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The 2023 hot list: Stockholm’s 39 best new restaurants, bars and cafés

The list of all-new 2023 Stockholm restaurants, bars and cafés

Do you want to know where to eat and drink in Stockholm, Sweden, right now? Restaurant aficionados want to know what’s new, what’s popular and where their favourite chefs have settled — and with a slew of highly anticipated debuts, there are more places to explore than ever before. We maintain a current list of all new Stockholm restaurants, bars and cafés that have opened in the last year, conveniently divided down month by month so you can see exactly when they opened. Here is the complete guide to Stockholm’s newest, best and buzziest restaurants, bars and cafés.

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November

La Petite Soeur Stockholm Sweden restaurant wine bar

9/11

La Petite Soeur

La Petite Soeur, introduced by Chef Mikael Einarsson, stands as an elegant wine bar beside its sibling, Chez Jolie, in the gastronomic district of Nybrogatan. Its French moniker, translating to ‘little sister’, hints at its chic yet slightly rebellious vibe. The bar, perfect for both brief visits and longer stays, offers a menu of snacks, shared plates and a standout larger dish. It can host about 60 patrons, providing a gathering spot for wine lovers. Distinct from Chez Jolie’s lighter aesthetic, La Petite Soeur showcases a darker color scheme, a bronze bar, and a ceiling adorned with historic Stucco lustro, all complemented by modern leather details, crafting an ambiance of contemporary elegance.

La Petite Soeur​
Nybrogatan 5
Stockholm
Sweden

Photography courtesy of La Petite Soeur​
Stora Bageriet Stockholm Sweden bakery café
Stora Bageriet Stockholm Sweden bakery café

8/11

Stora Bageriet

Stora Bageriet, originally housed in Stockholm’s oldest industrial building and supplier of bread to the military, is now expanding its culinary footprint to the Vasastan neighbourhood. Renowned for its exceptional breakfast porridge and 10/10 bread and buns, especially the almond-filled ones, this bakery and café is a culinary gem. Patrons rave about its delightful bread accompanying the day’s soup, a testament to its quality. Stora Bageriet’s growth into Vasastan marks a new chapter in Stockholm’s vibrant café scene​​​​​​​​.

Stora Bageriet​
Sankt Eriksgatan 88
Stockholm
Sweden

Photography courtesy of Stora Bageriet
Botica Stockholm Sweden restaurant
Botica Stockholm Sweden restaurant

1/11

Botica

Botica offers a modern European dining experience with a unique Portuguese essence. Specializing in dishes like chouriço assado, ribeye cap with piri piri bearnaise and bochecha em vinha d’alho, it skillfully blends fresh flavors with a hint of Portuguese tradition. Doubling as a coffee and wine bar, Botica invites guests for both quick and leisurely visits, serving robust coffee, Portuguese-inspired pastries, cakes and cookies. Its wine list is concise yet dynamic, frequently updated with a selection of high-quality wines, enhancing the overall gastronomic journey​​​​​​.

Botica​
Jakobs torg 3A
Stockholm
Sweden

Photography courtesy of Botica

October

Snabba Katten Stockholm Sweden restaurant

26/10

Snabba Katten

Snabba Katten, the fresh addition to Tegnérgatan, boasts a standout feature: ultra-fresh lager piped directly from S:t Eriks Bryggeri, just 30 minutes outside Stockholm. Elevating the beer experience, a Czech side pour technique ensures a smoother and richer foam crown. While the beer concept is compelling, Snabba Katten also serves delightful smaller dishes. Not too far away, the colourful Leoparden, once an old apothecary, stands testament to the area’s culinary renaissance. Both venues, under the adept ownership of Jakub Vávra, promise a blend of tradition and innovation, with Josefin Vesterlund, Emelie Jerlin, and bar chief Jesper Rogö steering the ship at Snabba Katten.

