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Bobergs Matsal

A classic fancy lunch

Apr 2nd, 2016

Located on the top floor of the department store NK, you find one of the best lunch restaurants in town. The quality delivered at Bobergs Matsal is comparable to some of the top restaurants in town.

Dining facilities at the venerable department store NK has long been sadly neglected, this has thankfully changed with the opening of Bobergs Matsal by two starred chef Björn Franatzén. The venue really encapsulates an elegant setting with classic as well as modern cuisine influences, and combines them into one of the best places for a fancy lunch. They have rebuilt and redecorated the dining area, but I think they have managed to keep the historic ambiance and just refined it with some Swedish classic design from Svenskt Tenn. And as you might figure out from that description, this is not the hip spot for the young and beautiful of the city. It is more people who are willing to spend a considerable amount of money on a lunch, but in addition to that truly enjoys some really good dishes.

The food at Boberg Matsal is much more classical even though it is with a modern touch

Really good food is what you can expect here, and I think that Björn Franatzén is to careful about his personal brand to let anything slip by unnoticed. All of his restaurants are really good, and he has managed to segment them in different ways not to overlap too much. In comparison to his main restaurant Frantzén, the food at Boberg Matsal is much more classical even though it is with a modern touch. Still refined, but definitely more classical in its approach. The target audience here are business people for lunch of weekdays, but the weekly Business lunch menu is really good value for money even if you are not here for a business lunch, and affluent Stockholmers and tourists for the weekend who want to indulge a better wine lunch or their lovely afternoon tea. You won’t really find the young an hip crowd here, and its probably a conscious decision to keep the setting quite formal and traditional. But somehow I would have liked a bit more of a personal touch, that goes for the service as well as the dining area. It just feels a bit too strict and classical.

And it is just something about indulging a long, great lunch on a Saturday with some really nice wine in a bit of a formal dining setting

But with that said, I can’t help just loving this place. It is just something about the venue, the history feels like it is built into the walls and the food is just excellent. And it is just something about indulging a long, great lunch on a Saturday with some really nice wine in a bit of a formal dining setting. It feels, and is, luxurious. And for that purpose, Bobergs Matsal is one of your best options, a luxurious and delicious lunch. Scallops, veal tartare, char and hand peeled shrimps. Sounds traditional? Well yes, but it would´t be ”by Björn Franatzén” if it wasn’t without a twist. And there are plenty of refined and modern twists to the food, which ends up being just that elevation that this place needs. The food really deserves more people to taste it, but I think that the dining area and the prices will scare some away. But give it a try, go here and splurge once at least for a wine filled Saturday lunch. You will not regret it.
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