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 2018.
Luckily you don’t have to wait for Christmas Eve to have Christmas food – here are ten 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.
Buco Nero cooks up a generous Italian Christmas buffet with both Swedish and Italian classics. The restaurant offers a wide range of delicious seafood and fish dishes, and also a lot of vegetables, meat dishes and other goodies such as cheeses and sweets.
Roslagsgatan 4, Vasastan
Are you in the mood for something different than the classic Christmas smorgasbord in Stockholm? Then you should book a table at Haga Bottega in Solna and enjoy their Christmas dinner with flavors from Italy and the Mediterranean. Among the cold dishes, you’ll find a generous selection of charcuteries, cheeses, homemade bread, fresh green salads, pies and more. When you get to the hot dishes, you can enjoy pizzetta and chicken, lamb, pork, and beef from the rotisserie. You then finish the dinner with a dessert table full of delicious sweets.
Eugeniavägen 6, Solna
The restaurant Isolé, located close to Karlaplan on Östermalm is the place to be if you’re in the mood for Christmas food with South American and South European vibes. The dishes are selected carefully, and the atmosphere is cozy and vibrant. And don’t miss their excellent selection of beverages.
Sibyllegatan 36, Östermalm
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
STHLM TAPAS Vasastan
Not everyone is a fan of Christmas ham, meatballs, and other traditional Christmas food. If you are one of these people, there’s a nice Christmas dinner alternative on STHLM TAPAS Vasastan. Here you’ll get five different tapas plus a dessert and can also order a matching beverage package.
Torsgatan 55, Vasastan
Every year during the holiday season Verandan at Grand Hôtel sets up its world-famous Christmas smorgasbord. Here you’ll find all the classic dishes of a true Swedish Christmas buffet. And why not try Grand Hôtel’s very own snaps 1874 Grand Akvavit with your food. Fancy some Christmas music as well? Don’t miss the Christmas show Strömstedt – Ett ljus i mörkret (Strömstedt – A light in the dark) with the Swedish artist Niklas Strömstedt.
Södra Blasieholmshamnen 8, Norrmalm
Enjoy the legendary Christmas smorgasbord at Grand Hôtel
Throughout December, the medieval tavern, Sjätte Tunnan in Old Town, serves its medieval-inspired Christmas dinner in beautiful vaults. This is your opportunity to become a ‘history eater’ for an evening. Five rounds of Christmas food (vegetarian options are available but need to be pre-booked) are served at the table and why not combine the culinary delicacies with homemade mead, mulled wine, and seasoned snaps. While you’re eating you can also enjoy festive entertainment.
Stora Nygatan 41-43, Old Town
On Sveavägen, right in the middle of Stockholm city, Urban Deli serves a Christmas buffet with extra everything. Here you’ll find a wide variety of vegetarian dishes, such as pickled cauliflower, orange and saffron cooked fennel, sweet potatoes and soya bean pâté. But of course there are also deli meat, cheeses and Christmas food classics like herring, ribs, meatballs and sausages. In other words, the Urban Deli Christmas buffet is for everyone.
Sveavägen 44, Norrmalm
Celebrate a traditional and rural Christmas at Siggesta Gård, a farm located on the island Värmdö south of Stockholm. Here, virtually all the food on the Christmas buffet is homemade with locally produced fine ingredients. And an extra plus is that there’s also a lot of yummy Christmas candy.
Experience magical Christmas spirit in Old Town. At the restaurant Ebenist, located in the middle of Old Town, the artist and celebrity chef Plura Jonson, known from the Swedish TV series ‘Plura’s Kitchen’, together with the chef Daniel Christou, have created a classic Swedish Christmas smorgasbord where you feel the breath of history.
Stortorget 7, Old Town
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
We wish you a wonderful Christmas smorgasbord in Stockholm 2018 and a merry Christmas!
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