July 31, 2013

Restaurant Piren

Piren- "the pier"
While this restaurant is on the other side of Stockholm from the Rival Hotel (it is located on the newly opened waterfront promenade on the island of Kungsholmen), if you are visiting the area then it is a great place for a meal!
Summer ambiance.
Piren means "the pier" in Swedish and that describes the restaurant pretty well. It is situated on a pier sticking out from the aforementioned promenade over Lake Mälaren. Makes for a great summer atmosphere! I took my visiting parents there last Sunday to give the place a try. It was hot weather and the area was filled with sunbathing Swedes... which means the bar was happening with the "after beach" crowd.
Bookmaker Toast and...
The menu had many summer favorites, both Swedish and international... fish & seafood stew with saffron aioli, entrecôte with bearnaise and french fries, moules marinières, Caesar sallad with spicy prawns and Bookmaker Toast (flanksteak on toast, with egg yolk and shredded horseradish). It was all very delicious.
...yummy fish & seafood stew!
Besides the good food, the whole ambiance is Swedish summer. As I mentioned, it might be a little out of the way for Rival guests. But it is a nice area of the city and off the beaten path! To get there it is either subway (green line to Kristineberg) and a little walk, or else by taxi. If you are staying at the hotel, and are interested, come talk to me and I can give more specific directions.
Cloudy evening, but still good views from the bar.

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