Dining In Stockholm's Old Town: Gamla Stan

Stockholm is spread across 14 islands and rightly claims being one of the most beautiful cities in Europe built around an extremely well preserved medieval town – Gamla Stan. In order to realise the full potential of any visit and bring out the true pleasure seeker dwelling within each one of us, it is hard to go wrong by combining great views with great food, an easy option in Stockholm. Here we present a few notable restaurants in Gamla Stan that will easily enhance any Stockholm experience for views, food and shear atmosphere.

Den Gyldene Freden

Stockholm: Gamla Stan Dining - The Wise Traveller

The restaurant serves authentic Nordic food, and has been doing so since its opening in 1722. A great environment for romantic dinners or celebrating special occasions it provides a perfect option to enjoy the majesty of the old town. Be sure to book ahead if planning on visiting the restaurant during weekends. Delicious food, great view and service as well as a relaxing time are almost guaranteed. All this does however come at a price so be prepared. Price range: $$$

E: kontakt@gyldenefreden.se
A: Österlånggatan 51, Box 2269, 103 17 Stockholm
T: +46 8 24 97 60

Zum Franziskaner

Stockholm: Gamla Stan Dining - The Wise Traveller

Zum Franziskaner is a somewhat more affordable option in Gamla Stan and offers a selection of Swedish and German dishes. From its old town location you are sure to enjoy the hearty meals with amazing views over the harbour. On busy days service can be a little slower than usual, just sit back and take in the views, the extra time can be a blessing in disguise as it provides just that extra long experience. Price: $$

E: www.zumfranziskaner.se
A: Skeppsbron 44, Gamla Stan, 111 30 Stockholm
T: +46 8 41 18 330

Hermitage Vegetarisk

Stockholm: Gamla Stan Dining - The Wise Traveller

For a vegetarian fair Hermitage Vegetarisk has nothing but positive accolades and offers an incredible choice of vegetarian dishes. The restaurant is not very large and presents a cosy environment whilst being extremely well priced. During busy times seating gets very limited so get in early, particularly if it’s a cold day.  All that said the food at Hermitage Vegetarisk is well worh the effort and you should also enjoy the table decorations of teapots and flowers. Price: $

E: hermitage.veg@gmail.com
A: St. Nygatan 11, Gamla Stan, 111 27 Stockholm
T: +46 8 41 19 500


Stockholm: Gamla Stan Dining - The Wise Traveller

Taking its inspiration from the Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo presents a traditional Italian cuisine.  Offering seating for almost 180 it may not be as cosy or intimate however the location and the quality of food certainly balances this out. The restaurant has a great range of Italian art offering an additional experience and somewhat surreal one when you realize you are sitting in Gamla Stan, Stockholm.  Overall a great Italian fair, with a twist for art lovers. Price: $$$

E: info@michelangelo.nu
A: Västerlånggatan 62, 111 29 Stockholm, Sweden
T: +46 8 21 50 99

Fem Små Hus

Stockholm: Gamla Stan Dining - The Wise Traveller

Located in the very heart of the Stockholm’s old town Fem Små Hus literally translates to “five small houses” and can be found very close to Sankt Nikolai kyrk & St. Georges Dragon statue. An elegant and somewhat sophisticated restaurant it has been considered one of the best dining experiences in Stockholm for many years and continues to engage both regular and new patrons with fresh dishes in a setting reminiscent of an underground cellar. This is a place for a special dinner and to truly enjoy a Stockholm favourite. Price: $$$$

E: info@femsmahus.se
A: Nygränd 10, 111 30 Stockholm
|T: +46 8 10 87 75 or +46 8 10 83 36 (office)