The best 5 bars and restaurants in Stockholm, as recommended by local designers

Tak restaurant in Stockholm
Wallpaper* Design Award Best Restaurant winner Tak Stockholm is reccomended by Claesson Koivisto Rune
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Scurrying around the chilly climes of Stockholm for the furniture fair? Hunting for somewhere with finesse to eat? Or a bar with local panache? Look no further, we have the inside track from a host of creatives who call the Swedish city home, here’s their recommendations...

Front Design pick Bar Central

Bar Central in Stockholm, designed by Ugly Cute

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The design duo are fans of local design and architecture studio Ugly Cute and head to Bar Central (pictured) and Bistro Bananas for their fill of sharp colour-coordinated and playful interiors. Bar Central, Birger Jarlsgatan 41, 111 45 Stockholm, Sweden

Form Us With Love pick Bar Hommage

Bar Hommage

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Located in Krukmakaregatan, a hop and skip away from the design showrooms and lifestyle stores, Bar Hommage is where studio Form Us With Love would recommend during SFF. The small speakeasy-style haunt looks like the ideal spot to raise a glass after a day of exploring. Krukmakargatan 22, 118 51 Stockholm, Sweden

Frida Fjellman picks Racamaca

The glass artist would head to Racamaca because ‘it’s so delicious that I am literally drooling on my way there.’ They offer up Spanish small plates with an extra dash of sophistication; but be aware, it promises queues with a no-reservations rule - but that only excites Fjellman more. Wollmar Yxkullsgatan 5B, 118 50 Stockholm, Sweden

Claesson Koivisto Rune pick Tak

Wallpaper* Design Award Best Restaurant winner Tak Stockholm

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The trio recommends Tak for a drink, which is, funnily enough the joint winner of Best Restaurant in the Wallpaper* Design Awards this year. They explain that its ‘the perfect mix of Japan and Sweden in a ultra-cool location in the city centre.’ Not to mention its acclaimed chef, award-winning bartender, and Sweden’s only sake sommelier. Brunkebergstorg 2-4, 111 51 Stockholm, Sweden

Monica Förster picks Yasuragi

Japanese bath house, restaurant and hotel named Yasuragi

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‘Yasuragi after a hectic time in Stockholm’ is exactly what Förster advises. Located a taxi ride east out of the city, the recently renovated Japanese bath house, restaurant and hotel offers up alpine views and more of that calming Swedish and Japanese mix. Hamndalsvägen 6, 132 39 Saltsjö-boo, Sweden

Melina Keays is the entertaining director of Wallpaper*. She has been part of the brand since the magazine’s launch in 1996, and is responsible for entertaining content across the print and digital platforms, and for Wallpaper’s creative agency Bespoke. A native Londoner, Melina takes inspiration from the whole spectrum of art and design – including film, literature, and fashion. Her work for the brand involves curating content, writing, and creative direction – conceiving luxury interior landscapes with a focus on food, drinks, and entertaining in all its forms