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The 2022 hot list: Stockholm’s 42 best new restaurants, bars and cafés

The full list of all-new 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.

December

Omino Stockholm Sweden restaurant

28/12

Omino

The owners of the upscale Italian restaurant La Perla, Åsa and Emilian Ingrosso, have launched Omino, a sibling establishment. Omino, which translates to “little man” in Italian, is a little bit hipper, more vibrant and young at heart. The menu, which otherwise features Italian food, also has some Swedish influences.

Omino
Rörstrandsgatan 18
Stockholm
Sweden

Photography courtesy of Omino

 

Bar Nîmes Stockholm Sweden restaurant

15/12

Bar Nîmes

Kim Öhman, the restaurateur behind Farang, has been looking for a location for a number of years in order to realise a long-held dream: to establish a traditional neighbourhood restaurant. That search led to the creation of Bar Nîmes, which was created by architect and designer Mattias Rubin de Lima. Here, Öhman serves the type of food that he and his wife, whose family is from Nîmes, enjoy cooking together, primarily southern French and Italian cuisine.

Bar Nîmes
Rådmansgatan 25
Stockholm
Sweden

Photography courtesy of Bar Nîmes

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Japanska Galleriet Stockholm Sweden Japanese sushi restaurant

2/12

Japanska Galleriet – permanently closed

Japanska Galleriet, located in a former gallery space, specialises in sushi and Japanese fusion cuisine. Their slogan is “The Art of Sushi”, which sums it all up perfectly. A dining experience in a minimalist setting inspired by Tokyo has been created by head chef Jeromy Wan, formerly of Hattori Sushi, Black Milk Sushi and Berns.

Japanska Galleriet
Arsenalsgatan 3
Stockholm
Sweden

Photography courtesy of Japanska Galleriet

November

Persona Stockholm Sweden restaurant
Persona Stockholm Sweden restaurant

25/11

Persona

Persona is named after Ingmar Bergman’s film, and here exclusivity, quality, and details are highlighted as guests are provided a one-of-a-kind experience centered on cuisine and drink. The evening begins with the guest being led down to the wine cellar to select an appropriate wine, which will also serve as the basis for the guest’s tailor-made meal. Louis Cespedes, chef and founder, and Jonatan Nyström, service manager and co-owner, met while working at Frantzén and formed Persona. Erik Bratsberg, the venue’s interior designer, has created a beautiful custom atmosphere for the space.

Persona
Torstenssonsgatan 11
Stockholm
Sweden

Photography courtesy of Christopher Hunt and Persona

Café Svenskt Tenn Stockholm Sweden

18/11

Café Svenskt Tenn

Svenskt Tenn, a well-known Swedish interior company founded in 1924 by Estrid Ericson, has expanded its iconic retail store to incorporate a café. A bid to portray the brand’s visual universe through taste sensations advances their aim to enhance all senses. Petter Nilsson, the restauranteur behind Petri, runs Café Svenskt Tenn, which serves smaller meals with sweet, salty, and sour flavours for breakfast, lunch, afternoon coffee, and early supper.

Read the full article on Café Svenskt Tenn.

Café Svenskt Tenn
Strandvägen 5
Stockholm
Sweden

Photography courtesy of Fanny Rådvik and Svenskt Tenn

October

Nostrano Stockholm Sweden restaurant

21/10

Nostrano

Nostrano, a cosy Italian haven in Stockholm’s Södermalm neighbourhood, is a delightful blend of authenticity and innovation. Operated by Peppe Mazzella and Nils Molinder, the culinary maestros behind Meladers and Ulriksdals Värdshus, Nostrano is a familial experience steeped in Italian tradition. With its intimate setting, the restaurant serves a plethora of authentic Italian dishes, including exquisite pasta variants like mushroom pasta and ravioli with ragu, complemented by a selection of fish, meat and vegetarian dishes. The décor, embracing both coziness and style, creates an atmosphere akin to dining in a discerning Italian family’s home. Nostrano’s dessert offerings, from affogato to chocolate truffles, along with a diverse selection of grappa and regional wines, encapsulate the essence of Italy in every sip and bite.​

