Guide to cosy restaurants in central Stockholm
Updated 18 Mar 2020
The information in this guide may be affected by covid-19.
Central Stockholm may not be the first part of town that springs to mind when you think of the word cosy. The city centre is packed with shops, takeaway restaurants and cafés - but there are also plenty of charming, intimate restaurants if you know where to look. Luckily, we do. So follow our guide to Stockholm's cosiest city centre restaurants.
Cosy restaurants in other parts of town:
BrasserietStrömgatan 14, Norrmalm/City
Dinner at the Opera House
The atmosphere at Brasseriet is impressive but intimate. The restaurant locale, within the Royal Swedish Opera House, is historic and filled with velvet furniture, stucco work and gilded details. The menu includes a wide selection of shellfish, their signature dish, but also other exciting flavour combinations and creative cocktails.
GUTEBrunnsgatan 6, Norrmalm/City
Modern meat restaurant
This popular, cosy restaurant on Brunnsgatan is a carnivore's dream. All their dishes are either grilled or smoked and the menu includes a selection of fine cuts of meats and tasty accompaniments to choose between and combine as you like. Candlelight and lanterns create an intimate, inviting atmosphere.
Rolfs KökTegnérgatan 41, Norrmalm/City/Vasastan
This restaurant serves top notch food with Swedish overtones and no funny business. There's an emphasis on personal service and the menu offers both classic and more innovative dishes.
MakalösVästra Trädgårdsgatan 11B, Norrmalm/City
Tucked away on a little side street right next to Kungsträdgården, this hotel restaurant serves classic French cuisine in atmospheric surroundings. Enjoy a glass of champagne and something to eat amongst the leafy plants and burgundy velvet banquettes.
SupperHumlegårdsgatan 17, Östermalm
South American flavours
Fresh and exciting flavour combinations served in warm, welcoming surroundings reminiscent of warmer climes. There's space for big social groups as well as smaller tables for parties of two. Kick off the evening with a flavour-packed cocktail at the bar.
StadshuskällarenHantverkargatan 1, City/Kungsholmen
In a beautiful cellar
Stadshuskällaren, which has been going since 1922, is housed in magnificent premises in Stockholm City Hall. Sit surrounded by stunning murals and stone vaults in the charming cellar. The menu includes Nordic dishes inspired by the forests of Sweden.
Miss ClaraSveavägen 48, Norrmalm/City
Modern and familiar
This charming restaurant in the hotel of the same name serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunch seven days a week. Book a window table, pop into the lounge or join the scrum for a seat outdoors in good weather - there's always a spot somewhere. The menu is classic and includes plenty of vegetarian options.
TegelbackenTegelbacken 2, Norrmalm/City
Celebrity chef Markus Aujalay runs this restaurant with a European menu. In the heart of the city, Tegelbacken has colourful interiors with bright velvet soft furnishings and wooden tables. As well as the dining room there's a wine and cocktail bar and if you haven't booked a table you can always take a chance on one of the drop-in spots.