The guide to cosy restaurants in the Old Town
Updated 10 Feb 2020
The information in this guide may be affected by covid-19.
Stockholm's historic Old Town, with its narrow alleyways and romantic cellar vaults, is packed with cosy restaurants just waiting to be discovered. Whether you prefer French, Italian or Swedish cuisine there's something for everyone looking for a memorable evening out and to make your search easier we've rounded up some of the neighbourhood's most popular restaurants, all well worth a visit.
Cosy restaurants in every part of town:
Kryp InPrästgatan 17, Old Town
You'll find Kryp In among the medieval alleyways of the Old Town - a restaurant serving homemade food in a historic setting - and both Stockholmers and tourists find their way here in search of a cosy dinner. Most of the tables are for two, which lends a romantic vibe to the place. The menu is dominated by European classics which you can enjoy with an accompanying drink.
Fem Små HusNygränd 10, Old Town
Dark and cosy
The walls at Fem Små Hus postively ooze history. The fragrance of rustic dishes hits you as you enter the historic 17 century building, the scent of rustic dishes meets you and as you venture down into the cellar you'll find an underground area with a total of nine romantic vaults. Despite the strong sense of history, modern French culinary influences have managed to sneak in and make their presence felt in the kitchen.
Österlånggatan 17Österlånggatan 17, Old Town
Sociable meeting place
This friendly neighbourhood restaurant on Österlånggatan is as welcoming to visiting tourists as it is to Stockholmers from all over town. The Scandinavian-influenced dining room is an easy place to meet up for lunch, dinner or a drink close to the Old Town's lively tourist streets and alleyways.
PaganiniVästerlånggatan 75, Old Town
Lady and the Tramp
Step into Italy, straight from Västerlånggatan in the Old Town. This classic Italian serves traditional Italian food in authentic surroundings with red and white checked tablecloths and candelabras. They're passionate about personal service and are happy to give guests recommendations.
Bakfickan DjuretLilla Nygatan 5, Old Town
Nose to tail deluxe
The name, which means "the animal", reflects this restaurant's menu - its focus is primarily on meat and they serve one animal at a time. Choose between some 5-6 dishes, desserts and cheeses. Anyone who loves meat is guaranteed a memorable experience among the hunting trophies on the wall and candelight. All their ingredients are strictly organic and their wine list is updated every week. There are always vegetarian options.
AgatonVästerlånggatan 72, Old Town
Red and white checked tablecloths, candles in wine bottles and a warm, intimate atmopshere. Agaton on Västerlånggatan in the Old Town oozes Italian vibes. Enjoy pizza, pasta or other Italian dishes and round off your meal with a glass of grappa. Perfect for a date or a family meal.
Mårten TrotzigVästerlånggatan 79, Old Town
This restaurant is a popular and well-established fine dining spot in the heart of the Old Town. They serve primarily classic Swedish cuisine in the historic premises, which include beautiful 17th century cellar vaults. Decor is modern and stylish but retains an intimate feel.
Cultur Bar & RestaurangÖsterlånggatan 34, Old Town
You'll find this intimate and popular restaurant right next to Järntorget. Their aim is to provide a relaxed meeting place for Stockholmers and tourists alike. The restaurant serves tapas with a Scandinavian twist made from Swedish ingredients. Get comfy in a cosy corner and settle in for an evening with your friends.