Nostrano
Östermalmstorg 31
Stockholm
Sweden

Photography courtesy of Nostrano

21/10

Pixie

Pixie is a vibrant pizza and pasta spot that offers good vibes, great drinks and delicious food in the heart of Stockholm. Pixie’s signature pizzas are made with a secret dough recipe and a delicious tomato sauce that gives them their unique taste. The menu also features salads, pasta and colourful drinks to complement your meal. The restaurant has an urban yet welcoming ambience, with cosy seating, graffiti art and greenery that create a laid-back atmosphere. The kitchen is open, allowing you to watch as pizzas are spun and flour flies around the colourful pizza oven. The music at Pixie is a mix of old and new favourites, played by DJs on Fridays and Saturdays to celebrate the weekend.

Pixie
Klarabergsviadukten 61
Stockholm
Sweden

Photography courtesy of Pixie

Chez Jolie Stockholm Sweden restaurant
Chez Jolie Stockholm Sweden restaurant

18/10

Chez Jolie

Chez Jolie is a stunning French bistro that creates a perfect balance between classic French bistros and contemporary cuisine. The warm and inviting decor features French wood panels, white tablecloths, modern furniture, and beautifully designed mirrors on the walls, creating an atmosphere that feels like dining at a friend’s home. Chef Mikael Einarsson offers a handcrafted menu inspired by both the French countryside and metropolitan bistros, incorporating unique ingredients and solid craftsmanship. The wine list features high-quality French wines, with a focus on classic regions and a discovery of new French producers and areas. In addition, the bar serves classic and modern French cocktails, with an emphasis on preserving the French cocktail culture.

Chez Jolie
Ingmar Bergmans gata 2
Stockholm
Sweden

Photography courtesy of Johannes Maxweller and Chez Julie

Sturegatan 19 Stockholm Sweden restaurant
Sturegatan 19 Stockholm Sweden restaurant

14/10

Sturegatan 19

Sturegatan 19 in Stockholm, a canvas of culinary artistry, thrives under the stewardship of head chef Peter Kappen. Housed in a location with a legacy of classic Stockholm restaurants, it now serves as a neighborhood gem with a Swedish-French culinary twist. The ambience is akin to a second living room for Östermalm’s residents, exuding a welcoming aura. The menu, a blend of home-style elegance and top-notch produce, features dishes like salmon quenelles, fish stew and entrecote. The décor is a nod to classic bistro style: tiled floors, round tables adorned with white tablecloths and walls graced with art.

Sturegatan 19
Sturegatan 19
Stockholm
Sweden

Photography courtesy of Sturegatan 19

Miyakodori Stockholm Sweden restaurant izakaya

12/10

Miyakodori

Miyakodori is an izakaya – a Japanese-style gastro pub – where you can get a drink, some food, and make new acquaintances in a relaxed and buzzy atmosphere. Miyakodori was founded by Max Westerlund Inazawa, John Forsell, and Lars Brennwald, three chefs and food enthusiasts who have worked together for many years at Frantzén, Adam/Albin, Lux, AG, and Rolf’s Kök. The restaurant is the trio’s interpretation of Miyakodori in Kawasaki, Japan, a third-generation yakitori izakaya that opened in the 1950s and where Westerlund Inazawa worked for many years.

Read the full article on Miyakodori.

Miyakodori
Upplandsgatan 7
Stockholm
Sweden

Photography courtesy of Miyakodori

6/10

Quality Caviar Stockholm

Quality Caviar Stockholm is where sea treasures meet exquisite taste. Founded by Carol Chmaissani and chef David Gard, this hotspot in Östermalm stands out as a caviar connoisseur’s dream. The founders’ mission? To democratize this luxury through knowledge and accessibility. Each grain of caviar and roe, be it sturgeon-derived or otherwise, is handled with utmost care, ensuring only the finest quality reaches the table. The experience is elevated by caviar tastings, guided by experts alongside Moët & Hennessy, creating unforgettable sensory journeys. The chefs, including Patrik Svensson, showcase caviar-centric dishes, making each visit a gastronomic exploration of the sea’s bounty​​.

