The guide to cosy restaurants in the Old Town
Updated 7 Feb 2019
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:
Former 18th century furniture factory
Ebenist combines its heritage with modern elements in the form of art, design and, not least, flavours. They serve a seasonal menu - usually with some unusual twist - and there are plenty of classic cocktails and other drinks from the bar to choose from. The restaurant also has a well-filled wine cellar, as well as a unique absinthe bar.
Stortorget 7, 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.
Prästgatan 17, Old Town
Great Gatsby vibes à la française
With impressive sea views and one of the city's swankiest al fresco dining areas, Mister French has become a favourite among fans of French cuisine. The restaurant has a glamorous Roaring Twenties-style cocktail bar in the centre of the room and an open kitchen from which an exclusive selection of fresh seafood appears. Dinner here is guaranteed to be a fabulous experience.
Tullhus 2, Skeppsbrokajen, 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.
Nygränd 10, 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.
Västerlånggatan 75, 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.
Lilla Nygatan 5, Old Town
Good value charm
This Italian winebar is a cosy destination, not just for wine enthusiasts but anyone with a hankering for authentic southern European-inspired food. The menu includes numerous small dishes and exciting wines at decent prices and the relaxed atmosphere and intimate premises all add to the experience.
Kornhamnstorg 47, 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.
Västerlånggatan 79, 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.
Österlånggatan 34, Old Town