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SoFo & Medborgarplatsen
Bar, European, Swedish, Scandinavian
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4 Tjaerhovsgatan | 11621 Stockholm, Stockholm 116 21, Sweden
+46 8 643 03 80
11:00 - 03:00
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Sun 12:00 - 00:00
Mon - Tue 11:00 - 00:00
Wed - Fri 11:00 - 03:00
Sat 12:00 - 03:00
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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good value for money brunch in relaxed Södermalm athmosphere in old beer hall. Food is more like a swedish smörgåsbord than american brunch with sill, herring, salmon, coldcuts, sallads and a few varm dishes incl bacon & egg and then a large desert table. But no smoothies or croissants or such breakfasty things. We had kids 6-9 yrs with us... More 

Thank Anette J
Gothenburg, Sweden
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant with mostly traditional Swedish food and a beer hall-styled interior. Our entire group (8 ppl) were very satisfied with our food and the selection of beer and wine were also good. Mostly visited by an older crowd (45+) and can get a bit noisy but as a group of 20-25 year-olds we had a good time.

Thank Erik P
Sterling, Virginia
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191 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent a few days in Stockholm, Oslo and Copenhagen, and Restaurang Kvarnen was the best of the best meal x10. I had wandered around to a few pubs before dinner and wanted to come here cause I had seen some good pics of the meatballs online so I wanted to try them. First, I was solo and got seated... More 

1 Thank redblueyes
Lausanne, Switzerland
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Traditional restaurant with Monday night menu starter + main at promotional prices. Very good selection of beers and typical Swedish dishes. All very well prepared, presented and served. Very friendly service. Well worth it.

Thank Fernando K
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

I've been recommended from two swedish friends to go eat to this place for dinner. I maybe had set my expectations too high due to all the hype they built. Actually however, i've seen it's one of the best ranked restaurant in Stockholm on tripadvisor, but i must say i either ordered the wrong plate or the local is highly... More 

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Province of Livorno, Italy
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

I was planned before my departure for the travel in Stockholm to have dinner in this pub because i'm very passionated reader of Stieg Larsson books (Millennium Trilogy); infact i knew about this pub first time during the reading of Larsson's books. I'm remained very impressed by the characteristic atmosphere of this pub located in the "heart of the city"... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Must reserve if you want to go on a weekend. Great tasting beer, lode the Swedish meatballs and the salmon. We went for the last seating and enjoyed drinks are dinner...niece all around spot. Our waiter was very nice.

Thank Mary I
London, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

This is a great local restaurant serving tradtional Swedish food. The front of the restaurant is a beautiful period room with a bar and is very atmospheric. At the back is another large, more modern space with a very lively bar and some seating. If eating, try to sit in the front room as the noise level is lower and... More 

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159 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Restaurant in the Sodermalm district, close to a Tbana The restaurant seemed like it had not change since it inception. Came here for their Monday night 2 course special. We had the reindeer stew and swedish meatball. While the price was right for the 2 courses, the food is average. The service was friendly but go else where for better... More 

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Maineville, Ohio
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80 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

we wanted to try authentic Swedish food but are not so adventurous. For example, we do not eat seafood and that's hard with any Nordic food. Anyway we found this place and ate from the set menu. I had steak tartar as an appetizer. Quite tasty even though is it (gulp) raw meat. I had Swedish meatballs which I guess... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, European, Swedish, Scandinavian
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Tjaerhovsgatan | 11621 Stockholm, Stockholm 116 21, Sweden
  • Location: Europe  >  Sweden  >  Stockholm County  >  Stockholm>  > SoFo & Medborgarplatsen
  • Neighbourhood: SoFo & Medborgarplatsen
  • Phone Number: +46 8 643 03 80

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighbourhood Profile
SoFo & Medborgarplatsen
Throughout the last decades these neighborhoods transformed from a rather quiet residential area into the birthplace of Swedish hipsterism and became Sweden’s main hub for new fashion labels, independent coffee shops and innovative gastropub concepts. Despite their extreme transformation, SoFo (South of Folkungagatan) & Medborgarplatsen managed to hold on to their residential charm and quietness and became one of the most sought-after places to live among young people in Stockholm. This neighborhood is also home to Sweden’s highest student hall, Skrapan, which used to be the head office of the tax authorities and now combines a mix of student hall and shopping mall with a bar on top.
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