Quality Caviar Stockholm
Sturegatan 20
Stockholm
Sweden

Photography courtesy of Quality Caviar Stockholm

Bistro Guld Stockholm Sweden restaurant
Bistro Guld Stockholm Sweden restaurant

5/10

Bistro Guld

Bistro Guld, which means gold in Swedish, is a culinary gem located in the same building as Sven-Harrys Konstmuseum. The building’s golden colour adds to the unique and sophisticated ambience of the bistro, which is inspired by French bistros and French cuisine with global influences. Led by chefs Andreas Helm and Lars Nilsson, Bistro Guld offers classic lunch dishes that change weekly, while the evening menu features small and medium-sized plates that prioritise gastronomy. The snacks, bread, and desserts served are delectable, with a focus on seasonal ingredients. The ambience is creative and cultured, with an unbeatable view of Vasaparken.

Bistro Guld
Eastmansvägen 10
Stockholm
Sweden

Photography courtesy of Bistro Guld

September

Socker Sucker Stockholm Sweden patisserie bakery
Socker Sucker Stockholm Sweden patisserie bakery

30/9

Socker Sucker

Socker Sucker in Stockholm, a patisserie and café in the Vasastan neighbourhood, is a modern temple of confectionery. Run by the esteemed Bedros Kabranian and Frida Bäcke, this patisserie stands out for its exceptional artistry in sugar. It’s a place where pastries are not just made but crafted with finesse and love – and are highly Instagramable. The highlight is their square croissant with browned butter-caramel filling, a testament to their innovative approach to classic treats. The décor, airy with a Zen-inspired Japanese influence, complements the meticulous attention to detail seen in their creations.

Socker Sucker
Drottninggatan 93
Stockholm
Sweden

Photography courtesy of Charlie Bennet and Socker Sucker

Brännerian Stockholm Sweden restaurant bar

17/9

Brännerian

Brännerian, emerging as a vibrant addition to Södermalm’s culinary scene, is the brainchild of craft distillery Stockholms Bränneri. Located in a converted Jaguar workshop, this gin bar and restaurant pairs its handcrafted spirits with a menu developed by chef Joel Åhlin, known for his work at Bar Agrikultur. Emphasising sustainable practices, the venue reflects a deep commitment to quality, featuring cocktails with Nordic produce and flavors. Brännerian, designed as a living room next to the distillery, entices with everything from light snacks to substantial dishes. The experience here transcends the ordinary, offering a unique blend of artisanal spirits and culinary creativity in a relaxed, yet edgy atmosphere​​.

Brännerian
Folkungagatan 136A
Stockholm
Sweden

Photography courtesy of Petter Bäcklund and Brännerian

8/9

Ocra

Ocra, a culinary hotspot in Norra Djurgårdsstaden, is a revelation in industrial chic. Housed in a revamped industrial space, this restaurant and bar, a sibling to K4 Pampas and Steninge Bruk, exudes a rustic charm with high ceilings, exposed brick walls and arched windows. The menu focuses on charcoal-grilled delights such as burgers, rotisserie chicken and various cuts of meat, complemented by a diverse selection of champagnes and wines. The dining room, formerly a forge, adds a rich, cosy feel with its open fireplace, velvet chairs and wooden tables, perfect for events and gatherings.

Ocra
Tengelinsgatan 10
Stockholm
Sweden

Photography courtesy of Ocra

Enjoy Bazaar Stockholm Sweden restaurant

6/9

Enjoy Bazaar

Enjoy Bazaar in Stockholm, conceptualised by Michelin-starred chefs Niclas Jönsson and Daniel Höglander, is a culinary mosaic that challenges the conventional. This avant-garde restaurant houses four unique cuisine concepts: Black Milk Sushi, Stacks, Boca Sueca and Wake. Each offers a distinct culinary journey, from fine dining sushi to nutritious fare. The interior, a masterpiece of sustainability, features chairs and railings created from 50% recycled fishing nets and 50% wood fibers, 3D printed to resemble ocean kelp forests.

