The best Christmas smorgasbords (julbord) in Stockholm 2024

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Christmas ham, spare rib, meatballs, Jansson’s temptation, beetroot salad – no Swedish Christmas, or Stockholm Christmas, is complete without a nice Christmas smorgasbord (‘julbord’ in Swedish). If you want to have a Christmas meal in Stockholm in 2024, there are plenty of fantastic options, whether you’re looking for traditional Christmas food or prefer a less Christmassy alternative with other flavors. Here’s our list of the city’s best Christmas dinners.
Last updated: April 8, 2024

Your guide to Stockholm’s best julbord


To eat a Christmas dinner is one of the nicest traditions while waiting for Santa, and already at the end of November, Stockholm’s restaurants set out their magnificent Christmas tables. There are both traditional Christmas buffets for those who want to maximize the Christmas atmosphere and alternative versions for those who want a Christmas dinner (or lunch) with different flavors than the classic ones. And whether you wish to book a cozy meal for you and your partner or a large Christmas buffet for a company, there are plenty of options.

To help you find your way among the gems, we’ve made a guide to Stockholm’s best’ julbord.’ Invite your family, friends, or colleagues at work and book a wonderful experience where you can enjoy your Christmas food favorites, the beautiful lights, and the cozy atmosphere filling the city this time of year.

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Traditional julbord

If herring, salmon, ham, meatballs, beetroot salad, and all the other Swedish Christmas food are your thing, you should go for a traditional Christmas buffet with all the classic dishes. Stockholm is full of fantastic Christmas buffets in beautifully decorated premises guaranteed to put you in the perfect Christmas spirit up until Christmas Eve.

Rökeriet Fjäderholmarna

Rökeriet Fjäderholmarna Christmas buffet
Fancy a super delicious ‘julbord’ in the archipelago? – Photo: © Rökeriet Fjäderholmarna

If you are looking for a fantastic Christmas dinner with a sea view, Rökeriet Fjäderholmarna is an excellent choice. Here, you can enjoy the archipelago Christmas atmosphere at its best. The cozy restaurant is located on Stockholm’s closest archipelago island, and you can get here in just 25 minutes by boat from Stockholm city.

In the beautiful venue, they serve a classic Christmas buffet created by the well-known food maestro Melker Andersson. The focus is the raw ingredients, the craft, and flavors from their own smokehouse that works full-time this season. The buffet includes hot and cold dishes, combining traditional flavors with many vegetarian and vegan Christmas dishes. The icing on the cake is the dessert room filled with tasty treats. Here you can feast on everything from Småland cheesecake and French chocolate cake to butterscotch and fudge. When it comes to drinks, there are well-composed drink packages and also snaps.

Rökeriet Fjäderholmarna offers Christmas buffets for both small and large groups – from two to 150 people – and both individuals and companies. There are three sittings per day, and you eat either in the main dining room or in the restaurant’s charming Chambre separée Röken. So, jump on the boat to Fjärderholmarna if you want to enjoy one of Stockholm’s best Christmas smorgasbords. It’s served between November 19 and December 20.

Fjäderholmen 12, Fjäderholmarna

Wallmans

Does a luxurious Christmas menu and a fabulous show sound like something for you? Then you should book this year’s Christmas party at Wallmans. This classic entertainment institution has served Sweden’s capital an entertaining restaurant experience since 1991, and with Christmas coming up, they’re going the extra mile. Between November 15 and December 22, they deliver a unique evening with the familiar flavors of Christmas, a high-class show, and a lively atmosphere.

Wallmans’ Christmas menu starts with a Toast Skagen and continues with a long-baked chuck with potato terrine. The dinner then ends with the biggest highlight of the party, the goodies table. In this colorful treasure chest, you and your party can indulge in magically delicious sweets, cheeses, and other mouth-watering treats. There’s also a vegetarian Christmas menu with Tofu Skagen and parmesan baked stuffed chestnut mushroom.

Book the whole company or a smaller group (why not combine a Christmas dinner in Stockholm with a night in a hotel?) at Wallmans and enjoy a culinary and musical experience you’ll remember.

Teatergatan 3, Norrmalm/City

Artipelag

Artipelag julbord

Artipelag’s classic Christmas buffet – Photo: © Jesus Rogelio

A classic Christmas food experience in a stunning archipelago environment. That’s what Artipelag, the fantastic art museum on the scenic Värmdö in the Stockholm archipelago, offers at Christmas time. Between November 26 and December 18, they light the fireplace and set their traditional Christmas buffets with all imaginable delicacies. The food and the cozy environment, combined with the magnificent view of Baggensfjärden, guarantee a deluxe Christmas atmosphere.

