Each year the Michelin Guide awards its highly sought-after stars to restaurants all over the world, and naturally the Swedish capital is home to several renowned fine dining restaurants that draw in discerning gourmets from near and far. Time for a seriously deluxe dining experience? We guide you to the Stockholm restaurants that have stars in the Michelin Guide. One star denotes "an exceptionally good restaurant in its category" and two stars mean that the restaurant is "worth a detour". Three-star restaurants, worth a "special journey" are extremely rare and Stockholm is still waiting for its first.
Michelin-starred restaurants in Stockholm
In this guide
- Three stars
- Two stars
- One star
- Bib Gourmand restaurants in Stockholm
- Restaurants we believe will be awarded a star in the future
In a new incarnation
This celebrated fine dining restaurant used to be located in the Old Town, where it was awarded two Michelin stars. In 2017 Frantzén moved to an extensively renovated 19th century townhouse in the city centre and so lost its stars, but it wasn't long before the restaurant was awarded its third star, making it Sweden's first three-starred restaurant.
TV chef Tommy Myllymäki's architect-designed restaurant is beautifully situated right next to the waterfront out on Djurgården, and its waterfront location informs the entire restaurant experience. Aira's gastronomy follows the seasons, with Nordic produce and techniques joined by flavours from all over the world.
Luxury beyond the city limits
This much-hyped fine dining restaurant - in a suburban residential area in Älvsjö - has inspired Stockholm foodies to trek across town to eat good value tasting menus in a stylish setting. The restaurant was awarded its first Michelin star in 2018.
Back to our roots
Embracing Nordic culinary heritage using an ancient technique is a concept that celebrity chef Niklas Ekstedt has taken fully to heart at his charcoal-fragranced fine dining restaurant in Östermalm. The menu consists of four or six courses which might include hay-flamed, fermented and flambéed elements, and the interior is lined in different types of Scandinavian wood inspired by the chef's childhood in northern Sweden.
The most beautiful restaurant in town?
Original wall paintings, gilded oak panels and magnificent chandeliers. Operakällaren's heritage listed premises are famous for being among the most beautiful in town. They serve international haute cuisine which has been awarded both a star and five red ‘Couvert symbols’, crossed forks and spoons, in the Michelin Guide.
Round trip to Tokyo
Barely two years after it opened, this mega-hyped little sushi bar was awarded one star in the Michelin Guide. A traditional menu with 15 courses, using Scandinavian ingredients, is served directly to guests seated at the bar in several sittings. If you weren't already dreaming of a trip to Tokyo, you definitely will be after a visit to Sushi Sho.
Etoile is run by two award-winning chefs, Jonas Lagerström and Danny Falkeman, who received their star in 2020. The restaurant serves a tasting menu consisting of modern and international food in season. Etoile has only 26 covers, which adds to the relaxed atmosphere.
Nordic and Asian elements
Housed in the Nosh and Chow townhouse, Sayan Isaksson's contemporary restaurant Nour is named after his daughter. Nordic ingredients meet Asian influences in an intimate setting on the third floor. The restaurant is run by the Stureplansgruppen restaurant group and has only 26 seats.
Famous chef duo
Chef duo Adam Dahlberg and Albin Wessmanäs restaurant on Rådmansgatan has been celebrated by critics and guests alike for many years, and in 2002 they were finally awarded a long-awaited star in the Michelin Guide. Adam/Albin serve up a gastronomic experience in lively surroundings which are, according to the guide, both atmospheric and chic.
Bib Gourmand restaurants in Stockholm
Michelin's award for good quality and good value cooking
Gourmet medium-sized dishes for lunch and dinner
Mathias Dahlgren's modern bistro is a popular gourmet option for anyone hungry for a couple of medium-sized dishes for lunch or dinner. Dishes are ordered one at a time, so you don't need to decide on everything all in one go. If you prefer a more laid-back atmosphere, grab a spot by the bar.
Ambitious small and medium-sized dishes
Kagges is run by the same duo that runs the acclaimed Sillkafé, both of them in the Old Town. Ambitious dishes are served here in small and medium sizes, and often they simply fly by the seat of their pants and cook what they feel like cooking on that particular day.
Inspired by the chef's French grandma
Allegrine is chef Danyel Couet's masterpiece. He allows himself to be inspired by his French heritage, not least his grandmother and her kitchen where his love of cooking was awakened. Ingredients are carefully selected and often seasonal, but French flavours are a constant and permeate the entire experience.
Major focus on wine
As a nod to the pizzeria that used to be at the same address, Babette has retained its pizza oven, serving both pizzas and exciting small dishes with European influences. They're also passionate about drinks and received awards for their exciting wine lists. Their menu and drinks list are updated on Instagram every day.
Intimate on Södermalm
This little Nytorget gem draws in the crowds every day of the week. The menu consists of small and medium-sized dishes that are regularly replaced and changed out, but one classic you'll always find on the menu and has become something of a signature dish is their pickles with sour cream and honey.
Lilla Ego is almost as famous for its good food as it is for the difficulty of getting a table. Reservations are released a month in advance and there are always plenty of punters waiting to hit the book button at midnight. The menu follows a classic format, with starters, main courses and desserts, signed by chefs Tom Sjöstedt and Daniel Räms.
Set three-course menu
Triton became the talk of the town as soon as it opened in the fall of 2022. The restaurant is run by a team with experience from popular restaurants such as Ett Hem, Tyge & Sessil and Oaxen, and they put a lot of focus on both the food and the drinks. The menu is a fixed three-course concept that can change as often as from day to day, depending on what ingredients they get hold of and what they feel like cooking.
Restaurants we believe will be awarded a star in the future
Unique flavour journey
In autumn 2023, Essence moved from Västerås to an iron-shaped residential building in Kristineberg, where chef Stefan Taylor and his colleagues serve a luxurious tasting menu of eight carefully composed dishes. A total of 16 guests per sitting sit at the heart of the restaurant – the large counter dining table, where they can watch over the open kitchen and have the food presented to them directly by the chefs. The menu changes from day to day, with a couple of signature dishes that have been refined over several years.
Nana serves a tasting menu according to the concept of kaiseki, which means that the dishes are adapted to the seasonal supply of ingredients. The common denominator, however, is luxury, with exclusive ingredients such as truffles, caviar, lobster and wagyu meat. Dishes are presented as small plates at the chef's table by the owner and head chef Jonas Bokedal himself.
Persona is run by Louis Cespedes and Jonatan Nyström, a duo who, with experience from restaurants including Frantzén, have created their own, slightly daring version of fine dining. They serve a tasting menu with innovative dishes and a drinks selection that includes some of the world's most sought-after wines.