Enjoy Bazaar
Engelbrektsgatan 3
Stockholm
Sweden

Photography courtesy of Emil Fagander and Enjoy Bazaar

Riche Fenix Stockholm Sweden restaurant
Riche Fenix Stockholm Sweden restaurant

1/9

Riche Fenix

Stockholm restaurant Riche, which has been in business for well over a century, knows a thing or two about creating a good ambience and serving up a culinary feast. Its new sibling is Riche Fenix, a hot and happening bar located on the other side of town in the Södermalm neighbourhood. Here, restaurant manager Matilda Jackson, daughter of well-known restauranteur PG Nilsson, establishes what the next generation of hip urban watering holes is: a lively and social spot with an excellent selection of foods and beverages, eye-catching art and a clientele that is made up of the city’s most fashionable.

Read the full article on Riche Fenix

Riche Fenix
Götgatan 40
Stockholm
Sweden

Photography courtesy of Christopher Hunt and Riche Fenix

August

Konsthallen Stockholm Sweden restaurant

31/8

Konsthallen

Konsthallen, reborn from a historic building dating back to 1880, is a Stockholm culinary and artistic marvel. The kitchen, a testament to seasonal flavours, focuses on seafood complemented by a hand-picked wine list. The interior, adorned with playful art, leather sofas and bistro chairs, echoes the building’s artistic legacy. True to its name, which translates to ‘art gallery’, Konsthallen integrates exhibitions, showcasing contemporary art in various forms, alongside its dining experience.

Konsthallen
Allmänna Gränd 2
Stockholm
Sweden

Photography courtesy of David Thunander and Konsthallen

Liberdade Stockholm Sweden restaurant

30/8

Liberdade

In 2022, Liberdade in Stockholm’s Södermalm area reimagined its space under Erik Löth’s creative leadership, presenting a modern bistro with global culinary influences. The revamped menu highlights French, Swedish and Japanese flavors, with a focus on affordable, flavour-centric bistro dishes, many prepared over open fire. The restaurant boasts an interior of warm tones, velvet, dark wood and lush greenery, creating an inviting ambiance. Signature dishes include grilled squid on a traditional Japanese konro and a beef tartare with ponzu and shiso. Liberdade’s bar complements the vibrant dining experience with classic and signature cocktails, embodying the fusion of food, music and atmosphere.

Liberdade
Skånegatan 51
Stockholm
Sweden

Photography courtesy of Liberdade

25/8

Nook

Nook in Stockholm, under the leadership of Alexander Bäckman and chef Gustaf Larsson, embraces a new era in expansive premises at Stockholmsverken. This move to a 1,000 square meter area across two levels is a leap from its former home, driven by the desire for more space and culinary evolution. The revamped Nook presents three distinct dining experiences: classic three-course menus, a relaxed living room bar and the Nook Market featuring Asian street food. An in-house brewery is also on the horizon. Despite its growth to approximately 220 seats, the essence of Nook remains intact, with a carefully crafted interior ensuring a familiar, intimate atmosphere in this emerging Södermalm district.

Nook
Rosenlundsgatan 33
Stockholm
Sweden

Photography courtesy of Nook

Pava Stockholm Sweden restaurant

23/8

Pava

Located in the heart of Stockholm, Pava on Malmskillnadsgatan offers a delightful and inviting atmosphere for communal dining. This family-owned treasure is an ideal spot for a relaxed and casual evening with loved ones. The restaurant’s Art Deco-inspired interior, featuring an open kitchen, glass lamps, plush chairs and impressive paintings, fosters a warm and welcoming ambience. The menu showcases a variety of small to medium-sized plates with inspiration from around the world, such as Sicilian olives, Swedish oysters, salmon tartare infused with Thai flavours, burrata and Norwegian king crab.

Pava
Malmskillnadsgatan 34
Stockholm
Sweden

Photography courtesy of Pava

Issei Stockholm Sweden restaurant

18/8

Issei

Issei in Stockholm’s City/Norrmalm district is a pioneering Nikkei fusion restaurant, merging Japanese and Peruvian cuisines against a stunning waterfront backdrop. Located in Strand Hotel, Issei invites diners to a gastronomic interplay where fresh fish, lime, chili and shellfish meet miso, ginger, wasabi and rice vinegar. This unique culinary blend, born from Japanese migration to Peru, offers a menu that harmoniously melds two rich food cultures. The restaurant’s interior boasts an impressively high ceiling adorned with over 300 lights, creating an immersive ambiance. At the bar, the experience is intimate with subtle lighting, checkerboard floors and cocktails featuring pisco and sake. Signature dishes like ceviche and a chef’s choice omakase enhance this culturally-rich dining experience​​.

