Good value restaurants in Stockholm
Updated 13 Nov 2018
Got a desperate desire to eat out but a long time until payday? Going out for dinner can be one of life's little highlights, especially when the restaurant is really good value for money. We guide you to the Stockholm restaurants with great concepts, delicious food, a good atmosphere or other plus points that mean you'll end the evening with a nice, positive feeling and a few notes left in your pocket. In other words, good value restaurants for a great evening out.
In gorgeously decorated, cosy environs, Nytorget 6 serves classic food with Mediterranean influences for around 200 SEK for a main course. A really popular concept which works equally well at sister restaurant Österlånggatan 17 in the Old Town. Great places to hang out without blowing the budget.
- Price: Entrecote steak around 235 SEK, meatballs around 175 SEK
Österlånggatan 17, Old Town
Cosy French budget spot
Crêpes are perhaps most often associated with sweet, crisp dessert pancakes. But at the local French bistro À la Crêpe you can also sate your hunger with a filling galette. Choose from fillings including strips of Swedish meat to cold-smoked salmon, goat cheese and halloumi. For between 100-200 SEK you'll fill your belly and have an authentically cosy evening into the bargain.
- Price: Galettes around 97-194 SEK
Katarina Bangatan 42, Södermalm
French bistro classics
This French bistro adjoining the classic cinema of the same name works just as well as somewhere to go for a quick bite to eat before the movie as for a whole evening out. You'll find chèvre chaud and hamburgers, among other dishes, for under 200 SEK.
Kungsgatan 16, Norrmalm/City
The thoughtful Norrland concept at Knut makes the restaurant something really special. And you can enjoy the rustic dishes from Sweden's northern mountain ranges without feeling as though you've been fleeced. Great service and originality for your money.
- Price: Moose burger around 193 SEK, Norrland flatbread pizza around 169 SEK
Genuine Indian flavour trip
The Shanti family's lovely restaurant behind Medborgarplatsen on Södermalm serves authentic Indian cuisine with flavours from the different Indian regions - using partly organic ingredients. You don't need to completely empty out your piggy bank to come away from here full and satisfied.
- Price: Main courses around 175-215 SEK
Södermalmsallén 34, Södermalm
Spontaneous gastronomy on a budget
Gastrologik's simpler little sister restaurant is a happy combination of relaxed, good value and innovative, in a spontaneous way. Book in advance or swing by on the off chance for an unpretentious lunch or dinner in budget gastro-style. The food is rustic, the prices fair and the concept is perfect for busy people on the go.
- Price: Medium-sized dishes from around 95 SEK
Artillerigatan 14, Östermalm
Steaming fondue pots
Cosy Fondueboden in Vasastan looks just like an alpine chalet in the mountains of Switzerland, and it has done since the Nineties. Gather your friends and family over steaming hot fondue pots and make your own meat, fish or cheese fondue at your table - plenty of food and fun for your money.
- Price guide: Fondue around 265-295 SEK
Vanadisvägen 42, Vasastan
French neighbourhood bistro with reasonable prices
The aim at Café Facile in Vasastan is to serve high quality food for low prices, and almost everything here comes in under the magical 200 SEK line. The idea is that diners should be able to afford a starter, main course and dessert; perfect for a Sunday dinner. The food is French and the atmosphere is warm, welcoming and crowded.
- Price: Main courses under 200 SEK
Luntmakargatan 99, Vasastan
Good quality dishes with a sea view into the bargain
Ambitious, good value and welcoming is the motto at this stylish neighbourhood restaurant at the Finnboda docks in Nacka. The idea is that, in addition to a main course, you shoud be able to order a combination of well-priced starters without feeling robbed. You also get a gorgeous view out over the water and towards Djurgården on the other side.
- Price: Main courses around 145-220 SEK
Finnboda varvsväg 18, Nacka
Cocktails with your meal
Have an aperitif or combine your meal with delicious, unique cocktails from the bar. The menu has something for all tastes and includes classic dishes such as Toast Skagen, hamburgers and roast chicken. If you prefer something simpler or are in a rush, there's also a simple bar menu.
Renstiernasgata 22, Södermalm
Popular neighbourhood gem loved by all
This fantastic Östermalm institution has been an obvious choice of neighbourhood restaurant for locals for many years, thanks to its relaxed and lively atmosphere. Aubergine's good value, Mediterranean-influenced menu varies according to the season and includes several dishes for under two hundred kronor. Get with the gang and enjoy an delicious meal.
Linnégatan 38, Östermalm
With creative and international chicken dishes, using chicken from selected Swedish farms, Bird has raised this rather everyday bird to new heights. Chicken always tastes best eaten with your hands, and the great prices are a big plus.
