December 30, 2015

Winter Art Exhibitions 2016

Ivan Aguéli, African landscape, ca 1914 © Ivan Aguéli Photo: Moderna Museet
The year is almost over and 2016 looms before us. If you are in Stockholm over the New Year holiday, here are some good tips on what to expect. But if you are busy planning an upcoming trip to Stockholm, then perhaps this post will help you decide what to do during your visit. Here is a list of exhibitions going on during the winter months in the main art museums and galleries.

Ellen Thesleff "Florence"
Source: Signe och Ane Gyllenberg's foundation, Helsinki.
As I mentioned, these are the main art museums and galleries. If you are staying at the Rival Hotel, contact me directly for more informatiion about smaller galleries. Art not your cup of tea? Here is a list of the main historical museums in Stockholm.


December 22, 2015

Holiday Opening Hours for Department Stores and Shopping Centers 2015/2016

The shopping street Drottninggatan,
photo by Henrik Trygg/mediabank.visitstockholm.com 
(EDIT: blog from 2015, click here for updated information) Christmas is almost upon us! I have already written about special opening hours for museums and sightseeing tours. Now for those of you who are interested in a little holiday shopping. Stores and boutiques all, of course, have their own individual opening hours during the holidays. But you can generally say that they close early on December 24th & 31st and are closed on December 25th and January 1st. There are always exceptions to the rule! Here are the special holiday opening hours for some of the larger department stores and shopping centers. Take a look at their websites for information about other specific dates. Interested in Christmas markets? The last day for these markets is December 23rd. Click here for a full list of markets and their opening dates/hours.
  • NK department store: open from 10am to 9pm on the days leading up to Christmas. 10am to 2pm on December24th, closed on December 25th, open from 10am to 5pm on December 31st and closed on January 1st.
  • Åhlens City department store: open from 10am to 10pm on the days leading up to Christmas. 10am to 2pm on December24th, closed on December 25th, open from 10am to 6pm on December 31st and closed on January 1st.
  • Mall of Scandinavia: (newly opened) open from 10am to 10pm on the days leading up to Christmas, 10am to 4pm on December 24th, closed on December 25th, open from 10am to 4pm on December 31st and closed on January 1st. Keep in mind that certain parts of the mall (restaurants, cinema) may have different opening hours. My recent visit.
  • Mood shopping center: Open 10am to 9pm on the days leading up to Christmas, 10am to 2pm on December 24th, closed on December 25th, open from 10am to 6pm on December 31st and closed on January 1st.
  • Gallerian shopping center:  open from 10am to 9pm on the days leading up to Christmas. 10am to 2pm on December24th, closed on December 25th, open from 10am to 4pm on December 31st and closed on January 1st.
  • Sturegallerian shopping center: open from 10am to 8pm on the days leading up to Christmas. 10am to 2pm on December 24th, closed on December 25th, open from 10am to 2pm on December 31st and closed on January 1st.
  • Skrapan shopping center: open from 10am to 8pm on the days leading up to Christmas. 10am to 2pm on December 24th, closed on December 25th, open from 10am to 4pm on December 31st and closed on January 1st.
  • Barkarby Outlets: closed on December 24th, 25th, 31st and January 1st.
  • Östermalms Saluhall (indoor food market): closed on Sundays and December 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th (a Sunday) and January 1st.
  • Systembolaget (state run liquor stores): They are closed on Sundays, December 24th, 25th and 26th. On December 31st they close at 2pm and are completely closed on January 1st. So... plan your shopping wisely!
Christmas splendour at NK.
The days in between Christmas and New Year's are called mellandagarna ("middle days") and are some of the biggest shopping days of the year. This is due to the sales! Keep your eyes open for signs saying rea ("sale") or mellandagsrea ("middle day sale"). Buying electronics is especially popular during these days.

December 15, 2015

New Year's Eve in Stockholm- 2015!

