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Borgmastarn Bistro Restaurang & Bar

$$ - $$$
Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen
European, Swedish, Scandinavian, International, Gluten Free Options
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35 Stora Nygatan | Old Town, Stockholm 111 27, Sweden
+46 8 411 31 30
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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

A lovely meatball lunch with mash. Salad at the bat which you can help yourself to as much as you like, so we definitly indulged. Would recomend this place for a bite.... meatballs are yummy for sure!

Thank Alicia E
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Our last night in Sweden we were bound and determined to have Swedish meatballs. We found this place within walking distance from our hotel. The food was delicious! The servers were friendly and so accommodating. Highly recommend this place.

Thank am2711
Reykjavik, Iceland
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43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

I had the Swedish meat balls and it was fantastic. Soooo much better than IKEA. The mashed potatoes were great and the berry compott nice but I did not like the salad as it was simply to be pleasing to the eye...Much to the dismay of my hungry tourist stomach. Nice location right in the old town. No Wifi

Thank Hafdis
Surrey, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

service was swift, and the gentleman who served us was so charming and friendly. Food was delicious, and flexible for a fussy eater like me!

Thank Susy202
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127 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

My fiancée and I stopped here for some dinner. Nice little place in the tourist trap part of the old town. The decor is a tad run down, however the staff and food was very good. Service was prompt and we enjoyed a bottle of prosecco with our meal too. Not the greatest wine list or menu, and old scruffy... More 

Thank Damian T
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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364 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We ate here recently. The restaurant is located in Gamla Stan, the old town, and as it was a warm evening we ate at a pavement table. The menu contained a selection of typically Swedish dishes, and was reasonably priced. All our food was well cooked and tasty, and the service was friendly.

Thank Richard W
Corning, New York
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95 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

The food/price was alright but the service was not very good. We had the meatballs and the Chicken Club. Great amount, okay taste, very slow service, not a good stop if you're in a hurry!

Thank tdaning0
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127 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

We picked soft banquette seats round the corner from the front of this bistro. The menu was quite brief but had enough choice for us. I had an excellent juicy entrecotè steak with a lovely sauce and my wife enjoyed a generous bowl of seafood stew. The dessert option of combining a sweet, liquer and coffee seemed a good idea... More 

Thank tramoia
Stockholm, Stockholms Län, Sweden
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 July 2016

This is a very popular restaurant in heart of old town that delievers!! We sat outside and enjoyed good food and lovely drinks. Great location. Opposite to some of the other reviews here, i thought the service was exellent and very charming. This is definately a restaurant that i recommend, with food that make me want to come back many... More 

Thank Ceasar G
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

The food we ordered was good. The waiter was not attending the guests and was at some moments plain rude. The location is ok, but not something out of the ordinary. The experience deserves 2 stars because of the food.

Thank iMatthewL

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$28
European, Swedish, Scandinavian, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 Stora Nygatan | Old Town, Stockholm 111 27, Sweden
  • Location: Europe  >  Sweden  >  Stockholm County  >  Stockholm>  > Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen
  • Neighbourhood: Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen
  • Phone Number: +46 8 411 31 30
Borgmästar'n is both a Bistro and Bar. The design is a fusion of antique and modern, predominately in reds, golds and browns. So be prepared to meet antique roccoco chandeliers and 19th century candelabras united with walls hung with Hollywood stars proving that these different epochs can coexist in harmony. The menu offers food, drink, ambience and music to suit all tastes and occasions.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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