Here’s our 2023 pick of restaurants and bars that combine excellent food and hospitality with the best interior design. The food tour line-up for 2023 focuses solely on newcomers that was opened during the last year. Stockholm has seen a shift in focus from fine dining – with many closures of Michelin-star restaurants in the more exclusive segment – to be replaced by a wave of more casual and pocket-friendly new establishments. Culinary creativity is still flowing and the level of design is reaching new heights. Enjoy and bon appétit!
In a new part of town in a new building by Henning Larsen, Rummel sets out to become a new foodie destination with high ambitions. It’s located right by our hub for 2023 and the NEW CONTEMPORARY & Malmsten degree exhibition in Dalagatan 63. So there is no reason not to swing by, look at some new design pieces and then grab drink and a bite at Rummel!
Address: Norra Stationsgatan 59, Stockholm
The sun goes up in new neighbourhood Slakthusområdet with SOLEN (the sun) – a place for people that ”love life, food and culture”. Celebrated duo Adam Dahlberg and Albin Wessman is behind the new restaurant and bar that draws inspiration from sundrenched places like Tel Aviv, Santa Fe, Oaxaca and Naples. Expect mixed and merged pizza, tabouleh, harissa, ricotta, chimichurri and churros!
Address: Hallvägen 45, Johanneshov
With room for 400 bar guests and 100 restaurant guests this is one of the biggest new restaurants in 2023. More of a bistro than a restaurant with a large outdoor rooftop bar overlooking Riddarfjärden and Gamla Stan it will be a must for the summer of 2023. DJ from Wednesday to Saturday and open until late.
Address: Hornsgatan 18, Stockholm
Despite Stockholm being ”2023 European Capital of Gastronomy” the city has lost 3 of its most wellknown establishments with a total of 5 start in Guide Michelin last year. Newly opened Bord will hopefully help restoring some of those stars. In the former space of Agrikultur it’s helmed by chef Joel Aronsson, former Ett Hem. Local ingredients with a sesaon based menu. Also open for Saturday lunch, otherwise only open for dinner.
Address: Roslagsgatan 43, Stockholm
Where France meets Italy in a relaxed neighborhood former pizzeria. Uncomplicated and well prepared dishes like vitello tonnato, pasta cacio e pepe, bouillabaisse and steak frites will make you very satisfied. We definitely enjoy this casual and friendly bistro and trattoria.
Address: Rådmansgatan 25, Stockholm
A take-away bakery with a small café that is seldom open in a rather rundown industrial park in Årsta just South of Stockholm has made waves in Stockholm. Behind Dåndimpens is Petrus Jakobsson, former owner of cult bakery Petrus. Their main focus is to deliver to restaurants and cafés around town, but they also sell sandwiches and bread on site and also runs a small café. Check their Instagram for opening hours and specials.
Address: Fiskhallsvägen 8, Årsta
Designed by Erik Bratsberg Persona offers an elegant and intimate very well designed fine dining livingroom. Founded by culinary director, Louis Cespedes, that has previously worked as chef at Frantzén and Adam & Albin, he brings Jonatan Nyström with him, also from the three-Michelin restaurant Frantzén. Their ambition is to combine high-class cooking with first-class hosting with a soundtrack of British indie classics from the 80’s and 90’s in the background.
Address: Torstenssonsgatan 11, Stockholm
Riche Fenix was obviously the answer to many prayers. Always packed with (youngish) people in a restaurant and bar with cool and colorful design by Louise Tungården and Ellen Nyqvist it has become an instant success. Serving classic brasserie fare from around the globe with a twist it offers something to everybody with their cute hotdog as one of the favorites.
Address: Götgatan 40, Stockholm
A Japanese gastrobar is a highly anticipated new concept for Stockholm. Miyakodori offers a skilled food craftsmanship combined with a relaxed and professional – what’s not to like? Miyakodori is named after a small izayaka in Kawasaki outside Tokyo that has been run by three generations of the same family since the 1950s; izakaya is the Japanese equivalent of a Spanish tapas bar or an Italian tavern. At Miyakodori, four different yakitori are served, chicken on skewers from the grill; negima, tsukune, tebasaki and momo. In addition there are daily specials to choose from.
Address: Upplandsgatan 7, Stockholm
Brutalisten is the creation of artist Carsten Höller and the chef Stefan Eriksson and is a restaurant with its own manifesto – the brutalist manifesto – with the principle that only one single ingredient can be used for each dish, only salt and water may be added.
The menu is divided into three parts. An orthodox-brutalist where all dishes are either served raw or lightly cooked and completely without flavorings. The second part is the brutalist part where some cooking is allowed, as water and salt. The last part is called semi-brutal and allows more flavor components. The brutalist concept is also consistent in the interior design – with rustic oak tables, red granite walls and table lamps in the form of white mushroom sculptures, signed by Carsten Höller.
Address: Regeringsgatan 71, Stockholm
CAFÉ SVENSKT TENN
The Svenskt Tenn Café is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, but guests should also be able to stop in for a coffee, a glass of wine or order food to take home.
Chef Petter Nilsson from restaurant Petri has developed the menu that goes hand in hand with Svenskt Tenn’s philosophy of creativity, craftsmanship and sustainability at all levels, serving dishes with products from the plant kingdom, sometimes in completely vegetarian dishes and sometimes with the addition of fish, shellfish or meat.
Address: Strandvägen 5, Stockholm
Luxury French brasserie Chez Jolie comes with an eclectic style mix of older and newer design. The menu contains French classics such as frog legs, onion soup, chèvre chaud as well as eggs in jelly oxtail consommé with celery remoulade and veal tongue. The decor plays with classic French wood panels on the walls, white tablecloths on the table and mirrors on the walls.
Address: Ingmar Bergmans gata 2, Stockholm
Part of the Japanse wave in Stockholm is Japanska Galleriet, located in a former art gallery.
Here, they have preserved the artistic setting to instead offer sushi as an art form, with seasonal flavors and creative presentations. The inspiration comes from Tokyo and its iconic neon landscape with all its Japanese izakayas.
Address: Arsenalsgatan 3, Stockholm
Minimalistic ramen place in a beautiful 17th century building in Gamla Stan. Pared down interiors by Marvin Palmgren and lovely table ware by Hamburg based ceramicist Anna Morgado. Open only for lunch and closed Sundays.
Address: Österlånggatan 45, Stockholm