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The best Christmas smorgasbords (julbord) in Stockholm 2021

Christmas ham, spare rib, meatballs, chipolata sausage – no Swedish Christmas, or Stockholm Christmas, is complete without a really nice Christmas smorgasbord (‘julbord’ in Swedish). Here’s our list of the best ones in 2021.

Last updated: November 19, 2021

Your guide to the best Christmas buffé (julbord) in Stockholm


Luckily you don’t have to wait for Christmas Eve to have Christmas food – here are 15 restaurants in Stockholm that offer a wonderful Christmas buffet from the end of November. So take the opportunity to enjoy all your Christmas food favorites, the beautiful lights and cozy atmosphere that fills the city this time of year.

01

Rökeriet Fjärderholmarna

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At Rökeriet Fjäderholmarna you’re welcomed by a wonderful Christmas spirit

Is there anything that beats a Christmas buffet in a beautiful archipelago environment with magnificent sea views? Rökeriet Fjäderholmarna that you reach after a 25-minute boat ride from Stockholm city, serves a classic Christmas smorgasbord with influences from their own smokehouse. Traditional flavors are paired with green news and delicacies, and the buffet is enjoyed either in the large dining room or in the restaurant’s charming Chambre separée ‘Röken.’ The Christmas buffet runs between November 22 and December 22.

Fjäderholmen 12, Fjäderholmarna

02

Swing by Golfbaren

Swing by Golfbaren Christmas dinner
Have a delicious Christmas dinner and a round of mini golf at Swing by Golfbaren – Photo © Vivyan Madigan
At Swing by Golfbaren in Vasastan, you can enjoy one of Stockholm’s best Christmas dinners in 2021. And definitely the city’s funniest one. How about combining a US-inspired three-course meal with an exciting round of mini-golf? Not your ordinary Christmas table, as they put it themselves.

In a genuine 1930s spirit, the Christmas dinner offers the best from the other side of the Atlantic mixed with classic Swedish Christmas flavors. The dishes are shared, and you eat them together at the tables where you are served everything from cold cuts to delicious desserts. Before or after the Christmas meal, you can then challenge each other in mini-golf and see who’s the party’s number 1 when it comes to hole-in-ones – guaranteed to lift everyone’s (Christmas) mood. It’s possible to book a Christmas dinner for up to 80 people, and you can choose either lunch or dinner. Take the Christmas party with your friends, colleagues, or family to a new level at Swing by Golfbaren!

Surbrunnsgatan 46, Vasastan

03

Tre Valv

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Enjoy a fantastic Christmas buffet at Tre Valv in Old Town

If you want to enjoy a Christmas buffet in a unique building from Sweden’s 15th century, you should head towards Järntorget in Old Town, more specifically the restaurant Tre Valv. Just as it sounds, the restaurant consists of three rustic vaults, perfectly preserved and restored. The vaults will be decorated for the holidays, and this is also where the Christmas tables are set. You’re greeted with a glass of mulled wine, and then you can enjoy a buffet of traditional Christmas food mixed with some new elements. There’s also a large vegetarian menu if you prefer that. If you want to sit separately, it’s possible to book a private vault for you and your company. Feel free to step into this historic atmosphere for a Christmas buffet you’ll remember for a long time!

Järntorget 83, Old Town

04

Josefinas

Josefina Christmas buffet
Josefina in Djurgården gets you in the right Christmas spirit
At Josefina, which is located by the water at Djurgården, you can enjoy an authentic traditional Swedish Christmas smorgasbord in one of Stockholm’s most beautiful environments. From 23 November until Christmas Eve, 24 December, both the restaurant and the surrounding area are transformed into a glittering winter paradise with candles, the scent of saffron and warm mulled wine, a magnificent Christmas tree, and everything else that belongs to the holidays.

The rich buffet with both cold and hot dishes has everything you can imagine – all the classics, specialties, and several unexpected modern surprises. Everything is carefully made on site by skilled chefs. The evening begins with homemade mulled wine and mingling in the lounge and ends with a first-class dessert table. In addition, Josefina offers an entirely vegan Christmas buffet, appreciated by many.

