Stockholm Östermalm’s 22 great wine bars & restaurants 2021
Östermalm in Stockholm includes club-central Stureplan. But it is also home to a number of brasseries, wine bars and Michelin star restaurants with top wine lists. Here are our favourite wine bars and wine restaurants with great and interesting wine lists, in no order of preference.
Phone: +46 8 20 05 90
Address: Sköldungagatan 2, Stockholm
International Short Wine List of the Year 2021
Ett Hem is the exclusive hotel with a homely feel that also houses a fine restaurant. The orangerie in the courtyard gives you a feeling of being at Fäviken in the middle of a city. The wine list is curated at the highest level with Burgundy, Jura, Italy, USA and many other gems. Please note that you cannot drop in to the restaurant, you have to make a reservation in advance.
Phone: +46 8 411 55 35
Address: Rådmansgatan 16, Stockholm
Adam/Albin is one of Stockholm’s hottest foodie-addresses. To go with the top notch-food and the great service, the wine list gives good Burgundy choices from village to Grand Cru along with a selection of wines from Bordeaux, California, Italy, Germany, Spain and Champagne.
Phone: +46 8 121 321 60
Address: Sturegatan 15a, Stockholm
What can we say? The food is amazing, which is a given with chef Stefan Ekengren. Great ambiance, service and with a concise and modern wine list. Sweden, Kazakhstan and USA mingle with producers from more classical wine regions, but not necessarily made in classical styles. Lots of good things to choose from, at decent price points.
Phone: +46 8 611 94 10
Address: Runebergsgatan 1, Stockholm
Is it possible that German wines and food is becoming a thing in Stockholm? First we had Bar Central and then E&G. Now we’d like to recommend Sekt which serves a tasty modern south west-German cuisine in a somewhat brutal modern bistro Berlin feeling in central Stockholm. The menu is both a la carte and set menus.
Phone: +46 8 20 10 08
Address: Birger Jarlsgatan 41, Stockholm
Austrian Wine List of the Year Sweden, presented by Austrian Wine 2020
Bar Central is the right place if you’re tired of new Nordic minimalism. A hearty central European cuisine is served with either proper Pilsner or central European wines. Do not miss the classical schnitzel.
Phone: +46 8 21 61 69
Address: Birger Jarlsgatan 29, Stockholm
Vassa Eggen is a classic large scale Steakhouse a stone’s throw from Stureplan in central Stockholm. The ambiance is lively with a big bar and a great location. With more than 20 years of service, Vassa Eggen is a classic in Stockholm.
Address: Birger Jarlsgatan 26, Stockholm
New Wine List of the Year Sweden, presented by Vintec 2020
The Sparrow is (despite the Anglo name) a French wine bar and restaurant attached to the Stockholm hotel with the same name. The venue is owned by Grand Hotel and its master chef Mathias Dahlgren has been involved in the cuisine.
Phone: +46 8 440 57 30
Address: Stureplan 2, Stockholm
Rhône Wine List of the Year Sweden, presented by Paul Jaboulet 2020
Sturehof, founded in 1897, is one of Stockholm’s most classical brasseries and it has become an institution, serving fish and seafood 365 days per year to a mixed crowd in the heart of Stockholm. The wine list is classical with a special love for Burgundy.
Phone: +46 8 611 12 10
Address: Humlegårdsgatan 17, Stockholm
The fire is still burning at Ekstedt, which was one of the first to use fire as the main source of energy in the kitchen. The ambiance is warm (!), the food is as good as ever and the service is friendly and professional. The Swedish celebrity chef Niklas Ekstedt has left the daily flow but the food here is consistently very good.
Phone: +46 8 519 421 53
Address: Humlegårdsgatan 14, Stockholm
Hillenberg mixes Scandinavian and Southern European influences in a large but cosy setting close to Stureplan in central Stockholm.
Phone: +46 8 519 422 77
Address: Brahegatan 4, Stockholm
South African Wine List Of The Year Sweden, presented by Nederburg 2020
Tyge & Sessil is a busy wine café or wine bar near Stureplan in central Stockholm but with a more casual manner than many of the other local hangouts in this rather posh part of town. Delicious small dishes are delivered by the little kitchen. Tyge & Sessil is one of the foremost natural wine places in Stockholm, and sommelier Maximilian Mellfors is the creative dynamo behind the place.