Issei
Nybrokajen 9
Stockholm
Sweden

Photography courtesy of Issei

July

Bar Libertin Stockholm Sweden restaurant
Bar Libertin Stockholm Sweden restaurant

18/7

Bar Libertin

In Aspudden, Bar Libertin stands out as a cosy wine bar with a big heart, offering inventive small dishes and an eclectic selection of natural wines curated by sommelier Gustav Hökstrand. Focused on natural and seasonal ingredients, the bar serves medium-sized, shareable plates with cheese often playing a starring role. The intimate setting includes a communal bar table for up to 12 people, offering a fixed menu. Known for its personal, inclusive service, this venue creates an inviting atmosphere, making it hard to leave. The decor reflects a comfortable yet stylish vibe, perfect for spontaneous visits for a glass of wine and a delightful bite​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​.

Bar Libertin
Vapengatan 2
Hägersten
Stockholm

Photography courtesy of Bar Libertin

June

Mazra’a Stockholm Sweden restaurant

30/6

Mazra’a

Mazra’a, in the vibrant SoFo area, shines as a modern Palestinian bistro, a venture of Nidal Kersh and Jenny Hedström, known for their Falafelbaren success. This fashionable spot takes its meze seriously, offering next-level tzatziki with chunky courgettes, original hummus and fluffy labneh plates. The mains, like whole grilled fish and chicken musakhan with sumac and caramelized onion, hold their own. The interior exudes warmth, creating a first impression of comfort and charm. Mazra’a is a tribute to the Palestinian village north of Haifa, where the Kersh family originated, its name meaning “farm” in Arabic. The ambiance captures the essence of a snug neighbourhood eatery – inviting, sociable, without overly fussed decor, complemented by knowledgeable and attentive staff​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​.

Mazra’a
Skånegatan 82
Stockholm
Sweden

Photography courtesy of Mazra’a

29/6

Olli

Olli, a sought-after Italian restaurant in Stockholm’s City/Norrmalm, owes much of its allure to the star power of its creator, Oliver Ingrosso, a renowned Swedish DJ, music producer and actor from the famed Ingrosso clan. While it offers Italian fare, with dishes like lammragu and pistachio mortadella-topped focaccia, the true draw is Ingrosso’s celebrity influence, not solely the cuisine itself. The ambience melds sparkling luxury with subdued lighting, captivating influencers and a diverse clientele. Renowned for its difficult-to-book tables, Olli complements its service with dishes like sea bream and the celebrated pistachio tiramisu, all amidst an inviting musical and visual setting. Despite high prices, Olli stands out as a unique dining destination in Stockholm, where the experience arguably revolves more around the star behind it than the food on the plate.

Olli
Jakobsbergsgatan 21
Stockholm
Sweden

Photography courtesy of Olli

10/6

The Streetfood Labs

The Streetfood Labs is a vibrant culinary experiment, masterminded by Ragnar Åberg, Pegah and Mustafa Livani. This urban hole-in-the-wall dazzles with neon lights and tiled walls, reminiscent of bustling city streets and tropical beaches. Its menu is a bold fusion of Mexican, Asian and American street foods, crafted into colourful bowls, burgers and burritos with a unique twist. The LA-style street food, inspired by Åberg’s American wife’s favourites, ranges from loaded fries with innovative toppings to modern takes on classic burritos and burgers. The Streetfood Labs, born from the founders’ dissatisfaction with existing street food offerings, now stands as a testament to diversity and culinary innovation, offering a trendy, accessible dining experience far from the rigidity of fine dining​​​​.

