My Smørrebrød design from the evening at Snaps & Rye 🙂 

Earlier this week I went to London’s only Danish restaurant, Snaps & Rye in Notting hill for a tasting session in collaboration with Visit Denmark.

Recently featured as one of the top restaurants in the Evening Standard, Snaps & Rye certainly provides a feast for the eyes and tummy.

Founded by Kell & Jacqueline Skött, a husband & wife team, you can certainly see how much love has been put into this place & the food. It’s a Notting hill gem.

You will leave this place promising yourself that you’ll be back soon for more. I did!

We spent the evening of learning about the history & techniques of creating Danish delicacies. Afterwards we had a snitter tasting session. Yum!

The Smørrebrød tasting session at Snaps & Rye: vibrant, healthy, & delicious toppings. 

Snitter is a piece of the Danish classic smørrebrød.

Smørrebrød is an open faced luxurious rye bread sandwich, a Danish favourite.


‘Smørrebrød: important to the Danes, just like pizza is to Italy, & noodles to Asia’. ~ Kell

The open faced sandwiches were delicious, & included toppings of red onion compote, horse radish, herring, herbs, home made cured organic salmon from the Faroe Islands.

Apparently organic salmon is healthier, with more toned muscle. They also use this to make sashimi and premium smoked pieces.

Everything was fresh, healthy, & tasted incredible.

Afterwards, we were invited to create some of our own snitter designs. The prize would be a trip to Copenhagen for two.

Spot the carrot roses, by @pasiondeviajar_

Design by @lucyonthego1

Everyone was fiercely concentrating on creating their designs, around the table were the beginnings of some beautiful creations. Such a creative bunch!

My friend @pasiondeviajar_was cleverly creating patterns on the smørrebrød, & made roses out of carrots. So inspiring! (see above).

Afterwards the Visit Denmark and Snaps & Rye teams judged the creations. I was shocked, but happy to win. :))

My design, just in case you missed it 🙂 

It was a special evening, & the teams were so hospitable & lovely.

I can’t wait to visit Copenhagen & share it’s gems with you!

Do share if you have any recommendations. And let me know how you find Snaps & Rye.




Special thanks to Snaps & Rye & Visit Denmark for their hospitality. All opinions are my own. 

Snaps & Rye, Address: 93 Golborne Rd, London W10 5NL  // Visit Denmark

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  • Reply Stel July 10, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    Looks yummy! Love salmon and rye…will definitely be trying this out! ?

    • Reply Zahra July 15, 2017 at 2:16 pm

      Was delish..recommend!!

  • Reply Melanie Schaffer July 11, 2017 at 2:43 am

    Totally in loved with the presentation! It looks so simple and beautiful!

    • Reply Zahra July 15, 2017 at 2:15 pm

      Thanks Melanie! Loved their presentation and food 🙂

  • Reply Erin July 11, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    Beautiful photography! The food there sounds incredible!

    • Reply Zahra July 15, 2017 at 2:15 pm

      thanks Erin!! It really was!

  • Reply Zahra July 15, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    Agreed!! It’s brilliant, can’t wait for you to come back!!

  • Reply Penny September 16, 2017 at 6:56 am

    I love rye bread! Great post

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