Eating out and foodshops in Stockholm, Stockholm

Shellfish with a side of opera


When you have a fantastic Swedish restaurant just down the road, when it’s -18 degrees and a thick layer of ice covers the roads, and when it is so dark that you feel someone has painted the sky with tar, you might find it hard to get all dolled up, put on some heels and venture into town for a meal. However, as I have been whining to my husband about not taking me places anymore and thus denying me all the good things Stockholm has to offer, I discovered a bit of a gem last Saturday.

It’s a place called Wasahof. 

The bistro style restaurant is a far cry from Sweden’s all white or (in extremely daring cases) monochrome interior. I have heard that there’s an interior monochrome hype at the moment in the UK. If you are tempted – don’t do it. Trust me. It’s boring. Even the Swedes seem to be over it by now.

Back to Wasahof though. Inspired by the French bistro culture, it is cosy, sophisticated, warm yet not frilly. On the menu are fresh shellfish platters, fine fish, lamb and steak, as well as various French cheeses and, of course, wine.

If you are lucky – like us – you might witness a guest appearance. For example, a couple of opera singers with mindblowingly fantastic voices, dishing out operettas while you sip on your Picpoul de Pinet. Ah, elle est belle la vie!

Le Bistrot de Wasahof, Dalagatan 46, 113 24 Stockholm, Tel.: 0046 (0) 8 32 34 40


  1. Oh that seems like a perfect night out!

    I used to envy people with monochrome white interiors, thinking they must have their lives in order, but now I’ve realised as well that I wouldn’t even enjoy it. All the pieces of furniture I treasure are made of wood and have come down to us from parents and grandparents. It simply wouldn’t make sense to abandon them for a white house and lifestyle.

    Lovely post.

  2. Looks wonderful! I don’t think I have ever seen a photo of your man! Aren’t we lucky! another 6 weeks till spring.

  3. London is going great guns as we know in leading the world in gastronomical majesty BUT having grown up half in France I long most days for the 50 franc lunch and warm comfort of the Bistrp – cigarette stained walls ( I’m a lifelong non smoker but hey ) carafe of whatever and plat du jour.

    Bon appétit !

  4. I love those nights that unexpectedly keep on giving. Looks like a lovely little treat!

  5. Well, that definitely sounds like I was worth getting dressed up and venturing into the dark and cold for! And my, that seafood platter looks amazing!

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