Restaurants Closing for a Few Weeks During the Summer 2019

This post may come as bad news, at least for "foodies" visiting Stockholm during the summer. Many top tier restaurants (Michelin star, gourmet) close for a few weeks during the summer. This is mainly due to the generous Swedish vacation rules leading many top restaurants to feel that they can't offer excellent food & service with summer replacement staff. Another reason is that many Stockholmers leave the city during this period and there aren't enough visiting "foodies" to fill these types of restaurants to make it profitable to remain open. No businessmen in town either, wining & dining clients. At any rate, the good news is that there are a few which will be open all summer and several other top restaurants have some other options during these weeks... and you always have a plethora of other great restaurants (not listed here) in the city to choose from! If you look at the list below, you will see that the closing dates are quite spread out so that there is always a few top tier restaurants to choose from. Most of these restaurants are also closed during the big Midsummer holiday weekend (June 21st to 23rd). Click here for more information about the Midsummer weekend.

Michelin star and Bib Gourmand restaurants:
Other top rated restaurants:
  • Fotografiska- open all summer!
  • Svartengrens- closed July 14th through August 12th. 
  • AG- closed July 7th through August 5th. 
  • Lux Day to Day- closed July 14th through August 12th.
  • Farang- only the bar is open from July 7th through August 7th.
  • Adam/Albin- closed July 15th through August 5th.  
  • Punk Royale- closed July 28th through August 13th. Their more casual sister restaurant Punk Royal Café is closed July 13th through July 30th. 
  • Djuret- closed June 20th through August 19th. Instead they open up a TexMex outdoor barbecue restaurant, in their inner courtyard, called Svinet.
  • Flickan- closed June 16th through July 31st. 
  • SMAK- closed July 7th through August 15th. 
  • Teatergrillen- closed July 6th through August 7th.
  • Wedholms Fisk- open all summer. 
  • Tako- closed July 7th through August 12th. 
  • Ichi- closed July 7th through August 1st.
What this all means is that you need to plan a little ahead if you wish to dine at a top tier Stockholm restaurant during your summer visit and be aware that your favorite (or the one you read about) might not be open. However there are still many great restaurants open during these weeks as well as some restaurants that are open only during the summer months that are definitely worth a visit... so you won't go hungry! If you are staying at the Hotel Rival, contact me directly for help in booking any tables ahead of your visit. Our restaurant Bistro Rival is open all summer.


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