Craftsmanship, quality, and locally produced ingredients are at the center, and all food is prepared from scratch. The extensive buffet offers meat, fish, and vegetarian, cold and hot dishes, salads, bread from their bakery – in short, everything you can think of. And if you’re a vegetarian or vegan, you can get a vegetarian or vegan plate (notify the restaurant in advance). Everything ends with a generous and beautiful dessert table with treats from their award-winning bakery and patisserie. With the food, you drink delicious drinks carefully selected by the restaurant’s sommelier – their own ‘julmust’ (Christmas root beer), seasoned snaps, and locally produced beer.

At Artipelag, both small and large groups can have a grand end to the year. Book a table for two or bring the whole company (up to 80 people) to the archipelago. Those who want to sit separately in a quieter environment can also book a Chambre séparée for 8–20 people.

Artipelagstigen 1, Gustavsberg

Movitz

Restaurang Movitz julbord
In the mood for a traditional ‘julbord’ in Old Town?

Old Town in December plus a classic Christmas buffet is a hard-to-beat combination. And that’s exactly what you get at the historic and cozy restaurant Movitz, located in a vault from the 17th century on Tyska Brinken. Here you’ll enjoy a great vibe when Christmas is coming, and between November 24 and December 20, they set up their classic and popular Christmas buffet. Monday to Saturday, they have two sittings per day, and on Sundays, it’s only open for larger private parties.

Start the evening with a non-alcoholic welcome mulled wine, then enjoy plenty of delicacies at the large buffet. Here you can find several kinds of herring, salmon, pâtés, sausages, rice pudding, and salads. There’s also turkey, mutton, and roast beef. And, of course, Christmas classics such as ham, Jansson’s temptation, meatballs, and chipolata. Plus, the number 1 highlight of the buffet: the seafood. Indulge in smoked prawns, prawns, wine-boiled mussels, scampi, crayfish, Skagen mixture, and crab claws. There are also many vegetarian options. End it all in the best way with a big dessert table, fruit, and coffee or tea before moving to Movitz’s popular pub with a wide selection of beers and a friendly atmosphere.

Tyska brinken 34, Old Town

Brostugan

Brostugan julbord
Get in the Christmas spirit in Brostugan’s beautiful 18th-century building
Do you want to leave the city noise behind and eat delicious Christmas food in a beautiful 18th-century building full of sparkling lights and atmospheric Christmas decorations? Then you should book a Christmas buffet at Brostugan. It’s located on Kärsön at the bridge abutment of Nockebybron in Bromma, not far from royal Drottningholm.

The Christmas buffet is served between November 25 and December 22 and is a classic model with all the flavors we all know and love. Christmas ham, raw spiced salmon, roast beef, chipolata, meatballs, spare rib, pickled herring, beetroot salad, Skagen mix, jellied veal, and leg of lamb are just a few examples. There’s also a well-stocked dessert table and, of course, coffee and mulled wine. Brostugan welcomes parties of up to 100 people and also offers a Christmas buffet for takeaway.

Brostugans väg 1, Drottningholm

Hallwylska Winter Garden

Hallwylska Winter Garden
Enjoy a magical Christmas experience in a glassed-in winter garden at Hallwylska Winter Garden
The Halwyl Palace, built in the late 19th century, is one of Stockholm’s most magnificent buildings and a popular museum. In the museum’s cozy courtyard, you’ll find the Hallwylska Restaurant, where, from November 16 to December 24, you can enjoy a magical Christmas experience in the glassed-in winter garden called Hallwylska Winter Garden. The traditional Christmas buffet is curated by the restaurant’s head chef, Oliver Sundberg, and takes you on a delicious journey of Nordic flavors through Scandinavian food culture.

The vast buffet has everything you could wish for. Herring, salmon, eggs, salads, sauces, brawn, pates, meatballs, spare ribs, Christmas sausages, pig’s feet, brussel sprouts, bread, and ham. Among other things. There are also several vegetarian and vegan options. And remember to save some room in your stomach for the desserts. Gingerbread cheesecake, saffron pannacotta, and brownies are just some of the delicious sweets. In short, Hallwylska Winter Garden offers an enchanting mix of food and environment guaranteed to light up the December darkness.