(EDIT: this post is from 2015, click here for updated information) New Years is just around the corner! If you are visiting the city during this holiday, then I hope you have already finalized your New Year's Eve plans because it's getting down to the wire. Here are some things you should be aware of when making your plans:
  • Restaurants- Many restaurants are closed on the 31st. The ones that are open generally serve a traditional multiple course menu called nyårssupé and nothing else. It can be anywhere between 3 and 9 courses and cost anywhere between 500 and 1200 SEK, depending on the restaurant. This means that going out for a simple dinner or quick bite will probably be problematic unless you are looking at pubs or fast food establishments. These dinners are quite popular and the restaurants tend to fill up, so don't leave it to the last minute! Most of these restaurants have two seatings during the evening... an early (5-8:30pm) and a late (8:30pm-12am). There are a select few that serve both the nyårssupé alongside a regular menu. And it seems that these grow in number from year to year. If you are staying at the Rival Hotel, contact us as soon as possible to make arrangements!
  • Nightclubs- Here it is important to plan ahead as well. Tickets to the parties at the nightclubs can be pre-purchased in advance. If you don't pre-purchase a ticket, you can end up standing in long lines in subzero temperatures! Here are some of the larger nightclub parties this year: Stureplansgruppen (an umbrella group that runs several nightclubs), Café OperaSödra Teatern and Berns. These are the more posh nightclub venues... there are, of course, many smaller parties going on at different venues. Click here for a list and more information about gay & lesbian parties on New Year's Eve.
  • Taxis- These are notoriously hard to catch on New Year's Eve... especially after 11pm. This is because of the huge demand. Most taxi companies don't accept prebookings because they don't want their cars tied up waiting for people who don't show up. You don't have to worry about being stranded though... the subways will be running all night long. If nighttime subways aren't your thing, just make sure that you are within walking distance of your hotel. Stockholm isn't that big so this isn't that hard to accomplish. And remember... be careful when catching taxis in Sweden!
  • Fireworks- Locals will be setting off their own fireworks throughout the city, especially in the parks & squares and at midnight. The official fireworks will be shot off above the harbor (eastern side of Gamla Stan). The best places to see the fireworks are along the waterfront, by the City Hall, on Fjällgatan or Monteliusvägen. Some places will be quite crowded, especially the Slussen area which will be cordoned off from car traffic, but you will still be able to see the fireworks!
  • Skansen- Once again, this is the center of Swedish holiday tradition. This is the spectacle that is televised and shown around all of Sweden... kind of like the Swedish version of the ball dropping at Times Square. There will be music and speeches and the official countdown. Skansen is also a great place to see the official fireworks! To be honest, I'm not sure how much someone who doesn't speak Swedish will get out of the event as most of the program is in Swedish... but it is an option. The program starts at 11:10pm and ends at 00:10am. Be aware that it is outdoors and the temperatures will probably be below freezing, so dress accordingly! 
The Rival Hotel- our restaurant is already fully booked on this evening! However... our bars are open until 2am and there is no entrance fee (rare on this evening). There will be a DJ playing and the square in front of the hotel is a popular place for the locals to light their fireworks.

December 11, 2015

Museums and Tours During the Holiday Season- 2015/2016

Photo: Cecilia Larsson/imagebank.sweden.se
It is always a little tricky with museums during the holiday season as many close for a few days here and there. However, there is always something open so you don't have to worry about wandering the streets aimlessly. Here is a handy list that will help you plan your holiday visit better. If you are staying at the Rival Hotel and can't find the museum you are interested in... contact me directly. Stockholm has 80+ museums and I am only covering the major ones here! Please note that the National Museum is closed for renovations and instead they have exhibitions at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (listed below).


