Stockholm the Swedish capital is a cool Nordic beauty with a dramatic backyard. Scandinavia’s most regal, cutting-edge and intriguing city it is sitting astride 14 islands on the sparkling waters of Lake Mälaren. No wonder Stockholm is the place to be if you want to try out fishy delights, examples of which are gravlax which is a dry-cured salmon. Herring and trout also star on menus in smart restaurants around Stureplan and Kungsträdgården. There are several restaurants in the Stockholm area with both Swedish/Scandinavian and international cuisine that should be noted for great dining.
Wedholms Fisk. High ceilings, large windows, and tasteful modern paintings from the owner’s personal collection create a spacious, sophisticated space. Noted for its fresh seafood dishes, Wedholms Fisk is appropriately set by a bay in Stockholm’s center. The traditional Swedish cuisine, which consists almost exclusively of seafood, is simple but outstanding. The menu is divided by fish type, with a number of dish options for each type of fish.
Address: Nybrokajen 17, City, Stockholm, 111 48
Fredsgatan 12 (F12) . With 15 years under its belt, Fredsgatan 12 is a modern classic. Set within the high-ceilinged interior of the Royal Academy of Arts, this is one of Stockholm’s premier restaurants. The decor is sophisticated and hip, even nightclubish and the kind of uncluttered minimalism you’d expect at a fashionable venue. The guests are an invigorating blend of people from politics, finance, and culture and of course foodies. The focus is on innovative international cuisine with unusual flavor combinations guaranteed to surprise any pleasure-hungry diner. The levels of ambition and creativity are still on top. Here you can experience first class, innovative food in a crisp, stylish and relaxed setting.
Address: Fredsgatan 12 11152 Stockholm
Telephone number: +46(0)08-24 80 52
Website URL: www.f12.se
Gondolen . The restaurant features a large dining room with classy Swedish, and international, cuisine, and has a very popular cocktail lounge. By far, this is Stockholm’s most spectacular views because it is suspended high above the entrance of Stockholm’s port.
Address: Stadsgården 6 10465 Stockholm
Telephone number: +46(0)8-641 70 90
Website URL: www.eriks.se
Frantzén/Lindeberg. Simple modernity reaches an art form at this tiny restaurant, which opened its doors on a cold January day in 2008. This compact restaurant in the medieval Old Town is this year’s trendiest and most talked-about hotspot. For foodies who like to push the boundaries, dinner here is a spectacular show, full of surprises and humor. Dishes include mindblowing creations such as lightly seared hand-dived scallops with hay ashes and burned bread pudding, and knuckle of farm pork cooked in its own fat for three days.
Address: Lilla Nygatan 21 11128 Stockholm
Telephone number: +46(0)8-20 85 80
Website URL: www.frantzen-lindeberg.com
There are an estimated 1,500 restaurants and bars in Stockholm alone, so you’ll have plenty of choices. So just go around the city and enjoy a great dining experience at Stockholm.