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Friends drink coffee at Pelikan, a restaurant and beer hall in Södermalm, Stockholm.

Photo: Tove Freij

Categories: Restaurants

15 great lunches in Stockholm

Publish date: 4 June 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Swedish government has restricted the sale of alcohol in bars and restaurants. Serving alcohol is prohibited after 10 pm (22:00) All restaurants and bars must close at 10.30 pm (22.30). This might lead to some restaurants and bars not opening at all.

Lunch in Sweden is normally eaten sometime between 11 am and 1 pm (but many restaurants serve lunch as late as 2 or 3 pm); depending on if you’re an early bird or late sleeper, and rounded off with a cup of coffee. Coffee or no coffee, Stockholm is nevertheless in no short supply of nice and affordable restaurants that have "dagens lunch" on offer. Here's just a small sample!