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“Great rustic Swedish meal!”

Rival Bar, Bistro & Cafe
Ranked #215 of 3,027 Restaurants in Stockholm
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, Scandinavian, Contemporary, Swedish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Drinks, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Mariatorget
Helsinki
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163 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Great rustic Swedish meal!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

The menu feels rustic in some way, real and unpretentious, yet with great flavors. Swedish flavors. I had a fish dish and my husband had a meat dish and we were very happy with everything! The drinks are also very good. The service was very nice and personal.

Visited June 2014
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Adelaide, Australia
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80 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Great service and lovely food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

We came here looking for breakfast long after breakfast is usually served, and the wonderful staff managed to salvage a couple of eggs to add to our selecetion of salads, sandwiches, and pancakes.

My salad was huge, fresh, and very nice, but the pancakes were amazing. More of a thick crepe, they were soft and buttery, and crispy around the edges, and were really good even without the jam and cream they were served with. I think I may be less sensible next time I visit, and order several servings of pancakes instead.

  • Visited June 2014
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Oslo, Norway
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457 reviews
325 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
“Great location, interior, service and good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2014

Stayed at Hotel Rival for 2 nights, and had dinner in the restaurant one evening. Chose from the bar menu, and picked the Rival Burger. Very tasty and delicately presented. A bit on the salty side for my taste, but all in all good. Very quick and professional service. Large wine selection. A bit pricey, but that is Stockholm after all.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank yef70
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Istanbul, Turkey
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142 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“nice and warm athmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2013

Very nice hotel, well placed at walking distance of interesting places. super breakfast, nice bar, modern rooms, friendly staff.

Visited December 2013
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Melbourne Australia
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great food and excellent service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2013

We were able to get a table for 8 without booking and weren't disappointed. The waiter who looked after us was knowlegeable about the menu and the wine list and told us about places to visit in Stockholm. The steak was perfectly cooked. It was a classy setting and great atmosphere.

  • Visited August 2013
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