I don’t like buffets and I didn’t like herring but all that changed on a recent trip to Stockholm.
The Verandan restaurant at The Grand Hotel is a bright and cheerful room overlooking the water with equally cheerful people serving and guiding you through the original smorgasbord. 1st up start with a plate of herring some crisp bread and cheese. I was told that the herring was best with a shot of house made snaps – 1874 Grand Aquavit, flavoured with cumin, anise and fennel and followed with a local lager. Save room for the salmon, potatoes and meatballs. Plan to spend some time. Drink more Aquavit. You’ll love Stockholm.