Indigo Restaurang & Bar
Indigo Restaurant & Bar is both a lunch restaurant, a fine dining restaurant, a bar and a bistro. A bit like a second living room in town. They mix between Scandinavian and southern European cuisine – there are classic flavors and well-known dishes, presented in new contexts. On Friday and Saturday evenings, Indigo is also an important part of Mariehamn's entertainment offering with its popular bar. In the summer, a large, lovely patio opens up where it is easy to sit for a long time as it is open from early lunch until late in the evening.
The restaurant was opened by restaurateurs Stig Grönlund and Björn Ekstrand in the spring of 2004. Björn continued his journey towards new goals in the autumn of 2012 and Stig's new colleague since then is the well-known Åland profile Dennis Jansson. He also runs the nightclub Kino Nightclub and the pizzeria Diablo, which is located next door to Indigo.
The restaurant is housed in what is perhaps Mariehamn's best-preserved stone house. The oldest parts were actually built in the late 1800s, when the town most resembled a village. In the 1870s, the shipowner and merchant Victor Starck built two warehouses for his ship and wholesale trade. One in brick and one in granite. The warehouses stored cement and all kinds of building materials. However, the warehouse also functioned as a vodka warehouse from time to time. To make the warehouse burglar-proof, bars were installed for the windows in the warehouse. For a time, therefore, the warehouse was also used as a prison. The farm with its dwelling house, storehouse and bakery (which today houses the café Bagarstugan) was taken over in the early 1900s by the shipowner and consul Erik Nylund and his wife Elin.
Where the stairs now go up to Indigo's bar, there was a slide for cement sacks and other goods that were thrown down to the lower floor. On Nygatan there were several horse carriages from the countryside waiting to be loaded. The house was used as a warehouse until the 1970s, when it became a potted dairy. In April 2004, the restaurant Indigo was inaugurated. The history of the warehouse can be seen today on the lovely stone walls and the cozy atmosphere with wooden beams in the attic where the bar is.
Read more and see the menu on www.indigo.ax
Monday-Thursday at 11.00-23.00
Friday at 11.00-00.00
Saturday at 17.00-00.00
Please contact the restaurant prior to arrival to book the dinner time.
Telephone +358 (0)18- 16550