The best restaurants in Stockholm City
Updated 23 Nov 2019
Stockholm City boasts an impressive array of restaurants ranging from ultra-cool fusion restaurants, old-school taverns and distinguished bistros. Why not book at table at Stockholm's oldest sushi restaurant or dine in style with breathtaking views? In our guide to the best restaurants in Stockholm City we have listed unique eateries with exciting flavours from all over the world. We define Stockholm City as the area from T-Centralen to Hötorget and Kungsträdgården, from Tegnérgatan to Birger Jarlsgatan. Bon Appetit!
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Strömgatan 14, Norrmalm/City
Breath taking views
The old Opera house has been revived and turned into an impressive restaurant complete with Roman pillars, gold leaf and palatial views. With a predominantly French cuisine, distinguished architecture and beautiful views, Brasseriet fuses historic influences with contemporary preferences.
Vasaplan 7, Norrmalm/City
The Nordic Light Hotel's restaurant is a stylish design affair serving classic, innovative dishes with an emphasis on fish and shellfish. If you fancy trying löjrom (bleak roe), Löjromsbaren is the place to enjoy this Nordic delicacy along with a glass of fizz or a cold beer.
Sveavägen 44, Norrmalm/City
Popular restaurant and food hall in one
Urban Deli consists of a restaurant, bar, café and grocery store/food hall all under one roof. The restaurant serves food all day and you'll find dishes with European and international influences on the menu, with plenty of vegetarian options. Or just pick up some delicacies from the food hall. Modern and buzzy and warm and welcoming all at the same time.
Norrmalmstorg 2-4, Norrmalm/City
Luxurious dishes in an elegant setting
Noi is the restaurant for anyone who really appreciates elegance and luxury. The restaurant replaced Caina at the Nobis Hotel in the spring of 2018 and hotel guests and regulars regard it as a worthy successor. Chef Stefano Catenacci is responsible for the cusine and has created a highly desirable menu with luxurious and impressive creations made from the very best produce available each season.
Kammakargatan 22, Norrmalm/City
After running the F12 group of restaurants for 25 years, Danyel Couet opened Allegrine on a little square on Kammakargatan in 2018. Gastronomic inspiration comes from Couet's French grandmother, but food is given a slightly modern twist. The interiors are just as stylish as the culinary creations.
Södra Blasieholmshamnen 8, Norrmalm/City
When you feel like treating yourself to something extra luxurious but still want the comfort of traditional Swedish homecooking, Verandan is the place to go. This historic restaurant, which has been part of the Grand Hôtel for almost 100 years, serves classic Swedish dishes along with spectacular views of the Royal Palace.
Vasagatan 23, Norrmalm/City
Spankingly fresh seafood from the west coast
It's not every day you come across seafood delivered directly from the west coast of Sweden to Stockholm. Räkan ("the prawn"), which was originally a cult Gothenburg restaurant, has however taken it upon itself to procure and serve some of the best piscine produce the capital has to offer.
Brunnsgatan 6, Norrmalm/City
Just a stone's throw from Stureplan, GUTE serves fine cuts of meat along with various sides and sauces. You'll also find ambitious fish dishes and vegetarian options on the menu and all dishes are either grilled or smoked. The atmosphere in the modern, industrial-style premises is relaxed and romantic, lit by candles and lanterns.
Centralplan 25, Norrmalm/City
You don't have to be on the move to visit Luzette in Stockholm's central railway station. This modern brasserie draws in Stockholmers and other diners with their award-winning interiors and continental dishes served from early morning until late. If you're in a hurry, just pop into the bar for a cup of coffee or glass of wine in buzzy, cosmopolitan surroundings.
Klarabergsviadukten 67, Norrmalm/City
A meat-lovers heaven
Eccentrically decorated Griffins' Steakhouse is must for carnivorous carnivores. The restaurant blends art, design and culture with extraordinarily meaty dishes.
Birger Jarlsgatan 29, Norrmalm/City/Östermalm
Fine dining fusion
The team behind Vassa Eggen opened this sister restaurant in 2017, in underground premises on Birger Jarlsgatan. Flavour influences come from Japan and Korea and surroundings are stylish, with moody lighting and a large cocktail bar. The menu includes sashimi and luxurious grilled meat and fish dishes.