The spacious premises have room for up to 500 people – perfect for companies and large parties – and everything is carefully planned to avoid congestion. Companies can also book their own private premises. In short – if you want to experience a Christmas table beyond the ordinary with high-class Christmas food, a wonderful spirit, and an unbeatable atmosphere, you should go for Josefina.

Galärvarvsvägen 10, Djurgården

05

Michelangelo

Attention, pasta lovers! The perfect Italian Christmas buffet can be found at the restaurant Michelangelo in Old Town. Instead of traditional chipolata sausages, meatballs, and herring salad, the table is filled with prosciutto di parma, salsiccia, lasagne, risotto, Neapolitan pizza, and much more from the Italian cuisine. The restaurant is beautifully located in historically landmark premises from the 16th century, decorated in the classic Italian way. From the checkered tablecloths to the Italian music – everything is carefully selected so that you get the most genuine experience possible. If your party wants to sit more secluded, it’s possible to book a private room in the basement vault. In short – if you want to celebrate Christmas in the Italian way, you should without a doubt head towards Michelangelo. Buon appetito!
Västerlånggatan 62, Old Town

06

The Winery Hotel

The Winery Hotel Christmas dinner
Enjoy an exclusive Tuscan Christmas at The Winery Hotel – Photo: © The Winery Hotel

How about celebrating Christmas at a vineyard in Tuscany – without leaving Stockholm? The Winery Hotel in Solna has Italy, food, and wine in its DNA, and the hotel’s lovely restaurant serves a delicious Christmas dinner inspired by Italian cuisine. Enjoy classic and genuine Tuscan dishes prepared with the highest quality ingredients by skilled chefs who know their craft. This Christmas Italian food trip goes all the way from antipasto and primo to Formaggio and dolce.

In addition to all the Italian delicacies, wine also plays an important role. The glasses are filled with high-quality Chianti Classico wines from The Winery Hotel’s own vineyard. Together with the food, the noble drinks create a perfect taste experience that you’ll remember for a long time. So gather your family, friends, or colleagues around the stone table and celebrate an exclusive Tuscan Christmas full of delicious Christmas food, fantastic wine, and a friendly atmosphere.

Rosenborgsgatan 20, Solna
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07

Mårten Trotzig

Few places can create a Christmas feeling like Old Town in December. And at the restaurant Mårten Trotzig on Västerlånggatan, you can maximize the Christmas feeling even more with a classic Swedish Christmas smorgasbord. On the extensive buffet set in the beautifully Christmas-decorated winter garden, you’ll find all the traditional dishes you can imagine. From herring and cold cuts to salads and hot dishes – in other words, you’re guaranteed to find your favorites. Especially the herring, with several of the restaurant’s own exciting flavorings, is usually appreciated by the guests. Ribs are another popular choice. And if you have some room left after all the Christmas food, there’s a big dessert table with all the goodies you could ever want.

The premises have room for as many as 220 guests – perfect for companies and large groups. Also, the restaurant offers separate rooms (Chambre Séparée) for both small and large groups, including the Royal Dining Room for up to 50 people. At Mårten Trotzig, in short, you get a wonderful Christmas experience with food, environment, atmosphere, and service – the perfect way to celebrate Christmas with your loved ones.

Västerlånggatan 79, Old Town

08

Grand Hôtel

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Enjoy the legendary Christmas smorgasbord at Grand Hôtel

The five-star Grand Hôtel offers not only one fantastic Christmas buffet option but two. From November 25, the Veranda restaurant will be serving its world-famous Christmas smorgasbord. Here you can enjoy all the classic dishes of an authentic Swedish Christmas buffet. With the food, you can also taste Grand Hotel’s own schnapps – 1874 Grand Akvavit. And if you want the Grand Hôtel’s traditional Christmas buffet, combined with world-class entertainment, you shouldn’t miss the annual Christmas show in the Winter Garden. This year, none other than Jill Johnson gives us a sparkling and personal evening that premieres on December 1. Together with her band, Jill offers beloved music from a long and eventful career that’ll get you into a both merry, wonderful, white and holly jolly Christmas.

