Aimed at cool-groove locals and Absolut lovers, frequented by both and raved about by food buffs, this Scandinavian-inspired stronghold regularly attracts some of the finest legs, pectorals and egos in the city.
rnThere are plenty of carbs on the menu, which doesn’t seem to have affected the number of models who surface here, but it is beginning to pull in one tourist too many for our liking, and the food sometimes struggles for consistency. However, that was always inevitable; you don’t come here for the food anyway.
rnOlsen’s aeroplane hanger-like structure echoes with the sound of chinking vodka glasses and the hum of Argentines gossiping over the chill-out mix; on Sundays the salmon and scrambled eggs – a brunch classic – halt the chattering at least for the odd instant.
rnBehind you, the barmen project an air of attractive superiority and, given that vodka seems to go with anything, they love to freestyle. If you need somewhere a little more romantic, the restaurant is fronted by a leafy little knoll. This garden area also accommodates day beds ideal for pre-dinner drinks or lunch.