This city centre bistro is one of the gems of the town. It’s been serving everything from scampi and shrimp salad to the classic Biff Rydberg since 1897. Its history is evident the minute you step inside. You’ll find banquettes covered in cognac-coloured leather, gleaming wooden panelling, and waiters dressed in starched white uniforms (some of them seem to have been there as long as the restaurant itself). The food is mostly traditionally Scandinavian, with some French influences. A plate of Toast Pelle Jansson (raw fillet of beef, whitebait roe and red onion) makes a perfect lunchtime snack to energize you for further shopping on nearby Birger Jarlsgatan. In keeping with its old-fashioned style the service is exemplary, if slightly formal. In the summer the sidewalk dining is particularly popular.