Södra Blasieholmshamnen 8, Norrmalm

09

Sjätte Tunnan

How about traveling back in time and experiencing a medieval inn at Christmas time? This is exactly what you can do at the medieval restaurant Sjätte Tunnan in Old Town. From the end of November, you can enjoy a medieval-inspired Christmas dinner in their beautiful and ancient cellar vaults. A unique opportunity to become a ‘history eater’ for an evening.

Sjätte Tunnan’s Christmas feast is served at the tables in five rounds – three kinds of herring, fruit platter, cold-cut, hot dishes, and sweets – and during this historic Christmas food trip, you’re offered a wide range of culinary delicacies. A few examples are smoked raw spiced salmon with green mustard sauce, Camelina meat from lamb roast beef, or long-baked cured pork side. And don’t miss the chance to try the restaurant’s homemade mead, medieval mulled wine (hypokras), and spicy schnapps. In addition, you and your party can expand your Christmas experience with an exciting walk in the Old Town before the Christmas dinner. The tour focuses on the dead’s early service on Christmas Day, and it’s a collaboration with Sweden History Tours.

Stora Nygatan 41-43, Old Town

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10

Siggesta Gård

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In the mood for Christmas in the country? Then Siggesta Gård is your number 1 choice

Celebrate a traditional country Christmas at Siggesta Gård, a farm located on the beautiful island Värmdö just outside Stockholm. With several family rooms, the child-friendly hotel makes Siggesta the perfect place for the whole family to celebrate Christmas together. It’s also possible to book a private house for the Christmas holidays. In a wonderful and relaxing environment, while waiting for the Christmas gifts, you can enjoy many fun and cozy activities for all ages. Alpaca feeding, animals, a playground, a forest obstacle course, and excellent hiking trails and paths are just a few examples. The tasty Christmas dinner is served according to a sharing concept in three steps – herring, hot dishes, and finally, sweets and desserts.

Siggesta, Värmdö

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Nya Carnegiebryggeriet

Nya Carnegiebryggeriet Christmas
Fantastic food and beer at Nya Carnegiebryggeriet
Stockholm’s best beer brewery is nicely located in Hammarby Sjöstad and is called Nya Carnegiebryggeriet. Here you can experience modern beer culture with every sense from brewing to tasting. Besides serving a great Christmas dinner, Nya Carnegiebryggeriet offers beer tasting and a tour of the beer brewery with a guide. This beer mecca is for everyone, regardless of knowledge level, who wants to know more about beer. The Christmas food maintains a high standard and the food is served at the table.
Ljusslingan 15-17, Hammarby Sjöstad

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M/S Vindhem

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Stockholm’s most entertaining Christmas buffet you’ll find at M/S Vindhem

Stockholm is known as the Venice of the North, so having a Christmas dinner out on the sea is a perfect combination of sightseeing and Swedish Christmas food. On the boat Vindhem you’ll find all the traditional Swedish dishes you can wish for – herring, Christmas ham, chipolata sausage, Jansson’s temptation, salmon and lutfisk (preserved cod) to name just a few of the delights. While enjoying the food, a troubadour plays specially selected music. A perfect Christmas table for the whole family.

Skeppsbron, Kajplats 101, Old Town

13

Stortorgskällaren

Enjoy a magical Christmas atmosphere in Old Town. At the restaurant Stortorgskällaren, located in the heart of Old Town, the artist and celebrity chef Plura Jonson from the TV series ‘Plura’s kitchen’ and the chef Daniel Christou have created a classic Swedish Christmas dinner where you feel the wings of history.

Stortorget 7, Old Town

14

The Old Smokehouse

A barbecue-inspired Christmas dinner with outstanding views of the beautiful Lännersta inlet outside Stockholm – that’s what The Old Smokehouse offers at Christmas time. It’s Stockholm’s first wooden fired BBQ restaurant, and here all cooking is based on smoke and fire – so is the Christmas food. On the plate is a wide range of tasty dishes – from authentic American BBQ to first-class smoked fish according to old Swedish traditions.

