From the White Guide Nordic 2018:
- Address: NK Plan 4, Hamngatan 18-20, 111 47 Stockholm
- Phone: +46 8 762 81 61
- Web: bobergsmatsal.se
- Seats: 100
- Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 11 AM–3 PM, Sat 12 noon-5 PM
- Directions: See Google Map underneath
Classic, timeless, magnificent
The dining room must be one of the most beautiful in Sweden, still in its original condition, created by Ferdinand Boberg, the architect of the NK department store. Crystal chandeliers, wood-panelled walls in light birch. Its low-key luxury and glamor is conducive to extravagant lunches. If you are lucky and get a window seat the view over Kungsträdgården and off toward the water is breathtaking. The staff consist of the kind of hospitality professionals who know whether or not it’s appropriate to fit in a little joke. In the kitchen, it’s Bjorn Frantzén who sets the tone, from a superb shrimp salad served on a marble tray to the rustic favourite that many flock here for: homemade blood pudding doused with both cognac and port wine. A little pan with gratinated scallops makes a masterful introduction, perfectly cooked with luscious truffle cream and a hint of Parmesan cheese, watercress and chives. Small, delicate croutons add crunch and it’s topped with plenty of finely sliced truffles. A glass of petit chablis is the finishing touch. After that comes tender, juicy pieces of seared country chicken and crispy skin in a smooth tarragon velouté with bright small gems of corn, beans, savoy cabbage and soft, pressed almond potatoes. The dill for the cured salmon is clipped with scissors over the plate and the lemon half is thoughtfully wrapped in gauze to prevent the seeds from falling out. Then a finish that brings a tear to the eye: caramel tart with poached pears baked inside, topped by an almond milk sorbet. The desserts are a hallmark here and presented accordingly, on a trolley...
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