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. Bon apetit!
Sanna Rönn, one of the owners behind model agency Mikas, is the lady of the house. And it shows, as most of the clients at this new hotspot are models, editors, photographers, PR people and the hangarounds that surround the fashion and media industry.
Adam & Albin
The young chef duo of Adam Dahlberg and Albin Wessman have long been the talk of the town for their pop-up dinners. They are now branching out in the creation of a noodle lunch that once again has the city’s foodies chattering away in admiration.
Lindeberg Bageri & Konditori
Daniel Lindeberg is the pastry chef that opted out of a two-star Michelin restaurant to set up his own bakery on the outskirts of town. All of a sudden, half of Stockholm gets up early to head for Orminge to purchase fresh bread and pastries.
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
This 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 the map – in a good way. Bring out your inner explorer for this unique dining experience.
Danish microbrewery Mikkeller has gained quite a devoted fanbase all over the world, Sweden is no exception. The ultra-cool brand recently set up shop in Vasastan and offers 20 taps to choose from, ranging from their own beers to those of other great breweries. A selection of gourmet snacks is also available.
Ranked as number 23 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 the old town. After 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.
Lilla Nygatan 21
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 along a predetermined topic, resulting in something that borders between a meal and a conversation.
Grand Hôtel, Södra Blasieholmshamnen 6
Photo Matbordet: Magnus Skoglöf
Burger-dense Stockholm has gotten yet another hot spot dedicated to the classic fast food dish, and many describe the double cheese at Phil’s Burger as the city’s best burger. The toned-down space on Fleminggatan feels refreshingly unhip – Philip (Phil) and his crew’s only focal point is to create the very best burger in town.
Oaxen Krog & Slip
A meal at Oaxen simply cannot go wrong. Whether one opts for the fine dining at Krog, 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 pure and simple pleasure.
The restaurants on not listed in any particular order. The latest additions to the list are listed first.