The guide to cosy restaurants in Södermalm
Updated 13 Feb 2020
Södermalm is packed with charming neighbourhood restaurants and cosy, atmospheric places to eat. Everything from candlelit French bistros and Persian restaurants to romantic elevated restaurant experiences with spectacular views. Slink into a relaxed little joint in SoFo, have a glass of wine on Mariatorget or book a special dinner with views over Stockholm - we list the cosiest restaurants in Södermalm.
Cosy restaurants in other parts of town:
HommageKrukmakargatan 22, Södermalm
Round trip to Paris
With its Thonet chairs, white tablecloths and candelight, this charming Parisian-style bistro in a former fire station on Krukmakargatan is the real deal. Pop into Bar Hommage, right next door, for a glass of pastis after your meal.
Kryp InTimmermansgatan 22, Södermalm
"Krypin" means a cosy little nest or nook and this peaceful little neighbourhood restaurant near Mariatorget is exactly that. Clad in different kinds of wood, it's the perfect spot to eat dinner or have a glass in intimate surroundings. The menu is influenced by European cuisines, particularly French.
Tehran GrillTimmermansgatan 5, Södermalm
An atmospheric evening
Authentic Persian food is just one element of the Tehran Grill experience. The atmospheric surroundings also play a major part - twinkling lanterns, diaphanous drapes and richly patterned rugs are just a few of the touches that add to the exotic ambiance.
Pane VinoBrännkyrkagatan 93, Södermalm
Like an Italian piazza
This popular restaurant right next to the Zinkendamm metro station is influenced by the cuisine and culture of Naples. Choose to sit in the elegant dining room, the laid-back bar or the delightful leafy greenhouse.
Mamma o. jag BistroTjärhovsgatan 50, Södermalm
This intimate little bistro run by a mother and daughter team is on Tjärhovsgatan, in a quiet part of Södermalm. The restaurant combines a homely feel with a touch of luxury. Take a pew and sample a few of the restaurant's medium-sized dishes, inspired by the world's cuisines.
RivalMariatorget 3, Södermalm
Red velvet banquettes, gleaming brass lamps and patterned rugs. Rival on Mariatorget has retained its style - along with many of its original interiors - since the Thirties. Hotel guests and locals come by to eat in the bistro or meet up over a drink in the adjoining bar. Their weekend brunch buffet is always popular.
HimlenGötgatan 78 (Skrapan), Södermalm
If you want to aim a little higher (literally) for a luxurious and intimate restaurant experience, take yourself up to this fine dining restaurant right at the top of the Skrapan skyscraper building. Classy dishes and cocktails are served in elegant surroundings with panoramic views over Stockholm.
TabbouliTavastgatan 22, Södermalm
Moody meze restaurant
Tabbouli serves Lebanese meze and wines among atmospheric heavy drapes and candlelight. Gather together a group of friends and order a tableful of small dishes to share.
À la CrêpeKatarina Bangata 42, Södermalm
An intimate little creperie that oozes French vibes. Grab a seat among the regulars and eat savoury galettes and sweet crepes with imaginative fillings at reasonable prices. Perfect for a spontaneous dinner or an unpretentious date.
ShantiSödermalmsallén 34, Södermalm
Indian flavour journey
If you're craving a flavour journey to India, steer a path towards Shanti Soft Corner near Medborgarplatsen. The restaurant is part of the popular Shanti family of restaurants and serves Indian dishes inspired by the country's various regional cuisines. Indian fabrics and furniture create an authentic atmosphere.
Fotografiska RestaurangStora Tullhuset Stadsgårdshamnen 22, Södermalm
Pretty as a picture
Fotografiska (the Museum of Photography) isn't just a fantastic museum, it also boasts one of the most spectacular views in Södermalm and an award-winning restaurant. TV chef Paul Svensson is at the helm and the emphasis is on green, sustainable cooking where vegetables play the starring role. Combine your meal with a visit to one of the photographic exhibitions or just gaze out over the entrance to Stockholm harbour through the panoramic windows.
Södra TeaternMosebacke Torg 1–3, Södermalm
Mosebacke Etablissement, the restaurant at this legendary music and club venue, is a modern bistro in turn-of-the-century surroundings with plenty of vegetarian options on the menu. Dinner is occasionally accompanied by intimate lounge-style concerts. For groups wanting a little more privacy, the restaurant also has a chambre separée, the Cornelis room.
La Vecchia SignoraÅsögatan 163, Södermalm
Italian neighbourhood favourite
The food, wine and cosy atmosphere draw in the crowds to La Vecchia Signora on Åsögatan. This charming Italian neighbourhood restaurant serves food and wine from the Piedmont region, perfect for an intimate dinner date.