Stockholm’s restaurant offerings are among the best in the world. Our curiosity in food cultures and influences from holiday travels has created a diverse, international selection of restaurants to suit all tastes. But the classics are still here: meatballs with mashed potatoes at Den Gyldene Freden in Old Town or why not have a Wallenbergare at restaurant Prinsen.
For those who want to enjoy the fruits of the sea, we recommend Wedholms Fisk. And for those of you who want to try vegetarian, there is an abundance of options, such as Hermans at the edge of a steep slope down toward Stadsgården and with a view of all of Stockholm’s city center.
After a string of triumphs in the Stockholm restaurant world, the legendary restaurateur Bengt Wedholm has finally crowned his career with this eponymous establishment. At Wedholms, they take their craft very seriously, both in the kitchen and out in dining room. In the kitchen, the finest ingredients from the sea are carefully prepared based on uncompromising selection and solid food craftsmanship.
The original idea behind Eataly is very simple: to gather all the high-quality Italian foods under one roof, where you can eat, shop and learn. Oscar Farinetti first envisioned the Eataly concept in 2002, and, after five years of researching and planning, opened the first store in Torino, Italy, in January 2007. Since 2004, Eataly has created and purchased shares in sustainable food and drink companies.
A relaxed Experience Brasserie in our rough customs house with our sophisticated surroundings-where the champagne corks always are ready to be popped.
— Mister French, Brasserie Générosité
Tullhus 2 Skeppsbrokajen, Stockholm, Sweden
Telephone:+46 (0)8 20 20 95
More information: www.mrfrench.se
For several hundred years the canteens of Le Rouge have been involved in gastronomy. Already in medieval times, these quarters were Stockholm’s busiest trading place for fish.
Brunnsgränd 2-4, Stockholm, Sweden
Telephone:+46 (0)8 505 244 30
More information: www.lerouge.se
BankOmats philosophy is straightforward: “Pure and simple, we serve good food.” The restaurant is situated in an old bank, which explains the name. The restaurant seeks to support the local economy by purchasing its raw food ingredients and its interior components from local surrounding suppliers.
Urban Deli is a grocery store, food hall and restaurant/bar fusion, and as such, provides a unique atmosphere in the heart of SoFo, in Södermalm, as well as in the center of Stockholm.
Nytorget 4, Sveavägen 44 / Stockholm, Sweden
Telephone:+46 8 425 500 00
More information: www.urbandeli.org
They say that Queen Kristina used Djurgården to hunt wild lions—such a pursuit is no longer required. It is here we have created an idyllic retreat for everyone.
The menu consists of timeless and reinterpreted classics with inspiration from traditional Swedish recipes and the Mediterranean.
A warm welcome to a green culinary experience.
We offer a constantly evolving menu that takes its cue from fresh primary produce. Focused on green, organic and local produce, our dishes are centred on vegetables with the animal kingdom as an additional condiment. We want to provide an experience for all the senses that includes our culinary sensation, photography and the surrounding environment.
Stadsgårdshamnen 22 / Stockholm, Sweden
Telephone:+46 8 50 900 500
More information: fotografiska.se/bookatable
Tures is a lively restaurant with a wonderful atmosphere, where classic Swedish dishes are served in an international and modern environment.
This fantastic meeting place has an extremely high-quality bar, and Tures is one of the city’s best after work venues. The broad spectrum of clientele suits most people, and the staff always have a friendly, relaxed and professional attitude which even extends to the guests’ four-legged companions; useful to know if you can’t find a dog sitter!
Sturegallerian 10 / Stockholm, Sweden
Telephone:+46 (0)8 611 02 10
More information: tures.se
As new tavern owners here in the Old Town, we were delighted to discover that a gentleman named Hindrich Nywardt lived here in the 1700’s. Who you say? Well, an old chap who had the responsibility for organising the wine carriage transportation in Stockholm. Quite simply, he was a decent fellow who provided the citizens with a steady supply of good wine.
Österlånggatan 17, Stockholm/ Sweden
Telephone:+46 (0)8 557 773 00
More Information: www.osterlangatan17.se
FEM SMÅ HUS
The restaurant owes its name, Five Small Houses, to its location. It is literally located in the magnificent, vaulted cellars of five houses in Gamla Stan. Restaurants have been operated out of these premises since the 1600s; the food that is served today is based on the Swedish kitchen with influences from the French.
Step into history and treat yourself to a full sensory experience.
