Where to Eat in Stockholm, Sweden

restaurant

Kagges

Stockholm, Sweden

Kagges is the culmination of a 10-year long dream of the two friends, who attended culinary school together. The focal point is the open kitchen, where the modern Scandinavian menu of starter-sized plates is put into action. Don't be fooled by the culinary credentials, this is not stuffy fine-dining; the fillet steak has a generous serving of brie underneath, the potato recipe belongs to one of their grandmothers and the lemon doughnut oozes unforgettable flavours.

Address

Lilla Nygatan 21 111 28

restaurant

Oaxen Krog and Slip

Stockholm, Sweden

As one of the most popular restaurants in Stockholm, you need to book several days in advance (although the bar area does accept walk-ins). Located in a refurbished boat shed, it’s split into two restaurants; Oaxen Slip, an upmarket bistro, and Oaxen Krog, a two-Michelin star restaurant with a ten or six-course option. On the banks of the island Djurgården, the restaurants bring themes of nature and city together – think Swedish duck with forest capers, fennel seeds, oak moss and green juniper-seasoned calf cheese. Using wild herbs from the island, all of the ingredients are sourced from Nordic businesses using sustainable and humane agriculture. This is exceptional Swedish food, anchored in traditional techniques but with a contemporary update. The wine? All sourced from a select number of small old-world vineyards.

Address

Beckholmsbron 26 115 21

restaurant

The Flying Elk

Stockholm, Sweden

In the heart of Gamla Stan (the old town) this high-end gastro pub is named after a Swedish legend about an elk – the king of the Jämtland forest. It’s intended to be a second living room for the residents of Stockholm; a place to drink after work, tell stories and meet people. But don’t let that fool you. With a menu that plays contemporary tricks with classics like burgers, steak and scallops with flourishes such as delicate hash browns and oil-infused onion cups alongside a carefully curated selection of craft beers, this is not your bog-standard tavern. The proof is in their cookbook, full of their own original recipes that merit sharing.

Address

Mälartorget 15 111 27

restaurant

Bageri Petrus

Stockholm, Sweden

When in Stockholm, your first thought should be fika. And when it comes to fika, Bageri Petrus wins. There are different toasts, like bruschetta, topped with cheese (“ost” in Swedish) and a side of fresh vine tomatoes. As in most cafés in Stockholm, the coffee is freshly filtered on a “serve yourself” table; another nod to the relaxed vibe. Bageri Petrus is so popular you’ll likely find yourself on one of the large trestle tables outside. No harm done – in the summer sun, the outdoor seating is a bonus.

Address

Swedenborgsgatan 4B 118 48

restaurant

Shibumi

Stockholm, Sweden

An unusual fusion of Japanese Izakaya (a type of pub) and Swedish cuisine, the entire menu is playful but maintains its finesse and its Swedish influences. Definitely order the monkfish and chips.

Address

Kungstensgatan 2 114 25

restaurant

Lisa Elmqvist

Stockholm, Sweden

Open for more than four generations since 1926, this restaurant is located in Östermalms Saluhall, an enormous luxury food market. Order the classic toast skagen, trust us, you’ve never had shrimp cooked this way; it tastes absolutely incredible.

Address

Östermalms saluhall 114 39

restaurant

Nosh and Chow

Stockholm, Sweden

Get ready for an all-nighter, and we mean that literally as you can also opt to stay here for the night. One of the hippest places in Stockholm; designed by Spanish interior designer Lázaro Rosa Violán, the place has one of the coolest bathrooms we've ever seen. Start with dinner then continue with drinks at the members-only bar Bernie’s.

Address

Norrlandsgatan 24 111 43

restaurant

Lilla Ego

Stockholm, Sweden

At this boho-chic restaurant in Vasastan, owned by two award-winning chefs, it’s all about ‘gastro-lux’ Swedish food at reasonable prices. The menu changes frequently on the wall- mounted chalkboard, but some of their classics can be found on the regular menu as well. Sample the matjessill with egg yolk, a true test even for well-travelled taste buds.

Address

Västmannagatan 69 113 26

restaurant

Miss Voon

Stockholm, Sweden

A loud Euro-fusion where all the dishes are served by ‘flavour’ and are made to share. Order four plates per person and don’t miss the lobster taco. Miss Voon also serves excellent pre-dinner cocktails, and it is worth turning up a bit early for dinner if only to try out their raspberry mojito.

Address

Sturegatan 22 114 36

restaurant

Adam & Albin Matstudio

Stockholm, Sweden

The young chefs Adam Dahlberg and Albin Wessman, who were both previously at Matthias Dahlgren, are heading up a pop-up restaurant that is hopefully here to stay. Normally they focus on events, noodle lunches and cooking classes, but a few days a month they open up a restaurant. You need to visit their website to see which dates they’re open, and you might end up sharing a table at the single-room venue, which only seats 50 people.

Address

Rådmansgatan 16, 114 25 Stockholm, Sweden

restaurant

Mathias Dahlgren

Stockholm, Sweden

The eponymous restaurant of the only Swedish chef with a prestigious Bocuse D’or award. Here they make sure they only use the freshest ingredients, and the menu changes with the season. The Michelin-starred establishment has also been named one of the top 50 restaurants in the world.

Address

Södra Blasieholmshamnen 6, 111 48 Stockholm, Swede

This image is on holiday

restaurant

Nook

Stockholm, Sweden

Venture to Stockholm’s creative side Södermalm and you will find this neighbourhood restaurant where two three-course menus are served daily at reasonable prices. The place is really two restaurants, as there’s also a bar with its own separate entrance where they serve small snacks with an Asian twist. Try the pork bun with hoisin sauce.

Address

Åsögatan 176, 116 32 Stockholm, Sweden

restaurant

Un Poco

Stockholm, Sweden

Located in Stockholm’s upmarket neighbourhood of Östermalm, Un Poco is a small Italian which also produces its own wine, Poco Primitivo, which you can buy to take home. Try the mushroom risotto with 48-month-old parmesan and truffle followed by some tagliata di manzo.

Address

Karlavägen 28 114 31