Madsen: A Scandinavian Restaurant in London

Photo credit: http://www.ilovemygrub.com/restaurant/reviews/2010/madsen.html

In search of something different, I asked you lovely followers on Twitter for some Scandinavian restaurant recommendations in London.

Your recommendations?

For the simple reason that it was closest to home and London is like Winter right now, Jorge and I opted for Madsen, a very good suggestion indeed. And actually, quite a lovely place for a date. It’s cosy inside, warm but not too warm with a glowing ambiance from all the tea light candles in their little red holders. The waiter was friendly and the food was beautifully presented and delicious. Also, we sat by a window, which made for good conversation whilst people watching and noticed the blankets folded over the backs of the chairs at the tables outdoors. A nice touch.

I took a few (very poor quality) iPhone photos (which, keep in mind, really, really do it no justice…but better than none!):

We ordered a few glasses of red wine and settled into an amazing starter that included lots of salmon, pine nuts, an orange slice, a tasty sauce and a quiche. Don’t ask me what it was called because it’s not on the menu online, but yum.

For a main, Jorge had:
Danish “Frikadeller” – £13.50 – pork and veal meatballs with traditional red cabbage and gravy

 I ordered:
Slow roasted pork belly with crackling – £15.95 – on a compote of baked Jerusalem artichokes and apples served with parsnip chips and rosemary sauce

 We shared some Mashed potatoes with celeriac:

And indulged in a bit of dessert because it sounded too mouth-wateringly yummy to turn down:

Swedish Kladdkaka – £ 5.95
Swedish sticky chocolate cake topped with orange ganache and Madsen’s lingonberry ice cream

Total spent ≈ £68
Worth it? Definitely. We will be back.

Location: 
Madsen
20 Old Brompton Road
LONDON
SW7 3DL
Tube: South Kensington

http://www.madsenrestaurant.com

I’d love to hear your thoughts on any of the other suggestions on Twitter. Anyone been to Fika, Nordic Bar or Scandinavian Kitchen? Worth a visit?

4 comments on “Madsen: A Scandinavian Restaurant in London

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