Lola A. Åkerström spotlights the wildly successful annual dining initiative, Krogveckan.
Editor’s note – This article will be updated every year to reflect the annual Krogveckan. Last updated – January 26, 2017
There’s no beating about the bush when it comes to dining – eating out in Stockholm can quickly dent your wallet and there are superb restaurants worth denting your wallet for. As we trudge through our winter blues in anticipation of the warmth spring brings, one of the cool initiatives that has been going on for a couple years now is called “Krogveckan” or pub/tavern week in which various higher end restaurants offer up dishes at affordable prices under a two-week period during the winter.
Krogveckan has been a successful concept since its inception and the idea was to give visitors a chance to try new restaurants at a reasonable cost. Almost a subconscious reward for braving through the long dark winters.
You can get two-to-three course meals for SEK 200-SEK 300 total (roughly $25-$35) from over a hundred different restaurants in town. Many top restaurants create custom menus for two weeks which offer the same quality and fine dining fare at pub grub prices. During these two weeks, you get a chance to discover and try new restaurants you might not normally try due to price and many luxury restaurants use Krogveckan as an opportunity to reach out to new customers and expand their base.
Krogveckan is organized by my favorite restaurant booking site, Bookatable, and the site has been organizing this for over seven years. Through the site, you can snap up reservations at dozens of restaurants. Bookatable is Europe’s largest online restaurant reservations site. It is available in nine languages and operates in over 19 countries. Bookatable has been chosen by over 10,000 restaurants in 23 countries and it makes over a million reservations per month.
With Bookatable you can try the restaurants based on location, type of cuisine and price, and Krogveckan is expected to draw over 30,000 diners in its two weeks.
2017 Dates – January 27 – February 12
Book – www.krogveckan.se