Lunch spots worth a detour
Updated 15 Oct 2020
The information in this guide may be affected by covid-19.
Looking to escape the city centre during the lunchtime rush hour? Stockholm is packed with fantastic restaurants outside town, well worth a short trip. Just a few minutes journey from the hustle and bustle of the big city you'll find waterfront restaurants and award-winning suburban gems. Jump on the underground, hop in the car or grab your bike and follow our guide to the best places to have lunch outside the city centre.
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K4 PampasKarlbergs Strand 4C
Nautical near town
Just a short stroll from Vasastan and the city, K4 in Pampas marina boasts a waterfront location and beautiful views. Satisfy your lunchtime hunger pangs with well-prepared Swedish classics (meat, fish or vegetarian), including a salad buffet, freshly-baked bread, coffee and cake, all year round. Don't miss the large outdoor seating area in the warmer months.
- Getting here: Short walk from Karlberg station, by car or by boat
Restaurant JAugustendalsvägen 52, Nacka
Marine vibes all year round
This Newport-influenced seaside restaurant in Nacka Strand draws in both local office workers and families and groups of friends from the city. You can get there by boat for a summery session on the jetty, but it's equally cosy in the colder months in front of the open fire. The lunch menu includes traditional Swedish dishes, with meat and fish options as well as a weekly vegetarian dish and a set menu business lunch.
- Getting here: SL bus to Nacka Strand from Slussen (around 10 min) or from T-Centralen (around 17 min), boat from Nybrokajen (around 20 min)
Eatery Luma ParkLumaparksvägen 7, Hammarby sjöstad
Organic food, canal-side
Eatery serves healthy lunch dishes made from top-notch ingredients on the waterfront in Hammarby sjöstad. There are always meat, fish and vegetarian options, as well as dishes like hamburgers and salads that are always on the menu. There's also a café section where you can eat simple café food at any time of day.
- Getting here: Light rail, bike, car
Urban DeliHasselmans Torg 12, Sickla, Nacka
Urban beyond the city
Right next to Sickla shopping centre, five minutes from Slussen, you'll find this sister restaurant to the popular Urban Delis on Nytorget and in the city centre. The same concept applies here: restaurant meets food hall in a contemporary setting. Lunch of the day, vegetarian dish of the week, soup and salad are always on the menu. Combine lunch with a little shopping just outside town.
- Getting here: SL bus or Saltsjöbanan to Sickla (5 min from Slussen)
AsplundGunnar Asplunds allé 2-4, Solna
Well-reputed close to the city
Asplund is housed in a listed Thirties building in Solna and is run by Fredrik Eriksson from Långbro Värdshus. Lunch options include the restaurant's signature pizzas, alongside modern takes on traditional Swedish dishes and dishes such as burgers that are always on the menu. And it's not far from the city centre.
- Getting here: Underground to Västra Skogen (6 min from T-Centralen)
SQSaltsjöqvarns Kaj 25, Nacka
Take the ferry to lunch
Catch the boat from Nybrokajen or Frihamnen to Nacka and include a picturesque boat trip in your lunch hour. You'll find SQ Bar & Restaurang at the Elite Hotel in Nacka, with views over the entrance to Stockholm harbour. The restaurant serves a daily lunch special which includes bread, butter and salad, and there's always a vegetarian option.
- Getting here: SL commuter ferry, boat
Restaurang JungfrusundBryggavägen 133
Lunch on Lake Mälaren
Get yourself along to cosy Jungfrusund and eat lunch right on Lake Mälaren. Fill your belly with Swedish homecooking and more continental dishes, as you take in the views of the harbour. The restaurant is open all year round and can be reached by car and public transport.
- Getting here: Car (around 40 mins from the city centre), underground and SL bus (around 1 hr from T-Centralen), own boat
Steninge BrukSteninge Slottsväg 141
Nordic flavours in a beautiful stone barn
The perfect spot for an outing just half an hour outside the city by car. Steninge Bruk is housed in a beautifully renovated old barn in the grounds of an historic castle on the shores of lake Mälaren. Nordic lunch dishes are cooked on the largest wood-fired grill in Sweden. After lunch, take a walk in the grounds or browse in the barn's interiors shop.
