Stockholm restaurants

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 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 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 Vasastan

Café Pascal

Roughly hewn walls, lush foliage and rotating exhibitions of contemporary art and photography set the scene at this award-winning cafe. Food options are fresh, vibrant and not stock-standard, whether it be chia pudd…
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 Södermalm

Woodstockholm

Reservations are essential at this hip yet welcoming hotspot. The menu's theme changes every seven weeks or so, with a focus that ranges from specific geographic regions to more abstract concepts. What remains uncha…
Top Choice Swedish in Norrmalm

Grands Verandan

Head here, inside the Grand Hôtel, for the famous smörgåsbord – especially during the Christmas holidays, when it becomes even more elaborate (reservations recommended). Arrive early for a window seat and tuck into …
Top Choice Swedish in Gamla Stan

Kryp In

Small but perfectly formed, this spot wows diners with creative takes on traditional Swedish dishes. Expect the likes of salmon carpaccio, Kalix roe, reindeer roast or gorgeous, spirit-warming saffron aioli shellfis…
Swedish in Östermalm & Ladugårdsgärdet

Gastrologik

Gastrologik is at the forefront of dynamic and modern Scandinavian cooking. Diners choose from a set three- or six-course menu, which changes frequently, as the chefs work closely with suppliers to deliver the fresh…
Swedish in Södermalm

Eriks Gondolen

Perched above Slussen atop the antique lift Katarinahissen, this place is known for top-notch Swedish food, refined service, perfect cocktails and endless views. There's a formal dining room (reservations recommende…