The Stockholm Restaurant & Deli, London
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The Stockholm Restaurant & Deli is in Mortlake near East Sheen, a well-heeled area of south London, which is home to the rich and famous with the likes of Katherine Jenkins, Daniel Craig and Sir Trevor McDonald among the long list of illustrious residents.
It is open six days a week, Tuesday until Sunday lunch and is run by a Swedish chef, Göran Landh, and restaurant manager Majvor Darnton, who is also Swedish.
It is a smart modern café/restaurant with a small deli. It spills over on to the pavement in good weather and inside it has some pleasant furnishings, including an attractive cake display area near the entrance backed by birch logs.
It can be very quiet midweek. Special events such as their crayfish parties and julbord (Christmas buffet) tend to have more buzz. Service (10% is added to bills) is helpful, efficient and professional.
It has a short, but interesting menu, which changes regularly. It is quite expensive so to expect to pay around £35-£40 for three courses at dinner, excluding drinks, even midweek. Starters range in price from £8.50 for soup to £11.50 for warm asparagus with kalix caviar creme fraiche. The crayfish soup and the chevre chaud salad, both £8.50, are pleasant, but we found the chanterelle crepes (£9.90) rather bland. Their main courses vary from £12.50 for meatballs to £21.50 for fillet of beef "Rydberg", both of which are good without being exceptional. Their julbord is £49 for a selection of about 40 items (excluding condiments).
As in Sweden, lunchtime meals are much better value with a main course, bread and salad available from about £8.
The deli has a very limited stock, some of which are freshly made, but I always tend to come away with a few items, such as some arctic char and some of their excellent crunchy beetroot salad.
Good authentic Swedish food, but the bill can soon mount up. Not special enough to be worth travelling across London to unless you go to one of their special events such as their Christmas buffet.
Address: 109 Sheen Lane, East Sheen, London SW14 8AE
Nearest station: Mortlake
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