  • Skansen- open every day! Shorter hours on certain days.
  • Vasa Museum- closed on December 23rd, 24th, 25th and January 1st. Closes early (3pm) on Dec 31st. 
  • ABBA The Museum- closed only on December 24th! Otherwise shorter hours (10am to 6pm) between Dec 14th and Jan 6th. 
  • Fotografiska (photography)- closed only on December 24th!
  • Moderna (modern art)- closed Mondays and December 24th, 25th, 31st and January 1st.
  • Center for Architecture & Design- closed Mondays and December 24th, 25th, 31st and January 1st.
  • Nobel Museum- closed Mondays and December 24th, 25th, 31st and January 1st.
  • Historiska (history)- closed Mondays and December 24th, 25th and 31st. Extra open on Monday, Dec 28th.
  • Nordiska (nordic traditions)- closed on December 24th, 25th and 31st. 
  • Medeltids (medieval history)- closed Mondays and December 24th, 25th, 31st and January 1st.
  • Stadshuset (city hall)- closed December 24th, 25th, 26th and January 1st. Closes a bit earlier on other days.
  • Spritmuseum (alcohol spirits)- closed December 24th, 25th and 31st. 
  • Royal Palace- closed Mondays and December 24th and 25th.
  • Livrustkammaren (royal armoury)- closed Mondays and December 24th, 25th, 26th, 31st and January 1st.
  • Konstakademien (Royal Acad. of Fine Arts)- closed Mondays and December 24th, 25th and 31st.
  • Millesgården (art museum)- closed Mondays and December 24th and 25th
  • Thielska Galleriet (art museum)- closed Mondays and December 24th, 25th, 26th, 31st and January 1st.
  • Liljevalchs (art museum)- closed Mondays and December 24th, 25th, 31st and January 1st. Extra open on Monday, Dec 28th.
  • Waldemarsudde (art museum)- closed Mondays and December 24th, 25th and 31st.
  • Drottningholm Palace- closed between the 15th & 30th of December. Open daily between December 31st and January 6th (Swedish school's winter break). 
  • Naturhistoriska (natural history)- closed Mondays and December 23rd & 24th. Extra open Monday, Dec 28th.
Photo:  Henrik Trygg/imagebank.sweden.se
Sightseeing tours, provided by the company Strömma, are offered everyday during the holidays... like the Panorama bus tour and the Winter boat tour among others! The company Free Tours have walking tours everyday and, as the name suggests, they are free. So, with this list you should be able to keep yourself culturally active every day of your holiday visit in Stockholm.

December 6, 2015

"Kockarnas Kock": Stockholm's Best Chefs and Restaurants According to Other Chefs.

From my recent visit to Oaxen Slip.
For the 24th year in a row, the magazine Restaurangvärlden has come out with a list of the best chefs and restaurants in Sweden called Kockarnas Kock ("chef's chef"). What makes this list interesting is that the jury is made up of 100 of the best chefs in Sweden. Who better than a chef to know which restaurants are great? While the list includes chefs and restaurants in all of Sweden, here is a list showing how chefs and restaurants from greater Stockholm fared. The full list can be found in the link above.

From my recent visit to Volt.
Best chefs (this year's ranking, name, restaurant and last year's ranking)

3. Sayan Isaksson, Esperanto (1).
4. Mathias Dahlgren, Mathias Dahlgren (2).
5. Björn Frantzén, Restaurant Frantzén (4).
6. Magnus Ek, Oaxen Krog & Slip, (7).
7. Jacob Holmström, Gastrologik (9).
8. Paul Svensson, Fotografiska (12).
10. Tom Sjöstedt, Lilla Ego (11).
11. Fredrik Johnsson, Volt (new!).
12. Stefan Ekengren, Görvälns Slott in Järfälla (15).
13. Daniel Höglander, Aloë in Älvsjö (new!).
14. Adam Dahlberg, Adam & Albin Matstudio (10).
15. Fredrik Eriksson, Långbro Värdshus in Långbro (new!).
16. Johan Jureskog, AG (14).
17. Olle T Celton, Babette (new!).
18. Petter Nilsson, Spritmuseum (new!).
19. Stefano Catenacci, Operakällaren (new!).
20. Mikael Einarsson, Pubologi (8).

Best restaurants (this year's ranking, name and last year's ranking).

3. Restaurant Frantzén (2).
4. Esperanto (3).
5. Mathias Dahlgren Matbaren (5).
6. Oaxen Krog (6).
7. Gastrologik (16.).
8. Lilla Ego (8).
9. Volt (new!).
10. Mathias Dahlgren Matsalen (11).
11. Operakällaren (18).
12. Ekstedt (9).
13. Shibumi (new!).
14. Oaxen Slip (17).
15. Punk Royale (new!).
16. Aloë in Älvsjö (new!).
17. Fotografiska (new!).
18. Restaurang AG (12).
19. Spritmuseum (20).
20. Pubologi (new!).

From my recent visit to Spritmuseum.
As you can see, Stockholm chefs and restaurants occupy nearly the entire lists... just the two top spots go to chefs & restaurants outside of the city. And they are pretty far out in the countryside. These honors go to Daniel Berlin of Daniel Berlin (best chef and 2nd best restaurant) and Magnus Nilsson of Fäviken Magasinet (2nd best chef and best restaurant). Tommy Myllymäki did take 9th place in the chefs\ list. Interesting to note that he will be opening a restaurant in Stockholm next year. Stay tuned! Please keep in mind that these restaurants are all popular and generally require advance booking. If you are staying at the Rival Hotel, contact me if you need help in reserving a table. Click here for other restaurant lists and guides.
From a visit to Operakällaren.

