The best lunch restaurants in Stockholm

Stockholm offers a plethora of great lunch restaurants, but finding the right place in the midst of lunch rush hour can be quite gruesome. To make it a little easier, we’ve created this guide to the best lunch restaurants in Stockholm. Whether you are in the mood for a light salad or soup, or if you're looking for a slightly more substantial offering we've got you covered. Our guide to the best lunch restaurants in Stockholm features restaurants that are ideal for a formal work lunch, casual lunch-date with friends as well as quaint hangouts for post-shopping nibbles.

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Buco Nero: On-trend Italian eatery
Despite its seemingly anonymous exterior Caffé Nero's popular sibling fuses authentic Italian cuisine with on-trend, industrial style decor. Lunch is approximately SEK 100, and guests are offered a choice between the daily special, pasta or salad.
Type of lunch: Daily special, pasta, salads
Price: About SEK 100
Time: 11am-2pm
More information: Buco Nero, Roslagsgatan 4, Vasastan

Broms: Contemporary all-inclusive concept
Broms' contemporary concept combines restaurant, delicatessen and bakery and is the neighbourhood haunt of choice. The kitchen draws inspiration from France, Asia and Sweden. The lunch menu offers French farm chicken, meat dishes, salads and light dishes.
Type of lunch
: À la Carte
Price example: Lunch about SEK 115, French farm chicken about SEK 185
More information: Broms, Karlavägen
76, Östermalm


Rolfs Kök: A classic institution
Regulars have been pouring into this modern classic since the late 80's. The open kitchen serves traditional, robust fare with Swedish undertones in a sophisticated setting. Lunch is a particularly popular alternative - perfect for lunch meetings.
Type of lunch: Daily special
Price example: Daily soup about SEK 139
Time: From 11:30
More information:
Rolfs Kök, Tegnérgatan 41, Vasastan

Rolfs Kök

Borggården: Lunch at the Army Museum
The seasonal lunch menu at the Army museum is made from the finest ingredients and is a real crowd pleaser. Guests are offered a choice between daily specials, vegetarian options and soup. The outdoor terrace is a popular haunt during the summer.
Type of lunch: Daily special
Price: About SEK 99-120 (including bread and coffee)
Time: Weekdays 11am-2:30pm, weekends 11am-3pm
More information:
Restaurang Borggården, Artillerigatan 13, Östermalm


Trattoria Montanari: Tribute to Italy
This popular family-run restaurant pays homage to traditional Italian fare, fusing regional influences from Le Marche on the east coast of Italy. Sample classic Italian delicacies before heading back to the office.
Type of lunch: À la carte
Price: Weekly lunch about SEK 125-140
Time: Mon-Fri, 11:30am-2:30pm
More information:
Trattoria Montanari, Grev Turegatan 56, Östermalm

Trattoria Montanari

Grill: Central eccentricity
This eccentrically decorated, thematic restaurant fuses influences from around the world. The rustic lunch buffet offers fish and meat with healthy sides such as salads, legumes and root vegetables. The numerous rooms offer respite from the bustling city.
Type of lunch: Buffet
Price: About SEK 110 (including bread, cheese, fruit, coffee and biscotti)
Time: Mon-Fri, 11:30am-1:30pm
More information: Grill, Drottninggatan 89, Vasastan


Nalen: Eco-friendly sophistication
Nalen is an eco-certified neighbourhood restaurant on Regeringsgatan boasting a seasonal menu with emphasis on Swedish classic. This sophisticated restaurant is ideal for a working lunch with colleagues and business partners. Book a private room for a more intimate rendez vous.
Type of lunch: Daily special
Price example: Daily special about SEK 120 (including salad and bread)
Time: 11am-3pm
More information: Nalen Restaurang, Regeringsgatan 74, City


K25: Contemporary food court
K25 is a central and modern food court combining culinary flavours from around the world. Can't decide what you are in the mood for? K25 offers everything from burgers to dumplings, baked goods, pizza and Asian street food. You can either eat on-site or grab a takeaway from for example Hattori Sushi Devil, Lilla Vigårda or Beijing8.
Type of lunch: Various
Price: Varies (budget/mid)
When: All day
More information: K25,
Kungsgatan 25, City

Den Gyldene Freden: Traditional elegance
Dine in style à la Bellman and Zorn. This historic tavern has served traditional fare since 1722 and to this day Swedish classics take the centre stage. Charming Gyldene Freden is an elegant lunch option, perfect for business sit-downs, although the offering is not entirely suitable for vegetarians.
Type of lunch: À la carte, daily special
Price: Daily special about 145 SEK
When: Tuesday-Friday 11:30 am to 2:30 pm
More information: Den Gyldene Freden, Österlånggatan 51, Gamla Stan

Den Gyldene Freden

19 Glas: Affordable luxury in Gamla Stan
19 Glas is an ambitious restaurant and wine bar. Innovative, yet simple food is served affordable - fine dining-style. The lunch menu is continuously updated and consists of a main course and dessert. Swedish flavours dominate the dishes.
Type of lunch: Daily special
Prices: Lunch menu around SEK 129
Time: From 12pm
More information: 19 Glas, Stora Nygatan 19, Old Town

