Barbro is one of my favourite restaurants in Stockholm, a perfect place to start a Friday evening or round off the weekend with a glass of wine and a movie.
The name of this place is a play on words – Barbro being a Swedish first name common among women born in the 1940’s but also a combination of the words bar and “bro” (meaning bridge). This modern industrial style restaurant in the hipster area of Hornstull isn’t a place you would pass by and find by accident since it’s located in a secluded place next to the pier of a bridge. But once you find it it’s a true treasure.
The kitchen’s focus is described as Asian with a western touch. And two of the owners have previously worked as sous-chefs at a renowned teppanyaki restaurant. And the food at this place is fantastic. The courses are mid size, meaning that you order about two courses per person. Classic favourites on the menu are the spicy tuna rolls and the seared tuna with sesame dressing and almonds.
Downstairs from the restaurant you’ll find a bar that also serves as a living room style movie theatre a few nights a week. The local cinema Bio Rio that’s located in the same neighbourhood uses Barbro’s basements as one of its theatres. Book your ticket through biorio.se and make sure to be in time to get the best seats in the bar choosing from a beanbag, a sofa or comfy armchairs.