Restaurants, Clubs & Bars
Industrial Buildings Turned Restaurants
Gone are the days when old, industrial buildings couldn't be seen for nothing else but its sole core purpose - to house the processing or manufacturing of a product.
Today, progressive minds have turned these once industrial monsters into a dining experience. Here are three suggestions for eating with an industrial feeling:
- Allmänna Galleriet, AG925 (General Gallery), this former printing plant, found at one of Kungsholmens darkest backstreets, is now a restaurant, bar and event venue. Nothing remotely of resembling the elegantly, architect-designed city restaurants, the floor at AG925 is old, worn out cement, walls are gaping empty of white sterile tiles and giant ventialtion drums are hoovering below the ceiling. The coverture is silver as there used to be an old silver factory, now hosting the restaurant part. Despite its industrial feel, there is a soft warmth, perhaps from the relaxed house music, accompanied by the chandeliers and the golden mirrors.
- The old sulfuric factory once operated by Alfred Nobel and home of the creation of dynamite, is the stage of Café Winterviken, bordering the coastal inlet in the suburb of Aspudden. Markus Aujulay, chef of the year 2004, did recently take control of the venue, offering it mainly as a assembly room and for conferences, but will also offer hosting other arrangements as weddings, corporate events and banquettes. It has been the host of Skulpturens Hus - House of the Sculpture - a heritage that will live on, as well as art exhibitons and children's theatre. In terms of the menu, it will be classic with a modern and Swedish touch.
- At Lilla Essingen, an island in the coastal inlet of Stockholm, is the birthplace and scenery of the growth of appliance manufacturer Elektrolux. In one of the few remaning leftovers of the Elektrolux era, luxury restaurant Lux is spoiling the lucky few with exquisite dining, recognized by Guide Rouge through the reward of star in the famous guide. Surrounded by newly built houses, resembling Riviera luxury condos, the old brick factory is a vivid contrast of modern and old, and will remain as an oasis of luxurious dining for gourmand Stockholmers.
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