The Swedish capital city of Stockholm is a vast archipelago comprising 14 islands, over 50 bridges and home to some of Sweden's best attractions. However, its the trendy Norrmalm district that has been attracting more and more attention over the past couple of years, owed to its collection of excellent gourmet restaurants. On your next trip to Stockholm, stop by the Norrmalm area and pick from any of the following restaurants for an unforgettable dining experience in the Swedish capital.
Smak - for an interactive experience
This stylish restaurant is the place to go where diners can actively be a part of their own dining experience. Dishes at Smak are inventive and surprising - they are all about flavor. Diners can choose between three, five, or seven flavors, consequently creating their own tasting menu. You can try everything from chili ("Steak Tartare" sirloin, leek, kohlrabi), thyme ("Crouton" sirloin, foie gras, brioche), mint (”French toast” citrus, brioche, cream) and more to create your own dining experience. Since this restaurant is so innovative, it tends to be quite busy due to its popularity. Be sure to book your table in advance to guarantee yourself a spot!
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Operakällaren - for an elegant backdrop
The exquisite Operakällaren houses arguably one of the most beautiful dining rooms in Sweden, and makes a unique place for a fine meal out. Led by renowned chef Stefano Catenacci, the Main Dining Room offers diners an exciting range of dishes. Haute cuisine on the menu is reflective of the seasons, offering dishes such as seared foie gras with sultana cream, or fried king crab with crab rillet. Dishes are expertly paired with wine from the largest wine cellar in Sweden. You can also find the Opera Bar at Operakällaren, a good place to go for an informal meal of traditional Swedish favorites.
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Wedholms Fisk - for the ultimate fusion
High quality fish and seafood are the specialty at Wedholms Fisk. Set up by famous restaurateur Bengt Wedholm, this Stockholm restaurant has been a popular destination since 1985. The menu of fresh, seasonal produce features classic Swedish and French cuisine as well as a vast wine menu, offering harmonious pairings for each dish. Try the Saffron scented fish soup, followed by monk fish poached with scampi, herbs and a champagne sauce, or butter fried king scallops as a luxurious starter rounded off by lemon sole poached with king crab.
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Stockholm Fisk Restaurant - for a stylish setting
For an elegant dining option in the city, head to the Stockholm Fisk Restaurant in the newly renovated Radisson Blu Royal Viking Hotel, Stockholm. This restaurant is one of Stockholm's only seafood specialty restaurants, serving freshly prepared items made with high quality ingredients and where you can dine within stylish interiors. Try fresh oysters, lobster, the ‘seafood plateau’ special, or select from other dishes such as steak, chicken or vegetarian mains. The friendly staff can offer elegant drink pairings for your meal, and there are often special event nights hosted in the restaurant. After your meal, head upstairs to the 9th floor and enjoy a drink at the HIGH Bar where you will can peak over the city's rooftops and get an unbeatable panoramic view over the city.
Enjoy a unique and unmatched dining experience in Stockholm when you stay with Radisson Blu!