A few years ago the Cadier Bar was distinctly underwhelming. A fairly ordinary hotel bar with – the horror! – a television hanging overhead. Then it closed for renovation and re-emerged as quite simply one of the most beautiful bars in the country. Service is friendly, attentive and not the least bit snobbish. The room, with its polished woodwork and sparkling crystal light fixtures, gleams. Purple upholstery adds a regal touch but the crowd is surprisingly mixed – hotel guests, local office staff having an ‘afterwork’ (as the Swedes call it), out-of-towners who’ve popped into the city for a night out. Go early to grab a seat by the window with a perfect view of the Royal Palace and order a glass of champagne. While there’s no dress code as such, the smarter you look the more at home you’ll feel.