Stockholm Top 10 Restaurants – Global Culinary Report
Based on restaurant recommendations from over 600 top chefs, restaurateurs and food writers, we bring you the Top 10 restaurants in Stockholm in 2023.
Stockholm’s food scene is flourishing and gaining global recognition. As a playground of the New Nordic food movement, the capital of culinary Sweden offers both tradition, innovation and brilliance in its restaurants. From iconic hot dog stands, market hall food and wine bars to world-renowned starred restaurants, Stockholm offers food for every taste and wallet. This is the city to try traditional Swedish dishes like meatballs with mashed potatoes, a pickled herring feast with a shot of aquavit and vendace roe with potato pancakes. Plus dozens of great bakeries and cafés to enjoy Swedish fika, including a freshly baked cinnamon bun.
Bord is a small, intimate restaurant in Vasastan, Stockholm, known for its relaxed atmosphere and friendly, professional service. The restaurant features an open kitchen, led by Faviken alum Joel Aronsson, and offers a frequently changing à la carte menu, prepared with well-chosen, seasonal ingredients. Some of the standout dishes include wild salmon with cherries and harissa, scallop with chanterelles and peas, and pig's head terrine, all of which are recommended by customers.
Being ambitious and cozy is a winning combination. Bord has taken over the space of the legendary Agricultur, and it has done so with confidence, being a high-quality Scandinavian neighborhood bistro. Most dishes are cooked over an open fire, ingredients are superb and the wine is list full of interesting finds from small producers - cool “attitude meets hygge” -ambiance as a bonus. We tried French white beans (coco de Paimpol) with vongole, line-caught bonito with tomatoes and figs & monkfish Provençale (and much more) – all of which was delicious. Every city should have a place like this.
Restaurang Triton is a relatively new establishment in the southern part of Stockholm, known for its warm ambiance and fresh three-course menu. The restaurant, run by chefs Erik Eriksson and Patric Kling, along with sommelier Adrià Lorenzo, offers a simple yet inspiring range of dishes, with a focus on pasta and meat options. They also have a well-curated list of natural wines, sourced from small-scale biodynamic producers in Europe.
Triton is a quite new place in the South of Stockholm. It’s has a super nice atmosphere and they serve a really nice three course menu with fresh ingredients. I would go for the pasta and meat dishes and they have a great natural wine list as well.
Seafood Gastro is a newly opened establishment by renowned Swedish chef Mathias Dahlgren, offering a focus on aquatic cuisine. The restaurant is known for its elegant servings of fish, shellfish, seabirds, and coastal greens, sourced primarily from Scandinavia, with a commitment to sustainable procurement. The minimalist setting and refined service underscore the emphasis on food quality, with dishes like sashimi and lightly steamed mussels being standout favorites, and a well-executed wine pairing selection to complement the dining experience.
Café Nizza is a cozy wine bar with a Parisian feel, serving small dishes with a French influence. The restaurant is known for its varied seasonal menu, including comforting Italian-inspired bistro dishes and classics like sourdough cacio e pepe pasta. With an extensive wine list featuring international and low intervention references, Café Nizza is a go-to spot for wine enthusiasts.
Café Nizza serves some nice small dishes, the menu is quite French influenced with dishes like fried sweetbreads, different vegetables or pasta. A nice and cozy small restaurant.
Miyakodori is a laid-back Izakaya or Japanese-style gastro-pub, specializing in yakitori and small dishes. The restaurant is the brainchild of chefs Max Westerlund Inazawa, John Forsell, and Lars Brennwald, who have a combined experience from top restaurants in Sweden and Japan. The heart of Miyakodori is its charcoal grill, where skewers and other dishes are prepared to order, ensuring a unique blend of juicy flavors and smoky crispiness.
Miyakodori is a Japanese Izakaya/gastro-pub in Stockholm. They offer a changing menu of yakitori cooked over burning charcoal and small dishes. Super friendly service and a relaxed and homey atmosphere. The owners had to wait a few years before opening, because they had difficulties finding a suitable restaurant space for their concept. Luckily after many Pop Ups Max, John and Lars finally found a space where they could realize their dreams together. Miyakodori on Upplandsgatan is wonderful. The owners have previously worked in Stockholm's best restaurants and Max in Japan.
Socker Sucker is a bakery and pastry shop run by accomplished pastry chefs Bedros Kabranian and Frida Bäcke, renowned for their innovative takes on Swedish classics. This cozy spot is a haven for pastry lovers, offering a range of delicious pastries, exceptional croissants, and fresh bread, all available for takeaway. With a focus on top quality, Socker Sucker is the perfect stop for those seeking a touch of affordable luxury in their day.
Socker Sucker is a nice bakery and cafe with pastries, croissants and bread. The sweet pastries and small cakes are super delicious. And also the sweet buns are nice.
Lillebrors bageri is a bakery known for its exceptional cardamom buns and cinnamon sticky laminated brioches. The bakery also offers a variety of bread, sandwiches, sweets, and high-quality coffee. During summer, you can enjoy their ice cream and sit in their outdoor area.
If you search for a perfect cardamom bun, this is the place. Take away or sit in a small terrace set in the pavement, enjoying your pastry with brew coffee. Also not to be missed - cinnamon sticky laminated brioches
Frantzen is the most sought after dinner table in Sweden and known for the culinary creations of Bjrn Frantzen, served in a relaxed atmosphere. The restaurant offers a gastronomic experience with a menu of Scandinavian influence, featuring high-quality produce prepared with exceptional cooking techniques. With a seating capacity of 23 across its three spectacular penthouse floors, Frantzen provides a cozy and intimate dining experience, where the attention to detail and the level of service are on a global top level.
No words needed. Great food with attention to detail.No words needed to say this is an incredible place. Great food with attention to detail, a wine list to go bankrupt with so many beautiful choices.
Rolfs Hav is a seafood-focused restaurant run by renowned restaurateurs Klas Ljungqvist and Johan Jureskog. The spot offers a fresh and tasty seafood platter featuring oysters, lobster, langoustine, crab claws, and shrimp, with the menu varying according to season and availability. Other popular dishes include Parmesan gratin scallops, gratin oysters, clam chowder, and a dessert named Milk & Cookies.
Babette is a laid-back wine bistro known for its simple yet delicious dishes, especially its highly recommended pizzas. The menu features Southern European flair with a focus on seasonal ingredients, offering a daily selection of small dishes, and a wine list with an emphasis on natural wines. Despite its size, Babette maintains a buzzing atmosphere, making it a go-to spot for those seeking tasty thin crust pizzas and a relaxed ambiance.
I really like Babette, where they serve some delicious pizza. They have other dishes as well, like terrines, salads and vegetable dishes. I usually go for the pizza.
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