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Den Gyldene Freden

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Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen
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51 Oesterlaanggatan, Stockholm 111 31, Sweden
+46 8 24 97 60
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 13:00 - 22:00
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Billed as the oldest tavern on Gamla Stan-this restaurant was housed in the most beautiful building. However, the welcome was frosty & when we suggested we had our own table in a not too crowded place rather than sitting on top of another couple, the atmosphere turned distinctly cold. We waited too long for a menu & although the food... More 

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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Situated in the gorgeous district of Gamla Stan this must be one of the oldest restaurants in the old town. By entering one can easily imagine her/himself a couple of centuries back in time. The menu does not provide a huge choice -as in most of cases in Sweden- but the quality is extremely good. I've tried the lobster soup... More 

Thank Pfrancesco_G
Reykjavik, Iceland
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37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Traditional Swedish food. Not a very big menu for lunch but they have a daily lunch special on weekdays. I had the S.o.S. for starters (herring) with dill potatoes and biff lindström for the main course. Beautiful venue on two floors. Our table was on the lower floor and there are quite steep steps leading down there so if that... More 

Thank Thorvaldur
Munich, Germany
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice restaurant with friendly staff. They have a "Dish of the day" at lunch Monday to Friday where you can have a nice meal for 135 SEK. I went on a Thursday, the dish was pea soup and pancakes for desert (traditional dish on Thursdays). It was really good and not that expensive for the location and the quantity and... More 

Thank 105rita
Winchester, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

If you stay a few days in Stockholm you really should go here. The building itself has so much character, and they serve wonderful traditional, Swedish dishes. We had our engagement dinner here with the whole family and I love coming back. Always go for the lunch if you are concerned that a place is pricy.

Thank Ratherpicky
helsinki, finland
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59 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is one of the restaurants in Old Stockholm with the most known history. Bellman (the perpetually drunk poet and legend) used to hang out here. The meatballs á la Zorn (a famous painter) are the stuff of legend. This is no cheap place to eat, but much cheaper actually that I'd have expected. Book a table in advance if... More 

Thank fitubolla
Sortland, Norway
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

This place has been serving food since 1722. Thats almost 300 years. I m pretty sure they will be open for a few years to come. We, a party of 3, tried roasted chicken with mashed potatos for lunch, and we agreed that it was perfect. Great food to affordable prices! I´ll be back

Thank HStian
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Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Perfect atmosphere, lamb is excellent, service is flawless. It is not cheap, but worth to spend money for the great quality!

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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely old atmospheric restaurant. Friendly service and delicious food. Had lobster soup and pork cheek both absolutely delicious. Very enjoyable meal...not rushed.

Thank Christine M
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

I ordered the meatballs, and was very satisfied with that. Nice and cozy place with a charming history in the walls. I thought the staff was to some extent rude.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$17 - US$40
European, Swedish, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
13:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 Oesterlaanggatan, Stockholm 111 31, Sweden
  • Location: Europe  >  Sweden  >  Stockholm County  >  Stockholm>  > Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen
  • Neighbourhood: Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen
  • Phone Number: +46 8 24 97 60
At Den Gyldene Freden we have served authentic Nordic home cooking since the opening in 1722. Famous cultural personalities, tourists and local regulars visit our historic facilities in Gamla Stan to enjoy the fine food and the genuine atmosphere - for everyday or special occasions. We, the people who work at Den Gyldene Freden are very proud of our heritage and passionate about refining classic courses into modern cooking. Our philosophy is based on the idea that one must make time to cook - and eat - fine food. We make room for international influences, but our base is the Nordic kitchen interpreted in our own personal manner, with great respect for flora and fauna.

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Staying in Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen

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Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen
Gamla Stan is Stockholm’s historic old town and home to the Swedish Royal Palace. It’s the most central island of Stockholm and accompanied by the small island of Riddarholmen, mainly known for its famous Riddarholm Church. Gamla Stan tends to be a bit touristy at times but is definitely worth visiting: take a stroll past the well-preserved buildings and through the small (and also Sweden’s narrowest) alleys, which will make you feel like you’ve travelled back in time. This neighborhood offers a great combination of historical buildings and traditional Swedish restaurants.
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