Michelin-starred restaurants in Stockholm
Updated 4 Jun 2018
Each year the Michelin Guide awards its highly sought-after stars to restaurants all over the world, and naturally the Swedish capital is home to several renowned fine dining restaurants that draw in discerning gourmets from near and far. Time for a seriously deluxe dining experience? We guide you to the Stockholm restaurants that have stars in the Michelin Guide. One star denotes "an exceptionally good restaurant in its category" and two stars mean that the restaurant is "worth a detour". Three-star restaurants, worth a "special journey" are extremely rare and Stockholm is still waiting for its first.
In a new incarnation
This celebrated fine dining restaurant used to be located in the Old Town, where it was awarded two Michelin stars. In 2017 the restaurant moved to an extensively renovated 19th century townhouse in the city centre and so lost its stars, but it's surely only a questions of time before the stars start to rain down on them again.
- Frantzén, Klara Norra Kyrkogata 26, Norrmalm/City
The much-lauded Oaxen used to be located on an island with the same name but can now be found in a cool old industrial area tucked away by the water on Djurgården. The innovative food has its foundation in traditional cooking methods, as well as a super-local philosophy, and the creations which find their way on to the plate are marked by a high regard for sustainable growing methods and excellent animal welfare standards.
- Oaxen Krog, Beckholmsvägen 26, Djurgården
Back to our roots
Embracing Nordic culinary heritage using an ancient technique is a concept that celebrity chef Niklas Ekstedt has taken fully to heart at his charcoal-fragranced fine dining restaurant in Östermalm. The menu consists of four or six courses which might include hay-flamed, fermented and flambéed elements, and the interior is lined in different types of Scandinavian wood inspired by the chef's childhood in northern Sweden.
Att bejaka ursprunget och använda sig av uråldrig teknik är ett koncept som Niklas Ekstedt (även känd som "Mat-Niklas") har annamat till fullo på den här träkolsdoftande stjärnkrogen på Östermalm. Menyerna består av fyra eller sex rätter med inslag av exempelvis höeldat, fermenterat och flamberat, och inredningen kantas av skandinaviska träslag från krögarens barndom.
- Ekstedt, Humlegårdsgatan 17, Östermalm
Innovative Scandinavian gastronomy - that's how the owners Anton Bjuhr and Jacob Holmström describe the food at Gastrologik, a Michelin-starred restaurant since 2013. Quality of produce is given higher priority than demand, which means that the menu is constantly changing and every meal is unique. With only 30 seats, booking this gastronomic experience in good time is a must.
- Gastrologik, Artillerigatan 14, Östermalm
Gourmet medium-sized dishes for lunch and dinner
Mathias Dahlgren's modern bistro is a popular gourmet option for anyone hungry for a couple of medium-sized dishes for lunch or dinner. Dishes are ordered one at a time, so you don't need to decide on everything all in one go. If you prefer a more laid-back atmosphere, grab a spot by the bar.
- Mathias Dahlgren Matbaren, Södra Blaiseholmshamnen 6, Norrmalm/City
The most beautiful restaurant in town?
Original wall paintings, gilded oak panels and magnificent chandeliers. Operakällaren's heritage listed premises are famous for being among the most beautiful in town. They serve international haute cuisine which has been awarded both a star and five red ‘Couvert symbols’, crossed forks and spoons, in the Michelin Guide.
- Operakällaren, Karl XII:S torg, Norrmalm/City
Round trip to Tokyo
Barely two years after it opened, this mega-hyped little sushi bar was awarded one star in the Michelin Guide. A traditional menu with 15 courses, using Scandinavian ingredients, is served directly to guests seated at the bar in several sittings. If you weren't already dreaming of a trip to Tokyo, you definitely will be after a visit to Sushi Sho.
- Sushi Sho, Upplandsgatan 45, Vasastan
Back to nature
The focus here is on natural, small-scale, locally-produced ingredients when it comes to both food and wine. Guests are offered a four or six course menu that changes with the seasons, and don't be surprised if you find a combination such as soured milk, birch and meringue among the dessert choices... The restaurant has organic certification.
- Restaurang Volt, Kommendörsgatan 16, Östermalm
Luxury beyond the city limits
This much-hyped fine dining restaurant - in a suburban residential area in Älvsjö - has inspired Stockholm foodies to trek across town to eat good value tasting menus in a stylish setting. The restaurant was awarded its first Michelin star in 2018.
- Aloë, Svartlösavägen 52
Field to fork
Agrikultur on Roslagsgatan is inspired by the farming year - they serve a constantly changing menu composed of supurb dishes made from ingredients sourced from selected Swedish farms. A small, personal restaurant with an open kitchen and only 24 covers.
- Agrikultur, Roslagsgatan 43, Vasastan