48 hours in Stockholm… it turns out you can cram a hell of a lot in to a weekend including some serious eating! Stockholm is the perfect size for a city break as everything is within walking distance and it means you really get a feel for the place. I bloody loved it and am already plotting my return.
We were staying at the Lydmar hotel and I recommend a drink at the hotel bar even if you aren’t staying there as its so fun and the people who work there are awesome and so friendly.
After checking in, we literally got moving straight away because we didn’t have much time. First stop was a trip around the archipelago, and a spot of lunch in Vaxholm: an island about 1 hour away from Stockholm…
After lunch we headed back to Stockholm and had time to whizz around the old town otherwise known as Gamla Stan, which is full of tiny little cobbled alleys and brightly coloured buildings. We charged around and chugged down plenty of Swedish coffee while I ogled the amazing pastries.
Henry does quite a bit of work in Stockholm and we were lucky to have a number of recommendations from his Swedish friend. For dinner we were recommended a restaurant called Woodstockholm. Unable to book we thought we would try our luck and, after having a few drinks at the bar, a table became available! The restaurant is small and cosy, with a very clean Swedish design. It serves themed set menus, and probably the best and most interesting food I have ever tried. The theme of the evening was a taste of the Swedish woods….
Out came venison tartare, with hints of pine oil. So unusual, but simply divine….
A mushroom soup with a poached egg and crispy kale. Smoky, rich and comforting…
Then came the poached fish (same family as the trout but I didn’t catch the exact name… not very good food blogging!!) with delicious Swedish caviar and pickled salsify.
Finally the roasted goose, with lingonberries and mashed potato…
After polishing off our wine we headed back towards our hotel for a couple of nightcaps at the Sturehof. It’s a bar at the front, a restaurant in the middle and a hidden club at the back… what more could you want. Stay tuned to find out what delights we scoffed on Sunday.