Nosh and Chow is the New Black inside Stockholm´s Golden Triangle !
Scandic Design is one of the Coolest, Pure and Elegant Design but to get the kind of drop dead gorgeous, eclectic, innovative effect at Nosh and Chow, the people behind Berns Hotel had to head south and collaborated with Catalan Artist and Architect Lázaro Rosa-Violán. The man behind popular restaurants such as Boca Grande and Big Fish in Barcelona who was recently appointed as the designer for Soho House´s new buildings in Barcelona and Madrid.
A Hot Concept and Smoking Designer. It is a real mish-mash of styles, part French bistro and part colonial northern Africa. The interconnecting dining rooms, lounges and bars range in style from wood panelled wine-lined old-school gentlemen’s club to high class hooker’s boudoir.
The ground floor restaurant is just the beginning – there’s an intimate speakeasy-style private members’ bar one floor up greeted by an amazing outdoor patio space, perfect for summer time drinks. Through this courtyard is their exclusive speakeasy bar, Bernie’s, a members’ bar located in the yard house, another example of excellent interior design. Bottles of spirits are clustered on small square shelves behind the backlit bar, creating an ever-changing soft amber glow – genius!
I could gush on and on about the décor and the design but lets talk about the food! The menu features a number of global cuisines, from South America, North America to Southeast Asia. All served using Swedish ingredients.
My dinner companion went for the grilled entrecôte with mustard and cumin flavoured butter, served with salad and French fries. An interesting take on the classic entrecôte, as the meat is covered with slashes of the flavoured butter. I chose the Deep-fried ”Linus cheese” from Skärvången with spring salad and walnuts. The cheese had a crisp, non-greasy breaded coating. Whilst the salad was packed with flavour and texture, a slight bitterness from the fennel and radish, a crunch from the carrot and asparagus, earthy notes from the walnuts and a sweetness from the dollops of tar-like sticky dressing.
Their salmon salad “Nahm Jim” with pak choi, ginger, green papaya, soba noodles, mini cucmber, sesam and miso dressing is to die for. I would warmly recommend you to try it as well. It is heaven for your taste buds!
At Nosh and Chow, you will find a mixed clientele. They seemed to cover all walks of life, older couples in suits, trendy tattooed and pierced media types and a family with two pre-teen children. Babies are welcomed here too, something that is very rare in high-end restaurants in my hometown,Paris.
What do I have to say about the quality of the service ? I am extremely picky when it comes to Service and I must say, I have been more disappointed by it than pleased here in Stockholm. But The Berns´s staff is very good. The waiters are caring, smiley and extremely knowledgeable.
A restaurant can either be defined by its food or by its atmosphere – At Nosh and Chow both are taken care of.