The Streetfood Labs
Sankt Eriksgatan 1
Stockholm
Sweden

Photography courtesy of The Streetfood Labs

May

Eden Stockholm Sweden restaurant

18/5

Eden

Eden, a rejuvenating wellness and food hotspot, transforms a forgotten 19th-century manor into an oasis of relaxation and culinary delight. Spearheaded by Sally Voltaire, a renowned restaurateur, the kitchen embraces Mediterranean themes with a focus on Italian food philosophy. Its menu offers light, summery dishes rich in vegetables, fish, seafood and grilled items, enhanced with fresh herbs from the kitchen garden, along with olive oil and sea salt, echoing Mediterranean sensibilities. This modern restaurant, bar, training facility and event venue, set amidst lush greenery, revives the historic Annexet at Smedsudden. It promises cosy warmth in winter and an open, sunny experience in summer, reflecting Eden’s commitment to seasonal variation and a blend of history with modern culinary trends​​​​​​​​​​.

Eden
Smedsuddsvägen 23
Stockholm
Sweden

Photography courtesy of Eden

Hornsgatan Stockholm Sweden restaurant

13/5

Hornsgatan

Hornsgatan offers a fusion of classic, rural, and modern Swedish cuisine with a Southern European twist. Known for its uncomplicated yet affectionately prepared dishes, the menu features items like crispy råraka paired exquisitely with Chablis, epitomising the simple yet sophisticated palate. The ambience is a blend of urban chic with a touch of bohemia. Notably, Hornsgatan also caters to four-legged guests with a unique menu, making it a trendsetting spot in Stockholm that welcomes diversity in its clientele, from early morning to the wee hours.

Hornsgatan
Hornsgatan 81
Stockholm
Sweden

Photography courtesy of Hornsgatan

6/5

Nektar

Nektar Mat & Vin, an avant-garde vinbar in Stockholm’s bustling Vasastan, emerges as a culinary maverick. Dishes like nettle pie and green asparagus showcase a bold, plant-centric ethos. An exceptional outlier, their chicken liver pâté, breaks the green mould with flair. The wine list, a narrative in itself, marries whimsy with expertise, offering eclectic pairings. Housed in a snug locale on Rörstrandsgatan, Nektar’s decor blends minimalist chic with warmth. Here, the atmosphere buzzes with urban sophistication, underpinning an ethos where the unconventional is celebrated, and the culinary experience transcends the ordinary.

Nektar
Rörstrandsgatan 12
Stockholm
Sweden

Photography courtesy of Nektar

Alba Stockholm Sweden wine bar

5/5

Alba

Alba, located on the uberhot Nytorget square, is a gem for natural wine enthusiasts. Co-created by Artur Amoghli and Melvin Carrere, Alba quickly established itself as a hotspot, especially among nature wine aficionados and champagne lovers. The venue’s wine list, refreshed weekly, complements a rustic menu blending French and Italian cuisines. Alba’s cosy space belies its capacity to attract a bustling crowd, with staff ensuring every guest enjoys a unique wine experience. Even the Spanish salted chips taste exceptionally good here, adding to the charm of this vibrant bar and restaurant, which has become a quintessential part of the lively Södermalm scene​​​​​​​​.

Alba
Skånegatan 88
Stockholm
Sweden

Photography courtesy of Rubin de Lima Arkitektur and Alba

Brutalisten Stockholm Sweden restaurant

3/5

Brutalisten

If you’re an art buff, you’re probably familiar with the work of Stockholm-based German artist Carsten Höller. Höller has teamed up with Swedish chef Stefan Eriksson to write the ten-tenet “The Brutalist Kitchen Manifesto” which serves as a base for the foods served at their Stockholm dining establishment Brutalisten. With a “mono-ingredient” menu, this place is not only a restaurant but also a work of art and a social experiment.

Brutalisten
Regeringsgatan 71
Stockholm
Sweden

Photography courtesy of Brutalisten

April

Strandhäxan Stockholm Sweden restaurant

28/4

Strandhäxan

Strandhäxan, perched on Djurgården’s scenic waterfront, is Stockholm’s latest buzz. This summer-only hangout, envisioned by the Sandhäxan sandwich shop connoisseurs, blends casual dining with a lively atmosphere. Renowned for their world-class Grilled Cheese and Fried Chicken Sandwich, the menu also flaunts Mallorcan pâtés and charcuteries, a nod to the owners’ love for Spanish cuisine. The décor, a quirky mix of second-hand finds, eschews typical design norms, creating an unassuming yet vibrant space. Nearly 1,000 seating options, from beach chairs to picnic blankets, offer a relaxed vibe.