Snabba Katten
Tegnérgatan 16
Stockholm
Sweden

Photography courtesy of Snabba Katten

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Bar Central Stockholm Sweden restaurant

25/10

Bar Central

Bar Central, a mainstay in Stockholm’s culinary scene, has revitalised its presence with its 2023 reopening at the Folkoperan on Hornsgatan, under the stewardship of co-owners Robert Rudinski and Kim Choukri. After a year-long hiatus following its closure on Birger Jarlsgatan, the eatery re-emerges with its celebrated menu, featuring its iconic schnitzel, a testament to its consistent quality and culinary tradition. Bar Central’s new location signifies a return to Södermalm, continuing its legacy of offering top-tier beer, thanks to their expert tapsters, and enhancing the overall experience in proximity to the Folkoperan.

Bar Central
Hornsgatan 72
Stockholm
Sweden

Photography courtesy of Bar Central
Gondolen Stockholm Sweden restaurant

19/10

Gondolen

Elevated 33 metres above sea level, Gondolen offers panoramic views spanning Stockholm’s landmarks, from Mälaren to Slussen. Opened in 1935 and aligning with the inauguration of the neighbouring Katarinahissen and KF-house, this iconic Södermalm eatery derives its name from the airship gondolas. Under chef Patrik Castillo, the menu masterfully blends Gondolen’s Swedish and Nordic culinary heritage with playful elegance; think ravioli with roasted cep mushroom broth or a piquant whitefish roe on butter-toasted bread, crowned with almond potato cream. A phoenix reborn, it’s set to dazzle anew in autumn 2023, under the aegis of Svenska Brasserier.

Gondolen
Stadsgården 6
Stockholm
Sweden

Photography courtesy of Gondolen

La Fusione Stockholm Sweden restaurant

19/10

La Fusione

La Fusione in Stockholm is a culinary powerhouse, merging the best of La Ragazza and Flickan to create a ‘gastronomic double punch’ in the heart of Gamla Stan. Spearheaded by the reputable Daniel Crespi, this fusion restaurant has garnered attention for combining two distinct dining experiences into one larger, revamped venue. Diners can savour inventive dishes like scallop crudo with nam jim, chili cheese & XO sauce and nigiri of the day, alongside indulgent options such as scallop and double caviar, triple bologna ramen, monkfish and lobster bisque and venison ‘Grenoble’.

La Fusione
Lilla Nygatan 5
Stockholm
Sweden

Photography courtesy of La Fusione
Teddys Stockholm Sweden restaurant

18/10

Teddys

Teddys emerges as the sister establishment to the renowned E & G. This venue merges a delicatessen and a wine bar that caters from dawn till dusk. The menu at Teddys features an array of seafood platters, an abundance of oysters and their own unique soy sauce. The kitchen occasionally hosts stylish guest chefs, adding flair to the culinary offerings. The focus at Teddys is not only on fine wine, available by the glass or bottle, but also on a deli section where patrons can purchase select items to enjoy at home.

Teddys
Sibyllegatan 43
Stockholm
Sweden

Photography courtesy of Teddys
Essence Stockholm Sweden restaurant
Essence Stockholm Sweden restaurant

4/10

Essence

Essence, a culinary haven by chef Stefan Taylor, is a gem in Stockholm’s gastronomic scene. With only sixteen seats, this restaurant offers a highly exclusive dining experience, where guests are seated at a kitchen counter, witnessing the culinary artistry firsthand. The menu, a surprise from start to finish, changes daily, featuring a mix of new creations and signature dishes honed over years. Essence’s commitment to a set tasting menu of eight servings means each dish is a masterpiece of flavour and presentation, though it’s important to note the menu can’t be adapted for dietary restrictions.

Essence
Hjalmar Söderbergs Väg 10
Stockholm
Sweden

Photography courtesy of Essence

September

Bambi Stockholm Sweden restaurant

21/9

Bambi

Bambi is a captivating French restaurant that has made a mark in the Södermalm neighborhood. Known for its classic French home cooking, the restaurant offers a vibrant and youthful dining experience. It features a menu centred around French cuisine and wine, with dishes like oysters, veal sweetbread, camembert and tagine. The atmosphere at Bambi is described as lively and warm, with a buzzing ambience that enhances the dining experience. This restaurant is particularly noted for its inviting atmosphere, making it a place where guests feel welcome and inclined to linger.

