The guide to cosy restaurants in Stockholm

When all you want is a moment's respite a quaint, cosy setting is better than the flash and buzz of big-city life. There are an abundance of cosy restaurants in Stockholm, ranging from traditional taverns, welcoming neighbourhood restaurants and chic concepts. Here are some of the cosiest restaurants in Stockholm, whether it's for the comfy nooks, roaring fireplaces, piquant food or out-of-the-way locales.

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Smak: Quaint hors d'oeuvres-concept
Guests are invited to combine flavours of their choice to compose an impeccable tapas-style tasting menu. The French-Asian influences are seamlessly translated from the menu to the decor, which strikes a perfect balance between opulent glamour and contemporary elegance. Settle down into the leather sofas and enjoy the gastronomic experience.
More information: Smak, Oxtorgsgatan 14, City


39 Wäst & Restaurant Aubergine: Reasonably priced neighbourhood charm
These cosy neighbourhood restaurants on either side of town are popular haunts due to their relaxed atmosphere, ambiance and living room-style interior. Aubergine offers seasonal Mediterranean cuisine, while 39 Wäst focuses on traditional Swedish fare served on large platters, family-style.
More information: 39 Wäst, Fleminggatan 39, Kungsholmen
More information: Restaurant Aubergine, Linnegatan 38, Östermalm

39 Wäst & Aubergine

Beirut Café: Exotic Lebanese meze
Beirut Café pays homage to its colourful Lebanese heritage - opulent oriental decor and bold, flavoursome meze and other traditional dishes. It has a wide appeal and attracts a broad audience, families, groups of friends as well as the likes of Lady Gaga and Justin Timberlake to name a few.
More information: Beirut Café, Engelbrektsgatan 37, Östermalm

Beirut Café

Knut: Culinary trip to the North of Sweden
Knut pays tribute to the land of the midnight sun. The northern Swedish influences are apparent in the decor - rustic wooden surfaces and furs. The menu does not only feature game, it also includes Norrland-style flatbread pizza and herring, the bar menu offers crowberry and cranberry cocktails.
More information: Restaurang Knut, Upplandsgatan 17, Vasastan


Kung Carls Bakficka: 19th century charm
This hotel restaurant is a combination of a kitchen and living room. The turn-of-the-century inspiration is reflected in the quaint decor complete with a lounge, orangery and library. The menu features traditional classics with a contemporary twist.
More information: Kung Carls Bakficka, Norrlandsgatan 28, City

Kung Carls Bakficka

Fem Små Hus: 16th century charm
Among the crooked alleyways paved with cobblestones lies this hidden gem. Fem Små Hus offers a slice of history and traditional charm complete with vaulted ceilings and stonewalls. The menu reflects its distinguished past with classic Swedish fare with a French touch.
More information: Fem Små Hus, Nygränd 10, Gamla Stan

Fem Små Hus

Styrelsen: A French tribute
Styrelsen is an unpretentious bistro with a quaint French-air, accentuated by its white tablecloths, gilded mirrors and chandeliers. Continental influences set the tone for both the menu and bar.
More information: Styrelsen Bar & Bistro, Hantverkargatan 31, Kungsholmen


19 Glas: Casual fine dining
19 Glas is an award-winning, highly ambitious restaurant, offering fine dining at an affordable pricing point. The ambiance is intimate, the menu innovative, fusing Swedish-French preferences that are updated weekly. The wine list is equally impressive and reasonably priced.
More information: 19 Glas, Stora Nygatan 19, Gamla Stan

19 Glas

Naturligtvis: Natural sustainability
With emphasis on sustainability and local produce Naturligtvis is a popular alternative. White-tiled walls and open kitchen creates a relaxed and warm atmosphere. Apart from its excellent cuisine, the restaurant also offers culinary courses as well as other events.
More information: Restaurang Naturligtvis, Kommendörsgatan 23, Östermalm

Restaurang Naturligtvis

Mornington: Homely hotel restaurant
This hotel restaurant is a popular melting pot that is particularly famous for its brunch. Library-style bookshelves, leather sofas and brass light pendants characterise this sophisticated restaurant that appeals to a crowd of hotel guests and locals alike. Dine al fresco in the courtyard during summer months.
More information: Mornington Restaurang & Bar, Nybrogatan 53, Östermalm