Vasagatan 7, Norrmalm/City
Flavour journey to Asia
Weidao's ambition is to serve "the very best Asia has to offer". Inspiration at this centrally located restaurant comes from dynamic cities such as Bangkok and Seoul - you'll find everything from sushi to bibimbap and udon on the menu.
Miss Clara & Giro
Classic dishes and posh pizzas
These two charming sister restaurants are part of the boutique hotel Miss Clara. Choose between modern, healthy interpretations of classic brasserie dishes at Miss Clara and high-end authentic Napolitan pizzas with a twist at Giro, right next door.
Bianchi Café & Cycles
Norrlandsgatan 16, Norrmalm/City
Italian cuisine and cycling culture
Check out iconic Bianchi bikes, eat Mediterranean-inspired food and sip a creamy espresso or a cocktail. A must for all Italy aficionados. Don't miss their al fresco dining area on Norrlandsgatan during the summer months.
Jakobsbergsgatan 17, Norrmalm/City
Popular Spanish tapas restaurant
Mood Gallerian boasts of an impressive array of restaurants. Boqueria is a Spanish tapas-style restaurant and bar, which is open from early morning to late evening. The bar area in the mall is slightly more relaxed than the restaurant, and is ideal for casual hangouts after work.
Biblioteksgatan 5, Norrmalm/City/Östermalm
Popular Italian concept
This successful Italian concept came to Stockholm in 2018. In a magnificent former cinema building on Biblioteksgatan, it includes restaurants, bars, a café and food hall spread out over two floors - perfect for anyone who wants to enjoy a meal, have a coffee, a glass of wine or just buy a few Italian delicacies to take home.
Humlegårdsgatan 17, Östermalm
Supper pays homage to the Caribbean and South America. This retro-style restaurant serves a contemporary menu with exciting dishes and inspiring flavours. The cocktail bar is just as popular as the eatery and is heavily populated by regulars.
Tunnelgatan 1 A, Norrmalm/City
Authentic Italian cusine
This popular Italian restaurant complete with a 19th century wine cellar, serves classic gourmet-style Mediterranean fare. The restaurant offers both à la Carte and tasting menu.
Tegnérgatan 41, Norrmalm/City/Vasastan
A classic favourite
Rolfs Kök is a classic institution that appeals to a wide audience. The open kitchen serves traditional, robust fare with Swedish undertones in a sophisticated setting.
Oxtorgsgatan 14, Norrmalm/City
A unique concept
Smak - a sophisticated F12 restaurant located in a non-descriptive alleyway close to Hötorget. The restaurant presents an innovative menu with snack-sized portions created to stimulate the senses. Its elegantly decorated interior with international undertones makes for the perfect setting for a romantic night for two.
Blasieholmsgatan 4A, Norrmalm/City
Bistro meets food court
B.A.R is a contemporary fusion of restaurant and food-court complete with an aquarium. The restaurant specialises in seafood and guests are invited to choose their favourite catch of the day from the display or from the listed items on the menu. Take away is also an option.
Jakobsbergsgatan 23a, Norrmalm/City
Innovative chicken concept
Yellow, the first dedicated chicken restaurant in Stockholm, joined the cluster of restaurants on Jakobsbergsgatan in the spring of 2018. A laid back concept in an urban, industrial setting; they serve organic farm chicken and cocktails inspired by the bars of Miami and New York.
Kungsgatan 70, Norrmalm/City
New York meets Paris
This large hotel brasserie and adjoining cocktail bar has a fantastically central location and combines Parisian spirit with New York style. You'll meet a broad mix of guests with laptops, large groups and lively post-work drinkers. Food is classic with a twist.
Tegelbacken 2, Norrmalm/City
Celebrity chef Markus Aujalay's third restaurant has views over Strömmen and the parliament building. Everyday luxury and warm conviviality are the watchwords here. Share a selection of European small dishes and drink in the atmosphere as you relax in one of the comfy velvet armchairs. There's even a pink lounge area with drop-in places for spontaneous guests without a reservation.