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: October 15, 2021

Luckily you don’t have to wait for Christmas Eve to have Christmas food – here are twelve 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.

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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.

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Fjäderholmen 12, Fjäderholmarna

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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!

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Surbrunnsgatan 46, Vasastan
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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!

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Järntorget 83, Old Town

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Josefinas

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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.

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Galärvarvsvägen 10, Djurgården
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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!
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Västerlånggatan 62, Old Town
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Nya Carnegiebryggeriet

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.

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Ljusslingan 15-17, Hammarby Sjöstad

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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.

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Norr Mälarstrand, kajplats 464, Kungsholmen
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Grand Hôtel

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Enjoy the legendary Christmas smorgasbord at Grand Hôtel

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 sparkling Christmas show with the Swedish artist Måns Zelmerlöw that guaranteed with get you into a both a merry, wonderful, white and holly jolly Christmas.

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Södra Blasieholmshamnen 8, Norrmalm

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Sjätte Tunnan

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.

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Stora Nygatan 41-43, Old Town

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Best Christmas buffet in Stockholm 2019

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Siggesta Gård

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.

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Siggesta, Värmdö

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Stortorgskällaren

Experience magical Christmas spirit in Old Town. At the restaurant Stortorgskällaren, 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.

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Stortorget 7, Old Town

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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.

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Skeppsbron, Kajplats 101, Old Town

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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
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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
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