Having binged my way through “ Seaside Hotel”, I was looking for an equally engrossing show when I discovered “The Restaurant”.
It’s like a Swedish cross between Seaside and Downton Abbey.
Here’s a synopsis:
“ The Löwander family – siblings Gustaf, Nina and Peter, and mother Helga – run one of Stockholm’s most popular restaurants. Following scenes of jubilation from when the war ends, the show focuses on the blossoming relationship between wealthy Nina and the kitchen boy Calle, as well as conflict within the family about how to run the business, which Peter discovers has problems. The family disagrees on how to solve the problems, with siblings butting heads while Nina’s passionate affair with Calle scandalises the family. Other romantic complications also cause the stern matriarch Helga many a headache.”