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Restaurant and bar, Orangeriet, Stockholm
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Food and drink in Stockholm

Stockholm is now positioning itself as the “Capital of Scandinavia" and Stockholm for sure is one of Europe’s most dynamic foodie scenes.

Stockholm – one of the world leaders in Nordic cuisine; clean, simple yet sophisticated creative cooking and sometimes, notably novel approaches to service. Stockholm has a number of Michelin-starred restaurants, and Bib Gourmands (for excellent affordable eating), and a host of local Swedish classics attracting international headlines and food lovers.

And don’t miss the local strömming, a smaller and absolutely delicious version of herring from the Baltic, prepared in numerous ways including pickling – and can also be enjoyed as yummy street food.

Gastronomic stars

Stockholm has its fair share of fine dining establishments with star credentials

For innovative, romantic dishes, Esperanto. At Lux Stockholm, it is not unusual for your dishes to be finished in front of you at the table. Others that have made it into the list are Gastrologik and Ekstedt. The other newly awarded restaurant is one-star Volt, a friendly, intimate restaurant in Stockholm.

Guide Michelin Bib Gourmand

The Bib award is for establishments noted for excellent, affordable dining. Stockholm’s best include; Brasserie Bobonne at Storgatan 12, Proviant, Rolfs Kök, Den Gyldene Freden, Ulla Winbladh, Sjögräs, Pubologi, EAT and Lilla Ego.

Hip hangouts

For French sophistication head to Bistro Sud at  Swedenborgsgatan 8 A for classics. The Och Himlen Därtill sky bar wows with city views and Ljunggren at Götgatan 36 is a hip media hub serving Japanese dishes. Go to Pubologi for communal long tables and the deli bar in Restaurang AG does superb tapas and wine by the glass. Marie Laveau does not disappoint with a New Orleans vibe, Southern food, and killer cocktails.

Waterside beauties

The Cadier Bar is the Grand Hôtel’s bar, classic in every way. Go to Eriks Gondolen Bar for elevated Stockholm city views, Lydmarfor the epitome of good taste, Orangeriet Bar in summer, and B.A.R. for a cross between a seafood restaurant, aquarium and bistro bar.


Get top-class husmanskost (traditional Swedish fare) in two Stockholm institutions and local classics; Pelikan and Kvarnen beer halls, both on Södermalm. More local classic restaurants in Stockholm