Under Kastanjen: Indulge in Swedish classics in one of Stockholm’s most beautiful locations
By Hanna Andersson | Photos: Alexander-Rydberg-Ling
If you are visiting Stockholm, you will most certainly spend a day exploring the Old Town, its narrow lanes, pretty buildings, and historic vibe. Here, you will find what many believe is the Old Town’s most beautiful location, Brända Tomten – The Burnt Lot, which is also home to one of Stockholm’s most cosy and friendly restaurants, Under Kastanjen.
“The little intersection where our restaurant is located is one of the most photographed places in Stockholm. Plenty of our guests are tourists with their brochures guiding them here, and guides stop here to talk about the historic site,” says Dory Abdallah, owner of Under Kastanjen.
Under Kastanjen translated to English is “Under the Chestnut Tree”, and that is an exact description of the restaurant. It sits in the shadow of a great chestnut tree that enchants the rusty-coloured buildings that decorate the front of the restaurant. A scenery that captivates its visitors through every season.
The friendliest staff in town
The cosy restaurant is open from 08.00 to 22.00 every day and invites you to enjoy Swedish flavours accompanied by staff who go above and beyond to make sure you have a lovely time.
Dory says, “The atmosphere is relaxed. It is a great place to either pop in for a glass of local beer or enjoy some of our carefully chosen dishes. We have decided to keep the menu small but well crafted. It consists of Swedish classics such as meatballs and fish, all made with the most amazing ingredients.”
Host your Christmas party at Under Kastanjen
The restaurant is surprisingly big and can host approximately 140 guests spread across the garden, ground floor and first floor. This makes it perfect for larger gatherings such as Christmas parties and work events. Staff can host groups of up to 70 people and will ensure that the service will be as lovely and friendly as it is all year round.
A hidden treasure
Under Kastanjen is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and if your guidebook hasn’t done its job, you can just follow the smell of freshly baked bread and pastries to enjoy one of Stockholm’s hidden treasures along with a fika or a generous plate of meatballs.
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