Bambi
Bjurholmsgatan 18
Stockholm
Sweden

Photography courtesy of Bambi

Rolfs Hav Stockholm Sweden restaurant

19/9

Rolfs Hav

Chef Johan Jureskog’s latest, Rolfs Hav, offers a unique seafood-focused dining experience, as a sister establishment to the well-known Rolfs Kök. Emphasizing fresh marine delights like oysters and caviar, the restaurant boasts a minimalist, industrial decor with maritime elements. The no-reservation bar, Havsbaren, creates a lively atmosphere with its dynamic, first-come-first-serve approach. This place stands out for its vibrant ambiance and commitment to quality seafood.

Rolfs Hav
Drottninggatan 106
Stockholm
Sweden

Photography courtesy of Rolfs Hav

15/9

Salon

Salon, situated in hotel Villa Dagmar, Stockholm, is a culinary revelation crafted by Michelin-starred chefs Daniel Höglander and Niclas Jönsson. This international restaurant offers an immersive dining experience, championing the ethos of joy, warmth, community and generosity. The menu is a dynamic showcase, regularly updated to ensure each visit is unique. Patrons can choose from à la carte or indulge in the curated seven- and five-course tasting menus, reflecting the chefs’ preferences and the season’s best. The setting in Villa Dagmar exudes a pulsating, high-tempo vibe, perfectly complementing the diverse and evolving culinary offerings at Salon.

Salon
Villa Dagmar
Nybrogatan 25-27
Stockholm
Sweden

Duvan Stockholm Sweden restaurant pub

13/9

Duvan

Duvan, a quintessential neighbourhood pub in Södermalm, is the brainchild of seasoned restaurateur Micke Ljungberg. Far from your typical pub, Duvan elevates classic pub fare with a touch of finesse and love. The menu boasts staples like fish & chips and bangers & mash, but each dish is crafted with a noticeable attention to detail, drawing crowds for its quality. Beyond the expertly poured beers, Duvan surprises with its food, which stands a notch above the usual pub grub.

Duvan
Södermannagatan 53
Stockholm
Sweden

Photography courtesy of Duvan
Restaurang Leijontornet Stockholm Sweden restaurant
Restaurang Leijontornet Stockholm Sweden restaurant

5/9

Restaurang Leijontornet

Restaurang Leijontornet in Stockholm, conceived by the visionary Daniel Crespi, is a culinary and wine enthusiast’s haven, featuring a massive wine cellar. This gastronomic gem skillfully marries classic Southern European cuisines with innovative flair, offering a dynamic dining experience. Seasonal specialties are complemented by an impressive collection of over 3,000 wines. Signature dishes, such as agnolotti and charcoal-grilled veal sirloin with autumn truffle, exemplify the kitchen’s expertise. At the entrance, Leijontornet’s Wine Bar, adhering to the ‘Wine for the people!’ ethos, offers a varied selection in a casual yet sophisticated setting. Crespi’s creation is a testament to the seamless fusion of historic charm and contemporary culinary excellence, truly a cornerstone of Stockholm’s dining scene.

Restaurang Leijontornet
Lilla Nygatan 5
Stockholm
Sweden

Photography courtesy of Restaurang Leijontornet
Chiprón Stockholm Sweden restaurant

1/9

Chipirón

Chipirón by restaurant group Jim & Jacob, located in Stockholm’s NK department store, is a culinary spot inspired by Basque Country and San Sebastián. Opened after the success of its 2022 Surbrunnsgatan predecessor, it offers a fusion of Spanish seafood tapas and vibrant bar culture. The menu features pinchos, tortilla española and refreshing Tinto de Verano drinks. Designed with a blend of contemporary and traditional elements, it creates a lively and welcoming atmosphere – it’s a social hub where the joys of tapas meet one of Stockholm’s sophisticated shopping experience.