Hamngatan 4, Norrmalm/City

Fågelbrohus

Fågelbrohus jul
The rural idyll Fågelbrohus on Värmdö will get you in the right Christmas spirit

Christmas in Stockholm’s archipelago is something special, and when you visit the hotel Fågelbrohus on beautiful Värmdö, you’re guaranteed to get in the right spirit. Leave the city noise and stress behind, check into a rural idyll in scenic surroundings, and celebrate Christmas with extra everything. Here you can enjoy all your favorite Christmas food, a heated outdoor pool, a lovely overnight stay, and a tasty breakfast buffet. And so much more. What else could you want for Christmas? The fact that the hotel is dressed in its finest winter costume makes it even better.

The country feeling captures you as soon as you enter and in the living room, and naturally, the fireplace is burning. The evening begins with a glass of homemade and warming mulled wine and then continues with a magnificent buffet with all the classic Christmas flavors. Start with the delicious appetizer buffet, then enjoy the main course served on a plate at the table, and end it all with the elegant dessert table filled with sweets and cheeses. Then sleep well in comfortable beds and just enjoy life. At Fågelbrohus, Christmas gets a little better.

Fågelbrovägen 20, Värmdö

Tre Valv

Tre Valv julbord
Eat a fantastic Christmas buffet at Tre Valv in Old Town

If you want to enjoy a Christmas buffet in Stockhom 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

M/S Vindhem

Stockholm julbord
M/S Vindhem offers Stockholm’s most entertaining Christmas buffet

Stockholm is known as the Venice of the North, so having a Christmas smorgasbord at sea perfectly combines sightseeing and Swedish Christmas food. On the boat M/S Vindhem, you can go on a Christmas buffet cruise (lunch or dinner) among islands and islets, where you can enjoy both a magnificent view of the archipelago and all the traditional dishes you could ever want. Herring, Christmas ham, chipolata sausage, Jansson’s temptation, salmon, and lutefisk are just a few of the delicacies.

In addition, M/S Vindhem has added a marine touch to the buffet with, among other things, prawns, Caesar salad with hot smoked salmon, bloater, seafood pâté, and homemade Skagen mixture. If there’s room in your stomach after that, there is a long line of delicious desserts and cheese platters. The Christmas food is accompanied by a troubadour who entertains with mixed music that increases the Christmas mood. A perfect Christmas buffet for the whole family.

Skeppsbron, Kajplats 101, Old Town

Vau De Ville

Vau de Ville
Vau de Ville at Norrmalmstorg serves a luxurious Christmas plateau

Located in the heart of Stockholm, the stylish and cozy restaurant Vau De Ville has one of the city’s best locations in the middle of Norrmalmstorg. This French brasserie is a big favorite with Stockholmers and visitors alike, and at Christmas time, they take it up a notch.

Served between November 21 and December 22, the Christmas table is a classic with a twist and, of course, a French touch. It’s served at the table on fancy and packed plateaus in three rounds – cold dishes, hot dishes, and desserts. So make sure you’re hungry beforehand.

Large groups of 30-60 people can have the entire upstairs of Vau De Ville to themselves (entertainment can also be booked), but you can also book a smaller group of friends or an intimate Christmas dinner for two. Either way, you can look forward to a tasty Christmas plateau in a lovely setting with a great vibe.

Norrmalmstorg 6, Norrmalm/City

van der Nootska Palatset

Are you looking for a classic Christmas dinner in Södermalm? Then van der Nootska Palatset is a brilliant choice. This unique cultural-historical building on Sankt Paulsgatan dates back to the 17th century, so you’ll definitely eat Christmas food in the fine salons. For a few years now, they’ve been offering a magnificent Christmas dinner prepared by their Guide Michelin-awarded chef. The flavors of Christmas are served in four servings at the table, where you can enjoy homemade delicacies, Christmas classics, and the chef’s favorites.

You either enjoy the dinner in the French Dining Room, the magnificent library, or the gold shimmering ballroom Swedenborgssalen. Pretty fancy, in other words, and the van der Nootska Palatset is suitable for both couples and large parties of 130 people.

Sankt Paulsgatan 21, Södermalm

Gamla Riksarkivet

At the magnificent Gamla Riksarkivet (the old National Archives) on Riddarholmen, nowadays a well-used event venue, you can have one of Stockholm’s best Christmas buffets, designed by the well-known chef Niklas Ekstedt. For almost ten years, he has offered a traditional Christmas smorgasbord where you can enjoy high-class Christmas food craftsmanship – both homemade delicacies, classic Christmas food, and Niklas’ personal favorites. There is a big risk that there’ll be many trips to the buffet once you see all the fantastic food… In the drinks department, there is, of course, steaming hot mulled wine that sets the mood and several top-notch drink packages.

