Osterlanggatan 17, Gamla Stan, Stockholm.

If in doubt of where to eat on holiday, ask an expert, our experts being the waiters at the Flying Elk who recommended checking out Osterlanggatan 17 for lunch on our first day.

The team at the Flying Elk did not let us down and we could see immediately that Osterlanggatan 17 is very popular with locals and tourists alike. In summer time, as when we visited, the sunny terrace is one of the nicest outdoor dining areas in Gamla Stan and we were sorry to have to sit inside on our second visit as the dining room, pretty as it is, simply doesn’t compare.

We were intrigued by the sound of the “Swedish Carpaccio toast “Pelle Janzon” with butter fried toast, red onion, egg yolk & bleek roe” (195 SEK/$22) which was so good we  ended up going back there for a second lunch on our last day as well! The carpaccio was made from venison and was topped with a slice of buttery fried bread, chopped red onions, a raw egg yolk and a generous tablespoon of bleek roe, perfect for adding the requisite saltiness and textural variation. We also tried the “Assorted Italian charcuterie with mozzarella, hazelnuts & beer marmalade” (155 SEK/$17.50) which was delicious, although too much for one person, and a seasonal crab special (around 200SEK/$23) which, as with all seafood I enjoyed in Stockholm, was simple perfection being served simply with a homemade aioli and fresh lemon. There is a short but interesting cocktail menu and the bar seemed to be popular in its won right, especially with the afterwork crowd, I was also impressed with the selection of local beers and we tried a couple of very good local IPA’s from the Stockholm Brewing Company over the course of our two lunches.

I would definitely recommend Osterlanggatan 17 for lunch or early evening drinks and snacks if you are visiting Stockholm; we were very impressed with the quality of service, not to mention the menu and ambience, and had two very good meals there.

Österlånggatan 17
08 577 773 00

Opening hours (these are for the restaurant, kitchen hours differ so do check the website before visiting)

Sunday – Tuesday: 11.00–00.00
Wednesday – Saturday: 11.00–01.00

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