Danish bakers Ole & Steen (known in Denmark as ‘Lagkagehuset’) have set up a beautiful shop and restaurant in Haymarket to the delight of London-based Danes and everybody else. The store sells traditional, freshly baked Danish loaves and more importantly ‘wienerbrød’. The latter is known internationally as ‘Danish’ or Danish pastries, although hitherto rarely tasting anything like the real thing when bought outside of Denmark.
The experience itself is very Danish, e.g. you get a numbered ticket when you enter the store (to ensure no queue jumping), and amongst well-known headliners such as salads and sandwiches, there’s real Danish smørrebrød and special delicacies such as the ‘flødebolle’, a soft, chocolate covered marshmallow with a thin wafer/marzipan base.
Be warned: It’s addictive!
Weekdays, 7.30am – 10.30pm, Sat 9am – 10.30pm, Sun 9am – 10pm