The guide to romantic restaurants in Stockholm
Updated 20 Aug 2019
White tablecloths and candlelight - the makings of a romantic evening. Sometimes you need a little extra help when it comes to impressing a date. Some restaurants may please the palate and fill the belly but not tug at our heartstrings. Whether you're looking for that romantic restaurant, intimate nook for couples or somewhere to celebrate an anniversary, we've got you covered. In our guide to romantic restaurants in Stockholm we've chosen our favourite spots for the perfect evening.
17th century charm
Among the crooked alleyways paved with cobblestones lies this hidden gem. The arched brick walls, heavy drapes and flickering candles set the scene for a romantic evening. The menu reflects its distinguished past with classic Swedish fare with a French touch.
Nygränd 10, Old Town
What could be more romantic than eating dinner at an intimate local restaurant serving Italian food? Eat dinner Lady and the Tramp-style in modern yet cosy surroundings. You'll find all your favourite traditional Italian dishes on the menu as well as classic cocktails and a substantial wine list.
Tulegatan 10, Vasastan
A charming Frenchie
Distinctly French À la Crêpe is an unpretentious neighbourhood restaurant with a romantic feel. The reasonably priced menu features savoury buckwheat pancakes, saccharine crepes with a dose of Parisian charm.
Katarina Bangatan 42, Södermalm
Beirut Café pays homage to its colourful Lebanese heritage with bold, flavoursome meze and other traditional dishes. The elaborate oriental-style decor is perfect for date-night and the restaurant offers plenty of nooks and crannies for intimate rendezvous.
Engelbrektsgatan 37, Östermalm
Tribute to the City of Light
Take a culinary trip to France without leaving the comfort of Östermalm. This classic brasserie presents seasonal fare on a chalkboard menu that is updated bi-weekly. The open kitchen enhances the intimate ambiance.
Storgatan 12, Östermalm
French bistro vibes
The interiors of Brasserie Balzac ooze New York and Paris grand brasserie vibes and the bistro feel is heightened with mosaic floors, red leather sofas, elegant stucco ceilings and mirrors. You and your party can enjoy authentic, seasonal food from small-scale French producers in unpretentious surroundings. Or why not enjoy a glass of wine from the extensive wine list?
Odengatan 26, Vasastan
An intimate nook
This charming little cubbyhole is hidden amongst the cobblestone alleyways in Gamla Stan. Candlelight sets the tone for romantic intimacy. The restaurant serves classic French fare, finish off with dessert - the crème brûlée is perfect for sharing.
Baggensgatan 12, Old Town
Spanish vibes in Vasastan
You'll find this charming tapas restaurant on the quieter end of Rådmansgatan, serving everything from typical small Spanish dishes to cheese, charcuterie and classic Crema Catalana. Antique furniture, green marble, painted tiles and splashes of colour add to the already romantic atmosphere and the bar serves Spanish wines, cava, sangria, beer and simple cocktails.
Rådmansgatan 73, Vasastan
Firehouse turned bistro
This refurbished firehouse with high vaulted ceilings and bistro-style decor exudes boho-chic Parisian vibes. The kitchen prepares rustic French classics to compliment the extensive wine menu. Enjoy a glass of pastis at Bar Hommage next door.
Krukmakargatan 22, Södermalm
Genuine Italian romance
Le Vecchia Signora, which translates to the old lady, is a charming, candlelit restaurant that serves authentic Italian fare from the Piedmont region. Considered to be one of the best Italian restaurants in the city, La Vecchia Signora exudes authentic charm. The atmosphere is intimate and relaxed, the food exquisite.
Åsögatan 163, Södermalm
Panoramic city views
With its panoramic views over Stockholm and its waterfront, Eriks Gondolen is perhaps one of the city’s most iconic restaurants. The menu fuses classic Swedish flavours with modern undertones. Enjoy a cocktail in the renowned bar after dinner.
Stadsgården 6, Södermalm
Stylish and intimate
Enjoy meze and grilled Lebanese meat dishes in stylish, intimate surroundings. Almaza combines tradition with modern influences, both food and decor-wise. Banquettes, comfy cushions and candlelight provide the perfect backdrop to a romantic date.
Scheelegatan 3, Kungsholmen
Fancy a one way ticket to Rome? Spend a special evening in one of the world's most romantic countries, Italy. L'Avventura's impressive interiors create an amorous atmosphere from the moment you walk through the doors until the moment you leave to go home. An extensive Italian menu, good wines and that extra little something await.
Sveavägen 77, Vasastan
Date-friendly neighbourhood restaurant
This popular neighbourhood restaurant has been attracting a steady stream of regulars since it opened in the Nineties. Its intimate yet relaxed atmosphere makes it perfect for romantic couples who want to enjoy a candlelit dinner à deux. Romantic but never stiff and formal.
Linnégatan 38, Östermalm
Why not combine an intimate dinner with a soothing sojourn at a spa? Enjoy poolside dining at Clarion Hotel's Ayurvedic wellness centre. You can also utilise the all of the spa facilities, so just kick back and relax.
Ringvägen 98, Skanstull/Södermalm
A little bistro in the middle of Strandvägen which oozes French vibes. Ask for a table by the window for beautiful views over Nybroviken, or tucked at the back for a cosy, intimate feel. Start with a glass of champagne at the bar before you sit down for a relaxed, romantic dinner.
Strandvägen 9, Östermalm
What could be more romantic than dinner at an authentic Italian bistro? Pane Vino in Zinkensdamm is both modern and warm and intimate at the same time. The menu includes pasta and pizza, as well as other Italian favourites. Share a pannacotta or tiramisu before you round off the evening.
Brännkyrkagatan 93, Södermalm