Perhaps Chef Erik Lallerstedt knew little about the euphoria Gondolen Restaurant could create in Stockholm. Also known as Erik’s Gondolen, the restaurant has managed to bring a variety of people together with its authentic cuisine, chic ambiance and exceptionally stunning surroundings. It’s a place for food lovers, cocktail buffs and everybody who likes to have a pure good time.
The most unique feature about Gondolen is its construction. It is situated at the height of 33 metres with panoramic views of the sea. The restaurant is centrally located at Slussen on Södermalm, and known to be a landmark in the city.
Come to the dishes, Chef Erik Lallerstedt focuses on both traditional Swedish and modern Scandinavian cuisine. The restaurant has come a long way since 1935, when it was first introduced. Today, it has a grill bar on the terrace, which is open for guests during summers. Interestingly, guests can eye the kitchen as well. You have the freedom to move around and know what’s sizzling behind the scenes. There are a couple of party rooms also for people who can’t do without shaking a leg or two.
Well, the rage is incurable. Guests pour in beyond capacity sometimes. So, it’s advisable to make reservations in advance. Plan your visit ahead and avoid any last minute disappointments. However, during summers the rooftop barbecue restaurant is available on drop-in basis. Thus, it requires no planning.
Erik’s Gondolen has a classy décor, sumptuous cuisine, great atmosphere and lovely hosts. But, above all, it’s a place for locals. It’s a true-blue spirit of Stockholm. If you are new to the Swedish capital, you can lounge here, enjoy a cocktail overlooking the enchanting views of the waters and the quintessential magic of Stockholm will slowly brush off on you.
Stadsgården 6, 104 65 Stockholm
Phone: +46-8-641 70 90,