Pelikan, one of Sweden's oldest restaurants, is famous for both its traditional Swedish homecooking and its long history. The fabled Södermalm premises house a large beer hall, a smaller dining room and a lively bar where art and music combine.
Pelikan was founded in the 17th century in the Old Town but since the early 1900s the restaurant has been on Blekingegatan, a stone's throw from Götgatan. Time has more or less stood still in the large beer hall. The original Art Nouveau style has been well maintained and the menu retains its traditional Swedish flavours. Everything from Pelikan's legendary huge meatballs to pork shank with root veg mash, as well as a few more innovative dishes that have found their way onto the menu.
Pelikan has always been a popular meeting place. Hang out by the long bar counter and enjoy cocktails with Scandinavian flavours, listen to DJs and admire artworks by young artists. Next door is the little dining room, which is hung with works by artist and Pelikan regular, Stig Claesson.