- Getting here: Commuter train from Centralstationen (around 30 mins to Märsta)
ScandwichVattenledningsvägen 44, Hägersten-Liljeholmen
A must for sandwich fans
If you love sandwiches, you need to get down to Midsommarkransen and experience the popular Scandwich concept that began in Malmö. Artisan sandwiches are served for lunch and dinner. Choose from meat, vegetarian or vegan toppings and add hand-cut fries if you're really hungry.
- Getting here: Car, underground to Midsommarkransen
Gamla OrangerietVeit Wittrocksväg 7, Norra Djurgården
Eat lunch in a greenhouse
In the middle of Bergianska botanic gardens, Gamla Orangeriet serves organic homemade food and cakes and pastries. Come for something to eat, a coffee or a glass of wine with nature as your backdrop. Combine your lunch with a long walk or just make a short detour from town or Stockholm university. Open in winter and summer.
- Getting here: Underground to Universitetet (9 min from T-Centralen)
Två små svinÅrstavägen 49, Årsta
Lunchtime trip to Copenhagen
Take a trip out to Årsta and eat Danish-style open sandwiches just like the ones you get in Copenhagen! At Två små svin they come with every imaginable topping, from herring to roast beef and vegetarian options. Just mix and match a few to suit your taste.
- Getting here: Bus from Gullmarsplan (around 20 min from T-centralen)
ArtipelagArtipelagstigen 1, The Archipelago/Värmdö
Art gallery in the archipelago
It's not just the art exhibitions that make Artipelag a popular place to visit. The modern art centre also houses a café and restaurant with beautiful views and fantastic food. Choose the café on the ground floor for coffee, cakes and sandwiches or the restaurant on the third floor for their ambitious lunch and brunch buffets.
- Getting here: Bus, boat (Strömma) or car (around 20 min)
Poké BurgerGustavlundsvägen 149E, Bromma
Burgers and bowls
Get yourself down to the fusion joint Poké Burger in Alvik for poké bowls and hamburgers. They serve several different variations of poké bowls as well as a seriously hefty hamburger in laid-back surroundings, inspired by Asia and the USA..
- Getting here: Underground to Alvik, car
Royal ParkFrösundavik Allé 15, Solna
Between the city and the countryside
The Radisson Blu on the edge of Hagaparken serves a lunch buffet as well as an à la carte menu with lots of organic and locally-grown options. Enjoy your lunch with views over the waters of Brunnsviken, close to both the city centre and Solna.
- Getting here: Car, SL bus
Slottsträdgården UlriksdalSlottsträdgårdsvägen 8, Solna
Visit the garden café at Ulriksdal Castle gardens for a locally-produced lunch in leafy surroundings. Their daily lunch buffet consists of seasonal, mainly organic, ingredients, with hot and cold dishes, soup, fruit and bread.
- Getting here: Underground to Bergshamra, then bus 503 to Ulriksdals Wärdshus
MatateljénStora Gungans väg 7, Enskede
In a charming neighbourhood
Matateljén serves a lunch menu every day based around locally-grown vegetables, along with a daily dessert to round off your lunch with. The little neighbourhood restaurant is tucked away among the pretty wooden villas of Gamla Enskede.
- Getting here: Underground to Sandsborg
Delibruket FlatbreadBergsgatan 1 (Vattentornet), Sundbyberg
Pizzas worth a detour
Pizza enthusiasts of all ages find their way to this old water tower in Sundbyberg to eat organic flatbread pizzas topped with locally produced ingredients. At lunchtime they serve a buffet with three different flatbreads, as well as salad and soup. The raw, industrial feel of the place and colourful paintings on the walls alone are worth a detour.
- Getting here: Underground to Duvbo (21 min from T-Centralen)
Hamburger heaven2 addresses
The trend for burgers isn't confined to the city centre - you'll also find plenty of top-notch hamburger joints a little further afield but well worth the effort. Don't be surprised if you find your new favourite burger restaurant beyond your usual geographical comfort zone.