Strandhäxan
Galärvarvsvägen 2
Stockholm
Sweden

Photography courtesy of Strandhäxan

Krümel Stockholm Sweden bakery

23/4

Krümel

Krümel is a haven for cookie connoisseurs. Founded by Kaja Hengstenberg, a passionate baker and food creative, Krümel offers an extraordinary array of cookies that redefine this classic treat. The café is a testament to Hengstenberg’s dedication to perfecting the cookie, drawing on her experience in cities like Paris, London and New York. Krümel’s cookies stand out for their unique twists, such as spelt or rye flour dough, fillings of white chocolate or vanilla custard, and the intriguing taste of toasted sesame. Using premium ingredients like Swedish wheat and ancient grains, French Valrhona, Belgian Callebaut chocolate, Maldon sea salt and exquisite vanilla, each cookie at Krümel is a masterpiece. The café’s ambiance is cozy and inviting, making it a perfect spot to enjoy these exceptional treats, whether sitting outside in summer or indulging in a “real” hot chocolate with marshmallows.

Krümel
Valhallavägen 53
Stockholm
Sweden

Photography courtesy of Krümel

Skeppsbron 10 Stockholm Sweden restaurant

19/4

Skeppsbron 10

Skeppsbron 10 is where history and modern gastronomy collide. Situated in a building from the 1600s, it offers a maritime-themed decor, complete with figureheads and diving helmets. The brainchild of Lowe Karlsson and Magnus Jonasson, this restaurant showcases the culinary talents of chefs Christian Siberg and Jon Hollström, known for their work at Punk Royale and Omaka. They infuse exotic spices into locally sourced ingredients, crafting an ambitious tasting menu. The adjacent bar, led by award-winning Erik Nilsson, serves exceptional wines and innovative cocktails.

Skeppsbron 10
Skeppsbron 10
Stockholm
Sweden

Photography courtesy of Tilda Tillman and Skeppsbron 10

15/4

Aleks y Filip

Brothers Aleksander and Filip Karlsson have redefined the Spanish dining scene in Stockholm with their restaurant, Aleks y Filip, located in the Södermalm district. Distinct from your typical tapas bar, this spot serves authentic Spanish dishes like grilled Galician octopus, tender rack of lamb and a masterful steak tartare, prepared in an open kitchen. Their wine expertise is showcased in an extensive selection of 150 varieties, emphasizing Spanish wines. The interior design harmonises contemporary elements with Spanish flair, featuring wooden and rattan furniture accented with brass, creating a space that is both elegant and welcoming.

Aleks y Filip
Bjälbogatan 32
Stockholm
Sweden

Photography courtesy of Aleks y Filip

1/4

Chewie’s Bar

Chewie’s Bar, previously known as Folk & Friends, is a distinctive spot in Stockholm’s Kungsholmen, exuding an atmosphere of relaxed modernity. This dog-friendly bar is a haven for natural wine enthusiasts, offering a wide selection of craft beers and ciders, all complementing its plant-based culinary offerings. The food concept is centered around smørrebrød, the open-face Danish-style sandwiches, with innovative fillings like house-made skagen from organic tofu, avocado with wasabi mayo and cashew cheese. The interior design is contemporary with a strong Spanish feel, combining wooden furniture, rattan, textiles and leather with brass details and muted lighting, creating a space that’s both sophisticated and welcoming.

Chewie’s Bar
Norr Mälarstrand 32
Stockholm
Sweden

Photography courtesy of Chewie’s Bar

March

La Barra Stockholm Sweden restaurant

31/3

La Barra

La Barra, a vibrant Spanish tapas restaurant in Stockholm’s City/Norrmalm area, brings a slice of Spain to the Swedish capital. Run by passionate owners with deep roots in Spain, the restaurant exudes a warm, lively atmosphere, enhanced by weekend DJs. At its heart is a sprawling bar, embodying the essence of a bustling Spanish tapas bar. The menu is a tapestry of traditional Spanish flavours, offering an array of tapas with meat, fish, shellfish and vegetarian options, paired perfectly with Spanish wines and cava.

