Bizarre, playful, ambitious: three words that sum up Punk Royale and it’s weird and wonderful tasting menu experience. Here, you’re invited to try out a selection of decadent globally-inspired small plates. It all begins with a scoop of caviar dolloped straight onto the top of your hand, alongside a shot of vodka to wash it down with. The interior here couldn’t be more juxtaposed to the fine dining; the walls are crumbling, there’s a straight-out-of-the-90s smoke machine filling the room with a nostalgic mist and Lego are provided to play with in between courses. One of the toughest restaurants in Stockholm to book, Punk Royale recently opened an adjacent cafe, which offers a shorter, more affordable menu alongside even battier decoration that’s reminiscent of a Tim Burton movie. You’ll either love or hate these venues, and that’s the whole point.
Time Out tip: If you’ve fully embraced Punk Royale’s madness, head down the street to the retro-vintage-clad Bröderna Olssons Garlic and Shots, which, as its name suggests, serves very garlicky snacks and 101 spirit varieties. Across town in St Eriksplan, the even more mind-boggling Peppar bar is a year-round jungle of tinsel and glowing figurines that Punk Royale fans will also adore.
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