Östermalm has been one of the most affluent areas in Stockholm, Sweden
since medieval times. There are spectacular sea views and Östermalm is a perfect place to enjoy high end restaurants serving a variety of cuisine. Here is our guide to the 10 best restaurants in this area.
Pontus! is a fantastic place to taste both international and Swedish delicacies. Situated near the Stadium Kungsgatan, it’s in an easily accessible area. There is an oyster bar and an Asian counter which serves sushi and dim sum. The well known ‘Pocket’ dining room is ready to serve you traditional French dishes. Classic French meals you find on the menu include escargots and beef tartare. There’s an impressive list of wines and beverages, originating from different parts of the globe.
Norrlandsgatan 33, 111 43 Stockholm, Sweden,+46 8 545 273 00
Market, Restaurant, Northern European, Swedish
Gastrologik serves contemporary Nordic cuisine. The interior design is consistent with their minimalist concept, with white walls, copper lamps and wooden tables. The chefs have established a close relationship with their suppliers, therefore they use the most organic and fresh ingredients. This restaurant is a perfect representation of the modern Scandinavian artistic movement in all aspects.
Artillerigatan 14 11451 Stockholm, Sweden, +46 8-662 30 60
Restaurant, Seafood, $$$
Located near Östermalmstorg T-bana metro station, Sturehof is a restaurant that specializes in preparing fish and seafood dishes. They pride themselves on preserving the tradition of Swedish Husamanskost style. Butter-fried perch is a must-try dish, cooked with Swedish asparagus and caramelized cream.
Stureplan 2, Sturegallerian 42 114 46 Stockholm, +46 8-440 57 30
Diner, Restaurant, European, Swedish
Ekstedt takes you on a journey through authentic Scandinavian cuisine using traditional culinary skills, with Scandinavian woods as fuel. Reindeer baked on glowing embers with smoked ox marrow is a must-try dish. If you are looking for a place to experience ancient Scandinavian tastes, this is a must-try restaurant.
Humlegårdsgatan17 114 46 Stockholm, +46 8 611 12 10
Nosh and Chow
Restaurant, European, Wine, $$$
Nosh and Chow
Situated in the heart of Östermalm, Nosh and Chow is more than just an easily accessible restaurant. It provides global cuisine, and the menu changes with the seasons. The restaurant offers a wide selection of wines, which are a perfect fit with the European decoration and delicious cuisine.
Norrlandsgatan 24, 111 43 Stockholm, Sweden, +46 8503 389 60
Restaurant, Swedish, Wine
For a good meal in a classic Swedish restaurant head to Restaurang Volt. Like many other high end restaurants, they source ingredients from local farms and the menu changes seasonally. The clear plate design brings out the main ingredients and puts emphasis on their freshness. This restaurant has a good wine matching system, and some of the wines are difficult to find elsewhere.
Kommendörsgatan 16, 114 48 Stockholm, Sweden, +46 8 66 23 400
Restaurant, Japanese, $$$
Dedicated to bringing you creative Swedish and Japanese dishes, Esperanto is an award-winning restaurant. The restaurant is located in the former Old Jarlateatern Theater, with a splendid curved ceiling. They provide a six or ten course tasting menu, which changes according to the seasons, and the dishes are original and innovative. Sashimi of char merges slices of char into crayfish with dill, daikon relish and tapioca crisps.
Kungstensgatan 2, 114 25 Stockholm, +46 8 6962 323
Restaurant, Swedish, $$$
Riche is located near the Nobis Hotel. There are three separate sections, the most popular of which is the restaurant. The cuisine is a mix of French and Swedish: toast skagen and biff rydberg are the most outstanding dishes. The walls and windows are full of artworks and Riche regularly hosts contemporary artists and live music performances.
Birger Jarlsgatan 4, 114 34 Stockholm, Sweden, +46 8 545 03 560
Restaurant, Seafood, European, $$$
Lisa Elmqvist is located inside Östermalmshallen food hall. The seafood comes fresh from the coast, and is prepared by the experienced Elmqvist family, which has been in this business for four generations. Reservations are highly recommended at this award-winning restaurant, as seats are very limited.
Östermalms Saluhall 114 39 Stockholm, +46855340410
Restaurant, Wine, Asian, Fusion, $$$
Situated in the stylish Elite Eden Park Hotel, Miss Voon is more than just a fine dining option. The restaurant prides itself on being a combination of Oriental and Western food and offers a selection of great wines. Tuna fritters, wasabi, yuzu-soy, and avruga are perfect examples of how Asian cuisine can be blended with Western recipes.
Sturegatan, 114 36 Stockholm, Sweden, +46 8 505 24 470