavian food in a relaxed...
Reviewed 9 months, 11 days ago

"Lovely fresh scandinavian food in a relaxed atmosphere"

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£6.90 £16.70 £6.90
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £0.00
Filter Coffee £0.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
149 Upper Street, London, N1 1RA
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday17.00‑11 pm
Wednesday17.00‑11 pm
Thursday17.00‑11 pm
Friday17.00‑11 pm
SaturdayCLOSED
SundayCLOSED

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