Regeringsgatan 89, Norrmalm/City
Southern states vibes
For a little taste of Texas, get down to Vasastan and Low & Slow which is run by a couple with their roots in both Sween and the US. Soak up the southern states atmosphere while you eat authentic BBQ or have a drink that won't cost an arm and a leg.
Luntmakargatan 98, Vasastan
The owners of this city centre restaurant have travelled right across Asia hunting for the best flavours and cooking techniques and you'll find sushi, bibimbap and ramen made using both Asian and Swedish ingredients on the menu. Most dishes are just under 200 SEK.
Vasagatan 7, Norrmalm/City
Modern rotisserie concept
Continental flavours and reasonable prices are the name of the game at restaurateur Marco Baudone's restaurant and rotisserie, Mama. The emphasis is on rotisserie-grilled farm chicken and porchetta - served in the form of wraps and salads. Generous opening hours mean the concept works just as well at lunch as for dinner.
Kungsgatan 18, Norrmalm/City
Paris via Vienna
You can visit Wienercaféet at any time of the day for breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner. The evening à la carte menu consists of dishes such as Wiener schnitzel, steamed cod and game meatballs for reasonable prices, with a Southern European wine list and a well-chosen selection of beers. If you fancy something sweet to round off your meal, choose one of the gorgeous French cakes and pastries from the konditori.
Biblioteksgatan 6, Norrmalm/City/Östermalm
Like an Italian piazza
A lively Italian meeting place with everything and more all under the same roof. On the ground floor you'll find La Piazza restaurant which gets its inspiration from bustling Italian squares and serves both lunch and dinner with masses of classic Italian dishes and delicacies to choose from. The emphasis is on top quality ingredients and authentic flavours.
- Price guide: Main courses around 185-265 SEK
Biblioteksgatan 5, Norrmalm/City/Östermalm
Lebanese cuisine in elegant surroundings
If you've never experienced the delights of Lebanon it's about time, and you don't need to travel any further than to Drottninggatan, a stone's throw from Rådmansgatan. The menu consists mainly of meze dishes ideal for sharing, the wine is also Lebanese and pairs perfectly with the food.
- Price guide: Tasting menu around 450 SEK
Drottninggatan 102, Norrmalm/City/Vasastan
Vegan streetfood that doesn't cost the earth
Vegan streetfood chain Taku-Taku serves dishes that even meat-eaters will love. Good value, modern streetfood with flavours from all over the world. Order a selection of tacos, ssäm and yum buns and try a few of each.
- Price guide: Tacos, ssäm, yum buns around 40 SEK each
Hidden oasis in the heart of Östermalm
An elegant and relaxed Östermalm oasis in the Army museum's impressive premises. The menu is ambitious and wallet-friendly, with small dishes and main courses for meat eaters and vegetarians, as well as those who prefer fish. The restaurant also has a selection of good, reasonable cavas to go with your meal.
- Price guide: Main courses around 175-255 SEK
Artillerigatan 13, Östermalm
Poké bowls and hamburgers at decent prices
This urban fusion restaurant serves ambitious poké bowls and hamburgers in various forms, made from top quality ingredients. You can also share small dishes such as tacos and Asian fusion dishes. A relaxed atmosphere where you can make yourself at home with friends or family.
- Price guide: Main courses from around 165 SEK
Fleminggatan 39, Kungsholmen
"Asian Social Dining"
Good value fine dining with Chinese flavours and international influences - that's Waipo on Drottninggatan's goal. The name means grandma in Chinese and the place is made for social dining with family and friends. Share a few small dishes or go for an entire tasting menu without breaking the bank.
- Price: Tasting menu from around 295 SEK, small dishes from around 65 SEK
Drottninggatan 25, Norrmalm/City
Cool, cheap and Asian
The industrial-chic restaurant Hongkist near Stureplan is a real find when you're craving Asian food; they serve everything you could wish for flavour-wise. How do dishes such as yakiniku, Thai curry and Chinese classics from 100 to 200 SEK sound?
- Price: Main courses around 105-199 SEK
Linnégatan 13, Östermalm
Food and board games
Playful concept on Kungsgatan with food, music and board games in a fun combo. The menu includes everything from bowls and salads to hot main courses and pancakes, and pricey it ain't.
- Price: Bowls around 85-115 SEK
Kungsgatan 18, Norrmalm/City
Regulars' pub with traditional Swedish home-cooking
If you're looking for an unpretentious atmosphere, an authentic local feel and Swedish home-cooking classics, Harvest Home should do the trick. You'll come back to this place over and over again for its good value à la carte, and it may well be the slow-cooked dish of the day that draws you back more often still. "Uffe's home-made sausages" and cheeseburgers with sambal aioli are also on the menu. You'll definitely leave without too large a hole in your pocket and you'll get a nice neighbourhood feeling into the bargain.