Chipirón
NK
Hamngatan 18-20
Stockholm
Sweden

Photography courtesy of Chipirón

August

Frippe Stockholm Sweden restaurant

25/8

Frippe

In the heart of Stockholm, Frippe emerges as a culinary hotspot, redefining Nybrogatan’s dining scene. Spearheaded by the Burgsvik Group and the creative minds behind Sandhäxan – Erik ‘Jerka’ Johansson, Mattias Svensson and others – Frippe is not your ordinary tapas bar. It echoes the Mediterranean’s relaxed essence, inspired by experiences at places like El Camino in Palma and Barrafina in London. The menu, a medley of Mediterranean flavours with a strong Spanish influence, features both small, shareable dishes and hearty options like ox tail with Madeira sauce. The interior, envisioned for social dining, boasts a long kitchen bar, offering an intimate glimpse into the culinary process. Frippe is the spot for those who seek an authentic, unpretentious Mediterranean experience in the Swedish capital.

Frippe
Nybrogatan 6
Stockholm
Sweden

Photography courtesy of Frippe
Seafood Gastro Stockholm Sweden restaurant
Seafood Gastro Stockholm Sweden restaurant

11/8

Seafood Gastro

In the heart of Stockholm’s Grand Hôtel on Blasieholmskajen, Seafood Gastro emerges as chef Mathias Dahlgren’s latest culinary triumph. More than just a seafood haven, this dining destination redefines the term, with a menu featuring not only traditional fish and shellfish but also a wider spectrum from the aquatic world: from ducks to unique fishes and coastal plants. Every dish is a testament to Mathias’s innovative approach and unwavering commitment to quality, whether the ingredients are sourced from Scandinavia or further afield. Accompanying this gastronomic journey is an exceptional wine selection, curated by Head Sommelier Sunil Thalamcherry and Filipe Mendes, ensuring a dining experience that’s truly unparalleled.

Read the full article on Seafood Gastro.

Seafood Gastro
Grand Hôtel
Södra Blasieholmshamnen 8
Stockholm
Sweden

Photography courtesy of Lennart Weibull and Seafood Gastro

June

Celeste Stockholm Sweden restaurant

15/6

Celeste

Celeste, perched in Stockholm’s vibrant Mariatorget, is a culinary haven masterminded by Jonas Lagerström, renowned for his Michelin-starred Etoile. This fine dining gem, aptly named ‘heaven’ in French, sits atop the police building on Torkel Knutssonsgatan. The intimate setting boasts 16 indoor seats, complemented by a terrace cocktail bar. Under the guidance of Ludwig Tjörnemo, Årets Kock 2020 winner and former captain of the Swedish culinary team, Celeste offers a menu of around ten meticulously crafted dishes.

Celeste
Torkel Knutssonsgatan 24
Stockholm
Sweden

Photography courtesy of Celeste

May

Det Arroganta Svinet Kista Stockholm Sweden restaurant

27/5

Det Arroganta Svinet

Det Arroganta Svinet, originally a buzzing BBQ phenomenon in Jordbro, now graces Kista with its presence. Tommy Granström, a self-taught culinary wizard with roots in asphalt laying, has replicated his successful formula here. The menu’s star, Texas Trinity – a triumphant trio of brisket, ribs, and homemade jalapeño-cheddar sausage – is a carnivorous delight, perfectly accompanied by American sides like creamed corn and pickled onions. The ambiance echoes the Jordbro original: raw, with muted tones and metal accents. Granström’s approach to BBQ is refreshingly straightforward yet masterful, focusing on oak-smoked meats seasoned simply with salt and pepper.

Det Arroganta Svinet
Isafjordsgatan 16
Kista
Sweden

Photography courtesy of Det Arroganta Svinet
Rosetta’s Stockholm Sweden restaurant
Rosetta’s Stockholm Sweden restaurant

23/5

Rosetta’s

Rosetta’s in Hornstull is a quirky culinary homage to 1960s and 1970s LA eateries, blended with the gritty charm of a 1975 Brooklyn gangster diner. It’s a space where Anita and Åke’s 1982 living room vibes meet eclectic chic, complete with wood panelling, carpeted floors and dim lighting. Named after the iconic Rosetta Tharpe, the godmother of rock‘n’roll, this spot resonates with music lovers. The menu is a vibrant tapestry of soul food and comfort food, emphasising plant-based dishes and mussels. Rosetta’s promises a sensory feast, akin to the thrill of Tharpe’s music, offering spicy, greasy global flavours in an inviting, all-embracing neighbourhood hangout.