At The Old Smokehouse, you celebrate the most glorious holiday of the year in the form of a Christmas-inspired three-course menu that tastes like the American South. Of course, the restaurant’s BBQ plate is the main number. So, you’ll definitely not leave hungry! With the food, you can also enjoy a warm and intimate concert with Albin Lee Meldau. Albin plays on five evenings (you buy tickets at the website), and we suggest you book your seats early. A cozy evening in front of the fire in the spirit of food and music is, in short, the perfect way to get in the right Christmas mode.

Smedsuddsvägen 1 , Lännersta

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Trattorian

Another Italian Christmas buffet can be found at restaurant Trattorian, which is beautifully located on the waterfront of Norr Mälarstrand. In the country-style dining room, you can enjoy a wide range of dishes from all over Italy, such as Sicilian fish, Tuscan cheese and pasta from Rome. The Christmas dinner ends with homemade sweets and digestivo.

Norr Mälarstrand, kajplats 464, Kungsholmen

We wish you a wonderful Christmas smorgasbord in Stockholm 2021 and a Merry Christmas!

Find the restaurants on the map

Title Address Description
Trattorian
Norr Mälarstrand Kajplats 464, 112 20 Stockholm, SverigeNorr Mälarstrand Kajplats 464
Grand Hôtel
Södra Blasieholmshamnen 8, 103 27 Stockholm, SverigeSödra Blasieholmshamnen 8
Sjätte Tunnan
Stora Nygatan 43, 111 27 Stockholm, SverigeStora Nygatan 43
Stortorgskällaren
Stortorget 7, 111 29 Stockholm, SverigeStortorget 7
Vindhem
Skeppsbron 101, 111 30 Stockholm, SverigeSkeppsbron Kajplats 101
Restaurang Prinsen
Mäster Samuelsgatan 4, 111 44 Stockholm, SverigeMäster Samuelsgatan 4
Tre Valv
Järntorget 83, 111 29 Stockholm, SverigeJärntorget 83
Michelangelo
Järntorget 83, 111 29 Stockholm, SverigeVästerlånggatan 62
Nya Carnegiebryggeriet
Ljusslingan 15-17, 120 64 Stockholm, SverigeLjusslingan 15-17
Swing by Golfbaren
Surbrunnsgatan 46, 113 48 Stockholm, SverigeSurbrunnsgatan 46
Josefina
Galärvarvsvägen 10, 115 21 Stockholm, SverigeGalärvarvsvägen 10
Mårten Trotzig
Västerlånggatan 79, 111 29 Stockholm, SverigeVästerlånggatan 79
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Find the restaurants on the map

Title Address Description
Nya Carnegiebryggeriet
Ljusslingan 15-17, 120 64 Stockholm, SverigeLjusslingan 15-17
Trattorian
Norr Mälarstrand Kajplats 464, 112 20 Stockholm, SverigeNorr Mälarstrand Kajplats 464
Grand Hôtel
Södra Blasieholmshamnen 8, 103 27 Stockholm, SverigeSödra Blasieholmshamnen 8
Sjätte Tunnan
Stora Nygatan 43, 111 27 Stockholm, SverigeStora Nygatan 43
Stortorgskällaren
Stortorget 7, 111 29 Stockholm, SverigeStortorget 7
Vindhem
Skeppsbron 101, 111 30 Stockholm, SverigeSkeppsbron Kajplats 101
Restaurang Prinsen
Mäster Samuelsgatan 4, 111 44 Stockholm, SverigeMäster Samuelsgatan 4
Tre Valv
Järntorget 83, 111 29 Stockholm, SverigeJärntorget 83
Michelangelo
Västerlånggatan 62, 111 29 Stockholm, SverigeVästerlånggatan 62
Swing by Golfbaren
Surbrunnsgatan 46, 113 48 Stockholm, SverigeSurbrunnsgatan 46
Josefina
Galärvarvsvägen 10, 115 21 Stockholm, SverigeGalärvarvsvägen 10
Mårten Trotzig
Västerlånggatan 79, 111 29 Stockholm, SverigeVästerlånggatan 79

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