Eat with a View: Himlen

Eat with a View: Himlen

Christie Petrakopoulou introduces us to Himlen – a topnotch dining and drinking experience 104 meters above the ground in Stockholm.

Photo courtesy of Himlen

Editor’s Note – Be sure to check out our Local Voices series with Joakim Haglund, Head Chef at Himlen

If you find yourself in Södermalm then I urge you to go to Götgatan 78. Located between the Medborgarplatsen and Skantull metro stations you’ll find Skrapan. Don’t worry, you can’t miss it as it’s a 26-storey skyscraper!

On the last two floors you’ll find the restaurant and skybar Himlen. Located 104 meters above the ground, the restaurant’s name is no accident. It means ‘sky’ or ‘heaven’ in Swedish. Whether you’ve been living in Stockholm for years or it’s your first time visiting, then I highly recommend visiting to enjoy one of the most beautiful views of Stockholm.

What I like about Himlen is that it feels accessible to everyone despite being a higher end restaurant. If you’re looking for a fine dinning restaurant with a wide selection of wines, attentive sommeliers and high quality food made with seasonal ingredients. If you’re looking for New Nordic cuisine rich with colour and flavour with the aim of bringing out the best of Swedish cuisine, then the Matsal (dinning room) is the place for you.

If you’re interested in a bistro-style menu or lunch, then the Lounge bar is perfect. If you want to enjoy a cocktail, dance until the early morning and enjoy Stockholm by night, then Himlen’s vibrant bartenders are waiting for you on the 26th floor.

Photo courtesy of Himlen

Regardless if you choose the Matsal, the Lounge or the Skybar, you’ll be enjoying one of Stockholm’s best panoramic experiences.

For more information about the menu and to book a table visit Himlen’s website.

Author: Christie Petrakopoulou

Christie Petrakopoulou is a journalist from Athens. Currently based in Stockholm, Christie believes in the power of story-telling and wants to inspire people by narrating the stories of others. She is a dance and film enthusiast, food lover, social media addict and travel junkie that lives for the moment. Follow her on her blog or Instagram.

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