If the week’s healthy eating resolution didn’t get off to such a good start on Monday, then fear not as this week sees the launch of Snaps & Rye a brand new contemporary Danish eatery on Golborne Road from local husband and wife team, Kell and Jacqueline Skött. The Scandi diet is one of the healthiest in Europe and the menu conceived by chef Trine Vennerstrøm Eriksen-Johnson (Paternoster Chop House) is all about organic, seasonal and sustainable produce.
Start as you mean to go on with a breakfast of Øllebrød, a traditional porridge dish made with dark rye bread and, whoops, a selection of patisseries including Tebirkes, puff pastries topped with poppy seed and filled with a sugar-marzipan paste. For lunch, the Smørrebrød open sandwich served on homemade organic rye bread takes centre stage with classic toppings such as house-cured herring and Rullepølse, organic pork, seasoned, brined, pressed and thinly sliced. The national dish of meatballs also makes an appearance along with a selection of desserts such as Æblekage Danish apple cake which surely counts as one of your five a day.
Those not doing ‘Sober October’ can give the Akvavit cocktails, house-infused Akvavit snaps or Tuborg beer a whirl – otherwise, feel suitably smug by glugging on Iskilde Water from the Danish highlands or a bit less smug with the Cocio chocolate milk. Design mavens will love the PH lamps by Louis Poulsen, Arne Jacobsen clock and Kay Bojesen’s iconic monkey and soldier figures and you can also buy Danish books, home accessories and gourmet specialities like Lakrids liquorice.
Eat in, take away or if you’re local you can even order out and have your food delivered on the venue’s specially commissioned Bullitt cargo bicycle.