You’re in Stockholm for a night. Where do you go to eat and drink? On a ship or with a Pelikan!
The MS Patricia played a major role in the evacuation of Dunkerque and the D-Day landing at Normandy. Launched in 1938 from Smith’s Shipyard in Middlesbrough, MS Patricia is now moored in Slussen, Stockholm as a restaurant and bar. There, one of the VIP Rooms is named after Winston Churchill, who spent time on the ship during the war.
Refurbished as a private luxury yacht for the English Royals, since 1986 MS Patricia has been a floating entertainment centre where Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, ZZ Top, Swedish stars Ace of Base and Marie Fredriksson (Roxette), have all “Rocked the Boat.” Check out the magnificent view from the restaurant with a lobster soup or bang bang shrimp, lose yourself in the music at the nightclub Machine Bar (gay nights on Sundays), and scout local talent with live bands in the Smoke Room Bar.
Swedish home-style food is celebrated in Pelikan, a charming old style beer hall in Södermalm. Established sometime in the 1600′s, the pub has moved and been rebuilt many times. Join the eclectic crowd of local guests among the cosy wood-panelled walls and art deco paintings and enjoy a traditional menu of classics like Doppsko, which is creamed Swedish hash, meatballs with lingonberries and pickled cucumber; SOS (smör, ost och sill – butter, cheese and herring); and pickled or fried herring. Although with my combined sweet-tooth and love of fried cheese, I couldn’t go past deep-fried camembert with cloudberries for dessert.
Hermans Trädgårdcafé vegetarian cafe offers a vast smorgasbord buffet menu with spectacular views, just a short walk up the hill from Slussen, with live music in summer and a different theme each week. Bon Appetit! Smaklig måltid!