The Berns Hotel in Stockholm, Sweden, has some of the most gorgeous restaurant facilities in Europe. Honest Cooking Editor-in-Chief Kalle Bergman paid it a visit.
Berns Hotel is part of the magnificent Bern's Salonger in central Stockholm. The gorgeous building opened its doors over 150 years ago, and ever since, it has been one of the most important entertainment venues in Sweden. Here, great names like Edith Piaf, Bob Dylan, Eartha Kitt, Josephine Baker as well as contemporary artists like Lily Allen and local heroine Robyn have performed over the years. To this day, Berns is one of Stockholm's most active and important music scenes.
The large dining room at the Berns is absolutely stunning. Probably one of the most gorgeous restaurants in Europe. It houses the breakfast buffet, and the Berns asian restaurant. Here, modern pan asian fusion dishes are served both for lunch and dinner, and the restaurant is very popular with the locals as well as visitors. While we didn't really enjoy the rather bland lunch menu, the dinner menu serves solid and fresh modern asian dishes, so we do understand the restaurants popularity with the locals. In the park outside the main building, Bistro Berns is serving classic French bistro fare -- well-cooked and in a cosy environment. Always a welcome thing at a good hotel.
If you stay at the Berns Hotel during the weekends you should know that the hotel is basically sitting atop of one of the city's most popular nightclubs. The hotel is great if you are a single, with a group of friends or half of a couple looking to party, but perhaps not ideal for a family. Just a word of caution.
All in all, Berns is a great boutique hotel with one of the best locations in Stockholm, good food and some of the most beautiful common areas in Europe -- it is absolutely perfect for anyone who wants a little more party and decadence added to their visit to the capital of Sweden.