The guide to celebrity-owned restaurants in Stockholm
Updated 21 May 2019
Stockholm is packed with celebrities and if you're au fait with the world of national and international film, music and tv stars, you're more than likely to spot a familiar face passing by on the street, sitting at a nearby restaurant table or on the underground. Several celebrities have joined the restaurant trade and started their own restaurants around town, with various themes and cuisines. If you're a fan of famous people, or just want to eat dinner somewhere with a little star quality, we've rounded up the Stockholm restaurants run by celebrities.
Italian à la Paolo Roberto
Pane Fresco within Åhléns City department store is ex-boxer and TV host Paolo Roberto's first restaurant, serving Italian-influenced food. The 450 square metre space, including an urban terrace, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with plenty of child-friendly options. As well as authentic Neapolitan pizza, there's a spaghetteria, coffee bar, gelateria and shop selling ready meals and own-label products. There's also a branch of Pane Fresco in Hammarby Sjöstad, where you can enjoy your meal with a view over the water.
Västerlånggtan 68, Old Town
A taste of the Viking age in the Old Town
Singer Martin Eriksson, better known as E-type, really made the most of Stockholm's rich Viking heritage when creating Aifur. This rustic restaurant with its authentic Viking interiors, food, drinks and atmosphere gives guests a unique experience. It's not often you find a restaurant this distinctive, so if you're looking for something completely different, Aifur is well worth a visit.
Gästrikegatan 13, Vasastan
Seriously good sandwiches
Among the team behind Sandhäxan, which is a direct translation of "sand witch", is well-known Swedish actor Erik Jerka Johansson. Come by for lunch, to enjoy a beer or buy something to take home from the deli counter. As you might expect, Sandhäxan's focus is on really tasty sandwiches, inspired by New Orleans. They also serve coffee, beer, wine, cheese and charcuterie.
Kale & Crave
Roslagsgatan 2, Vasastan
From house music to health food
Superstar DJs Sebastian Ingrosso and Alessandro ”Alesso” Lindblad from Swedish House Mafia, as well as artists Vincent Pontare, Serhan Stojanov and Viktor Hodell, are behind this IBS-friendly healthfood restaurant on Roslagsgatan. The emphasis is on healthy fastfood and, as the name suggests, kale is a key ingredient in the dishes on the menu.
Periskopvägen 19, Lidingö
Part-owned by football star
Swedish football star Jesper Blomqvist, who played for Milan and Parma, had been looking for a food and drink project to get involved in for a while when 450 Gradi appeared. His passion for Italian food grew during his time playing professionally in Italy and lead to him becoming a part-owner in this popular pizza restaurant. Many Stockholmers regard their pizzas as the best in town and are prepared to make a trip out to Lidingö to enjoy authentic Neapolitan pizzas.
The actor duo Joel Kinnaman and Mahmut Suvakci have more in common than just their roles in the film version of Snabba Cash (Easy Money) - they're also the guys behind the popular fastfood chain Lily's Burger. Their first burger joint opened in Kungsholmen and there's now a sister restaurant in Södermalm. American diner vibes are the order of the day, both decor and food-wise, and as well as burgers you'll also find thick milkshakes and chicken nuggets on the menu.
Bondegatan 57, Södermalm
Neighbourhood spot with Swedish homecooking
Lokes Bar, an unpretentious neighbourhood restaurant in Södermalm, is run by tv celebrity Lennart "Hoa-Hoa" Dahlgren. They serve traditional Swedish homecooking and meat dishes with accompaniments such as pommes frites and bearnaise sauce, or burgers if you prefer. If you just feel like hanging out at the bar and having a glass of wine, beer or cider, that's fine too. And if you want to organise a big do, there's a large function room upstairs with a dining room and bar.
Lasse i Gatan
Västerlånggatan 60, Old Town
Rowdy 18th century fun
Lasse i Gatan, in the Old Town, is the latest restaurant and bar from musician Martin ”E-Type” Eriksson. 18th century life is brought to life through flavours, smells, live music and costumes, inspired by life onboard the famous privateer Lars Gathenhielm's ("Lasse i Gatan") galleon. Expect a rollicking evening - with plenty of rum.
Karlavägen 28, Östermalm
Superstar DJ Sebastian Ingrosso doesn't just run Kale & Crave, he's also part owner of this Italian restaurant, together with his Swedish House Mafia colleague Axel "Axwell" Hedfors. Un Poco is an Italian of the slightly posher variety, with elegant interiors and dishes such as truffle risotto and tasting menus. The restaurant is often frequented by celebrity guests, including the Wahlgren/Ingrosso family.