The guide to romantic restaurants in Stockholm
Updated 19 Oct 2018
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.
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A night at the Moulin Rouge
This charming restaurant pays tribute to turn-of-the-century Parisian glamour. Draped in rich red velvet with shiny brass detailing - reminiscent of the Moulin Rouge. The menu is dominated by choices of entrecote and salmon and guests are invited to choose sides and sauces to suit their fancy.
Brunnsgränd 2-4, Old Town
If you really want to raise the romance stakes, take a stroll out to Djurgården and find your own private corner in this historic former merchant's house. The villa was built in the 19th century and retains all its old charm. During the summer months, the leafy garden café is another hot tip for an atmospheric date in beautiful natural surroundings.
Rosendalsvägen 9, Djurgården
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
If you're looking to seriously impress your date, Noi at the Nobis Hotel is a top tip. Star chef Stefano Catenacci is the gastronomic driving force and the menu consists of dishes inspired by European cuisine using the very best seasonal produce. The restaurant's food and interiors ooze luxury and elegance.
Norrmalmstorg 2-4, Norrmalm/City
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
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
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
Just like in the movies...
If your romance feels like something from a movie, the Capitol arthouse cinema is a hot tip. Since its reopening in 2018 both the cinema and bistro are in delightful Art Deco style, with velvet sofas, marble and brass. You can even take something to eat and drink into the cinema with you.
Sankt Eriksgatan 82, Vasastan
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
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