Restaurants in Stockholm
Stockholm is widely recognised as one of Europe's most dynamic gastronomic cities, so there’s no shortage of exciting restaurants on show - from those serving traditional Swedish cuisine to pop-ups selling 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 Kr1,200)
Moderate (Kr400 to Kr1200)
Cheap (up to Kr400)
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 tend to be expensive.
Berns AsiatiskaCuisine: Asian
It might have begun life as a restaurant serving bog-standard Chinese fare in the 1940's, but the modern Berns Asiatiska is a different beast entirely. Serving a mixture of Asian cuisines, it does the best steamed dim sum in Stockholm as well as quirkier dishes based on local ingredients such as red-fish with clam broth. For the full experience, choose the nine-course set menu – either with fish and meat, or vegetarian dishes.Address: Norrmalm, Berzelii Park 9, Stockholm, 111 47
Telephone: +46 8 5663 2767.
Edsbacka WärdshusCuisine: Swedish
Going back to its roots since renowned chef Christer Lingström packed up and left with his two Michelin stars, Edsbacka Wärdshus is a wonderful inn-like restaurant that concentrates on traditional Swedish fare that changes with the seasons. Food has been dished up here since 1626 but it’s hard to believe it’s as good as the dry-aged steak and Iberico ham that they serve today.Address: Sollentuna, Sollentunavägen 220, Stockholm, 191 35
Telephone: +46 8 5800 1660.
FlickanCuisine: World fusion
With only sixteen seats and open Thursday until Saturday, a meal at Flickan (‘The Girl’) is a rare experience that must be seen to be believed. Do not be fooled by the hip-hop music and the sneaker-clad waiters, Flickan provides a culinary experience with serious dishes and exceptional produce. The tasting menu has twelve courses, among which you might find deer tartar or moose heart paired with one of their 2700+ wines. Book in advance.Address: Gamla Stan, Yxsmedsgränd 12, Stockholm, 111 47
Telephone: +46 8 5064 0080
Mathias DahlgrenCuisine: Swedish
Having won a Michelin star at his last restaurant, Bon Lloc, chef Mathias Dahlgren is now at the Grand Hôtel where his name and presence grace the hotel's gourmet restaurant. The cuisine is Swedish and Baltic with wines paired with every dish. And guess what? It’s won him another two Michelin stars. Enjoy the lacto-ovo-vegetarian cuisine at Rutabaga, the organic rye bread of the Green Rabbit bakery or medium-sized meals at the bistro Matbaren.Address: Södermalm, Blasieholmshamnen 6, Stockholm, 111 48
Telephone: +46 8 679 3584.
Den Gyldene FredenCuisine: Swedish
One of the oldest restaurants in the world, Den Gyldene Freden (translation: ‘The Golden Peace’) is an 18th-century tavern that serves up traditional Swedish home cooking with a classy, elegant twist. The restaurant is particularly famed for its souvas, thinly sliced smoked reindeer meat.Address: Gamla Stan, Österlanggåtan 51, Stockholm, 111 31
Telephone: +46 8 249 760.
One of the more notable names in Stockholm’s array of cool, French-influenced restaurants with a passion for local ingredients, Proviant boasts a Michelin Bib Gourmand for a menu that includes everything from dumplings of pike with langoustine sauce and chanterelles to grilled reindeer steak with sea buckthorn across two restaurants. Proviant also has its own brewery on Arbetargatan 33, its own bakery on Valhallavägen 113C and a store at Sturegatan 19. To top it all off, it also offers home catering.Address: Östermalm, Sturegatan 19, Stockholm, 114 36
Telephone: +46 8 226 050.
Rolfs KökCuisine: Swedish
One of the trendiest places to eat in Stockholm, Rolfs Kök is where the local cognoscenti go for supper. The sparse interior veers towards minimalism, albeit very stylishly, and the food tends towards small portions of nouvelle cuisine - all of which is prepared in an open kitchen.Address: Norrmalm, Tegnérgatan 41, Stockholm, 111 61
Telephone: +46 8 101 696.
A small homely spot serving exclusively Swedish fare, Gro focuses on fresh, natural ingredients and boasts a limited but ever changing menu based on whatever happens to be in season. At lunch, the choice is down to just four options, all of which are chalked up on a blackboard – thus dispensing with the need for menus.Address: Vasastan, Sankt Eriksgatan 67, Stockholm, 113 32
Telephone: +46 8 643 4222.
Located right in the heart of downtown Stockholm, Kungshallen’s 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 16 different restaurants, from Tex-Mex and Indian to Greek, Lebanese and sushi, as well as a range of more esoteric Swedish specialities.Address: Norrmalm, Kungsgatan 44, Stockholm, 11135
Telephone: +46 70 865 5620.
A top budget option in the Old Town, Vapiano specialises in light Italian fare – all of which is made as you watch. There are four branches in Stockholm with potted herbs on the tables, trendy furniture and even cool bathrooms, it’s little wonder this place has proved a hit with locals and tourists alike. Vapiano now even has a Take Away & Home Delivery section.Address: Gamla Stan, Munkbrogatan 8, Stockholm, 111 27
Telephone: +46 8 222 940.