The best seafood restaurants in Stockholm
Updated 13 Aug 2018
Due to Stockholm's proximity to the archipelago it is hardly surprising that the city hosts a great number of amazing seafood restaurants. Whether you're on the market for traditional Swedish flavours such as herring and salmon, or French bouillabaisse, luxurious oyster and shellfish plateaus you've come to the right place. Stockholm boasts of an abundance of seafood restaurants, ranging from classic tavern-like institutions to urban food courts and idyllic seaside restaurants. We have listed our favourites in this guide to the best seafood restaurants in Stockholm.
Stadsgården 6, Södermalm
Gondolen, located 33 meters above the ground, is celebrity chef Erik Lallerstedt’s flagship - a traditional, yet contemporary restaurant. Classic seafood dishes are severed such as grilled lobster, baked flounder and teetering seafood platters. The restaurant’s renowned bar and breathtaking views are real crowd-pleasers.
Tullhus 2, Skeppsbrokajen, Old Town
Mister French fuses 1920's glamour with enviable waterfront views. The menu consists of staggering seafood platters, lobster, American caviar and other deep-sea classics. Do not miss their famous seafood brunch buffet or their outdoor terrace - perfect for people watching.
Narvavägen 32, Östermalm
Neighbourhood restaurant with a charcoal grill
Restaurateurs Pelle Johansson and Folke Hellegren have a simple concept for Stim on Närvavägen: fish and seafood cooked directly on a charcoal grill and served with simple accompaniments. You'll find all the most popular produce the ocean has to offer, served in warm, elegant and stylish surroundings.
Nybrokajen 17, Norrmalm/City
Distinguished yet innovative
Wedholms Fisk opened in 1985 and is one of Stockholm's most famous seafood restaurants. The restaurant combines aquatic delicacies with cultural heritage; works of local artists covers the walls. Their famous tasting menu is a true gastronomic experience.
Vasagatan 23, Norrmalm/City
A Gothenburg institution takes on Stockholm
Räkan is a veteran in the restaurant business and has been catering to seafood-fans for over 30 years. The menu offers daily catch and teetering seafood platters. The restaurant’s centrepiece, a fishpond, offers pre-supper entertainment in the form of remote-controlled boats serving food to eager onlookers.
Den gamle och havet
Tulegatan 27, Vasastan
Classic Italian seafood restaurant
This classic Italian restaurant has a predominantly fishy menu - as opposed to its sibling Döden i grytan, which specialises in meat rather than fish. The menu offers an abundance of culinary delicacies ranging from calamari, to mussels, devilfish and sea bass.
Dalagatan 9R, Vasastan
Brasserie and fishmonger
Melanders has built a reputation as fish and seafood experts since the Sixties, with various stores around Stockholm. Their shop and brasserie on Dalagatan serves French/Swedish classic fish dishes - everything from pickled herring to moules to shellfish platters.
Musslan & Wasahof
Parisian seafood restaurant
This popular bistro combines genuine City of Light-influences with Swedish sensibility - the Fruits de Mer offering is substantial. The restaurant specialises in oysters, but naturally also serves other delicacies. Wasahof's sister restaurant Musslan, located next-door is also a mecca for seafood fans.
Blasieholmsgatan 4A, Norrmalm/City
Straight outta the aquarium
Blasieholmens Aquarium & Restaurant serves seasonal delicacies in an innovative food court-style restaurant complete with an aquarium. Guests are invited to choose their fresh seafood of choice from the display before preparation. Dishes are not limited to the predetermined options on the menu - guests are welcome to create their own. Take away is also available.
Stureplan 2, City/Östermalm
Sturehof is the obvious choice if you're on the market for delectable seafood. This classic bistro blends Swedish and French vibes and offers an extensive menu from the deep blue, featuring oysters, lobster and other delicacies.
Grev Turegatan 16, Östermalm
Renowned for its fish stew
Grodan is a distinguished French-style brasserie with a generous Fruits de Mer offering, their fish stew is particularly popular as are their seafood plateaus. The bustling restaurant is open from early morning to late night and attracts a wide audience.
Bullandö Marina, The Archipelago/Värmdö
A maritime establishment
Despite its seafront location Bullandö restaurant is accessible by both land and sea, and is open all year round. The nautical influences are blatant and the seafood menu is extensive, featuring classic dishes such as herring and modern international flavours.
Vasagatan 1, Norrmalm/City
Traditional Swedish seafood
As indicated by its name, Stockholm Fisk specialises in seafood. Due to its central location, regulars and business travellers alike frequent this authentic restaurant. Daily catch and signatures such as Toast Skagen, trout and sole are featured on the menu.