Berns has a number of food and drink outlets throughout the hotel, however the real star is the magnificent Asiatiska which was built in 1802 and during the 1940s became the country's first Chinese restaurant (although today it serves mainly Thai cuisine). In what must be one of the single biggest dining rooms in Stockholm, guests, locals and tourist alike can come and dine at any time of the day against a stunning backdrop of 19th century architecture. The old wooden floors are partly covered in Persian rugs while tens of both round and square tables are smartly set up under immense crystal chandeliers. At one end of the room is an enormous mirrored wall, the other side of which the hotel's concert space. The wall can be drawn back to create a huge dance floor which is used at the weekend as the space turns into a night club. Around the top of the room is a gallery on three sides from which you can get a great view of the room. In the middle of the front wall of the Asiatiska is the bar while a large terrace extends out the front of the building.
The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and brunch. In the morning you can choose either to opt for the buffet breakfast, which features homemade items as well as hot dishes, or go for the few à la carte items such as pancakes, French toast or porridge. Highlights from the lunch menu are too kaa goong soup, grilled salmon in spicy coconut sauce with turmeric, tomato and okra and the grilled ribeye of moose yakiniku style with sourish red cabbage and wasabi and apple sauce. A bento box is also available and homemade pastries are on offer between 12:00pm and 6:00pm. The à la carte menu, which can be ordered from at lunch or dinner, has a wide selection of sushi and maki, appetisers (jellyfish and cucumber salad, Thai style razor clams), dim sum, stir fry, tempura, salads, soups and grilled meat. Afternoon tea involves tea of your choice, three dumplings and whatever you wish from the Berns dessert buffet. There drinks list is of an impressive length and features a wide selection of spirits, champagnes and wines from both the new and old world.
The other main eatery at the hotel is Berns Bistro & Bar which sits in the Berzelii Park just across from the building. Open all year round and heated in winter, there is both indoor and outdoor seating and is packed around meal times. Although it is open to the public, guests at the hotel have priority when it comes to seating. The restaurant is surrounded by beautiful plants and there are nice decorative touches such as the bikes with their baskets full of flowers and Ricard jars used as vases. Small tables are set up with green Vichy tablecloths on which punters enjoy classic French cuisine with dishes such as escargots à la provençale, croquet monsieur and choucroute as well as traditional fish and meat dishes and typical desserts like crème brûlée and strawberry and rhubarb compote. The Bistro & Bar is open until late every night serving both food and drink.
The other two drinking venues at the hotel are the sixth floor terrace and the Gallery 2.35:1. The former is only open during summer and is exclusively for guests on that floor or special invitees. It has its own bar which serves numbered cocktails and has a dedicated bar team. The latter, a private members club, is open to guests and has a very niche musical scene with the very best DJs of the particular genres of music that the house specialises in. It is very different from any other club in the city and has a rotating art collection. Gallery 2.35:1 is closed in the summer.