Rosetta’s
Lindvallsgatan 11
Stockholm
Sweden

Photography courtesy of Rosetta’s
Pom Friterie Stockholm Sweden restaurant
Pom Friterie Stockholm Sweden restaurant

19/5

Pom Friterie

Pom Friterie, a novel culinary venture in Stockholm, revolutionises the humble french fry. Opening its doors on Lästmakargatan, this restaurant elevates pommes frites to an art form. Co-founder Jorit Gras and team have crafted a menu that journeys from Västerbotten to Morocco and Japan, offering ‘topped frites’ with global flavours. Alongside, crispy bites with varied fillings and small plates like tartare and oysters enrich the menu, complemented by an array of dips and pickles. The decor, designed by Koncept, marries rawness with warmth, creating an inviting yet edgy atmosphere. The bar, with its bespoke carbonated cocktails and a focus on electronic music, adds a vibrant pulse to the place. Pom Friterie is a bold reinterpretation of Dutch street food, bringing a fresh, international twist to Stockholm’s dining scene.

Pom Friterie
Lästmakargatan 26
Stockholm
Sweden

Photography courtesy of Pom Friterie
Ring Katarina Stockholm Sweden restaurant

18/5

Ring Katarina

Ring Katarina, a vibrant wine and dining spot, occupies a prime corner at Ringvägen and Katarina Bangata in Stockholm. Established by the team behind Racamaca, it echoes their original ethos: a blend of inviting atmosphere with delectable food and drink. Spanning 53 square metres, this intimate venue is a colourful enclave of creative small plates and intriguing natural wines. Seating around 25 inside, with additional summer outdoor seating, it’s perfect for a casual drop-in or a planned evening. The space offers a European-style menu that frequently refreshes, catering to both vegetarians and meat lovers.

Ring Katarina
Katarina Bangata 66
Stockholm
Sweden

Photography courtesy of Ring Katarina

Gaia Matbar Stockholm Sweden restaurant
Gaia Matbar Stockholm Sweden restaurant

11/5

Gaia Matbar

Gaia Matbar, a food and wine bar in Stockholm’s Midsommarkransen district, is a delightful detour from the city centre. Opened in spring 2023, this neighbourhood hotspot radiates with its unique decor: blue walls, wooden tables and red vinyl sofas. Renowned for some of Stockholm’s most imaginative small plates, Gaia seamlessly melds Nordic cuisine with global flair. The menu, a canvas of innovative, high-quality flavours, complements the restaurant’s fervent passion for natural wines, constantly refreshing its offerings. Gaia’s vibrant atmosphere and playful approach to gastronomy make it a standout destination, proving that a journey slightly outside the city’s heart can lead to a memorable dining experience.

Gaia Matbar
Vattenledningsvägen 44
Hägersten
Sweden

Photography courtesy of Gaia Matbar
Joel Stockholm Sweden restaurant
Joel Stockholm Sweden restaurant

3/5

Joel

Joel, a fresh face in Östermalm, brings an unpretentious yet dynamic European dining experience to Runebergsgatan. This intimate neighbourhood restaurant, with around 40 indoor seats and 20 outside, champions simplicity and quality. Chef Joel Chilo’s vision is evident in the open kitchen and the casual yet engaging atmosphere. The menu, focused on seasonal high-quality ingredients, offers perfectly crafted tartare, langoustine soup and other European classics. Joel’s small dining room, dubbed ‘Lilla matsalen’, is a cosy nook for diners, while the spontaneous are welcomed to drop-in seats near the kitchen or on the sun-kissed terrace.

