Where to find Stockholm restaurants suitable for large groups
Updated 9 Jun 2021
Getting a table at a restaurant when you're part of a large group can be easier said than done in Stockholm. But don't let that stop you. We've done the leg work for you so follow our guide to the restaurants that work particularly well if you're planning to take a big group of friends, or your entire family, out for dinner. These places have space for large parties of over eight people - which sometimes means choosing a group menu that suits everyone.
GrodanGrev Turegatan 16, Östermalm
Historic regulars' haunt
Grodan has been drawn a loyal crowd of regulars since the mid Eighties, and there are several rooms with space for both small and larger groups. Get a gang together and enjoy their classic signature dishes and warm atmosphere.
- Bear in mind: Email in advance for groups of more than 8
CirkusDjurgårdsslätten 43-45, Djurgården
This creative bistro, part of the historic Cirkus theatre and venue in Djurgården, draws its inspiration from the building's colourful history. Gather together a large group of friends or family for dinner. Food is served on large platters, perfect for sharing with everyone around the table, family-style.
- Bear in mind: Book via the website for parties of up to 8 people
Calexico'sHornstulls Strand 4, Södermalm/Hornstull
You'll find this Mexican restaurant right next to Hornstull Market during the summer months. They serve Mexican food, California-style, with an emphasis on tacos and burritos as well as cocktails and desserts. The large locale has space for bigger groups, and is perfect for family brunches and parties with pals.
- Bear in mind: Ring for more than 10 people
GUTEBrunnsgatan 6, City/Norrmalm
Grilled meat for the whole gang
If you're in carnivorous company, Gute is a great choice just a few steps from Stureplan (there are also options for vegetarians and fish-eaters). In addition to the large industrial-style dining room (which you can book), the restaurant also has several chambre séparees where they serve three-course set menus for groups.
- Bear in mind: Set menus for the chambre séparée/large groups can be booked for groups of 8-140 people
Brasserie BalzacOdengatan 26, Vasastan
Like a grand Parisian brasserie
Brasserie Balzac on Odengatan, with its red leather sofas and laid-back atmosphere, feels like a grand brasserie in New York or Paris. A perfect meeting place for parties looking to socialise over French food and something good to drink. They have set menus for up to groups of up to 20 people.
- Bear in mind: Ring or email for groups of more than 10 people
Restaurant JAugustendalsvägen 52, Nacka
This marine-style brasserie on the waterfront of Nacka strand oozes American east coast vibes. There's a large outdoor dining area and a cosy dining room with an open fire. Parties of 10-20 people can order a three-course set menu.
- Bear in mind: Ring for groups of more 8 people
LYKKEVasaplan 7, City/Norrmalm
A modern dream of Scandinavia
This light, airy hotel restaurant at the Nordic Light Hotel serves up contemporary flavours with culinary influences from the Middle East, southern Europe and Scandinavia. Decorated with furniture from Nordic designers, this is a meeting place that works equally well for lunch, brunch or dinner.
- Bear in mind: Ring in advance for parties of more than 6 people
Provençale park vibes
Gather up the gang and hang out over some French food and perhaps a little boules in southern French park surroundings at Boulebar. Book a table for lunch, dinner or brunch, a business event or group activity, or drop by for a post-work drink.
- Bear in mind: Book online
ArtillerietArtillerigatan 13, Östermalm
Spacious Östermalm oasis
At this restaurant housed in the stately Army Museum buildings you can pre-order from a special menu for large groups (10-50 people) and kick off the evening with a drink at the bar. You can also book the bar for later in the evening - or even book out the entire restaurant.
- Bear in mind: Book via the website for parties of up to 8 people
O'LearysArenavägen 69, Johanneshov
Complete experience for the whole gang
O'Learys at Tolv Stockholm is a restaurant and activity centre under the same roof. Big groups can come here to eat, drink and have fun all evening long. Combine an American meal with activities such as bowling, shuffleboard, billiards and adventure golf. Or why not round off your meal by watching a match on the big screen?
- Bear in mind: Ring or email for more than 8 people
Haga BottegaEugeniavägen 6, Solna
Modern Italian in Hagastaden
Haga Bottega, sister restaurant to Vassa Eggen and Tennstopet, among others, opened in 2017 and serves up a modern Italian concept where friends and family can meet over food and drink. Larger parties can choose from a special menu with sharing plates - just like in Italy.
- Bear in mind: Email for groups of more than 8 people
LådanLuntmakargatan 63, City/Vasastan
Streetfood and craft beer on tap
Flippin' Burgers' sister restaurant Lådan is spacious and there's plenty of room for large and small parties at the picnic tables. Tuck into the menu, which consists of fast food dishes such as sliders, tacos and pizza and wash it all down with one of their excellent Swedish craft beers, which change weekly. Perfect for a spontaneous visit, but you can also book a table in advance for large parties.
- Bear in mind: Only drop-ins, but you can book via email for groups of at least 20
HäktetHornsgatan 82, Södermalm
Södermalm success story
With its stylish restaurant and three bars under the same roof, Häktet has become a popular meeting place on Södermalm. The restaurant serves seasonal dishes with French influences along with a wide selection of wine, beer and cocktails. They have tables with space for up to 16 people.
- Bear in mind: Book online for up to 10 people
Gather your friends in a beautiful old house
This archipelago restaurant is part of the failsafe Bockholmen group of restaurants (Nybrogatan 38, Nytorget 6, among others) and is located in an old wooden house by the water not far out of the city. There's a large veranda and an inviting dining room with classic tile ovens and an open kitchen. Larger groups are offered a choice of special three-course menus.
- Bear in mind: Book via the website for parties of up to 14 people
HillenbergHumlegårdsgatan 14, Östermalm
Stylish large restaurant
This timeless, grown-up restaurant on Humlegårdsgatan has some 1000 square metres at its disposal. Count on a noise level perfect for socialising. Gather a group for a meal skilfully prepared by top chef Niklas Ekstedt.
- Bear in mind: Email in a reservation request for parties of more than 12