La Barra
Norrlandsgatan 7
Stockholm
Sweden

Photography courtesy of La Barra

3/3

Bar Ninja

In the heart of Södermalm, Bar Ninja emerges as a culinary rebel, a creation of Wine Trade’s visionary, Niklas Jakobson. This former office space now thrives as a dynamic wine bar, where simplicity in dishes belies their sophistication. The menu, curated by a chef with a flair for the eclectic, features standout dishes like zesty citrus-infused salmon tartare and rich, slow-cooked beef ribs. The decor, a brainchild of a local avant-garde designer, juxtaposes raw, industrial elements with warm, Scandinavian minimalism, creating an atmosphere that’s both edgy and inviting.

Bar Ninja
Katarina Bangata 29
Stockholm
Sweden

Photography courtesy of Bar Ninja

Dashi Stockholm Sweden restaurant

2/3

Dashi

Dashi, once a pop-up, now cements its presence on Rådmansgatan 23, evolving into a permanent culinary destination under the helm of chefs Harry Jordås and Nathan Turley. This 16-seat minimalist eatery is a shrine to refined Japanese cuisine, where unique ingredients and aged sake take centre stage. Their Osusume tasting menu, meaning ‘recommendation’ in Japanese, pays homage to Tokyo’s Izakaya Suzume, where Jordås honed his craft. Expect adventurous dishes like aged fish charcuterie and fermented chilipasta Kanzuri from Niigata. Turley, having honed his skills in Michelin-starred kitchens in Lyon, London and Stockholm, brings a nuanced perspective to Dashi’s culinary narrative. The drink list is equally curated, juxtaposing crisp Alsace wines with complex koshu-sake, highlighting small-scale producers.

Dashi
Rådmansgatan 23
Stockholm
Sweden

Photography courtesy of Dashi

February

Gazza Stockholm Sweden restaurant

10/2

Gazza

Gazza revolutionises pasta dining with an artisanal twist. Spearheaded by Kim Kvarnefält and chef Max Erkers, this spaghetteria boasts a daily rotation of six handmade pasta types, including the exquisite anolini filled with liquid parmesan and ravioli adorned with rabbit ragu. The decor, a blend of modern minimalism and rustic charm, sets the stage for an immersive dining experience. Fun fact: their focaccia, a three-day culinary masterpiece, complements the meticulously crafted menu. Gazza’s commitment to craftsmanship extends to beverages, with a curated selection of small-scale Italian wines.

Gazza
Hornsgatan 66
Stockholm
Sweden

Photography courtesy of Gazza

January

Tengu Stockholm Sweden restaurant ramen
Tengu Stockholm Sweden restaurant ramen

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Tengu

Tengu, inspired by a demonic figure from Japanese mythology, offers a unique blend of industrial chic and lively ambiance. Led by Jon Lacotte and Jonas Lindgren, this spot is known for its eclectic mix of shareable dishes and exceptional ramen. Highlights include Malaysian-style blue mussels, Hamachi crudo and a Tengu salad that’s a Thai-inspired delight. The ox tongue dish creatively fuses Swedish and Thai tastes. Ramen, served in perfect half-portions, features al dente noodles, tender pork belly and rich broth in various flavors like spicy, shio, shoyo or miso. The drinks menu complements the food with carefully selected wines, diverse sakes, Japanese beer and Asian-inspired cocktails.

Tengu
Rådmansgatan 12
Stockholm
Sweden

Photography courtesy of Tengu

Stella Stockholm Sweden restaurant pizzeria

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Stella

Stella, launched on January 1 in Sundbyberg by Michelin-starred chefs Jonas Lagerström, Danny Falkeman and Kewin Rustas, is redefining the pizza scene. Blending Swedish pizza tradition with Neapolitan roots, their ambition is to become Sweden’s top pizza chain by 2024. The menu features 12 innovative pizzas, including a luxurious löjrom-topped variety and a unique banana and Nutella dessert pizza. The restaurant, with a bright, open design for 30 guests, offers a modern self-service ordering system. A highlight is the monthly guest pizza, with contributions from celebrities like Henrik Dorsin, adding an exclusive flair.

Stella
Sturegatan 4
Sundbyberg
Sweden

Photography courtesy of Stella

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