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Review of Domtrappkallaren

Domtrappkallaren
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Ranked #14 of 333 Restaurants in Uppsala
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, Swedish, Scandinavian
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
usa
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88 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“bad experience”
Reviewed June 29, 2013

I stopped there for lunch. In the past the restaurant was quite good, on an expensive side but with good food. This time it was a disaster. The spare ribs were served cold on ice cold coleslaw and very hot potatoes. Their cook seems to be totally incompetent. But they were decent enough not to insist on my paying for this meal, as I barely touched it.

  • Visited June 2013
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  • Norwegian first
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English first
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good for a casual meal”
Reviewed June 19, 2013 via mobile

I ate three consecutive lunches at this restaurant as it was chosen by our hosts as the lunch venue of our conference group. Overall this was a very nice place to eat, although it did not stand out as excellent or exceptional.
The Swedish potato pancakes with lots of bacon on it was very enjoyable and filling. Another day I had duck, which in my opinion was a bit too cooked, but then I like my meat really rare. I had fish another day, which was probably their weakest offer of those three days. There was so much bone in it and it was so cooked that it was not possible to eat it without getting lots of bones in your mouth. Not a pleasant experience. I gave up half way through.
So, if you want a bit of a medieval touch in a very central spot, go there, I would say, for lunch. But keep in mind that Uppsala does offer better food than this similar prices.

  • Visited June 2013
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Malmo, Sweden
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422 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 436 helpful votes
“I just wish they were a little more outstanding”
Reviewed October 14, 2012

The name says it all: Domtrappkällaren – "the basement (next to) the stairs to the cathedral".
You can hardly find a more prominent location in the medieval part of the city. In summer, when they offer outdoor seating on the narrow cobblestone lane, this is the best spot in Uppsala for people watching.And the rest of the year, the interior with its basement atmosphere has something cosy (or chilly) to offer.

I just wish their service was better and their food more tasty – all year around! It is by no means a cheap place, and it just doesn’t offer value for money or a memorable fine dining experience. Don’t they care - or do they target the tourist crowds that won’t come back anyway?

The Domtrappkällaren has enormous potential for improvement and could be a truly exceptional restaurant. Sometime in future it hopefully will be.

  • Visited May 2012
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Bergen, Norway
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Good food, mediocre service”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

We were assigned a table downstairs in the main dining hall, which is a nicely decorated room telling some of the stories in this historic restaurant. It was, however, a little chilly (it is a "basement", so bring a shawl), and with the stone walls, the conversations at the other tables were echoed towards us rendering it difficult to lead our own conversation. The restaurant has a good choice of both set menus (the Swedish one is highly recommendable) and separate dishes, and the food is really among the best you will find in Uppsala. The only real drawback in this restaurant was the service, and I kept asking myself how difficult it could possibly be to find someone slightly more intelligent and alert than our waitress in what is the oldest and best university city in Scandinavia.

  • Visited September 2012
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Bath, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A great experience”
Reviewed September 1, 2012

Great atmosphere.
Good food and wine, excellent presentation, well served.
Great service by the staff.
Only place I have been to where when you ask for just a glass of wine, where you are invited to taste three different possibilities before making a decision.
It feels just the place where a young man takes his girlfiend, soon to be fiancee, and her parents, to impress all of them on the the very first ocassion that he is meeting his potential future in-laws for the very first time and is so so desperate to impress them. This restaurant is for just such an event.

Visited October 2011
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