Hg2 : The Hedonist

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Stockholm

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Fjäderholmarnas Krog
Fjäderholmarnas Krog has intrigued us at Hg2 for months, as it was completely off the radar in terms of communication, due to stormy weather and frozen waters. The unattainable is always desirable. Check that it's open before going and then head
Mooncake
It's worth traipsing down a drab sidestreet to find this place. The food is affordable and splendid, the decor simple and free of the kitsch trappings that spoil so many Asian restaurants. As a result, it's now been open and popular for over a decade
Lo Scudetto
A reliable, understated restaurant that may not be the most fashionable place in the city, but does what it does extremely well.
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
Koh Phangan
Considering how many Swedes regularly travel to Thailand on holiday, it's surprising that there aren't more good Thai restaurants on the city. This one is famous for its exuberant interior decoration. There's no Swedish minimalism here, just lots of
Halv Grek Plus Turk
Sometimes when you're in the far north of Europe you need some food from the southern edge of the continent. This is the place to come when you prefer some stuffed vine leaves rather than meatballs. It's a cheering, cheerful spot, that's particularly
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
Grill Ruby
Gamla Stan has no shortage of tourist trap restaurants. Thankfully, this isn't one of them. The food is quite international, and so are the patrons, but many Stockholmers come here too.
Gerda’s
One of two first-class seafood restaurants in the great redbrick indoor market in Östermalm. It's always a pleasure to browse the market, and eating here is equally enjoyable. Needless to say, with its location in the marketplace the fish is inc
Fyra Knop
With its extremely honest décor and food, this creperie doesn't aim too high in what it offers, that being very good in itself. Easy to get to, there's no good reason to miss this out despite its lack of grandeur.
Eriks Bakficka
Maintaining true Swedish roots amongst the flourishing trends of the area, the traditional home-cooking is even more thrilling in the knowledge that it's a local well kept secret.
Bistro Ruby
The problem with Gamla Stan is the fact it's Stockholm's tourist central. The pretty cobbled streets and quaint architecture draw those in search of 'ye olde Stockholm' and because of that the restaurants are often over-priced and poor in food. Bistr
Den Gamle och Havet
This family-run restaurant is deservedly popular thanks to welcoming service and excellent food. It's almost always busy so be sure to phone ahead. For those nights when you are really hungry it's perfect.
Bakfickan
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.
Akki Sushi
In humble surroundings, Akki Sushi manages to create an atmosphere of real excitement based on the food alone: light and fluffy tempura, delicate sashimi, and many other sushi dishes that will continue to lure you back.

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