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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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.
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.
Engelbrektsgatan 37, Östermalm
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.
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.
Norrlandsgatan 28, Norrmalm/City/Östermalm
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.
Nygränd 10, Old Town
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.
Nybrogatan 53, Östermalm
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.
Krukmakargatan 22, Södermalm
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.
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.
Hantverkargatan 31, Kungsholmen
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.
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.
Timmermansgatan 35, Södermalm
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.
Odengatan 36, Vasastan
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.
Tullhus 2, Skeppsbrokajen, Old Town