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“Former cinema”

Rival Bar, Bistro & Cafe
Ranked #202 of 3,046 Restaurants in Stockholm
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, Scandinavian, Contemporary, Swedish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Brunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Mariatorget
Stockholm
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539 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
“Former cinema”
Reviewed February 4, 2013

Rival used to be just a cinema but nowadays it's a hotel and a theatre. The restaurant is very nice with top quality food. I've used it once for a special occasion with my family and was very satisfied.

  • Visited April 2012
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Svezia
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Private classy with retro atmo”
Reviewed January 28, 2013 via mobile

Wonderful place this hotel, restaurant, loung, movie theatre at Söder, Stockholm. This area is crowded by a lot of small coffeeshops, thrift stores, restaurants and shops. Right by a small city park is this newly renovated hotel with a restaurant on second floor. After a dinnersession at anorher place we popped in for dessert on a Sunday night. Not so many guests so we were attended right away. Very attentive servants but not to much. A well balanced meny impressed. Though the waitress did not seem too familiar with the cheese on the menue, alsi the plate was a bit overdone with all decorarions, the venue is ercommended for it's high quality over-all impression.

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Dublin, Ireland
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146 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Nice cafe beside hotel”
Reviewed December 19, 2012

Buzzing cafe next door to the Rival Hotel serving a mix of salads and pasta with some lovely looking deserts and good coffee

Visited December 2012
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Stockholm, Sweden
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42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“I always leave with a smile on my face”
Reviewed December 18, 2012

Rival is one of my favourite restaurants in Stockholm. This is why:
- Warm and welcoming atmosphere, the feeling of the old cinema has been preserved, including lots of red velvet.
- Low noise level, no problem to talk = good for business meetings, but also if you are with friends
- Excellent food
- Always good service
- Good cocktails
- The mezzanine bar
- Outdoor seating on terrace with nice view overlooking the lively square Mariatorget, however the terrace is far too small on the rare warm summer nights in Stockholm.

  • Visited December 2012
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Oberhaching, Germany
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81 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Excellent modern Swedish food”
Reviewed October 27, 2012

We visited the Rival bar and Restaurant with some friends on a Sunday evening. . The restaurant is cool and stylish. It was a lot of young and nice people in the bar and in the restaurant. The food was really excellent. I had boiled cod with a delicious mustard sauce and a glass Sancerre. One of the best fish dishes I ever had. The service was very friendly.

Visited October 2012
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