Bitesize: Brunkebergstorg

Photo: Hobo Stockholm

The areas around Brunkebergstorg, a square that used to be the heart of the city’s shadier activities, have been completely revamped and now house a number of new food concepts. Here’s your culinary guide to the new Brunkebergstorg.

Dining Room

The ambiance
A grand staircase, featuring a two and a half-meter-tall marble bust by artist Jaume Plensa, leads into an arty-farty space with continental vibes.

The food
With a kitchen run by Andreas Askling, former head chef at Grand Hôtel, you can expect international and seasonal flavours – try the zander with fried broccoli, pickled tomatoes and almond butter.

The drinks
Tried and tested fine wines are the order of the day, with many of them available per glass. A number of premium wines are also available in smaller tastings of five, ten or 15 centilitres.

At Six Cocktail Bar

The ambiance
The classic merges with the contemporary at this timeless cocktail bar, where the innovative drinks are the stars of the show.

The food
With cocktails as the focus, food plays second fiddle. But don’t think that those bite-sized snacks are in any way subpar.

The drinks
Afternoon tea is a highlight, with the tea coming with a little dash of gin. There’s a reason they call it ‘tipsy tea’.

Blanche & Hierta

The ambiance
The ground floor of the At Six hotel is where you’ll find this combined deli, café and wine bar. It is an all-day spot that allows for some unbeatable people watching.

The food
Think fresh baguettes, fancy butter, mature brie cheeses and quality charcuteries. Think ladies who lunch and posh salads.

The drinks
At Blanche & Hierta the choice is easy – opt for either coffee or wine. Or both.

Tak

The ambiance
On the rooftop that connects the At Six and Hobo restaurant is Tak, a two-storey, Gert Wingårdh-designed 1000 m2 space with breathtaking views of the city.

The food
Culinary hotshot Frida Ronge has composed a menu of Nordic-Japanese comfort food. There’s also a raw bar for those who prefer a bit of bite.

The drinks
There’s a cool 1970’s vibe in the bar, and the bartenders’ decadent cocktails will have you reminiscing about the good ol’ days.

Campfire

The ambiance
As part of the outdoor-inspired Downtown Camper hotel, Campfire restaurant is a basecamp to come together, socialise and feast.

The food
If the name didn’t already give it away, Campfire is a grill restaurant where the foods are meant for sharing.

The drinks
At the time of writing, the drinks menu is yet to be finalised.

Hobo

The ambiance
Hobo hotel’s gastronomic concepts are spread out over two floors, featuring a dining area, bar and café. This atmosphere is hip(ster) and happening, with a tech-y twist.

The food
Seasonal thinking permeates this restaurant, with a clear emphasis on veggies. A mid-sized dish such as beetroots with barley, blue cheese and rhubarb is a sample from Hobo’s ever-changing menu.

The drinks
Locally sourced beverages (wines are from Europe and beers are domestic) as well as innovative cocktails. Hobo even has its very own beer – the Nam-nam organic lager, brewed in cooperation with the Pangpang microbrewery in Hökarängen.

 

Words: Micha van Dinther