Good value restaurants in Östermalm
Updated 19 Mar 2020
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Östermalm isn't exactly one of Stockholm's cheapest neighbourhoods, but you can still find plenty of restaurants where you can treat yourself to a meal out that won't break the bank. The area is full of well-loved neighbourhood restaurants and popular regular haunts. Follow our guide to reasonable restaurants in Östermalm for a great dinner that won't cost an arm and a leg.
Good value restaurants in other parts of town:
SpecerietArtillerigatan 14, Östermalm
Unpretentious little sister restaurant
This popular little sister restaurant to fine dining restaurant Gastrologik is much more accessible than its exclusive sibling. Their aim is to provide the same quality at more wallet-friendly prices, and they always keep some spots reserved for drop-ins. The menu consists of medium-sized dishes made from top-notch ingredients.
- Price guide: Medium-sized dishes around 85-215 SEK
AubergineLinnégatan 38, Östermalm
Aubergine on Linnégatan is a long-established and popular neighbourhood restaurant with great cooking at decent prices. Count on everyday luxury in laid-back surroundings in the heart of Östermalm.
- Price guide: Main courses around 175-335 SEK
ArtillerietArtillerigatan 13, Östermalm
In the grounds of the Army Museum, you'll find this oasis in beautifully re-designed premises. As well as selected small dishes and main courses they also serve cava in the bar at extremely reasonable prices, perfect for a post-work drink. Don't miss the hidden al fresco dining area in the warmer months.
- Price guide: Main courses around 175-335 SEK
HongkistLinnégatan 13, Östermalm
Asian flavours on Stureplan
Chinese and Thai dishes are served in modern, industrial-inspired with black furniture and vintage factory lamps. You'll find everything from spring rolls to duck on the menu and all dishes are less than 200 SEK.
- Price guide: Main courses around 130-200 SEK
SpanjorskanNybrogatan 42, Östermalm
A Spanish passion for food
This lively sister restaurant to nearby Nybrogatan 38 takes its influences from the backstreets of Madrid and serves distinctly southern European flavours. Order a selection of dishes such as paella, tapas, charcuterie, cheeses and other Spanish favourites to share, all at decent prices.
- Price guide: Tapas around 35-110 SEK
Nybrogatan 38Nybrogatan 38, Östermalm
One of the area's, and quite possibly Stockholm's, most popular restaurants can be found at the address with the same name as the restaurant. Nybrogatan 38's great atmosphere and well-priced Mediterranean-inspired dishes draw in the crowds. Their opening hours are also generous - come by for lunch, dinner, a late-night snack or an early breakfast.
- Price guide: Main courses around 165-250 SEK
Mamas and TapasLinnégatan 16, Östermalm
At Mamas and Tapas in the heart of Östermalm you can feast on a range of Spanish tapas, paella and sangria, all at reasonable prices. There's something for all tastes here. Just like a Spanish bodega, the restaurant is perfect for relaxed sharing meals and a laid-back post-work drink or two.
- Price guide: Tapas from around 40 SEK
ProviantSturegatan 19, Östermalm
Swedish produce in focus
This neighbourhood restaurant on Sturegatan is passionate about locally-produced ingredients and sustainable food made from scratch. In the evenings they serve innovative three course menus based around different themes, as well as signature dishes such as steak tartare.
- Price guide: Three course set menus around 400-450 SEK
ParadenValhallavägen 147, Östermalm/Gärdet
This charming neighbourhood restaurant from the Bockholmen group of restaurants is housed in an old cinema building. Drop by for a post-work drink, eat a three course dinner or celebrate the weekend with a long, leisurely brunch. Old cinema seats and Art Deco decor reflect the building's history.
- Price guide: Main courses around 200-250 SEK
Klang MarketErik Dahlbergsallén 18, Östermalm
International dishes in Fältöversten
This modern bistro in Fältöversten serves international dishes at reasonable prices. The menu includes small dishes for sharing, along with main courses, salads, pizzas and soft tacos. Ideal for a family meal or lunch with friends.
- Price guide: Main courses around 160-170 SEK
VapianoSturegatan 12, Östermalm
This popular chain has branches at several addresses in Stockholm and you'll find this particular Vapiano in the heart of Stureplan. Italian food is the order of the day, with a menu consisting of pasta, pizza, risotto and various salads and an emphasis on classic flavours and fresh ingredients. The fact that everything is budget-friendly is a real bonus.
GrodanGrev Turegatan 16, Östermalm
This classic restaurant on Grev Turegatan, with its distinctive interiors and laid-back vibe, is always packed with regulars. It's also possible to eat out here quite reasonably - they serve classic Swedish homecooking favourites and other dishes that won't break the bank.
- Price guide: Main courses around 170-365 SEK
Dell'AttoreSkeppargatan 60, Östermalm
This family-owned neighbourhood Italian has a well-established reputation for great pizzas. The restaurant is also popular for its intimate atmosphere and distinctive movie-themed decor that includes cinema chairs and film posters. Perfect for a relaxed, unpretentious dinner.
- Price guide: Pizza around 110-230 SEK, pasta around 130-190 SEK
ElverketLinnégatan 69, Östermalm
This popular French-inspired brasserie is part of Elverket, the Royal Dramatic Theatre's annex on Linnégatan. Elverket is known for its great atmosphere and bar scene, but their food also makes it worth a visit. You'll find both smaller dishes and main courses on the menu - everything from oysters to burgers.
- Price guide: Main courses around 170-225 SEK
Fat Frank'sKarlavägen 60, Östermalm
Little Italy meets Östermalm
Ambitious Italian pizzeria and winebar under the same roof - Fat Frank's is the place to go if you're in the mood for Little Italy vibes. Drink wine and eat antipasti, salads and crispy pizzas with varied toppings in unpretentious and relaxed surroundings.
- Price guide: Pizza around 100-170 SEK
Halv Grek plus TurkJungfrugatan 33, Östermalm
Flavour journey to the Mediterranean
As its name suggests, this rather tucked-away meze restaurant on Jungfrugatan is inspired by Greek and Turkish cuisine and culture; the decor and menu will transport you to the eastern Mediterranean. Gather a gang of friends and order a selection of cold meze to share.
- Price guide: Meze around 55-115 SEK
Meno MaleSibyllegatan 47, Östermalm
Just like in Naples
A must for pizza fans. Meno Male's various branches around Stockholm are extremely popular for their authentic Neopolitan-style pizzas, baked in a wood-fired oven and served in laid-back surroundings. If you're picky about your pizza you can compose your own from a list of toppings.
- Price guide: Pizza around 100-160 SEK
CassiNarvavägen 30, Östermalm
With its dark, homely interiors and classic French attitude, Cassi has retained its style since the Seventies and feels like a journey back in time, a real nostalgia trip for many of its regular guests. The menu includes a wide selection of dishes, at varying prices.
- Price guide: Main courses around 125-340 SEK
CirkusDjurgårdsslätten 43-45, Djurgården
This creative bistro at Cirkus theatre and venue in Djurgården is influenced by the building's colourful history. They serve classic snacks such as oysters, truffle popcorn and French fries, for example. Food is served on large platters to share around the table, but you can also order your own individual main course if you prefer.
- Price guide: Asian-style steak tartare around 195 SEK