The Great Nordic Feast

The Great Nordic Feast, a new weekend-long celebration of Scandinavian food, will take place for the first time at London’s Southbank Centre this autumn.

From 20th to 22nd October, eight destinations will unite to cook up tasty treats from the lands of the midnight sun for food lovers to enjoy.

The event, tickets for which are on sale now, will offer visitors the chance to experience wide-ranging Nordic delicacies and the cooking of various Nordic chefs. 

What can groups expect?

The feast aims to introduce tastes from Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway and Iceland as well as the more unknown Nordic countries of the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Åland to the UK.

Through artisan breakfasts and dinners, hosted by a collaboration of chefs, the event will feature Nordic talks and music. Guests will learn how to cook using traditional Nordic techniques, inside Scandinavian-style tipi tents on Southbank Centre’s Festival Terrace.

Programme highlights are set to include a Nordic Artisan Breakfast, during which visitors can sit down to a spread of traditional Nordic artisan food prepared using regional techniques and served as a smorgasbord.

A Nordic feast will be another highlight, and will see leading chefs from across the Nordic regions and the UK cook up a creative Nordic eating experience. The feast will feature an array of dishes based on Nordic ingredients, and groups can sit down to this for lunch or for dinner during a visit.

Gastronomic experts confirmed to be making an appearance throughout the event include Niklas Ekstedt, the man behind the ‘cooking with fire’ concept in Sweden, and Titti Qvarnström, the first female head chef in Sweden with a Michelin star.

UK baker and winner of The Great British Bake Off 2010, Edd Kimber, will also feature on the line-up of those offering talks and live demonstrations over the weekend.

Further renowned chefs and exciting event details will be announced in the coming months.

The Great Nordic Feast is suitable for visitors aged eight and over.

Groups are welcome and can buy tickets at and

(Photo credit: Tina Stafren).