The good news is: the food is top quality traditional Swedish food. Which means, little variety and no vegetables other than potatoes and onions. But lots of marinated herring. I had the lamb dish, which was truly delicious and had a very tasty gravy. My friends had the 6 kinds of marinated herring which came with two kinds of cheese. I have not tried the marinated herring, but the cheese was very nice. The cured salmon dish my other friend had was JUST cured salmon, served with potatoes. I am glad I did not order it as it was also very expensive.
The bad news: the place is crowded. It was a Friday night, we had no reservations, so we waited for 1 hour to be seated. Do not go here on a date, this is not a cozy place. You hardly get to hear what other people are saying, since it is so loud. It is expensive, so really count your pennies before going and consider at least 30 euro per person for a main course, no alcohol, no appetisers, no dessert.
The ugly news: we had the worst waitress one can imagine. I am guessing she is the exception that confirms the rule – ie all Swedes are nice, but this one. There was 4 of us – 3 Italians, one Portuguese. We spoke Italian among ourselves. We all speak good to perfect English so there could hardly be any miscommunication or misunderstanding. But she managed to confuse us entirely. My friends wanted to have the marinated herring appetizer. There is a minimum order of 2 persons, but the price on the menu is PER PERSON, not per plate. We had understood that well, until the waitress arrived and managed to confuse us. My friends ended up ordering a total of 4 portions of this, among the 3 of them, and having to pay twice the amount they expected. I am guessing the waitress must have thought we were retarded Italian brutes. We are not, and even if we had been, nothing justifies her attitude. When we asked for the check, we explained we wanted 4 different ones for refunding purposes. She made a fuss. That solved, we intended to leave a tip on the table all together once paid, before leaving. But as I was the second one paying, I gave her the exact amount. She counted the cash, she made a disgusted face, and asked if we had liked the service. Truth is, we did not. But I did not want to have an argument with her so I said we did. So she commented: “If you liked the service, you are welcome to leave a tip. This is NORMAL in Sweden.” Which, translated and reading her face, means: “leave a tip you stingy itiot”. We thought this was completely inappropriate. We left a tip at the table, in the end – no question we would do that. But I would not go back, just in case I get the same waitress, as next time I won’t be sure I manage not to snap at her!
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