Guide to wow-factor restaurants in Stockholm
Stockholm boasts some truly spectacular restaurants, all of which possess a real wow factor. From super-trendy, contemporary concepts to wonderfully classic restaurants, Stockholm has truly outdone itself. Whether you're looking for somewhere seriously impressive or just in the mood for an evening of decadence with a strong dose of wow factor, we've got you covered. So as to help you peruse the offerings we've created this guide to impressive and wow-factor restaurants in Stockholm.
A carnivorous paradise
Widely acknowledged as one of the best restaurants in the city, AG specialises in meat - which is blatantly obvious, the large fridge chamber where meat is tenderised sets the tone upon arrival. The sophisticated minimalistic interior nods to the venue's industrial past with concrete floors, bistro-style tiled walls and leather and brass detailing. Rolfs Kök is also part of the family.
Kronobergsgatan 37, Kungsholmen
Modern Asian fusion
Farang is considered to be one of Stockholm's best Asian fusion restaurants and offers a culinary trip to Southeast Asia. The modern industrial-style interior has a distinct metropolitan feel, aromatic food with an innovative edge is served and the menu is adapted to suit allergies and vegetarians.
Tulegatan 7, Vasastan
A distinguished classic
The classic Opera house has been revamped and turned into an elegantly opulent restaurant complete with Roman pillars, gold leaf and palatial views. Brasseriet fuses historic influences and contemporary preferences with a predominantly French cuisine. The outdoor terrace is equally impressive.
Strömgatan 14, Norrmalm/City
Fine dining in funky, flipped-out format
A playful and prize-winning gourmet restaurant on Södermalm from the chef duo Jocke Almqvist and Kalle Nilsson. The tasting menu serves up numerous surprises - don't be surprised, for example, if someone stubs out their cigarette in your dish, or if you get spoon-fed lobster. Guaranteed to be a truly unique and out-of-the-ordinary dining experience.
Folkungagatan 128, Södermalm
Paris meets NYC
Named after the writer and culinary connoisseur Balzac, who is said once to have eaten 100 oysters for lunch, this restaurant is a big hitter. Influences from the large brasseries of Paris and New York make themselves felt, and you'll find everything from oysters and snacks to small dishes and main courses on the menu. See and be seen, have something to eat and have a drink by the long cocktail bar.
Odengatan 26, Vasastan
Glamorous Gatsby vibes
Mister French has transformed the historic customs house in Gamla Stan into a modern brasserie with style cues from the roaring 20's and enviable waterfront views. The seasonal menu consists of staggering seafood platters, lobster, American caviar and char-grilled meat. The outdoor terrace is a popular haunt during summer months.
Tullhus 2, Skeppsbrokajen, Old Town
Alice in Wonderland
With luxurious fusion dishes and unexpected touches à la Alice in Wonderland, this large, elegant restaurant stretches out alongside its sister restaurant Vassa Eggen - but underground. You'll find babbling water features, pared-down decor and an innovative cocktail list, all with clear Asian influences.
Birger Jarlsgatan 29, Norrmalm/City/Östermalm
These two neighbourhood sister restaurants have made everyday luxury their trademark and groups of families and friends make the pilgrimage to meet and eat at these popular spot. Aubergine has long been an established favourite in Östermalm and you'll find 39 Wäst in Kungsholmen. Perfect for when you fancy a little laid-back luxe.
Sponsored by 39 Wäst & Aubergine
Sophisticated NYC-style steakhouse
Over the years Vassa Eggen has had multiple guises, the most recent - a sleek NYC-style steakhouse. The modern restaurant complete with graffiti wall-art specialises in meat - no surprises there. Boqueria, Tennstopet and Kommendören are all part of the family and offer a unique edge.
Birger Jarlsgatan 29, Norrmalm/City/Östermalm
These charming siblings are welcome additions to Stockholm's culinary landscape. With its award-winning interior, Lydmar hotel's restaurant is definitely worth its reputation. The menu features French-inspired bistro dishes with an international touch. Strandvägen 1, located on one of the city's most prestigious addresses is a popular haunt for its opulent furnishings, classic cuisine and generous opening hours. Milles is a slightly more casual alternative; traditional home cooked dishes with an innovative strike a balance.
Fotografiska's restaurant has stunning views over the entrance to Stockholm harbour and Djurgården across the water. The well-respected chef Paul Svensson is the restaurant's creative director and he's designed a menu filled with green, locally-produced and organic ingredients.
Stora Tullhuset Stadsgårdshamnen 22, Södermalm
Asian flavours in the heart of the city
Get a taste of Asian cities such as Bangkok and Seoul at Weidao. Everything from sushi to bibimbap and wok is made in the open kitchen. Interiors are also Asian influenced, using elegant, natural materials.
Vasagatan 7, Norrmalm/City
These sibling restaurants offer a unique edge to Gamla Stan's culinary landscape, proving once again that this area is not merely a tourist attraction. Pubologi fuses dining room, bar and gastro pub and is firmly dedicated to local produce. Djuret - translates to Animal and specialises in meat, serving one particular kind at a time depending on the season with a variety of dishes and the offering is updated weekly. Guests are invited to select wine from 14 000 bottles.
This charming restaurant pays homage to turn-of-the-century Paris with rich velvet decor and gold detailing à la Moulin Rouge. With emphasis on local and organic produce the restaurant specialises in entrecote and salmon. Guests are invited to choose sides and sauces according to their fancy.
Brunnsgränd 2-4, Old Town
Reputable Oaxen, beautifully located upon the waterfront combines a two-starred Michelin restaurant with a slightly more casual bistro. The bistro's dedication to sustainability and local produce is apparent from the innovative menu to the rustic, industrial-chic décor, striking the perfect balance between old and new.
Beckholmsvägen 26, Djurgården
Gourmet fine dining
With its stunning views and prestigious address Matbaren, located in Grand Hôtelis bound to impress. The contemporary cuisine offers a seasonal gastronomic tasting menu. The distinguished restaurateur has won the prestigious Bocuse d'Or prize.
Södra Blaiseholmshamnen 6, Norrmalm/City
Celebrity chef Melker Andersson’s famous restaurants are a must for guests looking for that wow factor. Take a culinary trip to Asia, Miss Voon strikes an elegant balance between East and West with aromatic dishes made for sharing. Smak, located in a non-descriptive alleyway offers guests the opportunity to combine flavours of their choice to compose an impeccable tapas-style tasting menu. With its vibrant Latino flair, Público seamlessly fuses its nightclub setting with exotic cuisine, dominated by an impressive ceviche bar and a cocktail menu.
Exotic flavours and old-school glamour
Berns houses a hotel, nightclub and two restaurants. Berns Asiatiska, with its gilded mirrors and elegant chandeliers is considered to be one of the best Asian fusion restaurants in the city. The extensive menu is every bit as exquisite as its venue. Choose from a plethora of sushi, dim sum and innovative flavour combinations to pique your senses.
Berzelii Park, Norrmalm/City
A meat-lover's heaven
Griffins' Steakhouse is synonymous with its eccentric decor and extraordinarily meaty dishes. The restaurant appeals to all the senses blending blends art, design and culture, adding to its wow factor. Griffin's is a must for die-hard, carnivorous meat-lovers.
Klarabergsviadukten 67, Norrmalm/City
Since opening, guests have eagerly lined up outside its premises. The selective menu features six different burgers including a vegetarian alternative. According to the American website 'The Daily Meal' these burgers are some of the best in the world outside the USA.
Observatoriegatan 8, Vasastan