December 2, 2015

Christmas Overview: 2015

It is that time of the year... the holiday season is upon us! In the coming weeks I will be posting articles about the Lucia festivities, restaurants/stores/museums during the holiday season, winter activities and other good-to-know information. But I thought I would start off with an overview of what to expect if you are visiting in Stockholm during this time of year. I should have posted this last week, but I just returned from a 10 day vacation in NYC. 
NK department store.
It is probably best to begin with looking at the calendar. The traditional start to the Swedish holiday season is skyltsöndag (basically "store window Sunday"). This is the Sunday where the big department stores, like NK, unveil their holiday window displays. Once upon a time, this happened on the Sunday two weeks before Christmas. But these days it has been moved up in the calendar... to the sixth Sunday before Christmas (Sweden is just like every other country in the Western world- it feels like X-mas comes earlier and earlier every year). This year it is November 15th.
Part of last year's Christmas light display...
The next date of note in the holiday calendar is Saturday, November 21st. This is the day when the official city Christmas lights are lit. Over 30 streets, squares and bridges in downtown Stockholm are lit up using hundreds of thousands of LED lights (one of the biggest lighting projects in Europe). This is also the day when the main Christmas market opens for business in Gamla Stan (old town). It is open every day until December 23rd. It was recently named as one of the top 10 markets in Europe.
Christmas market in Gamla Stan.
Next up... Sunday, November 29th. This is the first Sunday of Advent (fourth Sunday before Christmas). This marks the core, four week, traditional holiday season in Sweden. It is during this time that the majority of Christmas markets are open. For example, the Skansen Christmas market is always open on the four weekends before Christmas. It is also during this time when many restaurants in the city serve the traditional Christmas meal: julbord.
Boat cruise with traditional julbord, offered by Strömma
Another important date... December 13th. This is Lucia (or St Lucy's Day) and is one of the most Swedish of holidays. I will write more about this later, but in the meantime you can read my article from last year or just watch this video to get the gist! Not a holiday event, but if you are coming to Stockholm this week... keep in mind that December 10th is when the Nobel Prize Ceremony is held in Stockholm. While the general public really can't take part in the Nobel Awards, it is good to know that it is going on as the city will be full of invitees and traffic can be a bit chaotic in the evening.
One of the many Lucia processions in the city...
December 24th & 25th... what everything has been leading up to! Most restaurants are closed (except hotel restaurants and a select few), stores close early on the 24th and are closed on the 25th and many museums are closed. More detailed info to come later... but you can click here and here to read information from last year.
The main Christmas tree, located at Skeppsbron.
What happens after the 25th? Well, to start with... the 26th is a bank holiday (2nd Day of Christmas). But otherwise, the traditional Christmas celebrations come to a grinding halt. No Christmas markets to visit or julbord to eat. To be honest, Swedes are totally X-mased out by this point. Every year, without fail, I do get visitors asking me during this time where they can go to partake in traditional Christmas celebrations. Impossible without a time machine! What does continue are the more commercial aspects of the holiday. The lights and decorations, for example, traditionally stay up another 20 days until Tjugondag Knut. The days between Christmas and New Years are called mellandagarna ("middle days") and are, like in many other countries a huge time for the retail industry with lots of mega sales... called mellandagsrea here in Sweden.
Fingers crossed for a white Christmas this year..
This is just an overview to help you start planning your visit to Stockholm. I will be writing more detailed articles as we get closer to the holiday season. In the meantime you can read some of my posts from last (many linked above) or, if you are going to be staying at the Rival Hotel, contact me directly for more information.

November 17, 2015

White Guide Nordic- Best Restaurants in the North 2016

One of the reasons I started writing this blog was because of the White Guide, which is a great annual guide to the top 600 or so restaurants in Sweden and based on the opinions of local journalists and restaurateurs. The trouble was that it was only available in Swedish and I thought it was great information which tourists would like to have. Last year the White Guide published a separate guide in English for all Nordic countries (Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland & Iceland) which I reported on here. Now it is time for their next installment of the White Guide Nordic!
Sweden 2016 Esperanto, photo by David Back.
This year the guide covers the 300 best restaurants in the Nordic countries, with 92 of them coming from Sweden. As it was last year, 12 restaurants from Sweden, 6 of them from Stockholm, made the top 30 list (though there have been some changes in the rankings). I would be remiss not to mention that the restaurant ranked second is the Swedish restaurant Fäviken, located up in northern Sweden. Here are the Stockholm restaurants which made the top 30, including their ranking. Several restaurants shared the same amount of points which is why they have "tied" with other restaurants in their ranking.

