An open fire is the focus at Michelin-starred Ekstedt, master purveyor of New Nordic cuisine, where everything is cooked without gas, electricity or microwaves. Ekstedt’s a haven for Scandi design fans too, with compact wooden tables, a rustic stone bar and exposed tungsten lights dangling from a mesh ceiling.
Whisper it, but Stockholm might be the most exciting upcoming foodie destination in Europe. The Swedish capital has always been a haven for those with curious appetites, but the city’s ever-increasing diversity has brought with it all manner of international cuisine, everything from Middle Eastern to American. When you add these spots to the impressive roster of traditional Swedish restaurants, you’ve got yourself a gastronomic city worth celebrating.
Of course, fine dining in Stockholm comes at a hefty price. Scandinavia’s high prices are common knowledge, but a booming street food scene in the Swedish capital offers plenty of affordable bites for the penny conscious. Many bars here also have budget-friendly lunchtime buffets that pick up around midday, so make a point to feast out when you can. Whatever your budget, you’ll find something to love in our pick of the very best restaurants in Stockholm. Smalig måltid!
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