Restaurants on Södermalm
Publish date: 24 November 2023
Trendy and bohemian Södermalm has plenty of great restaurants open for lunch and dinner. Here's a small selection.
During the early late-19th/early-20th century, Södermalm was considered a slum, housing impoverished workers living in squalor. Several large factories were located nearby; Barnängens Tekniska Fabrik chemical plant, Luma Lampfabrik, and Münchenbryggeriet brewery for example.
Today Stockholm's southernmost inner-city district ("söder" literally meaning "south") is often described as young and creative with a unique personality. This is also reflected in the local restaurant scene with many places opting for a real homey feeling, decorated with an artistic sense, as well as exciting lifestyle concepts.
The area of SoFo is a hotbed of popular restaurants. Here you'll find classic eatery Pelikan, Italian French bistro Café Nizza, family-friendly pizzeria Bananas, and restaurant-deli-bar Urban Deli.
Another large concentration of great restaurants is located at Hornstull where you'll be treated to Middle Eastern pizzas at Bitza, Indonesian-Swedish fusion at Warung, and the all-encompassing Tjoget (cocktail bar, beer hall, restaurant, and wine bodega in one).
And then there's of course Hornsgatan, one of the longest streets at Södermalm. Stretching over 2 kilometers, it's a good place to start if you're looking for a good place to eat. German bistro Liebling, prison-turned-restaurant Restaurang Häktet, and pasta house Gazza are all found on, or streets directly adjacent to, Hornsgatan.
Here are some examples of Södermalm's great restaurants.
Looking for more tips on Södermalm? Read our district guide for more inspiration and suggestions.