Stadshuskällaren – review
I’ve always wanted to eat here as they served Nobel food, ie. the food that is served at the Nobel Dinners. The fork has a special right now, 30% off the food menu so yay!
The dining room is in the basement of the City Hall and it was very cozy – one long room that’s more suitable for a banquet. It’s funny that there are loads of tourists outside but they haven’t found their way inside yet. So most of the diners were older patrons who have more money in their pockets.
The bread came with a mushroom purée which was divine. There was a leaf that tasted like oyster with a slice of salmon tartare on it and dill sauce. Yumm! This was the standout of the evening as the oyster taste in the leaf was a very pleasant surprise. If only the rest of the food was this special!
I had looked forward to eating the Nobel dessert but alas, it wasn’t to be as there is a lot of cream in the dessert and I’m lactose intolerant so I chose a starter instead – the langoustine. This was ok but I didn’t like the fennel snow as the coldness numbed the tongue and the langoustine became tasteless.
For the main, I ordered bambi or red deer with lingon chips and chantarelles on a puree of Jersusalem artichoke. I thought that the artichoke was too sweet. The lingon chips were dehydrated I think and it was pleasant. The deer was perfectly cooked but it didn’t have the gamey taste that I was expecting. Therefore it was a let-down. The sauce was very good and it complemented the meat.
The service was so so. They cleared our plates while even though some of us weren’t done.
All in all, the food was good although I wouldn’t come back if there isn’t a discount. I still would like to try the Nobel menu someday.
Value for money: 4/5
Stadshuskällaren, Hantverkargatan 1, Stockholm (metro: T-centralen or Rådhuset)