Swedish in Norrmalm
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The small, casual ‘hip pocket’ of Operakällaren, this comfy restaurant is crammed with opera photographs and deco lampshades. Dexterous old-school waiters serve upscale comforting Swedish husmanskost (matjes herring, cured salmon, Isterband sausage, Swedish meatballs) and the counter seats make it a perfect spot for solo dining. Late at night, rumour has it, this is where the opera singers hang out.