Arnold’s: A playful restaurant with a world-class wine bar
By Malin Norman | Photos: Arnold’s
A rnold’s is an elegant and playful restaurant situated in Stureplan’s perhaps most iconic building. Here await a vibrant atmosphere, great food and, above all, fabulous service. Recently, wine bar Ferdinand Vinrum opened in the cellar. Everything is set for a great evening out.
Christer Von Arnolds opened a restaurant in Arnoldshuset (the Arnold building) back in 1986. It was called Arnold’s on street level and Arnold’s Salonger on the first floor. He was Stockholm’s leading restaurateur for many years and managed prominent restaurants such as Djurgårdsbrunns Wärdshus, Glada Laxem, Vaudeville, Källhägens Wärdshus, Hamburger Börs, Claes på Hörnet and more.
These days, Arnold’s is run by Stureplansgruppen, Sweden’s leading company in the hospitality industry. The idea behind Arnold’s was clear from the start and lives on with pride and dignity. The concept is simple, tasty and familiar with focus on the small details. When visiting Arnold’s, you can feel the pulse from the heart of Stureplan but also the homely atmosphere. The staff at Arnold’s know what guests want and appreciate, which makes them feel welcome and at home.
Everything for the guest
Arnold’s is one of the trendiest venues in Stockholm. You can enter the grand Renaissance building and stay for the whole evening. The colourful dining room is playful yet elegant, with a vibrant gallery of paintings, sculptures and photo art. With around 40 seats, it is intimate without being pretentious. After a fabulous dinner in the restaurant, you can relax in the bar and enjoy one of its signature cocktails (don’t miss the cucumbertini!).
But what makes it truly special is the level of service. “Arnold’s has a super team of staff working together, with incredible competence and a passion for customer service,” says Malin Olander, restaurant manager. “We are so proud of the vibrant atmosphere, the fantastic service by our talented staff, and of course the tasty food. Add to that Stockholm’s best location, and you have the answer to what our secret is. We do everything for our guests.”
Olander has heaps of experience in the hotel and restaurant industry. She has worked at the renowned Restaurant Geranium in Copenhagen and Oaxen Krog in Stockholm, to name a few, and did her internship at Los Fuegos in Miami, which is run by the famous Argentine chef Francis Mallman. “Coming to Arnold’s is really exciting,” she says. “With my experience come some useful tools, and I really enjoy setting up teams, creating routines, starting up projects and developing menus.”
Anniversary and wine bar
The kitchen is managed by chefs David Knabäck and Fanny Rönnblom. Both have extensive experience from restaurants of different kinds, in terms of both level and flavours. The timeless continental kitchen is mixed up with fresh greens, fish and seafood. The chefs have chosen favourites and paired them with weekly dishes on the lunch menu, and there are plenty of alternatives for a quick, spontaneous dinner or a full evening.
“At Arnold’s, we have chosen to cook food that we enjoy ourselves,” admits Olander. “We don’t want to limit ourselves to a special region but instead serve something that we love.” She recommends the ceviche, which is currently based on salmon, with apple, cucumber, celery and pickled coriander. Or try the seabass with barbequed broccoli and a spicy chili butter. And don’t miss the chocolate fondant with everything chocolate – ice cream, sauce and crumbles – without a doubt, a hit.
Arnold’s has just celebrated its first anniversary with a jubilee week full of surprises, and there are plenty of things happening throughout the year. In particular, Olander praises the restaurant’s newly opened wine bar, Ferdinand Vinrum in the cellar, which is run by experienced sommelier Hans Wejnefalk Larsson. “Our new wine bar downstairs is a must,” concludes Olander. “Ferdinand Vinrum is a brilliant wine bar with an amazing sommelier who is in charge of the world’s best wine list. A great place to start or end the evening with us!”
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