The guide to fine dining in Stockholm

The guide to fine dining in Stockholm

Stockholm has become a culinary mecca for connoisseurs; the city houses an impressive number of Michelin-starred restaurants and acclaimed fine dining brasseries - both innovative and classic. The offering ranges from luxurious local produce to opulent Opera house dining and world-class gastronomy. Looking for the experience of a lifetime? Our guide to fine dining in Stockholm features Michelin star restaurants, sleek gourmet-style restaurants and contemporary concepts.

In this guide
  1. Fine dining in Stockholm
    1. Adam/Albin – Sustainable luxury
    2. Essence – Exclusive tasting menu
    3. Frantzén – An experience beyond your wildest dreams
    4. Nana – Elegant tasting menu served at the chef's table
    5. Aira – Myllymäki's star restaurant
    6. Aloë – Flavour journey outside the city centre
    7. Leijontornet – Oenophilic luxury player in a new guise
    8. Ekstedt – Touched by fire
    9. Nour – Nordic ingredients with Asian influences
    10. Seafood Gastro, Matbaren & Grand Soleil – Exclusive hotel experience
    11. Operakällaren – Stockholm's most beautiful restaurant?
    12. Black Milk Gastro Bar – Restaurateur duo's joint project
    13. Petri – Natural flavour experience
    14. Sushi Sho – Michelin-starred sushi
    15. Persona – Thinking outside the box
    16. Wedholms Fisk – Delicacies from the deep
    17. Restaurang Skärtofta – In historic surroundings
    18. La Tour – Views over Stockholm
    19. Etoile – Aim high
    20. Soyokaze – Exclusive omakase
    21. Teatergrillen – A true classic
    22. Ett Hem – Unique setting
    23. Punk Royale – Daring decadence
    24. Bobergs Matsal – Historic atmosphere
    25. Coco & Carmen – Punk's slightly calmer sister
    26. Nisch – Pure flavours
    27. Soho House – Members-only

Fine dining in Stockholm

The best gourmet restaurants

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Adam/Albin

Sustainable luxury

The incredibly popular Adam/Albin has won Stockholmers over with their gastronomy and Scandinavian design in the borderlands between Vasastan and Östermalm. The emphasis here is on sustainable luxury with Scandinavian influences, unexpected flavours and top quality ingredients. The wine cellar is full of wines primarily from classic regions. 

  • Michelin stars: 1
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Essence

Exclusive tasting menu

At Essence, the whole experience revolves around the large counter dining table, from which the evening's guests can watch the chefs prepare their food in the open kitchen. A luxurious tasting menu of eight courses is served here, presented directly by the chefs themselves. The menu, which is updated as often as daily, combines classics with new flavours to create culinary creations that appeal to both the eye and the palette

Frantzén

An experience beyond your wildest dreams

This world-class fine dining restaurant used to be in the Old Town before reopening in a beautifully renovated 19th century townhouse in the heart of the city - with its own lift, terrace and three floors. Despite having an entire house at their disposal, there are still only 23 covers. If you want to treat yourself to a truly exceptional restaurant experience, this is the place to come. In 2018 the restaurant became the first in Sweden to be awarded the elusive third Michelin star.



  • Michelin stars: 3
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Nana

Elegant tasting menu served at the chef's table

”Luxury” is the watchword at Nana, a small restaurant in Vasastan where they've embraced the concept of kaiseki, which means the menu is based around whichever ingredients taste best on any particular day. But whatever the time year you can count on exclusive delicacies such as truffle, caviar, lobster and wagyu beef. Dishes are served as a tasting menu at the chef's table, for nine guests per sitting, by head chef Jonas Bokedal himself.  

Aira

Myllymäki's star restaurant

TV chef Tommy Myllymäki runs his fine dining restaurant on the waterfront of Djurgården. The gastronomic experience takes centre stage here, with a nine-course tasting menu and accompanying drinks package. The kitchen follows the seasons and uses Nordic ingredients, enhanced with flavours from all over the world. Aira has had a star in the Michelin guide since 2021. 

