Swedish in Södermalm
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Lofty ceilings, wood panelling and no-nonsense waiters in waistcoats set the scene for classic husmanskost (home cooking) at this century-old beer hall – think roasted reindeer, Västerbotten cheese pie and Arctic char. The herring options are particularly good (try the 'SOS' starter, an assortment of pickled herring, 135kr to 195kr) and there’s usually a vegetarian special. There's a hefty list of aquavit, too.