Restaurants Serving Traditional Swedish Cuisine
|Assorted herring plate at Sturehof.|
|Löjrom Toast at Söders Hjärta|
Photo by: Carro Hjerpe
- Den Gyldene Freden - world's oldest restaurant with the same surroundings, Bib Gourmand rated.
- Ulla Winbladh - famous restaurant in bucolic setting, Bib Gourmand rated.
- Grand's Veranda - choose a la carte or try the smörgåsbord (see below)..
- Erik's Gondolen - on Södermalm with great views of the city.
- Fem Små Hus - historic atmosphere in the old town.
|Swedish meatballs at Den Gyldene Freden|
- Tennstopet - cultural landmark in Vasastan, celebrating 150 years.
- Operakällaren's Bakfickan - casual dining in the opera house, no reservations.
- Prinsen - classic Swedish brasserie in the downtown area.
- Sturehof - Swedish/French, focusing on seafood.
- Tradition - as the name suggest, very traditionally Swedish. Menu, music, design.
- Tranan - another Stockholm culinary mainstay.
- Kryp In Gamla Stan- good Swedish cuisine with cozy old town atmosphere.
- Kryp In Södermalm- recently opened sister restaurant to Kryp In. Two blocks from Hotel Rival.
- Östermalms Saluhall - indoor food market with several Swedish restaurants like Lisa Elmqvist, Gerda's and Tysta Marie. Main building currently under renovation, but they have moved everything into a temporary food market on the square.
- Rosendals Wärdshus - summer restaurant on Djurgården, also open on major holidays (like the Christmas season).
- Harvest Home - cosy, at home, restaurant in SoFo.
- Meatballs for the People - meatballs, meatballs and even more meatballs.
- Knut - Vasastan restaurant serving cuisine from Norrland (northern Sweden).
- Rival's Bistro - our own hotel restaurant which always has a few traditional dishes on the menu.
- Pelikan - traditional Swedish grub in a beer hall atmosphere.
- Blå Dörren - Swedish pub in the Slussen neighborhood.
- Kvarnen - popular Swedish restaurant & bar, made more famous by the book Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Lisbeth Salander's favorite place).
- Söders Hjärta - Swedish/Continental traditional cuisine.
|Smörgåsbord at Grand's Veranda|
Photo by: Magnus Mårding
The Swedish word smörgåsbord has made its way into many other languages and has come to be synonymous with "a wide variety of things to choose from"... and this is exactly what it is: a buffet style meal where you can choose from lots of traditional warm & cold dishes (including several of the above mentioned dishes). Swedes generally only eat smörgåsbord during major holidays like Easter, Midsummer and Christmas (when it is called julbord). However, you can try the smörgåsbord at the Grand's Veranda. The Christmas julbord, on the other hand, is served at many restaurants in the four weeks leading up to Christmas Eve. Feel like going even further back in Swedish culinary history? Try the medieval restaurant Sjätte Tunnan or the Viking restaurant Aifur, both located in the old town (Gamla Stan).
|Toast Skagen at Ulla Winbladh|
Photo by Staffan Eliasson/mediabank.visitstockholm.com