The brains behind French-inspired Brasserie Balzac have amassed impressive experience from Boqueria, Kommendören, Bistroteket and Mäster Anders to name a few. This expansive bistro serves authentic, seasonal food from small-scale French suppliers in a bustling, unpretentious environment. The idea is that guests should feel free to pop by on a whim to sample a glass of wine or grab a bite to eat.
The interior draws inspiration from New York and Paris. The ambitious bistro-style decor is complete with mosaic floor tiles, burgundy leather sofas, elegant crown mouldings and old-school mirrors. The wall-to-wall cocktail bar is a real eye catcher and boasts an extensive wine and cocktail menu.
Honoré de Balzac, the famous writer and gourmand, who according to legend, ordered up to 100 oysters for lunch inspired the name. Naturally, these fruit des mer delicacies are featured in the menu alongside bistro classics and contemporary dishes reflecting France's multicultural cuisine.
The restaurant boasts 140 seats, 20 of which are reserved for drop-ins. Despite its size Brasserie Balzac has preserved an intimate and cosy feel.