Ångbåtsbryggan is a unique cultural venue: A high-end restaurant flanked by two floating museums on Strandvägen. Ever since the Art and Industrial Exposition of Stockholm in 1897, Strandvägen has been one of the most popular places to stroll for the local Stockholmers. Now, Sweden’s answer to the Champs-Élysées has a new flagship venue that ties together history, culture, technology, entertainment – and people.
Offering excellent food and drink – not to mention, stunning harbour views – Hotel Diplomat’s timeless brasserie is as popular with the Stockholm locals as it is with visiting guests. Come for the healthy breakfast buffet, weekend brunch, a business lunch, a relaxed family meal, or perhaps treat yourself to an indulgent afternoon tea and a glass of something sparkling. Regardless of when you stop by, you’ll find that the restaurant is always full of life.
At Ulla Winbladh you are able to savour genuine Swedish culinary craft in a historical atmosphere. Here we serve traditional Swedish cuisine, the way it is supposed to be, that is: a truly sense widening experience.
Wärdshuset Ulla Winbladh, its name inspired by the muse of the national bard Bellman, is renowned for it’s high class Swedish food tradition. Anno 1897, the inn is something as unusual as a concept restaurant for the people. All are welcome here – royalty, families with children, and gallivants on Djurgården, even dogs can quench their thirst in our outside seating area.
Nest of sin, favorite hangout of the cultural elite, stronghold of home cooking- we find many names for that which we love. Konstnärsbaren (which means the Artist Bar), or KB as it is most often called, fired up their stoves for the first time 84 years ago, and is nowadays somewhat of an institution on Stockholm’s restaurant scene. The culinary art is based on classic Swedish ingredients, and the decor reflects the house’s artist tradition. The unique murals which for decades have been painted by Sweden’s most prominent artists, are matched with exhibitions by current colleagues. KB has a unique atmosphere and an exciting history. Welcome to one of Sweden’s most venerable cultural establishments.
This elegant, laid-back city retreat attracts seafood lovers, but other fine food is also available on the menu. In the dining room’s relaxed atmosphere you’ll hear languages from around the globe and the cocktail bar serves city-goers dropping in for drinks or coffee.
No. 1 Sankt Eriksplan has been a pub locale since the beginning of the 1960s. In July 2015, Klas Lindberg took over the restaurant and after some extensive renovations, he opened the doors to Portal in August 2016.
Here, the focus is on uncomplicated food with clear tastes and quality ingredients — alongside the belief that good food can be elevated effortlessly by great drink pairings. What we offer is a unified gastronomic experience.
A place to meet, perhaps for a bit to eat, and to enjoy a drink. That’s how Stockholmers viewed Tranan in 1929 and that’s how it still is today, some 80 years later. Tranan has been open seven days a week and been at the same address, Karlbergsvägen 14, for all those years. Already back in the thirties, Tranan was known as the “club” by its regulars. Fried herring with mashed potatoes has been on the menu since Tranan’s inception.
DEN GYLDENE FREDEN
Den Gyldene Freden in Gamla Stan has served traditional Swedish fare ever since 1722. They continue in this spirit with occasional international influences. The food here is prepared with great regard and respect for ingredients. Take your time and enjoy your meals here – enjoyment is timeless.
As far from molecular gastronomy as you can possibly get. At Ekstedt, all food is prepared over an open fire inspired by cookbooks from the 1700s, and features such classic ingredients as perch, crayfish, and pork.
The restaurant is named after restaurateur Niklas Ekstedt, also known as “Food Niklas” from various cooking shows.
Heaven of traditional Swedish fare!
No less than 110 years of food memories and good times are suspended under the beautiful ceiling paintings in the great beer hall. Golf ball-sized meatballs, herring, and Småland cheesecake, veal liver, rhubarb pie, and pork knuckles with mashed turnips. This is where cream sauces, browned butter, and herring salad reign supreme!
This is where Swedish food traditions are worshiped and proudly served. Everything that, over the years, has become Swedish tradition.
Kvarnen, with its expansive and famous beer hall, first opened its doors back in 1908. It is a classic tavern boasting genuine Swedish traditional fare. Kvarnen is an integral part of Stockholm’s culinary history and it is proud to convey this piece of Swedish heritage.
You have a choice between more than 50 different kinds of beer with your meal (or without your meal for that matter).
Waipo [waɪpå:] which means grandma in Chinese is a name well-suited to the concept of social dining. At Waipo, everyone in your party shares everything on the table, precisely like a family dinner.
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