Food & Drink

Swedish Crayfish Feasting

Part of Nordic Matters

Celebrate summertime in Swedish style and tuck into a crayfish feast for all the senses at our Scandi supperclub.

Swedes take to the outdoors every August to enjoy crayfish parties, also know as ‘Kräftskiva’. For one weekend in August, we host our own Kräftskiva on the Festival Terrace overlooking the Thames.

Hosted by Swedish jazz singer, Cecilia Stalin, you are invited to don a bib and hat, devour delectable crayfish, and sing-along to Swedish drinking songs (with a shot of Aquavit schnapps, if you're so inclined). You can also enjoy live music from Cecilia and her band, and a cappella group, Vox.

The menu for the feast includes:
Pandalus Crayfish (approx 450g per portion), Norrmejerier västerbottensost cheese, Scandinavian sourdough crispbread and corn on the cob, all accompanied by dill mayonnaise.

There are two sittings on each day of the weekend, early lunch and late lunch. For £22 per person you can enjoy the full feasting menu. To enjoy a shot of Aquavit schnapps with your crayfish, tickets are £25 per person.

Before you feast, drop in to the free crayfish hat making station in the cafe from 11.30am to decorate your partywear.

After your feast, stay around to enjoy the Terrace Bar into the evening, with live DJs from 5pm including Norwegian DJ Linn Kristin (Saturday) and Heart N’ Soul (Sunday).

Part of Nordic Matters

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Royal Festival Hall
Riverside Terrace, Level 2, outside Royal Festival Hall


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Early lunch: 12noon – 1.30pm
Late lunch: 2.30pm – 4pm

Guests should arrive 15 minutes before the start of each sitting to allow time to be seated and to buy drinks at the bar.

Please be aware due to the purchase and preparation of the food, any cancellations within 72 hours of your booking are not refundable.