  • Michelin stars: 1

Aloë

Flavour journey outside the city centre

Tucked away in suburban Långbro you'll find this celebrated fine-dining restaurant run by two chefs with experience from establishments such as Esperanto and Lux Dag för Dag. The tasting menu includes influences from all over the world and takes diners on a top-notch gastronomic journey.

 

  • Michelin stars: 2

Leijontornet

Oenophilic luxury player in a new guise

Daniel Crespi's fine dining restaurant in the Old Town re-emerged in autumn 2023 after almost 14 years of dormancy. Leijontornet serves up a hedonistic menu with its roots in classic southern European cuisine, spiced up with some unexpected elements. If you like wine, you've come to the right place - with some 30,000 bottles, the restaurant's wine cellar is one of Sweden's largest.

Ekstedt

Touched by fire

Ekstedt pays homage to ancient culinary traditions to create a rustic, yet innovative fine dining experience. Celebrity chef Niklas Ekstedt combines seasonal Swedish flavours, employing ageless techniques; food is prepared over a crackling fire in the open kitchen, using seasonal ingredients. Enjoy juniper-baked, charcoal-grilled and smoked dishes and much more. Served in Nordic surroundings on Stureplan. 

  • Michelin stars: 1

Nour

Nordic ingredients with Asian influences

Sayan Isaksson's Michelin-starred restaurant Nour has been housed within Townhouse Nosh and Chow in Norrmalm since opening in autumn 2020. There's space for 28 seated guests who get to experience Japanese/Nordic fusion food in its most luxurious form, in intimate surroundings. Choose from menus with four or eight courses and prepare yourself for incredible taste sensations. 

  • Michelin stars: 1
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Exclusive hotel experience

Grand Hôtel is one of Stockholm's most exclusive hotels and draws in guests from all over the world. Many people also visit the hotel for its famous restaurants from much-lauded chef Mathias Dahlgren. Matbaren, with its emphasis on Nordic ingredients, is a classic destination for a luxurious lunch or dinner, and Rutabaga serves world-class vegetarian dishes. The former has been mentioned in the Michelin Guide's Bib Gourmand, a category for restaurants with excellent, reasonably-priced food. 

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Operakällaren

Stockholm's most beautiful restaurant?

The prestigious Opera House is a listed property and its famous restaurant is adorned with original frescos, golden panelling and elegant chandeliers. The opulent balance between the old and new creates a truly unique fine dining experience. A distinguished classic awarded a Michelin star.

  • Michelin stars: 1

Black Milk Gastro Bar

Restaurateur duo's joint project

Star chefs Daniel Höglander and Niclas Jönsson are behind the helm at Black Milk Gastro Bar, where the concept is an exclusive interpretation of Japanese omakase. The menu is best paired with drinks from their cocktail bar Stjärtilleriet. Next door to Black Milk Gastro Bar is Black Milk Gastro Lunch, where you can go for lunch with southern European flavours. 

Petri

Natural flavour experience

Chef Peter Nillson's creative and gastronomic nerve informs the entire experience at Petri. The restaurant's tasting menu, Petrichor, is named after the fragrance of summer rain and reflects the season's selection of produce. Choose from six or 10 courses and pair with the carefully selected drinks package. On Fridays they also a five-course lunch. 

Sushi Sho

Michelin-starred sushi

Sushi Sho on Upplandsgatan in Vasastan is the only sushi restaurant in Stockholm so far to be awarded a Michelin star. Guests sit up by the bar and are served directly by the chef in true omakase spirit. The menu follows the Scandinavian seasons and food is prepared according to Japanese tradition with an emphasis on pure, pared-back flavours. 

  • Michelin stars: 1

Persona

Thinking outside the box

When Louis Cespedes and Jonatan Nyström, previously of Frantzén, put their talented heads together, the result is Persona. Fine dining combines with the duo's daredevil streak to create a unique experience where food is paired with some of the best wines in the world. 