Click here to see past White Guides as well as other guides and restaurant awards. And click here to see where you can buy your copy of White Guide Nordic 2016.
Sweden 2016 Gastrologik.

November 13, 2015

Mall of Scandinavia

Entrance
Stockholmers have been anticipating the opening of the Mall of Scandinavia for a few months now... and there has been quite a lot of press about their big opening in the weeks leading up to it. The PR was apparently a resounding success as so many people showed up to the grand opening Thursday night that they had to close the doors after only 30 minutes or so. Fortunately I played it smart and decided to make my visit the morning after to avoid the crowds.
The mall complex seen from the commuter train station.
Apparently the biggest mall in Sweden and one of the biggest in Scandinavia, this shopping center is located in the northern suburb of Solna. It is right next to Stockholm's newly built stadium Friends Arena. Together they make up the core of a new Stockholm district called Arenastaden ("the arena city") which has big plans on being an ultra modern city suburb.
When I got there, shortly after they opened in the morning, the mall was already starting to fill with curious Stockholmers. It is quite enormous and very beautifully designed with many sleek lines and details. Fortunately there are several information desks spread throughout the mall where you can ask questions and get a map. The mall is triangular in shape with three floors and plenty of open areas connecting the floors.
There are currently 224 shops and boutiques as well as 22 restaurants and a 15 screen cinema multiplex that includes the first commercial IMAX theatre in the Nordic region. It feels a little silly to report on the different boutiques found there as there are so many. But I can say that it is a wide range of stores from large well known Swedish stores (like Åhlens, Kapp Ahl and H&M) to smaller boutiques that aren't found in many other shopping centers.
Entrance to the multiplex including IMAX thestre.
There are quite a few international brands like Disney, Victoria Secret and Tommy Hilfiger, but also many Swedish brands like Filippa K, J Lindeberg and Make Up Store. Besides fashion there are plenty of interior design stores and shops selling everything from accessories to hardware to cosmetics. There is even a liquor store, pharmacy, exchange office, spa and manicurist. Their website is currently only in Swedish, but it looks like they are planning other language options in the future. In the meantime you can find a list of the stores here.
A few of the stores found in the mall.
It is very easy and quick to get to from the Rival Hotel... just take the commuter train (pendeltåg) from nearby Stockholm Södra station, in the direction of Uppsala, to Solna station. This is just four stations away and a 13 minute trip. The mall is located right next to the Solna station. If you are doing other shopping in the downtown area then you can take the commuter train from the Central station as well.
I thought I would end with a few pictures of...
...a fountain where shoppers can walk under streams of water...
...which seemed popular with kids and adults. 

November 11, 2015

Christmas Markets in Stockholm 2015

Gamla Stan's Christmas market.
The first market opens for business already next week Saturday (Nov 21st), so this is a good time to list some of the Christmas markets in the greater Stockholm area and their opening hours/dates this season. Some are open daily, some just on the weekends while others are only open on specific dates. These markets can differ quite a bit from one another... some more traditional (decorations, local arts & crafts, traditional delicacies like jams, sausages and cookies), others a bit more modern (design articles). At any rate, you will have at least one open to visit if you are in Stockholm anytime between November 21st and December 23rd.
The Bakery boys at Skansen, photo by Marie Andersson.
  • Gamla Stan (old town)- the grand dame of Christmas markets. Traditional with historic atmosphere and centrally located. Recently named one of the top ten markets in Europe by The Telegraph. Open daily (11am to 6pm) between Nov 21st and Dec 23rd. Only a 15 minute walk from the Rival Hotel!
  • Kungsträdgården- another popular market! Their central location near the NK department store, downtown shopping district and outdoor ice skating rink make this a season must. Open daily (11am to 6pm) between Nov 27th and Dec 22nd. 
  • Skansen- take a journey back in time and visit a Christmas market as they were 100+ years ago. Skansen, located on Djurgården, is an open air museum of Swedish traditions as well as the city's zoo. Open Saturdays and Sundays (10am to 4pm) from Nov 28th to Dec 20th.
Traditional holiday ornaments/decorations for sale...
  • Konstfack- College of Arts, Craft & Design. Creative Christmas market put on by the students. Saturday and Sunday, Nov 28th & 29th (10am to 5pm). Located in the suburb of Telefonplan.
  • Royal Stables (Kungliga Hovstallet)- Combine a visit to the Royal Stables with some traditional Christmas shopping. Location. Friday, Nov 27th (noon to 7pm), Saturday, Nov 28th (10am to 6pm) and Sun, Nov 29th (10am to 5pm).
  • Farmers' Christmas Market (Bondens Egen Marknad)- in the weeks leading up to Christmas, this popular farmers' market in SoFo turns into a Christmas market. Laid back and local. Four Saturdays before Christmas with start on Nov 28th (10am to 3pm).
  • Beckmans- this College of Design has a popular annual Christmas market put on by the students. Location. Saturday & Sunday, Dec 12th & 13th (11am to 5pm).

