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Rival Bar & Bistro

3.0 • 10 reviews
Rival Bar & Bistro

This Södermalm institution has been around since 1937. Rival Bar & Bistro embodies Art Deco glamour with rich red velvet trimmings and shiny brass fixtures. With its prime location and welcoming ambiance, Rival appeals to a bustling crowd of locals and hotel guests alike.

Settle down in the intimate booths and savour the kitchen's take on classic bistro dishes. Come the weekend, Rival's brunch buffet is infinitely popular; the offering includes everything from steak tartar and American pancakes to Bloody Marys.

Rival offers a slightly more sophisticated bar scene with artisanal cocktails, multiple vintages and microbrewery beer as well as a simple bar menu with lighter bites to eat. Djs play music during the weekend. And the adjacent Rival Scen boasts 700 seats and performances every day.

See also: Hotel Rival, Café Rival & Rival Scen

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7 Jul 2019

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Nice bar! Be here for drinks a while ago. Rival, I have been a bit opposed to going to because of the bad hospitality and the service I got at the café part for not so long ago, top 3 worst hospitality, but here in the bar part it was different.

Really nice headwaiter who gave us a... Show full »

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13 Mar 2018

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Suitable for all occasions! Have stayed at the hotel, hung in the bar and eaten brunch. Everything has been great! Always good service and the food has been great every time. A natural söderfavorit for me.

18 Dec 2018

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Warm and comfortable room. Quiet atmosphere and tremendously fantastic sound level despite crammed restaurant.
Service a bit slow and anonymous but OK
The food is good, well cooked, good portions and seasoning.
I ate tartar that was great and very good fries.
A bit boring (classic Sw... Show full »

28 Feb 2019

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Good restaurant with good food and nice weekend brunch. The shower was very nice.

19 Mar 2019

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Tried their coveted brunch. Superhard to get table, but their friendly Stewart helped me to book places that were actually intended for drop-in (they have 8 such places).

The brunch was okay. Great variety of cold and hot food. The cold part consisted of salmon, salads, cured meats, tartar... Show full »

11 Sep 2019

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Har bara ätit deras brunch. Rätt standard, man vet vad man får. Helt okej!

6 Jun 2016

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Nice environment. Usually good drinks but some bartenders put more care into the drinks than others. haven't eaten here but would be happy to do it.

21 May 2019

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Jag åt dyraste och minsta, nästan tomma Ostron på Rival. Jag är jätte besviken.

22 Sep 2016

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Nice. Decent selection but expensive for refrigerator cold standard meals

15 Nov 2015

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Nice environment. The menu is not to my taste. But the music, I like the mkt, synthesizer, it gives me a four

Reviews in the press

4 out of 6 · SvD Krogguiden · 2010-08-20

“Hotellrestauranger är ett svårt koncept. Bistro Rival lyckas ändå skapa trivsel i den läckert designade matsalen. Maten är god och levererar efter förväntan”