Wedholms Fisk

Delicacies from the deep

Since it started in 1985, Wedholms Fisk has become one of Stockholm's best-known restaurants, and it was one of the first in Sweden to be awarded a star in the Michelin guide. The emphasis here is on service, craftsmanship and fine ingredients, with seafood taking centre stage. If you're a fish and shellfish lover looking for luxury and extravagance, Wedholms Fisk is a hard-to-beat choice. 

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Restaurang Skärtofta

In historic surroundings

Vår Gård's restaurant Skärtofta serves up a luxurious five-course flavour journey. They've embraced Swedish gastronomic art at a high level, and have created a dynamic five-course menu to enjoy in the historic surroundings. Everything is prepared with selected ingredients from Vår Gård's kitchen gardens and nearby producers, and the menu can be made completely vegetarian for those who prefer a greener alternative. There are three different drinks packages to pair your food with.

La Tour

Views over Stockholm

At Pontus Frithiof's fine dining restaurant La Tour guests are offered what they've decided to call Power Dining: an extremely exclusive experience on all levels. The à la carte menu consists of elegant dishes with culinary influences from Europe, in particular France. Start your visit with a cocktail in the bar and enjoy the view 23 floors up in the DN skyscraper. 

Etoile

Aim high

The fact that Etoile means star in French may well say something about this restaurant's ambitions. The premises on the far edges of Vasastan used to be home to Derelict, but these days it's a young chef duo with top international restaurants on their CVs making the magic. Seasonal tasting menus, elegant industrial style and international influences are the name of the game.

  • Michelin stars: 1

Soyokaze

Exclusive omakase

Soyokaze has specialised in omakase, with an emphasis on pure ingredients. Food is prepared by the chef before your eyes and there are only thirteen diners at each seating. This top-class restaurant is run by Batjargal Ochirbat, one of Sweden's most well-renowned sushi chefs, with his wife and children. 

Teatergrillen

A true classic

Riche's sister restaurant Teatergrillen has been a legend on the Stockholm restaurant scene since Tore Wretman's time. Although it's a classic restaurant, you can expect more from Teatergrillen than you'd usually get from a traditional restaurant visit - from the professional service and spectacular surroundings to the culinary craftsmanship and selected drinks. 

Ett Hem

Unique setting

A visit to Ett Hem's restaurant is the perfect way to experience this exclusive hotel without booking a room. The building is a former private residence from the early 20th century, which has been transformed into a unique hotel with a beautiful inner courtyard where you can enjoy excellent cooking. They serve both lunch and dinner, made from local ingredients in season. 

Punk Royale

Daring decadence

Few restaurants in Stockholm have attracted so much attention as Punk Royale, run by the controversial chef duo Jocke Almqvist and Kalle Nilsson. Luxurious ingredients are used in playful, experimental dishes served in creative, irreverent ways. A unique dining experience which could include everything from club music to smoke machines.

Bobergs Matsal

Historic atmosphere

Historic Bobergs Matsal, which is run by star chef Björn Frantzén, is on the top floor of high-end NK department store. The listed dining room oozes history and tradition and it's a popular place to treat yourself to a luxurious lunch or afternoon tea. Classic and modern dishes meet on the menu in a timeless combination.

Coco & Carmen

Punk's slightly calmer sister

The atmosphere at Coco & Carmen is slightly less crazy than at their sister restaurant Punk Royale, but the kitchen maintains the same high quality. They serve elegant tasting menus at both lunch and dinner, preferably accompanied by a generous drinks package.

Nisch

Pure flavours

At Nisch, quality and environmental awareness take centre stage. Their ambitious tasting menu changes from day to day depending on what's available in season, and can be combined with selected biodynamic wines. Flavours are Scandinavian and natural, in line with the pared-back interiors. 

Soho House

Members-only

There are outposts of the exclusive Soho House members club all over the world, and at the end of 2022 they opened up a Stockholm branch. Housed in the stunning Trefaldighetskyrkan church building in Östermalm, members and guests are surrounded by Swedish history, design and art. Members can enjoy Northern Italian fine dining with Swedish influences in the restaurant Club Cecconi's.

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