Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Stockholm

Grand Escalier
Grand Escalier, found in Stockholm’s Östermalm district, is a Gallic-inspired brasserie with a menu of French classics and international dishes.
Kåken
Kåken is a bar, club and - to some degrees - a restaurant (which serves a mean BBQ) found at the back of Restaurant Niklas in Stockholm.
Hillenberg
Hillenberg, part of the Stureplansgruppen stable of venues, is a sophisticated restaurant that offers Scandinavian-European cuisine in a chic setting.
Sturebaren
A cafe-cum-bar in Stockholm’s Sturegallerian, Sturebaren offers Spanish tapas and lashings of sangria and Cava in its copper-bedecked space.
Nosh and Chow
Found within a fantastically eccentric townhouse designed by Lázaro Pink Violá, Nosh and Chow serves world cuisine and great cocktails.
Strandbryggan Sea Club
A sceney bar and restaurant in Stockholm’s Östermalm district, Strandbryggan Sea Club serves delicious food and drinks by the waterfront.
Poche 36
Poche 36 is a tapas restaurant and light lunchtime spot found within the industrial-inspired Usine complex in Stockholm’s Södermalm district.
Restaurant Niklas
Restaurant Niklas serves up dishes that blend international influences and high-quality Swedish ingredients from acclaimed chef, Niklas Ekstedt.
V Cocktail
A cocktail bar within a club at one of Stockholm’s most exciting nightclub complexes, V Cocktail is known for its sleek surrounds and creative drinks.
Haberdash
Men’s fashion gets true Scandinavian treatment at Haberdash - a minimalist shop stocked with classic styles and well-crafted garments and accessories.
Oaxen Krog & Slip
Oaxen Krog & Slip is a unique twin-restaurant concept offering both Michelin-starred fine dining and Nordic bistro fare on the island of Djurgården.
Bistro 38
Bistro 38, found within the 2,000 square metre concept restaurant Usine, serves modern French cuisine in a light and airy converted industrial space.
Ett Hem
Aiming to blend the comforts of home with the decadence of a luxury hotel, Ett Hem is an elegant 12-room hotel in Stockholm’s embassy district.
Tures
Tures sits at the entrance to the trendy little mall that connects Grev Turegatan to Stureplan. It's a splendid spot to sit and watch people go by. Extremely busy on Saturday lunchtime and afternoon.
Saturnas
Saturnas has a vintage, trendy sensibility, with its neon sign hanging outside over the door, striped walls, and mosaic floor, but the food is anything but retro sourcing all the latest blends of coffee and organic, luxurious foods from around the
Solidaritet
Solidaritet was brought to the Stockholm nightlife scene by the expert party people behind other popular ventures such as Halv Trappa Plus Gard.
J Sealodge Gashaga
This sibling property to the Hotel J at Nacka Strand can be reached by car, ferry, or a charming narrow-gauge railway that leads almost to its door. Perfect for people who want to be out of town and on the edge of the archipelago.
Riddarbageriet
This place is both a shop and a cafe. The bread and cakes made on the premises are all excellent. The small marble-topped tables can often be full but if you can get a space it's a great place for a lunch or a snack. One of the few places in Stockhol
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Lisa på Udden
There are now three Lisas in Stockholm: A trio of well-known seafood restaurants that are invariably busy with the locals who come for traditional Swedish food good service and stylish decor.
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Mälarpaviljongen
The best place to come for a snack right by the water. It's only open in the summertime and on warm days it can be mobbed. Nominally a gay place it's totally mixed during the daytime but as it gets later it gets gayer.
Djurårdsterrassen
Originally a gay cafe and sibling to Mälarpaviljongen it has since changed ownership and it has lost much of its charm.
Allmänna Galleriet 925
The spacious venue means that there is always a lot going on in this bar, while its round-about, slightly hidden location means that it only pulls in the more selective crowds, who come to see exhibitions, listen to live music, or have a little somet
Purple Room
Purple Room is snug with only 20 seats, but also features some of the city's best cocktails, featuring throwback cocktails and dessert drinks, and a top ice programme.
Allmanna Galleriet 925
With the minimalist white walls and bare floors as a backdrop the fashion-conscious Stockholm crowd that comes here in the evenings is a sight to be watched from the inviting sofas.
PA And Co
Locals love PA & Co. It's not the most fashionable place, it's not known for the best food, it's no longer new and exciting. But just try getting in here any Friday or Saturday. It is constantly busy, thanks to its exuberant, informal atmosphere.
Ljunggrens
Södermalm has a reputation as the most happening island in Stockholm though its restaurants often fail to support this. Thankfully Ljunggrens delivers. During the day it's full of people taking a break from shopping but comes into its own when t
Griffins’ Steakhouse
Meat gets chic at Griffins' Steakhouse Extraordinaire, with eclectic interiors elevating its mouthwatering menu of marbled meat.
Portofino
Three venues in one, this restaurant-cum-salon-cum-bar is sure to delight.
Sailing
With no cars to run distracted tourists over taking to the water has to be one of the safest ways of seeing a city. So hire a yacht P Diddy-style and cruise the shimmering waters of Stockholm we say.
Ballooning
With its great church steeples reaching high into the sky Stockholm has a fascinating skyline and there is no better place to appreciate it than from a bird's eye view.
Department Stores
With a number of large department stores on offer, Stockholm caters to all tastes and budgets. Have a rummage, and come home weighed down by gorgeous goodies.
Spy Bar
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 provides some truly fabulous
Obaren
There's always something a little special about hidden clubs, something underground and a little off the radar. Upstairs at Sturehof is O Baren, a club dedicated more to the music policy than it is to the punter's shopping policies. Entering though t
Fasching Jazzclub
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
Xoko
Dream-like cafe for a quick fika (the Swedish word for a coffee) and a small cake from their vast selection.
Tvillingarnas
Yes, the location is great: By the bridge to Djurgården, floating on the water so you can watch boats chug by. But be warned that on a warm day it can be very, very busy.

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