Where to find Stockholm restaurants suitable for large groups
Updated 12 Sep 2018
Getting a table at a restaurant when you're in 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.
The food and the atmosphere here make Farang a great option for the whole gang. Share from luxurious and innovative tasting menus with influences from Southeast Asia, seated in a vast and very cool former industrial premises.
- Bear in mind: Ring/email if you're more than 8 people in your group
Tulegatan 7, Vasastan
Modern holistic concept
You'll find everything from food to exhibitions in a modern setting at this large restaurant behind Medborgarplatsen. The airy bistro, which forms part of the concept, has space for over 150 guests and is a great option if you're looking to gather a big group of friends or colleagues.
- Bear in mind: Ring/email if you're more than 8 people in your group
Södermalmsallén 36-38, Södermalm
A trip to the Orient
Beirut Café attracts a varied clientele and can proudly claim to have served several international celebrities. For groups of between 10 and 17 people there's a special set menu with a selection of hot and cold small dishes - meze - to tuck into.
- Bear in mind: Ring in advance if you're more than 10 people in a group
Engelbrektsgatan 37, Östermalm
Historic regulars' haunt
Grodan has been drawn a loyal crowd of regulars since the middle of the 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: Ring in advance for groups of more than 8
Grev Turegatan 16, Östermalm
Restaurangupplevelse för många
This modern brasserie inside Stockholm's historic central station takes its inspiration from the grand railway stations of the world, such as those of Paris and New York. If you want to share the experience and take in the atmosphere along with friends and family, no problem - you can book for groups of up to 40 people here.
- Bear in mind: Book well in advance to be in the safe side, but last minue reservations are sometimes possible
Centralplan 25, Norrmalm/City
"Sweden's best beer restaurant"
A well-respected gastropub with a classic pub feel. As well as a large selection of beer and whiskey, there's a strong emphasis on the food; according to the beer site Ratebeer this is Sweden's best beer restaurant. Parties of up to ten can take a pew in the separate little library room.
- Bear in mind: Table reservations can be made via the website for up to 12 people
Tegnérgatan 2C, City/Vasastan
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 Karl Ljung.
- Bear in mind: Email in a reservation request for parties of more than 9
Humlegårdsgatan 14, Östermalm
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). The industrial-style premisis are spacious and welcoming, and if you're in a group of 4-6 people you can order the entrecote "family style" with various sauces and accompaniments. Don't forget to order 48 hrs in advance though.
- Bear in mind: Groups of more than 7 people can also book the chambre separée
Brunnsgatan 6, Norrmalm/City
Scandinavia meets Manhattan
Marcus Samuelsson's restaurant concept within the Clarion Hotel Sign combines local ingredients with international influences from multicultural Manhatten. Sit yourselves down round a table and share a carefully prepared set menu to suit all tastes.
- Bear in mind: Email for groups of more than 7 people
Östra Järnvägsgatan 35, Norrmalm/City
Spaciou Östermalm oasis
At this restaurant housed in the stately Army Museum buildings you can pre-order from a special menu for large groups (15-50 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: Ring in advance for group bookings
Artillerigatan 13, Östermalm
Craft beer, whiskey and game
Have you got a soft spot for microbrewed beer, a love of whiskey or do you like to treat yourself to game? At Ardbeg Embassy you can choose between 24 different kinds of beer and more than 300 single malts, and if you want to go all-in you can even book a tasting session. If you'd rather have dinner, the emphasis is on game and classic Swedish cuisine, with space for more than 50 people.
- Bear in mind: Ring in advance for groups of more than 10 people
Västerlånggatan 68, Old Town
Classic food, classic view
At Gondolen, 33 metres above the ground, you can pre-order a set menu for 8 people or more. A sure card for anyone who wants to admire the views over Stockholm with friends and acquaintances.
- Bear in mind: Ring in advance for groups of more than 6 people
Stadsgården 6, Södermalm
In the heart of Mariatorget
This art deco-inspired bistro adjoining Hotel Rival has space for groups of up to 30 people. A transparent curtain - decorated with a motif from the cult film A Swedish Love Story - screens you off from the rest of the restaurant.
- Bear in mind: Reservations for up to 10 people can be made via the website
Mariatorget 3, Södermalm
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 12 people
Eugeniavägen 6, Solna
For a cosy meal right by the water, take a trip out to Sjöpaviljongen in Alvik. You can book a buffet for a minimum of 15 people in the function room, filled with both Swedish and more continental favourites.
- Bear in mind: Ring or email for parties of more than 8 people
Tranebergs Strand 4, Bromma
An experience worth sharing
Drink in the Moulin Rouge vibes at historic Le Rouge in the Old Town. The romantic basement is famous for its 19th century French style, and on the menu salmon and entrecote take centre stage together with a variety of accompaniments and sauces.
- Bear in mind: Email in advance for parties of more than 8
Brunnsgränd 2-4, Old Town
Södermalm success story
With its stylish restaurant and three bars under the same roof, Häktet has become a popular meeting place on Södermalm. Food is French/Swedish and there's a more limited menu for larger groups.
- Bear in mind: Limited menu for parties of 8 or more
Hornsgatan 82, Södermalm
Combine food with a bit of beer tasting
This modern craft beer brewery in Hammarby sjöstad includes a bar and bistro under the same roof, and they also arrange beer tastings for larger groups. A guided tour with beer tasting takes an hour, perfect for a group of beer lovers who want to combine their evening with learning a bit more about their favourite drink.
- Bear in mind: Up to 18 people per guided tour, book via the website or by phone
Ljusslingan 15, Hammarby sjöstad
Two cousins from Marseille started La Bergerie and you'll feel right at home in their kitchen/living room. French food is cooked rotisserie-style and the living room feel is achieved with large sofas, a record player, "foosball" and a piano. A large communal table stands in the centre of the room, with plenty of space for the whole gang. Feels more like being at a friend's dinner party than a restaurant.
- Bear in mind: Takes up to 100 people (if you book the entire restaurant)
Nordenflychtsvägen 62, Kungsholmen
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. Parties of more than ten are offered a choice of four classic menus which are pre-ordered at least a week in advance. There are vegetarian options.
- Bear in mind: Pre-order the menu at least a week in advance
Sociable à la South America
Latin American-inspired restaurant which also has branches in Åre and Visby. The dishes are intended to be shared, family-style, just as in South America, which is even more fun when there are lots of you. A social and very popular restaurant choice with exciting flavours.
- Bear in mind: Email for groups of ten or more
Tegnérgatan 37, Norrmalm/City/Vasastan
Tuscan vibes on Norr Mälarstrand
For a big Italian meal just like in Tuscany, get down to Norr Mälarstrand and Trattorian which serves up rustic cuisine with views over the water. It's spacious, cosy and friendly here, and for really large groups the restaurant offers special set menus that you can order in advance.
- Bear in mind: You can only book for up to 8 people on the website
Norr Mälarstrand Kajplats 464, Kungsholmen