Stockholm is a glorious confusion of thousands of eating places, encompassing every type of national or regional cuisine. If you’re spending time in this open, progressive city you are confronted with a multitude of eating possibilities – the variety is truly head-spinning!
So, who better to guide you through the labyrinth of choices than some of Sweden’s most renowned and creative chefs themselves?
A number of brilliant Swedish chefs, known for their innovative approaches to Scandinavian culinary tradition and commitment to working with carefully-selected and locally-sourced produce, have set aside their knives, whisks and competitive natures to create a new restaurant guide.
These restaurants are not intended to be a definitive guide to Stockholm’s best restaurants but simply a selection of the places the chefs enjoy spending their free time. It’s a rare insiders’ guide to eating in Stockholm.
Here we offer you a tantalising tasting menu of five of the 10 restaurants in the guide, chosen by chefs such as Tom Sjöstedt, famous for preparing the first-ever vegetarian dish for the Nobel Banquet, Rebecca and Sofia Olsson from Gothenburg’s fantastic VRÅ and Frida Ronge of the glamorous Tak and UNN.
This mini-restaurant may only have about two dozen drop-in seats, but this creates an intimate, dinner party atmosphere. Even better than the atmosphere is the food: an ever-changing menu of snacks and refined small plates from the chefs behind the superb eco-Nordic restaurant Agrikultur.
TRY: White asparagus atop soft scrambled eggs flavored with roasted hay
This Michelin-starred tavern-style restaurant feels like a neighbourhood bar or cafe. The slightly experimental food is presented in an understated, unpretentious manner.
TRY: Fried chanterelles on a bed of poached eggs, onions and peas
A bohemian neighbourhood eating place in the coolest area of Stockholm and one of Södermalm’s best-known taverns, with actors and musicians among the guests. It’s relaxed – it has a special table for dogs! – but they take their food seriously here.
TRY: Lobster with horseradish, clarified butter and grilled bread
Looking for a dramatic eatery? Look no further than, L’Avventura which offers offers a decadent dining experience inside a former cinema. The cavernous space even has a pair of mature olive trees planted at its centre.
TRY: Deep fried truffle and mushroom risotto
Come to this low-key restaurant to try the best, and most adventurous, pizza in town and leave having discovered its secret weapon – a truly amazing and surprisingly affordable wine list.
TRY: Pizza Margherita.
This article was produced by The Local Creative Studio and sponsored by Visit Sweden and Visit Stockholm.