Fine dining establishments with star credentials include the eponymous Mathias Dahlgren – Matsalen, with traditionally serious and knowledgeable service, and one of the 50 best restaurant in the world, Frantzén, with seriously informal, but no less knowledgeable, service. Restaurant Frantzén is now relocating for its next step so check their website for further information . Another must is Oaxen Krog set in a delightful waterside location in Stockholm’s Djurgården.
For innovative, romantic dishes, Esperanto. At Lux Stockholm, it is not unusual for your dishes to be finished in front of you at the table. Feel like fine dining without the fuss? Go to Mathias Dahlgren – Matbaren, the casual sister of the next door 2-star restaurant, Mathias Dahlgren – Matsalen. Others that have made it into the list are Gastrologik and Ekstedt. The other newly awarded restaurant is one-star Volt, a friendly, intimate restaurant in Stockholm.
Guide Michelin Bib Gourmand
The Bib award is for establishments noted for excellent, affordable dining. Stockholm’s best include; Brasserie Bobonne at Storgatan 12, Proviant, Rolfs Kök, Den Gyldene Freden, Ulla Winbladh, Sjögräs, Pubologi, EAT and Lilla Ego.
The White Guide
The White Guide is Sweden’s esteemed and trusted version of Michelin that no self-respecting food loving Swede leaves home without. All the Guide Michelin rated restaurants also appear in The White Guide, and the other award winning, locally renowned high-class establishments include Oaxen Krog, Operakällaren, Pontus!, Taverna Brillo and many more.
The renowned Oaxen Restaurant on the island of Djurgården in central Stockholm. Oaxen is divided in the "Slip", a casual Swedish bistro, and "Krog" where you can experience true fine dining. Both restaurants have a clear focus on Swedish, locally sourced and seasonal flavors.
For a stunning view, local favourite Fjäderholmarnas Krog is worth the trip alone for the beautiful ferry ride to the island and its waterside setting. Operakällaren is a classic for splendiferous grandeur, chandeliers, mirrors, murals and a Renaissance feel of opulence – and if you can’t get a booking, worry not. Just pop around the corner of the building to the Operabaren for simple but equally fantastic food.
Many of the high-end restaurants actually close down on Sundays, and some for the summer (and for a period after Christmas) – so it is best check with individual websites and book ahead.