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Guide to restaurants in the Stockholm archipelago


Best restaurants, pubs and dining cruises

Are you looking for restaurants in the Stockholm archipelago? The archipelago offers plenty of unique dining experiences with high end restaurants, quaint pubs and dining cruises with the very best views. Here you can find our guide to the top ten best restaurants in the Stockholm archipelago! At the bottom of this page you can find a map with all locations mentioned in this post.

Dining cruise onboard S/S Stockholm

Classic art deco ship S/S Stockholm departs from central Stockholm, and here you can enjoy the best views of the archipelago and a well-composed menu consisting of classic dishes. All food is prepared and cooked in the ship’s own kitchen using seasonal and local produce and you can choose from an á la carte menu or a set menu.

Island: Cruise through the archipelago 
How to get here: Ship departs from Strandvägen, berth 16

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Ingmarsö krog – quality food & relaxed atmosphere

Ingmarsö is one of the most populated islands in the Stockholm archipelago and here you can find the popular pub Ingmarsö krog. Their food philosophy is “we serve food that we love to cook and eat”. The food and relaxed atmosphere makes for a great spot if you are staying on the island or making a day trip with the Cinderella Boats.

Island: Ingmarsö 
How to get here: Cinderella Boats from central Stockholm

Archipelago Shrimp Cruise

Do you love seafood? If so, step onboard M/S Strömma Kanal for a dining cruise through the Stockholm archipelago. The evening will treat you to unlimited shrimp with classic accompaniments and stunning views. The cruise will take you from central Stockholm and through the archipelago with a pit stop at historical Vaxholm’s Kastell.

Island: Cruise through the archipelago 
How to get here: Departs from Nybrokajen, berth 10 

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Restaurant Varvet on Högmarsö

On the island of Högmarsö you can find the local restaurant Varvet, located in the old shipyard with views over the water. They host plenty of fun themed nights such as pizza night, wine tasting and live music events. They serve classic dishes inspired by cuisine from all over the world.

Island: Högmarsö 
How to get here: Take the Högmarsö ferry from the main land (you can travel by car or bus). 

Dinner cruise via Drottningholm

Scenic Lake Mälaren, turn-of-the-century ships, and good food = the best combination for a successful evening! You board the M/S Prins Carl Philip at Klara Mälarstrand, cruise on Lake Mälaren, and pass, among other things, the beautiful Drottningholm Palace. You choose food from the boat's a lá carte menu or order a Mälar-dinner, which is a nice three-course dinner menu with typical classic and Swedish flavors.

Island: Cruise on Lake Mälaren via Drottningholm Palace
How to get here: Boat departs from Klara Mälarstrand, berth 5

Idyllic Gällnö Bar

This is one of the most idyllic locations on this list, Gällnö Bar – here you can relax on the jetty, in the bar, under the apple trees or in the boat house while you enjoy a home cooked meal made from fresh, high quality produce. They also offer beer from Swedish microbreweries, carefully selected wines and homemade lemonade (with or with out rum) Cheers!

Island: Gällnö 
How to get here: Cinderella Boats from central Stockholm

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Bistro Kastellet at Vaxholms Kastell

It's hard to find a more unique environment! Sit down at Bistro Kastellet's cozy outdoor terrace inside the walls right by the large courtyard. Choose something good to eat for lunch from the bistro menu, order something cold or hot to drink, have an ice cream or coffee - sit back and enjoy the historical environment in combination with the archipelago air. 

Tip - Don't miss out on visiting the island shops and galleries as well as Vaxholm Fortress Museum. Did you know that artist Lena Linderholm has a shop at Kastellet?

Island: Vaxholms Kastell
How to get here: Take your own boat and dock in Kastellet's guest harbor or take a boat to Kastellet from central Stockholm. From Vaxholm you can easily go by ferry, the ticket is bought on board the ferry.

Classic Sandhamn’s Värdshus from 1672

Sandhamn is the sailing capital of the archipelago and a popular summer destination. You can eat in the outdoor area, which sports views over the bustling harbour, in the restaurant or the cosy pub.  The restaurant serves food inspired by the archipelago and is open all year around!

Island: Sandhamn 
How to get here: Departs from Cinderella Boats from central Stockholm or Stavsnäs

Restaurant Framfickan on Grinda

Family-friendly island of Grinda is a great summer destination. The restaurant Framfickan is located right by the water and here you can enjoy sunsets by the cliffs and simple, yet high quality, food.

Island: Grinda 
How to get here: Cinderella Boats from central Stockholm

Bullandö Krog – sunny archipelago favourite

On the island of Värmdö you can find classic archipelago restaurant Bullandö Krog, located on the Bullandö Marina. Take a stroll on the jetties to watch the boats and then sit down for dinner to enjoy delicious food, a generous wine list and the evening sun. During high season they also host live music events.

Island: Bullandö 
How to get here: If you travel by car you can park at Bullandö Marina.

Map over restaurants & pubs in the archipelago

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