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“Excellent Swedish fayre”
Review of Kvarnen

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Ranked #149 of 3,442 Restaurants in Stockholm
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Swedish
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Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: SoFo & Medborgarplatsen
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Kvarnen has a reputation for hearty, traditional Swedish cuisine, and that's what you get in this bier halle-style restaurant.

We had a great evening meal here: meatballs and reindeer stew respectively, packed with flavour. Portions are large, and there's quite a lot of choice on the menu.

Service was prompt - we waited about 5 minutes for our main to arrive - and the staff speak good English as you'd expect in Stockholm. However it was disappointing to see our waiter get a bit snotty at the end of the meal when he thought we hadn't tipped him; in actual fact we planned to leave a cash tip, which we subsequently reduced.

It didn't totally overshadow our experience at Kvarnen, though - worth saying you should pre-book if you're planning a meal on a Friday or Saturday night, as the place was packed and you're unlikely to get a table if you don't.

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Thank tomhourigan
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

I have been here many times before but not with my kids. Food was good and plenty of it, staff as always polite, friendly and very helpful and good. Its almost like talking with an old friend at his house.
Kids eat for a bit less than the adults, the counters are packed with everything so you will not leave hungry.
The food is very good even if the bacon isn't crispy. Will come back lots more.

Thank Die M
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

We had dinner with friends at Kvarnen. Place is older than 100 years. Meals were fantastic. Strongly recommed.

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Thank AykutErgezer
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

Perfect for when you are craving traditional Swedish comfort food in old fashioned surroundings. Friendly service, decent home cooked food. Ideal for a dark winter's evening. Can definitely recommend the authentic swedish meatballs.

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Thank abbafan
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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Me and my friends enjoyed a typical Swedish brunch on the 10th of February and we absolutely loved it. We were practically rolling out of the restaurant after spending two hours feasting on Kvarnens many food assortment.

The staff was very friendly and helpful which is always a plus.

The only thing keeping me from giving this place a five is that they were lacking in the fruit department, this coming from a person who really enjoys fruits with every meal.

But this was overall a stellar experience, I would definitely visit again!

Thank Sara U
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