From the White Guide Nordic 2018:
The Flying Elk
- Address: Mälartorget 15, 111 27 Stockholm
- Phone: 08-20 85 83
- Web: www.theflyingelk.se
- Seats: 85
Seriously fancy pub grub
“This wine is damn good with the steak”! Our waiter tries to convince us to order the newly arrived bourgueile, and of course he is right. The young tattooed waiter knows his stuff and has an attuned ear for service: he’s straightforward, witty and has a twinkle in his eye. Björn Frantzén calls this restaurant off Mälartorget a gastropub but, note that they do not serve regular pub food here – and especially not at regular pub food prices. The bill can easily run up to SEK 2000 for two. The environment is an upscale interpretation of a pub, robust and elegant at the same time, with wood and leather as a backdrop. The clientele is also in line with the concept: it’s a fun mix of colleagues out to dinner, peppered with a remarkable number of couples in different configurations. A hand-cut lamb tartare is a fine tribute to classic Swedish flavours when it intermingles with a mayo tinged with acetic acid, pickled carrots and onion. It is also stylishly presented in a hefty cast iron casserole. The Kalix bleak roe with pork belly and brown butter is a dish with a similar spirit. Quite simply, yummy Swedish food. The house fish ’n’ chips succeeds in being crispy on the outside and beautifully flaky inside. And the aforementioned steak comes with porter-glazed onions, fried straw potatoes and a fantastic gravy. The thick pancake with macerated cloudberries is a heavy finish. A lot of fun and complex stuff streams out of the beer taps here. Behind the restaurant hides Back Bar, a simpler section with a focus on beer and music. Here you can show off your smarts in a recurring music quiz...
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