Restaurants in Stockholm

Stockholm is widely recognised as one of Europe's most dynamic gastronomic cities, and there’s no shortage of exciting restaurants to choose from, offering anything from traditional Swedish cuisine to contemporary fusion food. As you would expect from a city on the water, fish and shellfish are perennially popular and of the highest quality. Note that many restaurants are closed on Sundays, as well as in the summer months.

The restaurants below have been grouped into three pricing categories:
Expensive (over Skr1,200)
Moderate (Skr400 to Skr1200)
Cheap (up to Skr400)
These prices are for an average three-course meal and a bottle of house wine or cheapest equivalent; they include sales tax but not service charges.

Sales tax of 12% and any service charges are included in prices shown and bills. A 5-10% tip is normal and expected but not mandatory. As all wines are imported to Sweden, they are subject to steep price hikes and added tax and therefore tend to be expensive.

Edsbacka Krog

Price: Expensive

Edsbacka Krog was opened by renowned chef Christer Lingström in 1983 in a building where food and drink had been served as early as 1626. The restaurant has an inventive menu with dishes characterised by creative combinations of ingredients and immaculate taste. This is continental cooking at its best, with a Swedish twist. It’s not especially conveniently located for tourists, however - all the way up in Sollentuna to the north of the city, some 30 minutes by taxi.

Address: Sollentunavägen 220, Stockholm, Sweden
Telephone: (08) 631 0034.

Mathias Dahlgren

Price: Expensive

Having won a Michelin star at his last restaurant, Bon Lloc, Mathias Dahlgren, one of Sweden's most acclaimed chefs and the only one to win the prestigious Bocuse d'Or prize, has now moved on to the Grand Hôtel where his name and presence grace the hotel's new gourmet restaurant. The cuisine is Swedish and Baltic, but with global as well as local elements, and the food is delicious - based on natural produce and natural flavours, what Dahlgren himself calls 'the natural cuisine'. And guess what? It’s won him another two Michelin stars.

Address: Blasieholmshamnen 6, Stockholm, Sweden
Telephone: (08) 679 3584
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Frantzén/ Lindeberg

Price: Expensive

The only other Stockholm eatery with two Michelin stars to its name, Frantzén/ Lindeberg has enjoyed a meteoric rise since its opening in 2008. Pursuing a goal ‘to create a cognitive dissonance between the Nordic countries and Asia’, the results are endlessly innovative and invariably eyebrow-raising. Chocolate with sea salt, caramel and canola oil? One for true foodies.

Address: Lilla Nygatan 21 , Stockholm, Sweden
Telephone: (08) 20 85 80.

Rolfs Kök

Price: Moderate

One of the trendiest places to eat in Stockholm, Rolfs Kök is where the local cognoscenti head. The sparse interior veers towards minimalism and the food tends towards the style (and often small portions) of nouvelle cuisine. An open kitchen allows guests to inspect the preparation of the food. The menu is a collage of Swedish and international influences, which are given flair and reinvention in the Rolfs Kök style.

Address: Tegnergatan 41, Stockholm, Sweden
Telephone: (08) 101 696.
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Den Gyldene Freden

Price: Moderate

Considered the oldest restaurant in the world to have stayed in the same surroundings – and recognised as such by the Guinness Book of Records – Den Gyldene Freden (translation: The Golden Palace) is an 18th century tavern that these days serves up traditional Swedish home cooking with a classy, elegant twist. The restaurant is particularly famed for its souvas, a thinly sliced smoked reindeer meat.  

Address: Österlanggåtan 51, Stockholm, Sweden
Telephone: (08) 24 97 60.

Proviant

Price: Moderate

One of the most notable of Stockholm’s array of cool, French-influenced restaurants with a passion for local ingredients, Proviant was last year awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand for a menu that includes everything from dumplings of pike with lobster soup and carrots to Välnäs lamb with a puree of celeriac and kohlrabi. One of the founders of the project was previously head chef at Edsbacka Krog.

Address: Sturegartan 19 , Stockholm, Sweden
Telephone: (08) 22 60 50.

Kungshallen

Price: Cheap

Located right in the heart of downtown Stockholm, Kungshallen 800-seat food hall is a great place to fill up, whether you choose to sit down or take meals away. It offers a range of 15 different restaurants, from Tex-Mex and Indian to Greek, Lebanese and sushi, as well as a range of more esoteric Swedish specialities.

Address: Kungsgatan 44, Stockholm, Sweden
Telephone: (070) 8655 620.

Lao Wai

Price: Cheap

This Chinese vegetarian restaurant is trendy not because it is hip or funky but rather because it offers healthy, clean and pure food that is also wonderfully flavoursome. No microwave ovens, canned foods or pre-packaged powder-based sauces here; instead, the freshest ingredients are used, the spices are home ground, and the result is delicious, genuine Chinese food of the very best quality.

Address: Luntmakargatan 74, Stockholm, Sweden
Telephone: (08) 673 7800.
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Vapiano

Price: Cheap

A top budget option in the Old Town, offering a good selection of thin crust pizzas and home-made pasta dishes in light, modern surrounds. The food is fresh and tasty, and prepared in front of your eyes in the open kitchen. It might be a chain, but with potted herbs on the tables, trendy furniture and even cool bathrooms, it’s little wonder this place has been a hit with locals and tourists alike since opening in early 2009. Also at Kungsbron 15.

Address: Munkbrogatan 8, Stockholm, Sweden
Telephone: (08) 222 940.
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