Good value restaurants in the city centre
Updated 13 Jul 2019
Treating yourself to a good dinner is never wrong and it's always a bonus when the bill comes as a pleasant surprise. If you find yourself in Stockholm city centre looking for a good value restaurant, there are plenty of options to choose from. Whether you fancy Italian, Belgian or French cuisine, in rustic or elegant surroundings, you should be able to find something to suit. We've rounded up a selection of centrally located restaurants where you can have dinner without clearing out your bank account.
Good value restaurants in other parts of town:
Next door to gala cinema
Right next door to the historic Rigoletto cinema you'll find this bistro with the same name. Enjoy a good dinner in French-inspired surroundings, or just pop by for a drink in the bar. The menu is classic French, with dishes such as moules frites and steak au poivre, and desserts include cheeses, macarons and crème brûlée.
- Price guide: Main courses around 155-295 SEK
Kungsgatan 16, Norrmalm/City
Fried chicken in focus
Just as the name suggests, chicken (and other poultry) is the order of the day at Bird on Regeringsgatan. The menu consists of streetfood, including hot wings, confit duck and other American-inspired dishes and you can wet your whistle in the bar with a wide range of beers, bubbles and wine accompanied by great music.
- Price guide : Main courses around 135-165 SEK
Regeringsgatan 89, Norrmalm/City
Budget-friendly bistro dishes
NOC, on the crossroads of Drottninggatan/Tegnérgatan, serves southern European bistro dishes at both lunch and dinner, and without fear of financial ruin. The light, airy surroundings close to Tegnérlunden park welcomes dogs, perfect if you're going for a walk nearby.
- Price guide : Meatballs around 175 SEK
Drottninggatan 87, City/Vasastan
The best of Asia
You'll find this Asian restaurant on Vasagatan, a stone's throw from Stockholm Central station. Their aim is to serve the best elements of Asian cuisine, with inspiration from cities such as Bangkok, Peking, Seoul and Osaka and classic dishes such as sushi, bibimbap, ramen and stir-fries.
- Price guide: Medium sushi around 135 SEK
Vasagatan 7, Norrmalm/City
Huge range of beers
Belgobaren is part of Freys Hotel, centrally located right by Central station and, as the name suggests, it serves various different kinds of moules frites and a huge range of Belgian beers. Many of the other dishes also have Belgian influences and the interiors add to the Flemish feel.
- Price guide: Main courses around 150-330 SEK
Bryggargatan 12, Norrmalm/City
Italian food mecca
Housed in a magnificent former cinema building on Biblioteksgatan, this Italian food concept includes three restaurants, a food market and café all under the same roof. La Piazza, inspired by classic Italian piazzas, Prima, which serves mainly seasonal small dishes to share, as well as La Pasta & La Pizza which serves exactly what its name suggests.
- Price guide: Pasta around 135-265 SEK, pizza around 125-185 SEK
Biblioteksgatan 5, Norrmalm/City/Östermalm
Influences from Vienna and Paris
Wienercaféet, with its classic style reminiscent of the grand cafés of Vienna and Paris, has been a popular meeting place for more than 100 years. On the corner of Biblioteksgatan and Mäster Samuelsgatan, in the heart of the city's most exclusive shopping district, Wienercaféet serves everything from breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner to afternoon tea and classic coffee and cake. In the summer months you can sit outside and watch the world go by.
- Price guide: Main course around 185-235 SEK
Biblioteksgatan 6, Norrmalm/City/Östermalm
A taste of Norrland
Sweden's northernmost region is nearer than you think, at Knut Bar on Regeringsgatan. Grab a pew among the mismatched chairs and rustic wooden tables and tuck into smoked reindeer, char tartare and Norrlandic cheeses, or sit at the snug bar and quench your thirst with Norrlandic beer and cocktails made from northern Swedish berries such as cloudberries.
- Price guide: Main courses around 195-305 SEK
Regeringsgatan 77, Norrmalm/City
Lebanon in Stockholm
This Lebanese restaurant on Drottninggatan serves a colourful menu full of meze and grilled dishes. Eating at Underbar is like taking a quick trip to Lebanon, and not just because of the food. The decor is modern Middle Eastern with Moroccan tiled floors, marble tables and warm textiles.
- Price guide: Small dishes around 65-199 SEK
Drottninggatan 102, Norrmalm/City/Vasastan
Posh pizza in stylish surroundings
Within the MOOD shopping galleria, 1889 Fast Fine Pizza serves gourmet pizzas surrounded by black marble and colourful graffiti art. Order your pizzas from the counter; the menu includes both red and white pizzas and salads. Come for lunch or dinner or just a drink at the bar after a shopping trip.
- Price guide: Classic pizza around 115-150 SEK
Mäster Samuelsgatan 18, Norrmalm/City
Norwegian fastfood concept
This Norwegian chain came to Stockholm in 2017 and their healthy concept is perfect for anyone who wants to grab something nutritious on the go. The range consists of salads, wraps, bowls, juices, smoothies and other goodies and you can compose your own salad if you prefer.
- Price guide: Around 85-120 SEK
Sveavägen 21-23, Norrmalm/City
Board games and simple food
Play, by Panini Internazionale, is centrally located on Kungsgatan. Combining chilled music and board games with artisan coffee, cakes and food, the relaxed atmosphere makes this café feel like hanging out in someone's living room. The menu includes everything from hot pots to wraps, bowls, salads and sandwiches and the bookshelves contain both games and books that you're welcome to borrow.
- Price guide: Main courses around 90-115 SEK
Kungsgatan 18, Norrmalm/City