Joel
Runebergsgatan 1
Stockholm
Sweden

Photography courtesy of Joel
Santo Da Roma Stockholm Sweden restaurant

3/5

Santo Da Roma

Santo Da Roma, a slice of Rome in Stockholm, is the vision of pastakock Gabriele Paziani. Set in Ivar Tengbom’s former bank palace on Hornsgatan, this establishment combines rustic elegance with warm, inviting service. The ground floor, a café and deli, offers fresh pasta, charcuterie and cheese. Upstairs, the restaurant exudes classic charm with high ceilings, arched windows and a menu brimming with Roman delicacies. From perfect strozzapreti to tonnarelli for cacio e pepe, Paziani’s handmade pastas are the stars. Other Roman classics include saltimbocca alla romana and cotoletta d’agnello.

Santo Da Roma
Hornsgatan 1
Stockholm
Sweden

Photography courtesy of Santo Da Roma
Bar Montan Stockholm Sweden restaurant
Bar Montan Stockholm Sweden restaurant

2/5

Bar Montan

Bar Montan, a culinary gem in Stockholm’s revitalized Slakthusområdet meatpacking district, is the collaborative creation of chefs Max Duhs, Johan Montan Ahlgren and Øner Kulbay. Opened in early 2023, this restaurant is a mosaic of global culinary experiences, blending the essence of a Tokyo wine bar, a Parisian bistro and a São Paulo café. Situated in a district known for its industrial heritage and recent transformation into a vibrant cultural hub, Bar Montan offers an open kitchen, bakery and a wine-focused bar. The menu, crafted by Duhs, a chef with fine dining pedigree, is highly seasonal and locally sourced.

Bar Montan
Förbindelsehallen
Johanneshov
Sweden

Photography courtesy of Bar Montan

April

Sofia Common Stockholm Sweden restaurant

25/4

Sofia Common

Sofia Common in Södermalm is a melting pot of American and Mexican cuisines with an edgy twist. Opened in spring 2023 by a trio including Austin Davis from Katarina Ölkafé, Niklas from Bar Ninja and owner Tony Wittgren, this locale is a haven for those seeking the unusual in both food and drink. The decor, featuring muted colours and brass details, complements the eclectic menu, offering dishes like enchiladas, nachos, and tortillas alongside a brunch spread. Their wine list, constantly updated with rare finds, especially American vintages, speaks of their deep passion for viticulture. Downstairs, the Common Culture Club buzzes with cultural events, offering a space for private parties.

Sofia Common
Bondegatan 57
Stockholm
Sweden

Photography courtesy of Sofia Common
Florentine Stockholm Sweden restaurant
Florentine Stockholm Sweden restaurant

20/4

Florentine

Florentine, an Italian restaurant in the Södermalm neighbourhood, transports diners to a glamorous 1970s Italian film scene, evoking the era’s disco culture. This 500-square-meter trattoria, conceived by the Urban Italian Group, offers 200 seats and a glass-enclosed outdoor area, with an interior dominated by marble and an open kitchen. The menu is designed for sharing, catering to both multi-course diners and bar patrons seeking a light meal. On weekends, Florentine transforms into a “Disco Trattoria”, emphasising music and cocktails, and promising a fresh, modern take on Italian dining.

Florentine
Folkungagatan 44
Stockholm
Sweden

Photography courtesy of Florentine
Solen Stockholm Sweden restaurant

14/4

Solen

Opening its doors in the spring of 2023, Solen – which translates to “the sun” – is the creation of chef duo Adam Dahlberg and Albin Wessman, who are also behind the Michelin-star restaurant Adam/Albin. Making a grand entrance into the Slakthus area, Stockholm’s former meatpacking district now known for its burgeoning culinary and cultural scene, Solen draws inspiration from Los Angeles’ bustling restaurant scene. Offering a diverse menu showcasing flavours from South America, the Middle East and Southern Europe, Solen boasts a mix of modern and historical design elements. The restaurant’s decor creates a welcoming atmosphere, blending materials such as solid wood, granite, leather and stainless steel with simplistic and relaxing architecture.

