Magnus & Magnus M2 is a glamour puss hangout with eclectic cooking and a rocking summer courtyard. Don’t miss. Avalon Bar is the place for a bit of feng shui subtlety, seafood and swishness. And Puta Madre at Magasinsgatan 3 does quality Mexican and margaritas.
Location, location, location
Heaven 23 sums up ‘location, location, location’; sky bar setting, with clean, balanced and seasonal Nordic flavours. Swedish Taste, set in an old harbourside building, succeeds with its creative tasting menu. And visit Feskekörka, (the Fish Church) housed in the famous indoor fish market to eat at Gunnar Malm’s restaurant, Gabriel. For romantic dining, make for Pensionat Styrsö Skäret.
Bon is a reliable and quintessentially local French bistro.
Downtown happening spots
Linnéa Art Restaurant does competent, coherent cooking with Noma inspired dishes. For shocking, adventurous, and rewarding food experience, book Wasa Allé. Familjen, suits gourmands who like to pick’n’mix dishes and Barrique Wine Bar is a pretty popular Italian food and wine pairing spot.
Get top-class husmanskost (traditional Swedish fare) at Restaurang Kometen, an institution for traditional Swedish cooking; cabbage rolls with raw preserved lingonberry, Wallenbergare (veal burger in browned butter), cod with browned butter, chopped egg, shrimp and grated horseradish. Pure poetry for lovers of Swedish husmanskost.