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The Restaurant 

Vår tid är nu (original title)
Stockholm, the day of peace in Europe 1945. A spontaneous kiss between two strangers, during the celebration at Kungsgatan, will have major consequences.
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Series cast summary:
Hedda Stiernstedt ...  Nina 32 episodes, 2017-2020
Charlie Gustafsson ...  Calle 32 episodes, 2017-2020
Anna Bjelkerud Anna Bjelkerud ...  Ethel 32 episodes, 2017-2020
Adam Lundgren ...  Peter 31 episodes, 2017-2020
Josefin Neldén ...  Maggan 31 episodes, 2017-2020
Rasmus Troedsson Rasmus Troedsson ...  Bellan 30 episodes, 2017-2020
Mattias Nordkvist Mattias Nordkvist ...  Gustaf 26 episodes, 2017-2019
Suzanne Reuter ...  Helga 24 episodes, 2017-2020
Peter Dalle ...  Stickan 20 episodes, 2017-2020
Caroline Söderström Caroline Söderström ...  Astrid 20 episodes, 2017-2019
Karin Franz Körlof ...  Lilly 18 episodes, 2017-2019
Malin Persson Malin Persson ...  Sonja 17 episodes, 2017-2020
Ida Engvoll ...  Ester 16 episodes, 2017-2019
Simone Coppo ...  Angelo 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Tova Magnusson ...  Britt Gahn 15 episodes, 2018-2019


In May 1945, peace is proclaimed all over Europe. The Löwander family runs their old fashioned restaurant in Stockholm, but the small amount of patrons worries them. The eldest son, Gustaf, is willing to resort to unconventional methods to solve their problems. His brother Peter is suspicious of him and represents an even bigger threat. Meanwhile, their naive little sister Nina runs into a stranger who she shares an impulsive kiss with, a kiss that will have long-lasting consequences. Calle Svensson makes an attempt to become one of DK's scullions to provide for his family, but his grumpy old boss is not making it easy for him. Margareta, who is working as a waitress, is struggling to get back custody of her three-year-old son while at the same time a forbidden love makes her position even more precarious.

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While taking place in Stockholm, the series is mostly shot in Gothenburg, including the exterior of the family restaurant. See more »

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Predictable, but enjoyable nonetheless
5 February 2021 | by LucyBonetteSee all my reviews

The main takeaway of this show is that not all Swedes are blonde!

I am enjoying this, although I admit that being from The Netherlands, I partly watch to compare Swedish to Dutch. Interesting. The other day I heard them sing a Dutch happy birthday tune in Swedish, I had no idea that had the same song.

Yes, it's predictable and slightly soap-like at times, and some characters have become caricatures (although, interestingly enough, there's two people who have switched, one being the good guy changing into the bad guy, and vice versa). It follows the success recipe of romantic storylines, ongoing family trouble and always one lighter, funny storyline per episode.

What I really like is the big jumps in time, where in other shows certain storyline would have ben spelled out till the very end, here it suddenly stops and we are 5 years down the line, and what happened before is explained in a brief conversation or a shot of something. I like that, because often it would have been obvious.

But what is up with that filter? It's as if they're in a permanent dust cloud!

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Release Date:

1 October 2017 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


(28 episodes) (season 1-3) | (4 episodes) (season 4)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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