Dining out in Stockholm can be ludicrously pricey, but these stylish restaurants offer a more affordable taste of the city’s fine cuisine
Here you meet Fredrik Lundberg, Jon Lacotte, Johan Agrell and Olle T Cellton, the acclaimed quartet behind Babette, a neighborhood joint located in a former pizzeria in Vasastan. The menu offers good honest food with a creative touch, and the pizzas have become somewhat of a signature dish.
Woodstockholm is, without doubt, one of this year’s most pleasant culinary surprises, loved by the general public and critics alike. This hangout, which was conceived as a way to further spread the word of the Woodstockholm furniture brand, now also offers a superb meal by chef Elias Eriksson, as well as a chance to try out one of the designer chairs.
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If you follow the narrow staircase down into the basement underneath the old Jarla theatre you’ll find one of the city’s most buzzing restaurant experiences. The Shibumi izakaya is chef Sayan Isaksson’s third venue and is already booked solid due to its small gastronomic treats, its heavenly cocktails and its great atmosphere.
The site states that they have 10 sits for drop-in every evening if you find the booking calendar full, so you’re welcome to drop by.
Stockholm has indeed discovered South American food and at the forefront of this culinary excursion is none other than Yuc! Run by jack-of-all-trades Damon Rasti, a night out at Yuc! not only entails great tacos and taquitos, but also an amazing cocktail program, inspired entertainment and some damn good vibes.
This restaurant specializes in Chinese Sichuan cuisine. Meals at Surfers are eaten as the Sichuan eating ritual dictates – in small portions, family-style – so get a menu, order the whole lot and start working your way through what might very well be the city’s best Chinese meal.
The egotistical pursuit of chefs Tom Sjöstedt and Daniel Räms resulted in the Söder area’s restaurant Lilla Ego, but with a mission to create an unpretentious and generous spot where the focus is on good food, service minded personnel and a relaxed personal atmosphere. The food at Lilla Ego is described as a hybrid between fine and “ugly” dining.
With two Michelin stars Frantzén is ranked on the list of the world’s best restaurants.
It doesn’t get much better than Frantzén, located in Gamla Stan. Having completed a recent renovation, Björn Frantzén is back in the kitchen wowing 17 lucky guests with refined and creative dishes in a set menu.
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Street food meets fine dining in yet another Söder restaurant with high ambitions. Nook is run by chef Claes Grännsjö and restaurant manager Alexander Bäckman. The casual dining room offers a multicultural gastronomic excursion that spans all over the map – in a good way. Bring out your inner explorer for this unique dining experience. This is very close to one Michelin star level cooking and it’s exceptional value for money.
Mathias Dahlgren is expanding his repertoire beyond the traditional restaurant experiences of Matsalen and Matbaren through the creation of Matbordet. At Matbordet (‘dining table’ in English) ten strangers share a meal with a predetermined topic, resulting in something that borders between a meal and a conversation.
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A meal at Oaxen simply cannot go wrong. Whether one opts for the fine dining at Krog (now with two Michelin stars), or the Nordic bistro-like cuisine at Slip, there’s just no way you’ll leave this quintessential Stockholm restaurant feeling anything other than great. At Oaxen, food is a pure and simple pleasure.
The restaurants are not listed in any particular order. Enjoy!
Where to Eat in Stockholm, compiled by Admin