Niklas Ekstedt to open restaurant at the Great Scotland Yard hotel in London

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Michelin-starred chef Niklas Ekstedt is set to open his first restaurant outside of sweden at the Great Scotland Yard hotel in Westimnster, London: Ekstedt at The Yard.

The award-winning chef and owner of Ekstedt Restaurant in Stockholm shared the news on social media, where he said: "This is a huge moment for me personally, I love London and have been lucky enough to spend a huge amount of time there over the years. I’ve met some great suppliers and we are building a fantastic team."

He added that his head chef, Florencia Abella, would continue to run the pass in his Swedish restaurant and that bookings for the Great Scotland Yard restaurant are now open from September 17th onwards. The restaurant will receive guests for lunch from Tuesday to Friday and for dinner from Tuesday to Saturday. 

 

The menu will focus on traditional Nordic-style cuisine, drawing on historical cooking methods used in Scandinavian countries in centuries past, according to the restaurant's website, "using the very best seasonal British ingredients, featuring a menu of signature dishes, alongside an inventive cocktail menu and pioneering natural wine list."

When he released his cookbook in 2018, Niklas explained his mantra when it comes to food: “Eat more funky fermented food, delicious shellfish and seafood, meats, vegetables – proper food. If you do that and skip all the other things, it’s fascinating how quickly you become more stable both mentally and physically.

“The trouble today with gastronomy is it becomes repetitive. People end up doing the same thing and something which is not good for your gut and your mental wellbeing is a slim or boring diet.

"You can still have a day eating chocolate and cake, the danger is when you eat it everyday.  You need to have a variety – humans eat everything!”

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Editor 9th June 2021

Niklas Ekstedt to open restaurant at the Great Scotland Yard hotel in London