Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…


Broken Stockholm
Broken Stockholm, part of the Stureplansgruppen stable, is a sleek Nordic twist on the quintessential diner, serving burgers and ribs in its quirky space.
le Café
le Café offers great coffee and a tempting food menu from its chic space near Stockholm’s waterfront area and the Central Station.
Cafe Albert
Busy, lively and located on Birger Jarlsgatan, so it's handy for a post-shopping lunch or a pre-night out rendezvous with friends.
You may not generally associate bowling with disco but the Swedes have created a bizarre amalgamation of them and it's worth a try just for the novelty...
Dotted with places offering free tasters of cheese and wine, Saluhall is home to some of the most delicious produce in the city ‰ÛÒ it's an enormous vault of gastronomic indulgence.
Olssons Video
At night, this area buzzes with frenetic activity and the streets are lit with the neon light emanating from cinemas and bars. Principally a fabulous shopping district, Norrmalm lack the exclusivity of Ostermalm, however still provides decent bars an
Sodermalm is known as the 'alternative' part of Stockholm: enjoy being out-of-the-ordinary, and not judged on where you drink or what you wear. The focus here is on originality and uniqueness, of which this music club has plenty...
Marie Laveau
The size of Marie Laveau means that it always gathers a proper crowd, creating a sense of buzz and excitement. Even the laid-back, cool Stockholmers, when gathered in full force can suddenly appear hugely bubbly.
Muffin Bakery
The Muffin Bakery is Stockholm's equivalent to Manhattan's Magnolia Bakery and it has attracted a similar crowd of keen muffin addictees.
Gooh! serves good food fast. The dishes were created by the chef at Operakällaren one of the finest restaurants in town but prices are amazingly low and most dishes are incredibly good. Eat in or take away.
This Odenplan favourite is crowded all weekend with everyone from students to retirees. For herring or meatballs, it's a good choice. In sharp countrast to the bistro upstairs, the bar downstairs is fiercely fashionable, and pulls in a younger crowd
Seen from the outside Nox looks wonderfully dark and decadent. Inside the black-and-green colour scheme creates an atmosphere that's both fasionable and faintly sinister. Attracts a curious mixture of guests from pre-clubbers getting a cocktail to of
Lisa Elmqvist
Saluhall in Östermalm is a redbrick 19th century covered market that sells some of the best produce in Stockholm. It's also home to this Lisa Elmqvist, a family-run business that serves incredibly fresh traditional seafood. An excellent lunch sp
Haga Forum
If you were to take the bus to Arlanda airport, you'll stop briefly at Haga Forum, which was formerly owned by SAS. The typically Scandinavian building is on the edge of Haga Park, so you can easily go for a pre- or post-meal stroll. The restaurant i
A core part of the East Asian culture is based on simplicity and the hard chairs and floor seating provide the pure and proper way to eat the typical food.
A hidden gem offering a relaxed atmosphere and excellent Swedish food. A very popular business lunch spot during the week, it's also also one of the best places to get a late-evening meal.
Nordic Sea
The lobby to the Nordic Sea is impressive, with a vast aquarium and the Absolut Ice Bar, which is always busy with parka-clad visitors. The property is nowhere near as smart as its sibling, the Nordic Light, but rooms are far more affordable. Be warn
Langholmen Hotel
The hotel makes no attempt to hides its past as a prison. In fact, it plays it up. The former exercise yard is now a cafe. Although it is a littlle removed from the centre, it's easy to catch a bus to the heart town.

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