You and your company enjoy the buffet in one of the beautiful halls. There’s everything from romantic tables for two and intimate dining rooms for small groups to the grandiose Forskarsalen, where up to 114 people can eat under gorgeous crystal chandeliers. And if you bring children, don’t miss Gamla Riksarkivet’s own movie theater, where a professional babysitter can take care of the little ones if the parents want to enjoy their food in peace. The Christmas buffet at Gamla Riksarkivet starts as early as November 11 and is served daily until Christmas Day. In addition, there is a lovely Christmas lunch.

Birger Jarls Torg 2A, Norrmalm/City
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Alternative julbord

We all want to have good food and drinks at Christmas time, but not everyone loves meatballs, Christmas ham, herring, and all other classic Christmas food (or wants to wait until Christmas Eve). Most people also like the Christmas atmosphere, but perhaps with a smaller dose of Santas, Christmas trees, and Bing Crosby’s White Christmas? Then it’s nice that Stockholm’s restaurant scene also offers many high-class alternative Christmas dinners where you can enjoy other less Christmassy – but delicious – flavors.

Florentine

Florentine
Fancy some delicious Italian food at Christmas time? – Photo: © Florentine

How about a glamorous Christmas experience with an Italian theme? Then book Christmas dinner at the Italian restaurant Florentine, located at Medborgarplatsen in Södermalm. Between November 23 and December 25, this exclusive and modern trattoria transforms into a magical Christmas destination where you’ll be taken on a culinary journey to Italy combined with an atmosphere always at its best. More is more!

Bring your family, friends, or colleagues and sit in the lovely premises with room for 200+ guests. Here, you can enjoy a delicious dinner of 3-4 courses with all Italian delicacies. All are exceptionally well prepared from carefully selected ingredients. First-class wines or other good drinks perfectly complement the food – not least Florentine’s craft cocktails served in the restaurant’s magnificent 360-degree cocktail bar. And when dinner is over, and the plates are empty, the festivities are far from over. Get ready for an Italian Christmas party you’ll remember.

Folkungagatan 44, Södermalm

Invece

Invece - Italian Christmas dinner
Invece’s fabulous Italian Christmas dinner gets you in the right holiday spirit
How about cozying up to Christmas with a top-notch Italian Christmas dinner in Södermalm? Then Invece is an excellent choice. Located on a corner in the middle of Götgatan, this lovely restaurant offers an environment that is reminiscent of an Italian trattoria. Come along on a fantastic journey through Italian gastronomy where you and your party will experience excellent cooking from start to finish. What’s more, the service and atmosphere are top notch – here, you’re guaranteed to be in your best Christmas mood.

Invece’s delicious Christmas menu consists of four courses where you can enjoy everything from antipasti and truffles to handmade ravioli, veal fillet, char, and vendace roe. And, of course, it all ends with wonderful sweets. You can order a matching wine package with your meal, but there are also other drinks for those who wish. Take a seat in the stylish dining room with its brown leather sofas, green wood panels, and charming retro posters and enjoy your dinner. And if you fancy a good drink before or after dinner, this Södermalm gem also has a nice cocktail bar with a New York vibe.

Götgatan 73, Södermalm

NOFO Hotel

NOFO Hotel julmiddag
Have a luxurious Christmas celebration in The Vault at NOFO Hotel – Photo: © NOFO Hotel

The charming boutique and design hotel NOFO Hotel is located in a landmarked building from 1780 in Södermalm’s trendy neighborhoods. Here you can not only stay first class but also eat and drink well. Especially at Christmas time when you and your company can take a pleasant break from the December stress and experience a luxurious Christmas celebration in cozy The Vault. Get down to the underground for a magical evening where the flavors and scents of Christmas set the right mood.

The evening begins with a delightful drink and then continues with a fabulous three-course menu full of the best flavors of Christmas. Traditional Christmas dishes like meatballs and ribs are combined with a variety of seafood, charcuterie, and cheeses. Plus a tasty dessert as the finishing touch. All with NOFO Hotel’s own twist and heavenly good. The Christmas dinner can be booked by 5-12 people and includes drinks (you can also get the key to the well-stocked wine cellar).

High-quality food and drink in a colorful and delightfully quirky environment where the love of art, design, and travel really shines – it’s impossible not to enjoy yourself at NOFO Hotel. And the perfect end to the evening is a visit to the hotel’s fantastic wine bar.

