5 must-eats in Stockholm
A meal is an experience lasting from you enter the restaurant until you pay the bill. Some restaurants want to make the experience even more eventful. Here are five conceptual restaurants in Stockholm worth checking out:
#1: Brasserie X
At Quality Hotel Globe you can experience the restaurant concept Brasserie X – where the atmosphere is casual and you can sit wherever you like. The basic idea behind the concept, service and dishes is to be uncomplicated. Find a table where you please, wether that is in the restaurant, the bar or even in the lobby. The restaurant itself is divided into different zones, decorated to serve both small and bigger parties. At Brasserie X you will have an enjoyable restaurant experience wether you need a quiet zone, invited someone for a romantic dinner, or you are warming up to a football match with your mates.
The food served at the Brasserie are French dishes with a Nordic touch. The concept restaurant Brasserie X can also be found at other Nordic Choice hotels in Sweden and Norway.
#2: Koh Phangan
The Nordics can seem minimalistic and cold. Are you longing for sun, heat and exotic surroundings? Escape to Koh Phangan – not the Thai island, but the Stockholm restaurant. Opened in 1994, the restaurant offers a tiny piece of Paradise. The idea came to life on a beach on Koh Phangan, and everything you see in the restaurant is brought home from the island. You are welcomed by palm trees, colorful lights, bungalows and tuktuks. Everywhere you will find books, photos and other inventory from the Thai island, and let’s not forget: delicious Thai food.
The staff at Koh Phangan are experienced Thailand travelers, so feel free to ask them a question or two about the beautiful country. They are so knowledgable that they even have opened their own travel agency.
At Griffins Steakhouse you are invited by the imaginary Griffin’s couple to entrecôtes and delicious charcuterie in the newly opened Stockholm restaurant – designed by the design bureau Stylt. The result is a steakhouse a little out of the ordinary as the married couple has a taste for mystique and alchemy, travel and glamour, something that is reflected in the couple’s interior. These unexpected details make the restaurant an experience in itself.
You find Griffins Steakhouse in the brand new Waterfront building, right by the central station.
#4: Sjätte Tunnan
Are you longing for the good, old days? It seems the founders of Sjätte Tunnan does too. They have created a medieval restaurant that takes you back 580 years, in the middle of Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s Old Town. At Sjätte Tunnan you travel back to 1435, the year the rebel leader and freedom fighter Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson was appointed Rikshövitsman, or Commander in chief..
You can book big and small banquettes for great medieval feasts in the restaurant cellar. If the medieval vibe still seems a little distant, Sjätte Tunnan offers you different forms of medieval entertainment, from belly dancers to conjurers and magicians. As musical elements Sjätte Tunnan delivers tunes from fiddles, hurdy-gurdies and bagpipes. Additionally staff dressed in hoses and robes serve authentic medieval mead.
It must also be mentioned that the food served is inspired by actual medieval dishes. In other words: If you’re looking to travel in time, this is the place for you.
Djuret’s menu is based on one animal at the time. Djuret, which means «the animal», is a dedicated meat restaurant and the current animal is always offered in two menus: Lille Djuret, the small animal, which consists of four dishes, and Stora Djuret, the big animal, where all available cuts are utilized. The restaurant makes sure that the meat is processed in the most sustainable manner as possible, additionally they grow their own biodynamic vegetables and process much of the meat themselves.
To ensure any visit to Djuret is slow and comfortable, the restaurant only offers one table setting per night. This means a stressless evening where you can sit back and enjoy the food.