ESCRS - Stockholm Dining Guide

August 26, 2007

Food and Drink Whatever style of food you have a craving for, Stockholm will be able to cater for it. We would like to recommend just a few restaurants where you are guaranteed to eat like a king.

Whatever style of food you have a craving for, Stockholm will be able to cater for it. We would like to recommend just a few restaurants where you are guaranteed to eat like a king.

For traditional Swedish cuisine, we would recommend Den Gyldene Freden which has a long tradition of serving up Swedish/French cuisine. Fish is a particular speciality and the scallops with mushroom jelly come highly recommended.

Erik's Gondolen, as well as serving great food, offers one of the best views of the city. The name means 'gondola' and the bar is actually suspended over Slussen, underneath the Katarinahissen walkway, overlooking Gamla Stan and the water.

Although small, Mistral is regarded as one of the best restaurants in the city. The menu features dishes such as calves brisket served with squid and bone marrow and rillettes made with smoked eel and pig's cheek. You will need to book in advance to secure a table here.

Operakällaren is one of the city's Michelin starred restaurants and is located within the opera house. The menu includes dishes such as black turbot with potato and leek puree, French pigeon with hazelnuts and sweet and sour lentils. The desserts are also a must, particularly the cloudberry gazpacho with almond milk sorbet. Smart dress is essential.

If you are looking for the height of luxury, head to the Beluga Restaurant. This restaurant serves beluga from Iran and caviar that hales from the Swedish arctic. Among some of the best dishes on the menu is the smoked lamb with ginger, soya and sesame vinaigrette accompanied by a chanterelle roll.

Once dinner is finished, Stockholm has a plethora of bars waiting to entice you in. If we were to recommend just one bar, it would certainly have to be the Absolut Ice Bar. The bar's interior is kept at a frosty -4°C but you will be provided with a thick poncho to help stave off the cold as you take a sip from your ice glass.