Erik Lallerstedt started his career as restaurateur as a porter at the famous hotel Waldorf Astoria in New York.
In 1980 Erik Lallerstedt opened his first own restaurant in a converted sand barge moored at Strandvägen. Eriks on Strandvägen received in 1984 one of Sweden's first Michelin stars.
Erik Lallerstedt appeared often in the media and was one of the first TV chefs in TV3's "Matresan". For some years he also ran Tivoli Bar at Gröna Lund.
In 1994 Erik Lallerstedt took over Gondolen. The restaurant was inaugurated October 15, 1935 by King Gustav V and operated by the Swedish Consumer Cooperative Society. His vision included a dining room that everyone could afford, a neighborhood restaurant, a bar and an outdoor terrace on the roof. And so it was, now supplemented with the wine bar, a reception room and the Gastronomy, where small parties can learn more about cooking and wine tasting.
Over the years the Gondolen business has evolved and been renewed, without sacrificing the basic concept that offers classic food and drink at reasonable price. Meanwhile, Anna Lallerstedt(daughter) shouldered increasing responsibility for the company and took in the spring of 2013 over as manager and chairman.
Provided by Gondolen Restaurant