There are also a few good Christmas markets just outside the city which are well worth a visit!
  • Sigtuna- The capital of Sweden before Stockholm was founded. Location. Traditional Christmas market on the four Sundays leading up to Christmas (11am to 4pm) with start Nov 29th.
  • Drottningholm Palace- Royal palace, home of the royal family and UNESCO World Heritage site that has an annual Christmas market. Location. Saturday, Dec 5th and Sunday, Dec 6th (11am to 4pm).
  • Steninge Slott- Castle located outside the town of Märsta. Daily Christmas market from Nov 14th to Dec 23rd (weekdays 11am to 6pm and weekends 10am to 5pm).  
  • Vaxholm- called the capital of the Stockholm archipelago (location), this town has a Christmas market every year put on by the Lions' Club. Two weekends: Dec 5th & 6th and Dec 12th & 13th (11am to 4pm).
  • Utö- an island located in the southern archipelago. Two weekends: Dec 5th & 6th and Dec 12th & 13th. A bit difficult to get to, Strömma offers a package trip by boat including traditional Swedish Christmas meal (julbord) onboard. However, as I write this, the package trips are almost fully booked! They do also have many other julbord lunch/dinner cruises to choose from throughout the holiday season.
Skansen Christmas Market, photo by Marie Andersson.

November 7, 2015

Restaurant Söders Hjärta

Exterior...
While I often write here about hip & trendy restaurants or dining at Michelin star establishments, I do realize that this isn't everyone's cup of tea or in their budget when visiting Stockholm. It is good to give hotel guests recommendations for more local restaurants as well. Last week my colleagues and I visited a neighbourhood restaurant, right around the corner from the Rival Hotel, called Söders Hjärta. The name translates as "heart of the south" and is a reference to its location on the southern island Södermalm. The restaurant has been open for 40+ years but recently changed owners and we were curious to see how it was under new management.
...and interior.
In Swedish we call this type of restaurant "kvarterskrog" which is a casual neighbourhood restaurant much like your local pub in the UK and Ireland. The atmosphere is pub-like as well. In fact there is also a bar ("Hjärtats Bar") with a separate entrance from the street. The menu is made up of hearty, comfort food... mainly traditional Swedish but with some international favorites like schnitzel, cannelloni and moules frites. The portions are large and the prices very reasonable.
"Löjrom Toast"
"Gubbröra"
We started with löjrom toast (bleak roe with accoutrements) and gubbröra (an oh-so-Swedish creamy salad made with eggs, anchovies, egg yolk and served on rye bread). For our main course we had the ox cheek bourgogne, biff rydberg and the steak tartare. And finally for dessert we took the classic marängsviss (a Swedish version of an ice cream sundae with meringue). All of it was very delicious and, as I mentioned, the portions are large. In fact, the marängsviss was huge!
Ox cheek bourgogne.
Steak tartare.
Söders Hjärta is quite well known as a classic Stockholm kvarterskrog and is a great restaurant to visit if you want to try Swedish comfort food and check out the locals... especially if you don't want to spend a crazy amount of money on dining in the city. To book a table, click on the British flag and scroll down to the bottom where you will find telephone and e-mail contact details. If you click on the hand with pen icon, you come to an online booking site (in Swedish). Otherwise, if you are staying at the Rival Hotel, contact us directly for help. Click here for more restaurant reviews/recommendations.
A giant marängsviss.