In the last few years, things have changed in Stockholm’s Old Town (Gamla stan), particularly when it comes to eating. Foodies are flocking to the small island in the middle of the city, and while the buildings might be medieval, the restaurants certainly aren’t. Recently, two of the most acclaimed eateries in the area, Frantzén/Lindeberg and Djuret, expanded — serving drinks and hamburgers in classic style with Chesterfield chairs and sophisticated ambiance. Here’s the scoop:
The Frantzén/Lindeberg restaurant offers just a few seats, the nearby, recently opened gastropub, The Flying Elk, can accommodate a crowd. With a menu of English pub food (including fish and chips, of course) and a bar perfect for late-night hanging out (try the pint of the bartender-recommended La Trappe Isod’r amber ale), the Flying Elk has been attracting a growing number of patrons.
Tweed is the latest addition from the team behind Leijontornet, Pubologi, Svinet and Djuret, which are all housed in a building on Stora Nygatan in Stockholm. Tweed is a relaxing cocktail bar serving tasty canapés, like caviar on brioche with chives and sour cream, ice wines, classic cocktails and a remarkably good hamburger with smoked pork belly and Vasterbotten cheese. With plush Chesterfield chairs, books, hunting memorabilia and, of course, checkered tapestries, the location has the atmosphere of a London establishment. And it sells hand-rolled Cuban cigars for smoking in the yard.
Photos courtesy of KG Design and Tweed