Tjärhovsgatan 11, Södermalm

Smådalarö Gård

Smådalarö Gård julmiddag
Celebrate a cozy Christmas in the archipelago – Photo: © Smådalarö Gård

The Christmas spirit hardly gets better than in the archipelago. A perfect place to enjoy a grand Christmas dinner in a close-to-nature archipelago environment is the award-winning destination Smådalarö Gård in Stockholm’s southern archipelago. Throughout December, you can enjoy an exclusive Christmas dinner with the flavors of the archipelago. How about a luxurious seafood platter with lobster, oysters, crayfish, and smoked prawns? A delicious fish buffet with herring, salmon, and Baltic herring? And a lovely dessert table full of sweets as a grand final?

If you want an even better experience, you can also book the Christmas offer with an overnight stay, a serving of hot apple and cinnamon drinks, a Christmas dinner, and a breakfast buffet. Perfect if you want to leave your Christmas preparations and everyday life at home and relax in a warm environment full of crackling fires, classic Christmas decorations, and everything else that puts you in that magical Christmas feeling. Smådalarö Gård also offers exclusive Christmas Eve and New Year’s celebrations.

Smådalarövägen 100, Dalarö

Swing by Golfbaren

Swing by Golfbaren julbord
Combine 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 2024. 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

Basta

Restaurang Basta Christmas dinner
Get in the right holiday mode with Basta’s fantastic Italian three-course Christmas dinner – Photo © Basta

How about an Italian-themed Christmas table with a fantastic view of Stockholm’s rooftops? Then you should take the elevator up to the fourth floor in Åhléns City, where you’ll find the restaurant Basta. Their spectacular rooftop bar is a popular outdoor hangout during the warmer months, but Basta delivers high-class dining experiences all year round. Not least at Christmas time. Between November 21 and December 23, you can enjoy one of Stockholm’s best alternative Christmas dinners with Italian flavors in a pleasant environment guaranteed to get you in the Christmas spirit.

The exclusive Christmas menu, prepared with first-class ingredients and a strong love for Italian cuisine, is served daily, both lunch and dinner. It’s a three-course dinner that begins with a large selection of traditional Italian starters. These appetizers are followed by well-prepared main courses, and the meal finishes in the best way with one of Basta’s delicious desserts. As a perfect companion to the food, there’s a solid wine list with many fine wines plus a wide range of other good drinks (don’t miss their cocktails). Golden location in the middle of Stockholm city, delicious food, and a great atmosphere – a visit to Basta is a safe bet if you want to have a good time with family, friends, or colleagues while waiting for Christmas Eve.

Åhléns City, Klarabergsgatan 50, Norrmalm/City

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 Italian cuisine.

This Italian 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 to deliver the most genuine experience possible. If your party wishes to sit more secluded, it’s possible to book a private room in the basement vault. In short – if you want to celebrate the holidays in the Italian way, you should head toward Michelangelo. Buon appetito!

Västerlånggatan 62, Old Town

Mazati Kök & Bar

How about a visit to Lebanon’s amazing food culture at Christmas time? Then the Lebanese restaurant Mazati Kök & Bar in Solna has the Christmas dinner for you. Here you can leave the darkness and cold of December and dream of warmer latitudes with authentic Lebanese food that tastes as it does in the Middle East. You and your company enjoy this different Christmas dinner in a cozy rustic environment with brick walls and dark furniture.

Mazati Kök & Bar offers three different Christmas menus depending on your hunger. The menus include 12, 14, or 16 hot and cold Meza (small dishes) plus a grilled mix. Everything is prepared from fresh, high-quality ingredients. All the menus also include coffee, tea, a large fruit and dessert plate, and a glass of beer or wine. An excellent Lebanese Christmas dinner that is guaranteed to raise the holiday spirit.

Råsundavägen 11, Solna

Elie’s

If you want to combine Lebanese food with a twist and a lovely Christmas spirit, you should go for Elie’s in Södermalm. Between late November and Christmas (Tuesday to Saturday), you can enjoy delicious Christmas meze inspired by the Middle East at this small, intimate neighborhood restaurant with a homely atmosphere and excellent service. Escape the winter darkness and have a cozy moment with good food and friendly company. You can also order takeaway.

The Christmas menu includes selected Lebanese delicacies (many vegan) such as tabbouli, fattouch, mosakaa, labne bel toum, rakakat, shish barak, and baklawa, to name just a few of the small dishes. Taste everything or pick your favorites – no matter what you choose, Elie’s will offer a first-class oriental Christmas food experience. With your food, you can enjoy Lebanese wine or some other good drink.

