Tuesday 11 January 2011

Fika London

I have written about my love of Scandinavian food before and so when a friend and I happened upon Fika a Swedish Bar and Grill at the top (or Shoreditch) end of Brick Lane we immediately decided we had to go there for a pre- Christmas meal.

Fika is a small wood cabin like oasis after the fabulous but frenetic world of Shoreditch on a Sunday outside. By Summer I understand you can eat Crayfish on the terrace but in the harsh cold of December we stayed downstairs in the warm.

The Menu here is compact and I would have like to try everything (with the exception of the herring, I am yet to have herring I could love in Sweden or the Uk I'm afraid). I had reindeer sausages with mash- which is made with the potato skins on which is healthy and gives more texture- which comes with lingonberry jam and was delicious. My friends had traditional meatballs which I'm told were very good and very authentic (we had a Swede with us). I wanted one of the pieces of fish or meat on a board with delicious looking potatoes but it was only lunch time. So they will have to wait for next time- and there will be a next time as I loved it here and it was good value too.


Penny Dreadful Vintage said...

Sounds delicious, I will have to try this place.

Becky said...

Ooo yes it is tasty there isn't it? I had salmon on a board with mashed potatoes and it was very delicious indeed!

Joan Hunter Dunn said...

oooh having recently started working in Shadwell Shoreditch is my new playground - I shall store this away somewhere.

Dreaming of Palm Trees said...

I love Swedish food, too. It does not get nearly enough attention here in the states.

Dreaming of Palm Trees

Rose said...

Hi Penny- hope you like it if you do- the Swedes don't seem mad on veg but you do get a lot of jam!

Hi Becky- very jealous you had a thing on a board- they looked sooo good

Hi JHD- ooh you're in my neighbourhood- there's almost too much to explore, like all of London, but it's great fun

Hi Dreaming- thanks for finding me- your blog is lovely- yes Swedish food really works for me- except the herrings, don't like those

Emily said...

Rose! Let me know if you end up going to see Vanessa! I might actually get to meet you! x LZ

Lisa Michelle Cifuentes said...

I love lingonberries! I wish I could try this place.

Rose said...

Hi Emily- fantastically late reply- I really wanted to and realised I was already being taken to something else- hope to meet you one day soon!

Hi Lisa- They're good aren't they... It looks like cranberry sauce but tastes so different