- Price: Main courses around 179-215 SEK
Bondegatan 50, Södermalm
After putting Farsta on the burger map, Bun Meat Bun opened up in Söderhallarna food halls right in the centre of Medborgarplatsen. You can enjoy their famous burgers, made according to the "smash technique" (for the best possible burger surface texture), served between fluffy potato bread buns. Not just tasty burgers - this is "fast casual! in terms of quality, simplicity and good value for money.
- Price: Hamburger (standard size) around 83-95 SEK
Asian dinner traditions
You don't need to travel all the way to Asia to experience their food culture and traditions. At Pings Sakura you can order hot-pots and enjoy the kind of sociable dinner experience you'd find in Taiwan or Japan. If you'd prefer something other than hot-pot, there's a wide selection of other Asian dishes to choose from.
- Price: Main courses around 170 SEK
Luntmakargatan 59, City/Vasastan
Seasonal bistro dishes
Laid-back bistro on Kungsholmen serving seasonal dishes at decent prices. Relax and enjoy seafood risotto or a homemade hamburger with a glass of wine or a beer. Their outdoor seating area provides glimpses of the water by Norrmälarstrand a block away.
- Price guide: Seafood risotto around 155 SEK
Pontonjärgatan 28, Kungsholmen
Trendy and budget-friendly in Sofo
With a chic mixture of bistro, bar and café, Kaferang provides a trendy and budget-friendly choice in the middle of Sofo (the area south of Folkungagatan on Södermalm) A relatively small menu is served here with Italian-influenced starters, main courses and desserts. Perfect for dinner with friends in the middle of the week.
- Price: Main courses around 155-245 SEK
Skånegatan 81, Södermalm
Mumbai Dreams on Hornsbergs strand serves Indian classics such as sizzler dishes and tikka masala, made from top quality ingredients and skilled Indian cooking - with most dishes costing under 200 kronor. You can also tuck into the buffet, which includes salad, naan bread and coffee, at lunchtime.
- Price: Main courses from around 150 SEK
Lindhagensgatan 126, Kungsholmen
Quick and cheap
Hamburgarstugan in Vasastan aims to serve top quality hamburgers, fast. Choose between various different hamburgers, homemade dip sauces, fried "Kentucky style" chicken, kebabs and the usual accompaniments. You'll also find vegan and vegetarian options on the menu.
- Price: Hamburger meal deal including drink and fries around 115 SEK
Sankt Eriksgatan 103, Vasastan
Masahiro has been around since the Nineties and it now has several branches around town. As well as extremely well-priced sushi, they also serve other Japanese dishes such as yakiniku, yakitori, bento boxes and gyoza.
- Price: Hot dishes from around 75 SEK
Budget-friendly Irish pub
An authentic Irish pub on Kungsgatan with budget-friendly prices for both food and drink. Combine an Irish whisky or beer with classic dishes such as steak with bearnaise sauce.
Kungsgatan 24, Norrmalm/City
Eastern Europe on a budget
You shouldn't just visit the neighbourhood restaurant Soldaten Švejk for the beer - they also serve good value food with Czech overtones. Expect serious portions of knödel, schnitzel, cheese and sauerkraut. A great local restaurant choice - for the food, atmosphere and your wallet.
- Price: Main courses around 80-160 SEK
Östgötagatan 35, Södermalm
Fair prices at this smart neighbourhood restaurant
Nybrogatan 38 dishes up a fantastic restaurant experience, with main courses all under the 200 kronor mark. Here, you can enjoy everything from an omelette with gruyère, to moose meatballs, corn-fed chicken with truffled pointed cabbage and salad with grilled fillet of beef at decent prices. This place is living proof that a lively but cosy local restaurant feel and Swedish/Mediterranean cusine doesn't have to cost the earth. Nybrogatan 38 may just be our absolute favourite restaurant in Stockholm, if pricing is included in the equation. A large number of tables are always available for drop-ins, but be prepared for a few minutes' wait as it's always packed.
- Price: Main courses under 200 SEK
Nybrogatan 38, Östermalm
Affordable restaurant experience
Over the past few years some ambitious pizzerias have opened, not just when it comes to the pizzas themselves but the entire experience. These restaurants may not be particularly cheap in pizzeria terms, but compared to ordinary restaurants you can have a really reasonable meal at these places.
Bonus tip: Restaurang SIR
Luxury at student prices
This is where students at Stockholm's international restaurant school show what they're made of - at proper student prices. The menu includes Swedish and international creations which are presented professionally. Restaurang SIR is mainly open at lunch, but also for dinner a few times a month (see their website for more info). Make sure you book a table to guarantee a table - they're in hot demand.
- Price: Three course menu around 100 SEK
Alströmergatan 39, Kungsholmen