Monday 7 May 1945 – the Second World War finally comes to an end and a new, brighter future beckons. In the midst of central Stockholm celebrations, two strangers come together with a quick kiss, parting company immediately after. Upper-class girl Nina and kitchen hand Calle don’t yet know that their brief encounter will come to have tumultuous consequences. Witness the series that drew comparisons to DOWNTON ABBEY and immediately became one of the most successful Swedish shows ever.
Stockholm VE Day 1945. In the jubilant crowd on Kungsgatan, a spontaneous kiss between two strangers will have dire consequences.
2. The Return
Mr Peter Löwander returns from military service in Europe accompanied by a Jewish girl named Suzanne Goldstein. Peter´s mother and the family´s “matriarch” Helga quietly resents her son´s new friend and ponders on what to do.
3. The Jubilee
Gustaf and Helga prepare a jubilee celebrating the restaurant´s 50 year existence as a way of attracting customers.
5. The Restaurant Manager
While Gustaf is held in police custody Peter takes over the role of restaurant manager at Djurgårdskällaren.
6. The Reopening
At this point everything is hanging by a thread. Peter and Nina are struggling to keep the restaurant afloat.
7. The Crayfish Party
Stockholm,1946. Nina and Erik are celebrating their engagement with a crayish party at the archipelago and Calle is reluctantly in charge of the food.
8. The Agreement
Suzanne’s meltdown leads to huge consequences for both Peter and the restaurant.
9. The Housewife
Stockholm, 1950. The past few years have really changed things for the Löwanders. Nina and Erik gave birth to a baby girl and Nina is currently living a calm and quiet life as a housewife. But things aren’t as perfect as they seem.
Very well done. Looking forward to a second season!
Well now ... I really enjoyed this and would love to be getting into season 2 !!
Discovered "The Restaurant" by accident, and I loved it. Very enjoyable and very well-written and well-acted. Hoping for a season 2! I usually have a somewhat difficult time getting used to subtitles, but this was not one of those times; so natural and easily followed. Highly recommend.