The Eat List Q1 2015
The top ten Stockholm restaurants to eat at right now
“Where should I eat right now?” is the question we are most often asked by Stockholm locals and visitors alike. That is why we bring you The Eat List – an “it list” for foodies.
The Eat List is for you – the flavour-crazy, produce-curious, restaurant-obsessed, and hotspot-hunting gastronaut that just can’t live without being exactly where the culinary action is. This is not a list of restaurant recommendations or reviews, nor is it a directory of the newcomers. The Eat List a compilation of where the Stockholm foodies currently swarm – and where you also should be *right this minute*. If you can get a table, that is.
Not many foodies saw this one coming… Woodstockholm is, without a doubt, one of this year’s most pleasant culinary surprises, loved by the general public and critics alike. The neighbourhood hangout, which was conceived as a way to further spread the word of the Woodstockholm furniture brand, now also offers a superb meal by chef Elias Eriksson, as well as a chance to try out one of the designer chairs.
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An acclaimed quartet consisting of Fredrik Lundberg, Jon Lacotte, Johan Agrell and Olle T Cellton is behind Babette, a neighbourhood joint located in a former pizzeria in Vasastan. On the menu is good honest food with a creative touch, and the pizzas have become somewhat of a signature dish.
Stockholm goes gaga for South American food and at the forefront of this culinary excursion is Yuc! Run by jack-of-all-trades Damon Rasti, a night out at Yuc! not only entails great tacos and taquitos, but also an amazing cocktail program, inspired entertainment and some damn good vibes.
Waves of flavour crash over patrons at Surfers Stockholm, which specializes in Chinese Sichuan cuisine. Meals at Surfers are eaten as the Sichuan eating ritual dictates – in small portions, family-style – so get a menu, order the whole lot and start working your way through what might very well be the city’s best Chinese meal.
Follow the narrow staircase down into the basement underneath the old Jarla theatre to find one of the city’s most buzzing restaurant experiences. The Shibumi izakaya is chef Sayan Isaksson’s third venue and is already booked solid due to its small gastronomic treats, its heavenly cocktails and its great atmosphere.
Photo Shibumi: Bohman+Sjöstrand
The Söder neighbourhood restaurant is the egotistical pursuit of chefs Tom Sjöstedt and Daniel Räms, but with a mission to create an unpretentious and generous spot where the focus is on good food, great personnel and a relaxed personal atmosphere. Foodwise, Lilla Ego is described as a hybrid between fine and “ugly” dining.
Street food meets fine dining at yet another Söder restaurant with high ambitions. Chef Claes Grännsjö’s casual dining room offers a multicultural gastronomic excursion that spans all over the map – in a good way. Bring out your inner explorer for this unique dining experience.
Ranked on the list of the world’s best restaurants and proud owner of two Michelin stars, it doesn’t get much better than Frantzén, located in Gamla Stan. Having completed a recent renovation, Björn Frantzén is back in the kitchen wowing 17 lucky guests with refined and creative dishes in a set menu.
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Mathias Dahlgren is expanding his repertoire beyond the traditional restaurant experiences of Matsalen and Matbaren through the creation of Matbordet. At Matbordet – ‘dining table’ in English – ten strangers share a meal with a predetermined topic, resulting in something that borders between a meal and a conversation.
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Photo Matbordet: Magnus Skoglöf
Oaxen Krog & Slip
A meal at Oaxen simply cannot go wrong. Whether one opts for the fine dining at Krog (now with two Michelin stars), or the Nordic bistro-like cuisine at Slip, there just is no way you’ll leave this quintessential Stockholm restaurant feeling anything other than great. At Oaxen, food is a pure and simple pleasure.
The restaurants are not listed in any particular order. The latest additions to the list are listed first.