Taverna Brillo is an Italian brasserie in a Swedish form. The large dining room is surrounded by bars, café, shops which are offering delicacies, pizza, bread, ice cream, espressobar and flowers. The range is as generous as the opening hours, from early morning until late night. The menu has its roots in the italian cuisine but has been interpretated into swedish by Taverna Brillos chef Henrik Erdmann.
THE DINING ROOM
The dining room is inspired by the italian food that we love and has become a big part of the swedish food culture. The interior design is by Swedish interior designer Jonas Bohlin. As in all his work there are well thought-out details.
The entrance on Humlegårdsgatan 19 leads directly to the Taverna Brillo café. Jonas Bohlin has created an illusion of an alleyway somewhere around the middle sea and on the wall on the long side NUG has painted a 50 meter,perfectly fitted, long art work
In the market part you find a shop with bread and a café. The bread is made by Bageri Brillo which is under the direction of Håkan Johansson who is the winner of Bakery Masters 2014 (Viennese Pastry) and hence the world champion in baking sweet bread. You will also find ready to eat dishes, salads, sandwiches, sauces, olive oils and other selected products to buy and bring home. At nighttime the market transforms into a bar and the hallway around the café area is filled with people everywhere.
Växthusbaren is at the back of Taverna Brillo, next to the orangerie. It is often lively at night. Focus is on new music with DJs and live performances.
ICE CREAM, ESPRESSOBAR AND FLOWERS
Our smallest bar situated on Sturegatan offers coffea, aperitivo and not least our fantastic ice cream. The ice cream is made of natural ingredients and tastes just as real ice cream should taste. The flavours varies from day to day. Stop for a coffe or buy you favourite ice cream to go in a half liter packaging. By the entrance on Sturegatan you can also find cut flowers from our floral fridge – everyting is opened until 00/02. The italian style espressobar is extended with a terrace during the summer.
A tavern (TAVERNA) is open for guests to order food and drinks. Italian taverns differ from bars where they usually stay open also during the day and serves full meals. The word comes from ancient Rome “tabernae”, a grocery store that offer the possibility to consume food, drinks and sometimes even lodging.
BRILLO has multiple meanings, tipsy and sunbeam. And the Brillobox by Andy Warhol is the object of one of the world’s most debated art histories. We chose the name Taverna Brillo mainly because the sun shines into the room through a light dome, crossing the dining room and cocktail bar to finally land in our kitchen and bakery.
That Brillo means tipsy in Italian might be because a person shines a little bit extra in that state. A state of mind we wish for all our guests, a bit tipsy. But not just by alcohol but by food, art and life.