19 Glas

Under Kastanjen: Quaint neighbourhood charm
This homely bistro-style café located in a charming cobblestone square in Gamla Stan serves classic dishes as well as modern wholesome alternatives. The food is homemade, bread and pastries are baked in the on-site bakery, which also boasts a glutenfree section.
Type of lunch: Daily special
Price example: Daily special about SEK 105 (including coffee and bread)
Time: Mon-Sun, 11am-4pm
More information:
Under Kastanjen, Kindstugatan 1, Old Town

Under Kastanjen

Gamla Orangeriet: Lunch oasis of calm
Gamla Orangeriet in Bergianska botanical gardens offers serves rich stews and hearty salads made from the finest ingredients. The seasonal menu is updated weekly and is served with freshly baked bread. Enjoy a calm respite and beautiful scenery accompanied with free Wi-Fi.
Type of lunch: Daily menu
Price: About SEK 110
Time: 11:30am-2pm
More information:
Gamla Orangeriet Restaurang & Café,
Veit Wittrocksväg 7, Norra Djurgården

Gamla Orangeriet

Restaurang SIR: Lunch à la culinary school
If you want value for your money, be sure not to miss this culinary school's three-course lunch menu for 100 SEK. A popular alternative, so be sure to make a reservation beforehand. Please note SIR is closed during school holidays and certain weekdays.
Type of lunch: Daily three-course menu (see website)
Price example: Three-course menu around SEK 100
Time: 11.30am-1pm
More information:
Restaurang SIR, Alströmergatan 39, Kungsholmen


Blå Porten: Idyllic lunch break
With its lush gardens, quaint decor and relaxed ambiance, Blå Porten makes for one of the cosiest lunch hangouts in the city. The traditional menu features classic dishes such as fish stew, lamb patties and quiche as well as an extensive assortment of homemade pastries.
Type of lunch: À la Carte
Price example: Tomato soup about SEK 90, fish stew about SEK 155
Time: All day (closed during December as they serve Christmas dinner)
More information
: Blå Porten, Djurgårdsvägen 64, Djurgården

Blå Porten

Knut: A tribute to the land of the midnight sun
At Knut the northern Swedish influences are apparent in both the decor - with wooden surfaces and furs - and cuisine. The rustic menu, features game, Norrland-style flatbread pizza, with emphasis on local produce and ingredients. If you're up for a boozy lunch, they make a mean cranberry cocktail.
Type of lunch: Weekly lunch menu
Price example: Today's special about SEK 100
Time: Mon-Fri 11am-2pm
More information: Restaurang Knut, Upplandsgatan 17, Vasastan

Restaurang Knut

Haga Forum: Combine business with pleasure
Located between Norrtull and lush Hagaparken, this restaurant is ideal for lunch meetings. Choose between classic homemade Swedish food and the business lunch option that is updated daily. Apart from impressive views, Haga Forum also has several bookable conference rooms for a more intimate meeting.
Type of lunch: À la carte & daily business lunch
Price example: Weekly special SEK 155, daily's business lunch about SEK 250
Time: 11:30am-3pm
More information:
Haga Forum,
4, Vasastan

Haga Forum

Café Zeppelin: Homemade delights
This intimate little café is the ideal lunch spot. With emphasis on quality produce, genuine homemade food is served such as pasta and fish and the offering is updated continuously - at a very affordable price and takeaway is also an option. All bread and pastries are baked on-site and the coffee is fragrantly Italian.
Type of lunch: À la carte
Price example: Lunch about 85 SEK (including homemade bread & salad), take away about 65 SEK
Time: 11 am to 2 pm

More information: Café Zeppelin, Wargentinsgatan 3, Kungsholmen

Café Zeppelin

Piren: Worth a detour
With its impeccable views and waterfront location Piren is well worth a detour. This neighbourhood restaurant's menu features meat and fish predominantly, vegetarian options naturally also available. The sophisticated setting makes it a viable option for a working lunch.
Type of lunch: À la carte & business lunch
Price example: About 140-195 SEK
When: 11am-2pm
More information: Piren Restaurang & Bar, Kristinebergs Strand 2, Kungsholmen

Hamburgers: (check out our guide to the best burgers joints)
Stockholm boasts an abundance of quality burger joints. A burger for lunch is often a safe bet, particularly when everything from the meat patties to ketchup is homemade. Most hamburger restaurants also offer vegetarian options.
Recommended burger joints:
Phil's Burger Kungsholmen, Fleminggatan 49, Kungsholmen
Phil's Burger Gärdet, Sandhamnsgatan 1, Östermalm

Vigårda Barbeque, Norrlandsgatan 13, Östermalm

Sushi: A long-time favourite
Sushi is a popular lunch option for its healthy accessibility. Stockholm hosts a number of great sushi restaurants located around the city. Perfect for a casual sit-down lunch or takeaway for lunch at the office.
Recommended sushi restaurants:
Råkultur, Kungstensgatan 2, Östermalm
Roppongi, Hantverkargatan 76, Kungsholmen
Ljunggren, Götgatan 36, Södermalm

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About the guide the best lunch restaurants in Stockholm
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