Solen
Hallvägen 45
Johanneshov
Sweden

Photography courtesy of Solen

March

Viníoní Stockholm Sweden restaurant

24/3

Viníoní

Viníoní, a dynamic gastropub in Södermalm, Stockholm, stands as a beacon of modern culinary flair. Previously known as Iníoní, which means ‘daughters’ in Gaelic, it has reinvented itself as a vibrant hub for wine, cocktails and avant-garde snacks. The menu boasts an eclectic mix of European cuisine, focusing on small dishes and vegetarian options, served primarily for dinner.

Viníoní
Timmermansgatan 38
Stockholm
Sweden

Photography courtesy of Viníoní
Rummel Stockholm Sweden restaurant
Rummel Stockholm Sweden restaurant

15/3

Rummel

Rummel, located in a striking wooden building on Norra Stationsgatan 59 in Stockholm, features a warm interior with limewood pillars, beams and cork-lined walls. Designed by Henning Larsen Architects and Millimeter Arkitekter, it offers a cosy yet spacious atmosphere. Owned by Robin Moderato and Christopher Ellertsson, the restaurant serves a variety of small plates and mid-sized European-inspired dishes crafted by head chef Zakarias Silverberg, and features tantalizing dishes like Normandy oysters with fermented gooseberries, grape and marigold and ravioli with mushrooms, fermented tomato and truffle.

Rummel
Norra Stationsgatan 59
Stockholm
Sweden

Photography courtesy of Rummel

Freyja Stockholm Sweden restaurant
Freyja Stockholm Sweden restaurant

14/3

Freyja

Freyja occupies a 1,100-square-meters space in the Slussen inner city area, offering a breathtaking 360-degree panoramic sight of Stockholm. The restaurant is run by an award-winning team of chef Emma Shields, bar master Jimmy Dymott and sommelier Ellen Franzén. Shields has worked at several high-profile restaurants in Stockholm, including Restaurang Flickan, Djuret, Oaxen Krog, Restaurang Volt and Omakase Köttslöjd. Dymott has been associated with several award-winning bars in Stockholm, with Marie Laveau being his most notable. Franzén has won several awards, including the Sommelier-SM multiple times, and was most recently the head sommelier at Gastrologik, which had two Michelin stars when it closed.

Freyja
Hornsgatan 18
Stockholm
Sweden

Photography courtesy of Freyja

9/3

Le Bar

Le Bar, a contemporary and elegant jewel in chef and entrepreneur Pontus Frithiof’s restaurant family (including the acclaimed La Tour, located at the same address), boasts breathtaking panoramic views of Riddarfjärden and Stockholm’s skyline. Designed to reflect Paul Hedqvist’s 1960s architecture with a touch of rebellious rock-n-roll flair, the bar offers a relaxed, international atmosphere where wine and cocktails take centre stage. Le Bar’s cocktail menu, carefully curated by bar manager David Arnarsson, features modern libations alongside timeless classics and unique cocktail experiences, all expertly paired with sommelier Emil Larsson’s discerning wine selections. With only 20 coveted seats, Le Bar provides an intimate, exclusive gastronomic journey that leaves a lasting impression.

Le Bar
Rålambsvägen 17
Stockholm
Sweden

Photography courtesy of Le Bar

February

Café Pascal Sturegatan Stockholm Sweden café coffee bar
Café Pascal Sturegatan Stockholm Sweden café coffee bar

26/2

Café Pascal

For its third Stockholm address on Sturegatan, Café Pascal has yet again outdone itself. The café and coffee roastery, run by the siblings Jannet, Hosep and Arman Seropian, started as a bakery and cafe in the Vasastan neighbourhood and eventually expanded to include roasting their own coffee. The menu offers a variety of well-crafted and flavorful dishes such as grilled cheese, donburi with black rice, and a delectable range of pastries including croissants with bergamot or pistachio praline and the exquisite vanilla cream and rhubarb almond tart.

