Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…


A Michelin-starred restaurant in Stockholm, Ekstedt is an homage to the chef’s Nordic heritage and an exploration of old-school cooking methods.
A high-end club found within the luxe Sturecompagniet in Stockholm, 309 is all about RnB, with some playful 80s tracks and mash-ups for good measure.
The Wall
A club within the legendary nightclub complex, Sturecompagniet, The Wall is the courtyard playground of Stockholm’s young, rich and beautiful.
Brass Bar
The Brass Bar, part of the Café Opera nightclub in Stockholm, conjures up the decadent, swinging vibe of clubs from the 60s and 70s.
The White Room
Whilst the White Room might look more like a restaurant than a club don't be deceived - the party really kicks off at about 3am. Located just a short walk from the Stureplan and Birger Jarlsgatan try East for dinner and drinks beforehand.
Radisson Blu Strand
This high-calibre hotel is housed in an elegant building centrally located by the harbour, providing simply stunning water views from guest rooms...
Grodan Cocktail Club
Deep red furniture, low-lighting and powerful cocktails are always conducive to a highly entertaining night out. A more selective music policy than many of the surrounding late-night bars and clubs sees a slightly more exclusive crowd cramming in and
The hottest restaurant in Sweden right now, Restaurant Frantzén is all about beautiful ingredients sourced from Sweden and given cutting-edge treatment...
Set in Hagapark, the city's most regal public park, this feels a million miles from downtown Stockholm, but is only a ten minute cab ride away. The restaurant is highly respected in its own right and the 49-room hotel followed in 2000.
Och Himlen Därtill
Stockholm is also known as 'the Venice of the north', spread out across islands, surrounded by water; it's stunning, so get up high, pour yourself a drink, and take a look around...
Visitors to the city often overlook Vasastan, so it's a good place to head if you want food and drink surrounded by locals. Mården is a great place to start. Food, drink and atmosphere all top notch.
For some old-style Swedish food, come to Prinsen. The interior is clubby, with leather booths and lots of framed pictures crowding the panelled walls. When it's warm enough there are plenty of tables outside. Service, like the food, is classic: Some
Le Rouge
The enclaves of this French restaurant in Gamla Stan resemble the billowing silk tent of an old fashioned Big Top at the circus‰ÛÒ it also has top food to match.
The Victory
A curious mix of ancient and modern, the Victory is the smartest of a trio of historic hotels in the Old Town. The restaurant, Lejontornet, is ranked as one of the best in Stockholm.
The fact that this restaurant was dreamt up by two chefs on the deck of a boat in the Atlantic ocean has infused the place with a certain magic.
Clarion Sign
Clarion Sign, rather like its elder sister hotel, Clarion, makes the cut on the back of its style credentials, dominated by airy, light-filled interiors and voluptuous pieces of modern furniture in bright colours.
Predictably for Stockholm's main shopping drag, here you will find stores with a gilt-edge. Just don't forget to pack your plastic - by God, you'll need it.
This infamous part of Stockholm is the favourite haunt of Sweden's elite. Chic bars line the streets and beautiful people enjoy glamorous dining. Truly a place to be seen in...
How long can a club retain the image it strove to build? Some manage years thanks in main to a non-discriminatory door policy, which indirectly filters out the people who they were originally attracting by allowing in those they were originally avoi
Hell’s Kitchen
Stockholm's nightlife splits from the super-glam clubs of Ostermalm where its about seeing and being seen, to clubs like Hell's Kitchen where the music is the most important thing on the menu and the patrons know how to party the night away without c
Cafe Opera
Stockholm's terribly imposing Opera House, as many opera houses tend to be, sits majestically across from the Royal Palace. The oh so opulent interior is fit for a king, and indeed this is the haunt du jour for the younger members of the Royal family
Situated in one of Stockholm's hippest hotels, 2.35:1 is a weekend melee of beauty, alcohol and commercial house music. Downstairs is the minimal and achingly cool LE, supposedly members-only, and in the next room is the terribly sophisticated and ci
Absolut Ice Bar
The Absolut Ice Bar serves vodka in glasses made of ice to patrons in big warm winter coats. Only a limited number of people can enter, so phone ahead to make sure you can get in. It's a gimmick, of course, but an extremely popular one.
Teatergrillen, located close to the thespian world of Stockholm, treasures the performing arts and has made them into its primary motif. The backstreet location means the clientele have come looking for it as opposed to simply dropping in off Sturepl
For the best classical French cuisine in the most opulent classical Swedish setting, it's hard to outrank Operahuset. As befits a place known for public performances, there's a sense of high drama about the place. Food, and patrons, are rich. It's no
Mathias Dahlgren
This restaurant is one of the most desirable, exclusive places to eat in Stockholm. If you manage to sneak yourself in with bribes and contacts (or through booking well in advance) then dive into the grey velvetine seats and embark upon a food sensat
Fredsgatan 12
The menu has categories such as Light, Nature, Ocean, Meat and Sweet. An unusual approach to the menu, as befits an unusual restaurant. At night the terrace is one of the hottest open-air bars in the capital. The restaurant is mightily fashionable, b
Edsbacka Krog
Devote an entire evening to appreciating the country comfort and renowned culinary excellence of the chef, in the restaurant's relaxing and wholly unpretentious setting.
Den Gyldene Freden
This is one of the most historic restaurants in town, known for its beautiful, ancient interiors and fine food. If you don't fancy a full meal here, there's a tiny little bar at which you can have a glass of wine and soak up the 18th century atmosphe
Bistro Berns
The charm of the historical setting doesn't outclass the excellence of the food. There's a sense of the theatrical about the place: everyone is well-dressed as befits one of the most impressive dining rooms in Stockholm. Don't miss a drink in the coc
Radisson Blu Royal Park
Stockholm is a major conference venue, which has resulted in places like this. Only 20 minutes from town, it has excellent facilities and it's easy to reach the lovely Haga Park.
Lydmar Hotel
The original Lydmar, one of Stockholm's most fashionable hotels, closed a few years ago. Now it's back - bigger, more stylish and in an unrivalled location on the waterfront...
Elite Hotel
From the outside the Elite wouldn't be out of place in Paris but inside it is an altogether more Scandinavian affair; simplicity clean lines monochRome and high ceilings; relax and soak up the atmosphere of calm and order in a world with less clutter
Located on the most expensive stretch of real estate in Stockholm, the Diplomat a successful blend of classic Swedish architecture and a more fashionable interior. Very popular for weekend brunch or afternoon tea.
Clarion Hotel
One of the biggest hotels in town, the Clarion avoids being just large and businessy with some innovative design. The trendy lobby and very pleasant rooms compensate for its out-of-the-way location...
Birger Jarl
The hotel is surrounded by offices and primarily attracts a business crowd. By letting designers go wild in some of the rooms, they've added colour, both literally and metaphorically, to what could so easily have been a drab hotel.
One of the most stylish hotels in town. Rooms tend towards Scandinavian minimalism but the restaurant, in a converted baroque ballroom, is fabulously opulent. Perfect for people who want to party until late and then just head upstairs to bed.

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