June 19, 2015

Restaurant Brasseriet

Royal Opera House...
A rainy Midsummer's Eve... good time to get caught up on some blog writing. If you are here now, click here for information regarding the Midsummer weekend.
...with entrance to Brasseriet on the waterfront side.
Last Monday I ate lunch with a Concierge colleague and we dined at newly opened Brasseriet. Brasseriet is part of a group of restaurant & bars found in the Royal Opera House (Kungliga Operan). The other two are Strömterrassen ("river terrace") and Guldterrassen ("gold terrace"). These two are located on the second floor of the opera house, through the main entrance, with great views of the palace and parliament building. But back to Brasseriet. This restaurant is located on the ground floor with separate entrance from the Gamla Stan side of the opera house. These should not be confused with the group of bars & restaurants located on the backside of the opera house (all very good as well), including Bakfickan, Michelin star Operakällaren and the nightclub Café Opera. One building, lots of food & entertainment!
Asparagus with parmesan and wheatberry.
Brasseriet was once the location of a smaller café, now renovated and transformed into an intimate restaurant. The locale is gorgeous, with beautiful, intricate pillars and stucco decorated ceilings. It is not a large restaurant, but they do have a small outdoor terrace at the entrance when the weather is nice. In the evenings you have great views of the lit up palace across the water.
Pork belly with cauliflower and beans
The cuisine is classic, though not traditional, Swedish. By that I mean they use classic Swedish produce, but not traditional Swedish dishes. The menu is made up of medium sized dishes. They recommend 2 to 3 dishes per person, depending on how hungry you are. During lunch they also have a dish of the day as well as weekly fish and vegetarian dishes. This is what we opted for... I took the green asparagus with parmesan and my colleague had the pork belly with cauliflower and beans. Very good!
Old world ambiance.
The Royal Opera House is located on the square Gustav Adolfs Torg, in the downtown area (just across the water from the old town- Gamla Stan). It is about a 30 minute walk from the Rival Hotel or a 5-6 minute taxi ride. The closest subway station is Kungsträdgården (blue line). Click here for a collection of my restaurant reviews...
Sign at opera entrance with information about their restaurants.

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