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“Great little restaurant for a nice, inexpensive lunch in a very expensive city”
Review of Bla Porten

Bla Porten
Ranked #197 of 3,304 Restaurants in Stockholm
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Swedish
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Djurgarden & Djurgardsbrunn
Reviewed August 7, 2012

While we were in Stockholm for a couple of days just last week, we visited Vasa Museum on Djurgården Island. Having done some research beforehand, I knew where we wanted to eat - at this little garden restaurant - Bla Porten. It is located right at the "Grona Land" tram #7 stop (the #7 tram is the only tram in Stockholm) which is the next stop after the Vasa stop. It's less than a 10 minute walk from Vasa.

From the outside, it looks like nothing, and there are no signs announcing its existence. Right now there is also some construction going on outside the restasurant, so if you don't know it's there, you won't find it.

If you do find it, and if you do go inside, you will be in for a pleasant surprise. Inside the walls which enclose it almost completely is a beautiful garden with a pool and fountain, and many tables surrounding it. The restaurant is self-serve, with a limited number of dishes but with an almost unlimited collection of beautiful desserts. We had a sandwich, and a salad with poached salmon and a couple of beers. The food was fresh and tasty, the salmon was perfect, and the price was only 262 Kroners (about $40). That may not sound cheap, but if you have been to Stockholm, you probably know that that is a good price for a decent lunch.

This was a simple and quick meal that we really enjoyed and I highly recommend it for anyone visiting Djurgården Island.

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Reviewed July 29, 2012

I really enjoy eating here. Atmosphere is relaxed (you queue to order your food and use trays to carry food to your chosen table) and really tasty selection offered. Good selection of cakes too.

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Reviewed June 20, 2012

Lovely setting - it feels like you are in a secluded hideaway garden - that is until you look up and see the roller coaster in the distance and cranes on neighbouring building sites. That said, the food was delicious and the lemon cheesecake was to die for!

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Reviewed May 16, 2012

Very good food, but always crowded and a line. For me it´s always been worth the wait. Food is delicious, they also have wine and swedish cakes/coffee. The little "hidden garden" inside is beautiful at summer. Go there if you want to explore stockholm and Djurgården.

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Thank Travelicious82
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Reviewed April 7, 2012

Kind of a "backyard" with diffrent seating, some under a roof, some along the sides of the buildings. You buy your food indoors and choose your seat. Very secluded and romantic. Average food but a great way to have a glas of wine and relax from a day at the Djurgården island.

Thank ElisabethAagren
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