The guide to cosy restaurants in Vasastan
Updated 9 Feb 2022
From long-standing gastronomic institutions to acclaimed neighbourhood restaurants and international gems - Vasastan has plenty of cosy restaurants for all tastebuds. Many of the restaurants combine ambitious cooking with intimate atmospheres and stylish interiors, and you'll often find them tucked away in some of the city's more peaceful blocks. We show the way to Vasastan's best cosy restaurants, from the hidden gems of Siberia to the bustling restaurant-filled streets around Sankt Eriksplan.
Cosy restaurants in other part of town:
KnutUpplandsgatan 17, City/Vasastan/Norrmalm
Mountain charm from Norrland
If you're pining for the mountains, Knut is the place to go. This Norrlandic restaurant on Upplandsgatan is furnished with mismatched chairs, rustic wooden tables, rag rugs and antlers and serves Suovas (smoked reindeer meat) and other flavours from the beautiful wide open spaces of northern Sweden.
Bar NombreOdengatan 36, Vasastan
Spanish influences meet Swedish ingredients at this popular bar and restaurant on Odengatan. Thirsty post-work drinkers and hungry dinner guests alike come to hang out in relaxed surroundings. Take a pew in the modern but welcoming environment and feel at home.
OljebarenTorsgatan 48 B, Vasastan
Zero waste philosophy
Chequered floors, rustic wooden tables, bistro chairs, plants and exposed brick walls create an intimate atmosphere at this Vasastan oasis. The restaurant has long been famous for their hamburgers, but these days sustainable, creative dishes dominate the menu. Come in for bite to eat or a relaxed post-work drink with friends and colleagues.
AdriaTulegatan 10, Vasastan
Do you have a soft spot for authentic Italian cuisine? This Italian restaurant on Tulegatan has all the elements you need for a really special evening with your family, friends or a date - a passion for food and a warm, intimate atmosphere.
The Old BrewerLuntmakargatan 98, Vasastan
This modern gastropub on Luntmakargatan brings a taste of London to Stockholm and has high ambitions both food and drinks-wise. They serve up a stylish experience complete with candlelight and cloth napkins in the dining room. Come for dinner or round off the week with a large weekend family lunch.
PortalSankt Eriksplan 1, Vasastan
Top-notch neighbourhood restaurant
Chef restaurateur Klas Lindberg has won awards including Chef of the Year and, together with his team, gold in the Culinary Olympics. Top quality ingredients take pride of place at his restaurant Portal on Sankt Eriksplan. This charming, laid back and elegant neighbourhood restaurant oozes homely vibes. A frequently-changing menu is served to large and small groups alike, while other guests hang out at the bar and enjoy a glass of wine.
Las BrasasRoslagsgatan 6, Vasastan
Cosy yet contemporary
Las Brasas is inspired by the cuisine and culture of South America and Spain. The emphasis is on grilled dishes and tapas served among green tiled walls and contemporary yet cosy decor. Ideal for a relaxed, sociable dinner.
Jim & JacobSurbrunnsgatan 38, Vasastan
Acclaimed and intimate
This acclaimed little neighbourhood restaurant combines skilled gastronomy with a welcoming, intimate atmosphere. The two experienced and passionate chefs - Jim Hammargren and Jacob Nermark Hjelm - also run Jim & Jacobs bakficka (little sister restaurant) in a cellar a few steps away from the main restaurant. The eclectic small dishes are perfect for sharing and the blackboard menu changes daily.
Tehran GrillRörstrandsgatan 15, Vasastan
Authentic Persian food is not the only draw at Tehran Grill. The atmospheric setting is also an important part of the experience - diners eat among candelight and romantic interiors.
LinguiniFrejgatan 48, Vasastan
This charming little cellar restaurant on Frejgatan oozes authentic Italian romance. Sit among the stone vaults and enjoy classic Italian dishes such as rustic pasta dishes and antipasti by candlelight.
FonduebodenVanadisvägen 42, Vasastan
Like an Alpine chalet
Gather your friends and family around steaming fondue pots and cook your own food at the table. Fondueboden serves the Swiss national dish, fondue, in cosy, Alpine-inspired surroundings. An easy place to spend the whole evening eating and hanging out.
ShantiRörstrandsgatan 23, Vasastan
Bazaar in Birkastan
Forget stark and sterile interiors - this award-winning restaurant is decorated like an exotic Indian bazaar. Shanti Touch of Bengal was the first restaurant in Stockholm to focus on Bengali homecooking, and you're guaranteed an atmospheric experience.