It's Better to Travel than Arrive?

"To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive"

Robert Louis Stevenson, Virginibus Puerisque, 1881.

"Robert Louis Stevenson speaks utter tosh and has

obviously never flown long haul economy class"

Kristy, first ever blog post, 2011.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Restaurant Review : Restaurant J, Stockholm

Jim booked us a table at the absolutely glorious Restaurant J, part of the Hotel J complex in Nacka Strand.

We arrived early and ordered drinks to have whilst sitting on the edge of the dock and watching the sun go down over the water - what a perfect start to the evening!

We arrived by taxi, but ferries and water taxis came and went all night from the front of the restaurant, so that's probably a much more fun way to arrive and we'd do it that way next time.

The restaurant and hotel are decorated in gorgeous beach-side style.  Lots of light, open air, limed wood and stars and stripes everywhere - you could be in Newport, Rhode Island, quite easily.

Unsurprisingly, the menu is largely seafood based and the boys had amazing seafood platters comprised of crayfish, prawns, herrings and other pots of fishy things.  Not being that keen on fish myself (fish and chips or fish fingers aside - yeah, I'm posh) I ordered the meatballs, mash, gravy and lingonberry jam and it was scrumptious.

The menu was large, yummy and interesting, but they had two rather different things on their menu - you could book a room at their hotel by ordering it from the menu, or you could buy a boat by ordering it from the menu!  The boys voted me down on my idea to order a boat - I just wanted to see what would happen!

If we're ever back in Stockholm,  I think we might spend a night at the hotel attached to the restaurant, it looks so comfortable and how great would it be to wake up and look out over the water?

1 comment:

  1. Aaawwww.....LOOK at the cuties sittin' on the dock!!! Another great review. I really like the interior of the hotel, so breezy. I'll have a ceasar salad and a 30-footer??? So fun!
    Dressology HQ


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