The guide to cosy restaurants in Djurgården
Updated 13 Feb 2019
The island of Djurgården, with its wide open spaces, leafy parkland and many attractions, is one of Stockholm's loveliest spots, so it's not surprising there are plenty of really special restaurants here, including historic inns and award-winning restaurants with Michelin stars. Whatever the time of year, we guarantee you'll find a cosy restaurant that fits the bill and lives up to your expectations. Follow our guide to Djurgården restaurants that are well worth a visit.
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19th century tradition
This classic inn is one of Djurgården's true gems, a place to enjoy top notch food in beautiful, relaxed surroundings. The menu reflects Sweden's culinary history, with classic seasonal homecooking dishes. The villa houses several different eating and drinking areas, from the light, airy dining room to the dimly-lit bar. In the summer months you can eat al fresco on the leafy outdoor terrace.
- Wärdshuset Ulla Winbladh, Rosendalsvägen 8, Djurgården
Award-winning and acclaimed
Oaxen Krog, adjoining its sister restaurant, Slip, is a world-class fine dining restaurant with two Michelin stars, while the Slip is a bistro with simpler food and lower prices but equally high standards. The glass building housing the two restaurants is right on the waterfront. Old boats and other nautical details hang from the spectacularly high ceiling. The Krog serves a choice of a six or ten course tasting menu.
A true classic
19th century Villa Godthem was reopened in 2011 by the Swedish king and queen after an extensive renovation. Thanks to the restoration, the restaurant now boasts a dining room, café and a classic archipelago-style veranda. Swedish gastronomy, prepared with a modern twist, is the name of the game and the menu includes everything from their signature plank steak to dishes such as pickled herring and kroppkakor - potato dumplings filled with smoked, cured pork belly.
- Villa Godthem, Rosendalsvägen 9, Djurgården
Right on the waterfront
Escape the hustle and bustle of the big city with a walk along Strandvägen to this elegant inn, beautifully situated right by the water. The menu includes everything from Swedish classics to French and other Mediterranean flavours in inviting surroundings. Cruise in and take a pew by the open fire on a chilly autumn day, or play a game of boules in the summer months. A visit to Djurgårdsbrunn is more than just a culinary experience, it's a delightful day out.
- Djurgårdsbrunns Värdshus, Djurgårdsbrunnsvägen 68, Djurgården/Gärdet
Historic hotel and restaurant
Eat (and stay) in rural surroundings at this historic spot. They serve lunch, dinner and brunch and can accommodate large groups. On warm summer days you can eat outside in the garden, with views over the Djurgården Canal and the Nordic Museum. Their weekend brunch is a firm favourite among tourists and locals alike and reservations are a must.
- Villa Källhagen Restaurang, Djurgårdsbrunnsvägen 10, Djurgården/Gärdet
Plenty of options
This historic inn arranges weddings, parties, conferences, wine tastings, business events and other events all year round. Depending on the season, you can enjoy lunch, dinner, a barbeque buffet, afternoon tea, crayfish party or classic julbord Christmas smörgåsbord here in delightful leafy surroundings.
- Rosendals Wärdshus, Rosendalsterrassen 3, Djurgården