Design and food go hand in hand and they are inarguably related when it comes to creating atmosphere and character to a restaurant. Gastronomy and food have a clear link to the event, and several selected restaurants will be taking part in the Stockholm Food Tour, combining top-notch cuisine with good design in some of the best restaurants the city has to offer.

Another food experience is offered in the exhibition of NEW CONTEMPORARY in Sveavägen 6B. Food author, journalist and chef Jens Linder will in collaboration with Gastronaut Magazine and Arla Unika do a pop-up on May 20. Check the program for details and how to book.

2022 PICK
Here’s our 2022 pick of restaurants and bars that combine excellent food and hospitality with the best interior design.


Stockholm Creative Edition has partnered with the newly started furniture brand Contem to design a pop-up café and winebar. Contem has created a full-scale interior concept where they have expanded on their passion for turning old to new. The installation is titled: “Bar Contem”.

Bar Contem will be open May 18-21. The daytime service will host specialty coffee by David You of “Balue” and in the evening Chef of the year finalist, Martin Brag, will head a wine bar serving food and drinks.

Address: Humlegårdsgatan 31, Stockholm.


At Ambar, they focus on orange wines, sherry and other things that lean towards the oxidized, which goes well with the food they serve. The kitchen serves simple small dishes with Japanese home cooking as inspiration. But the focus is on the wine, not the food, with the food as an accessory and tasting companion to the wine.

Address: Tomtebogatan 22, Stockholm


Kind of a cheesy name but don’t let it divert you – this is an interesting cheese restaurant. Arla Unika opened its flagship store with an associated restaurant in Östermalmshallen in Stockholm 2020. It serves everything from small snacks to mac ‘n’ cheese, fluffy quiche and well-filled cheese platters and everything is matched with selected drinks. Gustav Onnermark has been head chef since the opening and this summer he will be reinforced by chef special guest Albin Edberg, former commis at Swedish team at Bocuse d’Or.

Address: Östermalmshallen, Östermalmstorg, Stockholm


This is the new French bistro in town – a must-go for those who love places with real warmth and personality. The menu is focused on eco and bio, with inspiration from St John in London where the chef Victor Sundström has worked. French country fare with a Stockholm twist. On aime bien!

Address: Tulegatan 22, Stockholm


We. Love. This. Place. Run by celebrity confectioner Tea Malmegård this is a true home-away-from home in otherwise not so casual Östermalm. Locally grown produce and bohemian vibes the newly opened restaurant stretches the boundaries between tavern and home, and manages to serve great experiences in a fun space.

Address: Nybrogatan 48, Stockholm


Just a stone’s throw from Vasaparken, Främmat is the Stockholm vision of a cool local neo-bistrot in the 11th arrondissement in Paris. Always fully booked with a creative menu based on what’s available for the season.  “The feeling is like a modern Paris, we want everything to be as free as possible, definitely no concepts here” say the chefs Kalle Nilsson and Jonas Helgesson, former Mary Celeste and Adam/Albin. Definitely one of our favourite places!

Address: Dalagatan 54, Stockholm


Hantverket is dedicated to preserve and develop Swedish food culture. Here you can find some of the most beloved classics interpreted in a new way. Combinations that sums up the kitchen’s fine craftsmanship based on something familiar, highlights the best and adds something exciting to reach new, tasty heights.

Address: Sturegatan 15, Stockholm


Sun to table. A sunny gastrofusion where luxurious and raw material-respecting cooking from the southern European tradition is paired with La Ragazza’s borderless, super-hedonistic, stateless and bombastic cooking.

Address: Stora Nygatan 20, Stockholm


Liebling is a German bistro on Mariatorget in Södermalm with its own beer bar downstairs. A true schnitzel, sausage and sauerkraut paradise in a very trendy package – there is even a vegetarian schnitzel.

Address: Timmermansgatan 24, Stockholm


Nour means light in Arabic and is named after the chef’s Sayan Isaksson’s daughter, as he a wanted a personal connection to the restaurant. Nordic contemporary cuisine with influences from mostly Japan. Largely a world-class gastronomic cuisine with a clear personal touch. For the times when you crave a true gastronomic experience.

Address: Norrlandsgatan 24, Stockholm


Prospero is one of Stockholm’s most ambitious new restaurants. The concept is seasonal ingredients, Swedish flavors, natural wines and a set menu. The guests are served a menu with seven dishes of varying sizes, which is also a way to avoid food waste. Since everyone orders the same, they can avoid ordering home too much and do not have to throw away food. The entire menu is available vegetarian, alternatively


Address: Roslagsgatan 21, Stockholm


This is one of the few German restaurants in Stockholm.

But forget about bratwurst, sauerkraut and schnitzel and welcome to another part of Germany. At Sekt, they serve tasting menus with southern German comfort food such as flammkuchen (German pizza) and maultaschen (pasta in German). Unique German wines and of course: sect – Germany’s answer to champagne.

Address: Runebergsgatan 1, Stockholm


Going to Surfers is like entering another world, as it feels almost like a private and secret club. The food is inspired by the region of Sichuan, with a lit up kitchen with full activity, umbrellas in the ceiling and red interior details. Scallops, pork and biang biang noodles – the dishes are hot, light, simple, complex, salty, sour and a little sweeter.

Address: Norrlandsgatan 24, Stockholm


Tjoget is by now an institution in Hornstull, the uber conscious hipster area that used to be the last seedy part of Stockholm. The bar is voted one of the world’s 50 best bars year after year – the only one in Sweden – and you obviously have to try their cocktails such as ”Beets by Tjoget”, ”Milano” or ”Salty Caramel”. Tjoget is an entire universe with its café, cocktail bar, wine bar, dining room – a true meeting place for everyone, regardless of age, background and gender where you’ll experience more than just a drink or a meal.

Address: Hornsbruksgatan 24, Stockholm


Voisine is a neighborhood bistor in Södermalm, neighbour to the wine bar Folii, and run by the same sympa couple. The menu is Swedish-French, but sometimes also with Spanish elements such as the melting tender plum of iberico pork with seasonal grilled vegetables. The menu is announced every week on Instagram. A true gem.

Address: Erstagatan 21, Stockholm


Woodstockholm Bistro is a place “where flavours and meetings are created without regard to traditional boundaries.” Locally and sustainably produced food and drinks in a warm and casual environment. Chef Elias and his team work with a dynamic menu that changes regularly. The tables, chairs, lamps and artistic installations are all part of the experience they want to offer and is definitely unique in a good way.

Address: Mosebacke Torg 9, Stockholm