Phone: +46 70 741 17 42
Address: Kommendörsgatan 16, Stockholm
Petri is the latest venture by Swedish top chef Petter Nilsson, who moved here from Spritmuseum and took over the space from Volt. Petri is small, cozy, stylish and you get amazing food in tasting menus both for lunch and dinner. The wine list has the coolest names from Europe mixed up with some classics. Service is excellent too.
Phone: +46 8 663 33 55
Address: Nybrogatan 42, Stockholm
Original Wine List of the Year Sweden 2019
Spanjorskan (The Spanish lady) has opened with warm colours and tasty Spanish food at Östermalm. The wine list is packed with Spanish wines, for which we are grateful. The wine list boasts a good selection of Sherries, several of them by the glass. But also wines from a large number of other Spanish wine regions, such as Aragon, Rioja, Ribera del Duero, Galicia, Bierzo and the islands of Majorca and the Canary islands.
Phone: +46 8 88 16 58
Address: Nybrogatan 19, Stockholm
The name might take you to New York and you will indeed find a Reuben sandwich on the menu, next to snacks and dishes with a more Swedish and European heritage. The team behind Schmaltz also runs Babette and Café Nizza, which is a guarantee for a laid back and professional service.
Phone: +46 8-20 85 81
Address: Nybrogatan 15, Stockholm
Brasserie Astoria in central Stockholm is the latest Frantzén group address and it is an impressive opening. A venue to behold, and the same goes for the crowd. The cuisine is respectful of the classics and the service is at the level you would expect for a top venue like this. Sommelier Kim Pettersson (previously at Djuret and Sturehof) has built a solid wine book from the start, including an impressive number of back vintages and a few natural producers as well. He will need to keep up the smart buying, considering the flow of great wine during Astoria’s opening.
Phone: +46 8- 22 135 50
Address: Östermalmstorg 25, Stockholm
The chefs from Aloë have created the kitchen and menu for the new luxury hotel Villa Dagmar in central Stockholm. (With Franzén’s new Astoria just down the street this is the new hotspot downtown). The DNA from Aloë is visible in the menu and the delicious and sometimes quite spicy dishes are served in beautiful dining rooms and the orangerie. Just next door you have the Östermalm saluhall. Aloë’s young but experienced sommelier Rasmus has created the wine list with the ambition to always present plenty of wines ready to drink. If you, like me, think that Aloë is one of the world’s best restau...
Phone: +46 8 545 035 60
Address: Birger Jarlsgatan 4, Stockholm
The restaurant has been named Riche since 1893 and carries the Swedish gastronomic legacy from master chef Tore Wretman. The cuisine is classically Swedish and the wine list boasts over 900 listings with the majority coming from classic French districts. The US, Italy and Germany are also represented.
Phone: +46 8 545 035 65
Address: Nybrogatan 3, Stockholm
Teatergrillen opened in 1945 and is the sister restaurant of Riche, they also share the wine list. The dining room is one of the most beautiful in Stockholm and the classical cuisine and service are impeccable. Chances are you might notice one or two Swedish celebrities at any given night. The wine list boasts one of Stockholm’s heaviest Burgundy selections but with 900 listings, there is plenty of choice.
Phone: +46 8 662 30 60
Address: Artillerigatan 14, Stockholm
The New Nordic cuisine may not be the newest kid on the block anymore, but here it is an art that has been taken to perfection. Fermentations, textures, service and ambiance play together to take you places that you have never visited before. A must visit for foodies in Stockholm, but wine lovers are equally taken care of.
Phone: +46 8 660 03 18
Address: Storgatan 12, Stockholm
French and Swedish classics are expertly cooked in a French way by Roger Lindberg and Ingela Persson at this cosy little Östermalm bistro. The ambiance is a mix between Paris and Östermalm and you'll see many regulars.
Phone: +46 8 661 25 62
Address: Linnégatan 69, Stockholm
Brasserie Elverket has turned 20 and is located next to Dramaten’s theatre stage by the same name. The brasserie serves lunch and dinner and once a month, a ton of oysters in the lively bar. Elverket’s wine list has both classics like Bordeaux but also newer producers of natural wines.
Phone: +46 8 121 465 84
Address: Narvavägen 32, Stockholm
Philippe Simon transformed a little post office into a French oasis in 2013. Both neighbours and tourists enjoy French cuisine, music and of course wines in this wine bar in the Östermalm part of Stockholm.