Delikatessen Bistro Bar: Firehouse turned French bistro
Delikatessen is a charming Parisian-style bistro situated in a refurbished firehouse, complete with vaulted windows and high ceilings. Rustic French dishes are served to compliment the extensive wine list. Bar Hommage next door is perfect for post-dinner drinks.
More information: Delikatessen Bistro Bar, Krukmakargatan 22, Södermalm

Delikatessen Bistro Bar

Strandvägen 1 & Milles: Living-room vibes and breath-taking views
These sibling restaurants are located next door to each other on one of the city's finest addresses. Strandvägen 1 exudes polished elegance while Milles' casual ambiance is enhanced by artwork and experimental cuisine. Boasting of impressive views, their outdoor terraces are popular additions.
More information: Strandvägen 1, Strandvägen 1, Östermalm
More information: Milles, Strandvägen 1, Östermalm

Strandvägen 1 & Milles

Vinvalvet 1644 EL VASKO: Historic continental vibes
This wine and tapas bar is situated in one of Södermalm's oldest buildings in a vaulted stone cellar from 1600's. Candlelight, rich red accents and leather armchairs enhances the ambiance. The Spanish vibes are apparent in both the decor and menu.
More information: Vinvalvet 1644 EL VASKO, Södermalmstorg 8, Södermalm

Vinvalvet 1644 EL VASKO

Bistro Ruby: Charming City-of-lights-vibes
Rich red walls, dimmed lighting and Parisian-vibes set the tone at Bistro Ruby. This restaurant is proof that Gamla Stan is more than just a tourist attraction. This tavern has been popular since the 80's with its classic plat du jours and extensive wine menu.
More information: Bistro Ruby, Österlånggatan 14, Gamla Stan

Bistro Ruby

Timmermans 1857: Traditional charm
Timmermans oozes classic romance from a bygone era, combining a 18th century-style dining room with a mountain-esque bar area. This neighbourhood restaurant offers a classic menu and the audience is varied.
More information: Timmermans 1857, Timmermansgatan 35, Södermalm

Bockholmen: A quaint respite
Bockholmen is located a mere 5 minutes from the city but it is an island of tranquillity. The 1800's villa is the only building on the island; during the summer months its veranda is a popular respite. The winter months offers crackling fires and homemade food.
More information: Bockholmen Hav & Restaurang, Bockholmen, Skärgården

Bockholmen Hav & Restaurang

Bar Nombre: Rustic Spanish tapas bar
This tapas bar combines Spanish cerveceria vibes with rich red hues and rustic furniture. With emphasis on local produce this intimate candlelit restaurant appeals to hungry diners as well as thirsty regulars.
More information: Bar Nombre, Odengatan 36, Vasastan

Bar Nombre

Buco Nero: Italian comfort food, fine dining-style
Caffé Nero's ambitious sibling combines industrial sensibilities with bold accent colours and leather chairs. The open kitchen adds to the ambiance and enables guests to observe chefs at work.
More information: Buco Nero, Roslagsgatan 4, Vasastan

Mister French: Opulent 1920's glamour
This French brasserie prides itself with some of the best views in the city and glamorous Great Gatsby-air. The extensive menu offers classic dishes specialising in seafood and grilled meat. The cocktail bar is heavily frequented, their brunch notorious and the outdoor terrace is a popular respite during summer months.
More information: Mister French, Tullhus 2, Skeppsbrokajen, Gamla Stan

Mister French

Fredriksborg: Countryside chic
This historic fortress-cum-hotel and restaurant is beautifully located on the northern tip of Värmdö. The unbeatable sea views highlight the quaint decor. The hotel's restaurant offers a classic à la Carte menu; the orangery is a charming addition during summer months.
More information: Fredriksborg Hotell & Restaurang, Fredriksborgsvägen 17, Värmdö


Den Gyldene Freden: Distinguished tavern since 1722
Possibly one of the most distinguished taverns in the city was, during its heyday, frequented by the likes of Bellman, Taube and Zorn. The decor oozes history, complete with open fireplaces and vaulted ceilings. The kitchen serves a traditional Swedish fare with a modern twist.
More information: Den Gyldene Freden, Österlånggatan 51

Den Gyldene Freden

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