Erik Lallerstedt’s other restaurant, Gondolen, is far better known, thanks to offering one of the best views in the city. But lovely as Gondolen is, particularly for a drink (see Bars), ‘Erik’s Backpocket’ is a pleasanter choice for dinner. It’s tucked away on a quiet street in Östermalm, close to the bridge crossing over to Djurgården, which makes it a good choice for lunch after a morning at the Vasa Museum.
The décor is traditional, with a black-and-white tiled floor and wood panelled walls. The menu largely follows suit, with lots of beef, pork and veal, but with occasional foreign influences creeping in, such as lemongrass-marinated chicken skewers with peanut sauce and basmati rice. The lunch menu changes weekly and at just over 100kr it’s good value considering the quality of the food and how pleasant the atmosphere is. Ask for a table in the bar room.