Café Pascal
Sturegatan 2
Stockholm
Sweden

Photography courtesy of Café Pascal
Forma Stockholm Sweden restaurant
Forma Stockholm Sweden restaurant

24/2

Forma

Located in the restaurant and bar district of Hornstull in Stockholm, Forma is a new addition from the people behind Napolyon Bar & Bistro. With a relaxed atmosphere, the restaurant offers a French-Asian concept, with food as the focal point and a well-curated cocktail bar. The menu features the finest sustainably-sourced ingredients that are always in season and expertly prepared. The Iberico schnitzel ‘Tonkatsu’ is a standout dish, made with tender Iberico pork coated in crispy breadcrumbs, served with kewpie mayo butter, tangy pickled red cabbage and a savory tonkatsu sauce. Forma is open for both lunch and dinner.

Forma
Hornsbruksgatan 28
Stockholm
Sweden

Photography courtesy of Petter Bäcklund and Forma
Black Milk Gastro Bar Stockholm Sweden restaurant
Black Milk Gastro Bar Stockholm Sweden restaurant

1/2

Black Milk Gastro Bar

Black Milk Gastro Bar is a dining destination that stands out for its imaginative menu and exceptional drink selection. Co-owned and operated by seasoned restaurateurs Daniel Höglander and Niclas Jönsson of Michelin-star restaurant Aloë, this venue features a team of talented chefs who put their own spin on classic dishes from a variety of cuisines. The menu is a curated journey through the best of Asian, South American and European flavours, showcasing fresh, high-quality ingredients and innovative presentation. To complete the experience, the bar offers a carefully selected list of wines, cocktails and other beverages, including a cocktail package featuring six expertly crafted drinks courtesy of cocktail bar Stjärtilleriet.

Black Milk Gastro Bar
Engelbrektsgatan 3
Stockholm
Sweden

Photography courtesy of Emil Fagander and Black Milk Gastro Bar

January

Holy Kebab Stockholm Sweden restaurant
Holy Kebab Stockholm Sweden restaurant

26/1

Holy Kebab

Holy Kebab in Vasastan, initiated by David Zeren and Abraham Ibrahim, revolutionises the kebab scene. Sourced from Germany, their meat is a staggering 96% pure, spiced with yoghurt and herbs, a stark contrast to average kebabs. Their unique Berlin-inspired sauce, predominantly yoghurt-based, sets them apart in Sweden’s mayo-centric palette. This culinary venture, which started in Jönköping, now graces the Swedish capital with its bold flavours.

Holy Kebab
Odengatan 45
Stockholm
Sweden

Photography courtesy of Holy Kebab

20/1

Bord

Bord is a lively bistronomie hub conceived by Joel Aronsson, the former head chef of renowned restaurant Fäviken. With a warm and inviting vibe, Bord serves wild salmon and other seasonal produce, using the best ingredients to create a memorable dining experience. Whether you’re enjoying a night out with friends or a special occasion, Bord is the place to be, with its lively atmosphere, delicious food and an excellent wine list featuring mainly French and some Ligurian wines. Don’t miss the chance to try the truffled-up deluxe Brillat Savarin, made from a secret source that only sells to Aronsson.

 

Bord
Roslagsgatan 43
Stockholm
Sweden

Photography courtesy of Bord

Stockholm City Food Hall Sweden restaurant

20/1

Stockholm City Food Hall

Stockholm City Food Hall is a 400-square-metre food hall located in the heart of Stockholm, offering a variety of international cuisine under one roof. It invites guests to indulge in a diverse selection of food options, ranging from artisan sandwiches to NY-inspired pizza, beef burgers, sushi, ramen and bao. The food hall is comprised of eight unique restaurants – Bun Meat Bun, Yoi, Mackverket, Zócalo, Vår Pizza, MGL Sushi, CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice and Kimli Ramen & Bao – all selected to deliver high-quality dishes. The hall is also designed with ambience in mind and includes DJs on the weekends to set the mood.

Stockholm City Food Hall
Sturegatan 4
Sundbyberg
Sweden

Photography courtesy of Stockholm City Food Hall

 

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