Restaurants

Top Choice Swedish in Södermalm

Woodstockholm

This hip dining spot incorporates a wine bar and furniture store showcasing chairs and tables by local designers. The menu changes weekly and is themed, somewhat wackily: think Salvador Dalí or Aphrodisiac, the latt…
Top Choice Swedish in Östermalm & Ladugårdsgärdet

Ekstedt

Dining here is as much an experience as a meal. Chef Niklas Ekstedt's education in French and Italian cooking informs his approach to traditional Scandinavian cuisine – but only slightly. Choose from a four- or six-…
Top Choice Scandinavian in Gothenburg

Thörnströms Kök

Specialising in modern Scandinavian cuisine, chef Håkan shows you how he earned that Michelin star through creative use of local, seasonal ingredients and flawless presentation. Feast on the likes of rabbit with pis…
Top Choice Vegetarian in Norrmalm

Rutabaga

At Rutabaga, celebrity chef Mathias Dahlgren pushes vegetarian cuisine into the realm of art: the menu features vividly colourful salads and other unusual combinations (an egg-truffle-white-bean dish, a mango and mo…
Top Choice Fusion in Uppsala

Jay Fu's

Fusion doesn't always work, but while some of the combinations here sound mildly indigestible – like mac and cheese with grilled lobster, truffles and bok choy – they are actually well planned and beautifully presen…
Top Choice Vegetarian in Södermalm

Hermans Trädgårdscafé

This justifiably popular vegetarian buffet is one of the nicest places to dine in Stockholm, with a glassed-in porch and outdoor seating on a terrace overlooking the city's glittering skyline. Fill up on inventive, …
Top Choice Cafe in Djurgården & Skeppsholmen

Rosendals Trädgårdskafe

Set among the greenhouses of a pretty botanical garden, Rosendals is an idyllic spot for heavenly pastries and coffee or a meal and a glass of organic wine. Lunch includes a brief menu of soups, sandwiches (such as …
Top Choice Swedish in Finnhamn

Finnhamns Café & Krog

The kitchen and service at Finnhamns Krog, steps away from the ferry dock, are top notch: classy yet comfortable, and capable of transforming seafood into gold. Try the pickled-herring platter ('SOS'), or the daily …
Top Choice Seafood in Tjörn

Magasinet Härön

The summer home and restaurant of Gothenburg chef Mats Nordström, within a stone’s throw of the sea in an 1847 fisherman’s magasinet (depot), this seafood star is located at the northwestern end of Tjörn. The menu s…
Top Choice Seafood in Klädesholmen

Salt & Sill

Waterside Salt & Sill, attached to a floating boutique hotel, is one of the best seafood restaurants in the region (which is saying something), with an innovative, changing menu. The herring board is legendary, …