Katarina Bangata 71, Södermalm

Fox in a Box

Food and drink in all its glory, but if you really want to maximize the Christmas buffet experience, you should also add a fun activity. And that’s what you get when you book a Christmas buffet plus escape room at Fox in a Box Stockholm. It’s one of the city’s most popular escape rooms and offers fun, creative, and interactive games in the heart of Stockholm. And you bet you want some good Christmas food after saving the world from zombies or escaping a serial killer.

The concept is called The Foxy Christmas and is offered between November 16 and December 23. You need to be at least six people, and the arrangement is one hour of escape room and then Christmas dinner in a private room. There, you’ll enjoy mulled wine, a festive meal with both Swedish and international dishes, cheese and crackers, desserts, and fruit. You can also add drink packages and a wrapped Christmas gift for each person. So bring your friends, family, or colleagues and book the most exciting Christmas dinner in Stockholm at Fox in a Box – an unforgettable experience.

Sveavägen 14, Norrmalm/City

Café Corniche

The cozy Lebanese restaurant Café Corniche, beautifully located on Norr Mälarstrand with a view of Riddarfjärden, offers a tasty Christmas buffet with Lebanese flavors. Here, you can sit down in an atmospheric oriental interior with warm colors and patterns where the calming environment makes it easy to relax and enjoy yourself. The vibe is open and cosmopolitan – just like the culture in Lebanon – and perfect for de-stressing before all the hustle and bustle of Christmas.

The Christmas dinner starts with a welcome drink, and then you can indulge in cold and hot meze plus several skewers. It all ends with a dessert and fruit buffet, and coffee and mulled wine are included. Super tasty, colorful, healthy, and fresh. For an extra Lebanese touch, there’s also a belly dance show on Fridays and Saturdays (which can be booked on other days for larger groups). And if you want to avoid the stove at Christmas and enjoy delicious food during the holidays, Café Corniche also offers catering.

Norr Mälarstrand 76, Kungsholmen

Coup d’Etat

If you’re looking for an alternative Christmas dining, where you’re guaranteed to avoid Christmas ham and Jansson’s temptation, you should go to the popular Persian restaurant Coup d’Etat. Here, you can enjoy a luxurious French-Persian Christmas dinner created by the well-known restaurateur Erik Videgård. The fact that you’re in one of Stockholm’s most stylish dining rooms – which mixes classic Persian with designer furniture, modern graffiti art, and neon – makes things even better.

The delicious food is served on plateaus in three rounds – cold, hot, and dessert – and is perfectly complemented by well-curated drink packages. After dinner, don’t miss the lovely lounge downstairs. It’s a perfect place to hang out, and the cocktail bar serves fabulous drinks. All in all, Coup d’Etat is a megahit for those who want a full-blown, non-traditional Christmas dinner experience. So head to Östermalm and the city’s premier Persian dinner club to end the year in style.

Engelbrektsgatan 37, Östermalm

Nya Carnegiebryggeriet

One of Stockholm’s nicest beer breweries is located in Hammarby Sjöstad and is called Nya Carnegiebryggeriet. You’ll find them in the fantastic premises of the old lamp factory Luma, and nowadays, they’re one of the city’s most popular hubs for beer culture. Beer fans from near and far who want a genuine craft beer experience come here, and over the years, they’ve produced more than 150 different types of beer. So if you’re in the mood for a Christmas beer, this is the place.

But Nya Carnegiebryggeriet is not only about hops and malt; they also serve a lovely Christmas dinner. You can enjoy it in their cozy gastro pub, where they serve delicious sharing dishes that go perfectly with the brewery’s beer. For the ultimate experience, you and your party should also combine the Christmas dinner with a beer tasting and tour of the brewery, where a knowledgeable guide gives you a unique insight into the wonderful world of beer.

Ljusslingan 15–17,
Hammarby Sjöstad

Have a fantastic julbord in Stockholm


There you have our guide to Stockholm’s best Christmas buffets. We hope you find something that suits you in the Swedish capital’s extensive selection of fantastic Christmas dinner options. There is something for everyone – whether you’re looking for the traditional arrangement with Christmas ham, meatballs, and everything else that belongs to Christmas or prefer an alternative version with less Christmasy flavors.

Bring your family, friends, or colleagues and enjoy a fantastic Christmas smorgasbord in Stockholm in 2024. We wish you a very Merry Christmas!

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