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Under Kastanjen

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Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen
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Kindstugatan/Sjalagardsgatan, Stockholm, Sweden
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I really love this restaurant. They always have a very large selection of cakes and half of them are gluten free.The gf princess cake is amazing and has a very generous amount of marzipan, and I also adore the gf carrot cake. Honestly, I have tried all of the gf cakes and they are all good! They also can accommodate... More 

Thank DidiSjo
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I could stay there all day working under the chestnut tree having great coffee and energy for the day. Carrot cake is perfect with coffee for starting the day and later for lunch you can grab some cold salmon salad with green smoothie. Do not miss bread and butter too. This place just have some energy that makes you feel... More 

Thank Bojana L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff is very nice. In your plate, that's very good, and the atmosphere is good. Just one negative point for me : with the burger, I think it was frozen french fries. Otherwise it's a well place to eat !

Thank Fabien D
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

"Under Kastanjen" literally means "Under the Chestnut Tree". I found this place by accident on Saturday, and stayed for dinner. It instantly became my favourite place in Stockholm, and one of my favourite places in the world. Nestled in a romantic cobbled square (actually, triangle) in the heart of Gamla Stan, it's nicely hidden away from the usual tourist traps.... More 

Thank Ali M
Hamburg, Germany
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42 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ate home made meatballs in Under Kastenjen. It was served with mashed potato. The meal was delicious. Also they serve bread, butter and tap water free. I drank Organic Ale (craft beer) in there and it was good also. Meetball + 2 Organic Ales cost 300 SEK. The ambiance in outside is really good. But you need to ask... More 

Thank Candost D
Brussels, Belgium
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in the heart of Stockholm (Gamla Stan = the old town) this restaurant sitting in a small and cosy square under a chestnut tree is full of charm ! I recommend eating outside if the weather is nice. They have a selection of soups, salads and sandwiches and also homemade cakes and tarts. Not too expensive for the center... More 

Thank Sabrina S
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had lunch at this charming spot a little off the heavily beaten path in Gamla Stan. We were attracted to it b/c one of our party needs a GF menu. We were thoroughly delighted with the service, the food and the ambiance. Everyone in our party was able to find something on the menu to their liking. The carrot... More 

Thank DBS53
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Favorite go to place when in Stockholm. Excellent gluten-free selection and a cozy atmosphere. Offering food as well as desserts. Serving good coffee and alcoholic beverages, for example gluten free beer.

Thank Anders A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

Lovely service. Immindoors and I shared the lamb and the steak mains as we couldn't choose. Both were delicious. The pistachio aioli was brilliant with perfectly cooked lamb. The potato cake that came with the steak had a bacony goodness that may have been synthetic but who cares because I want to eat it every day! The wine was lovely.... More 

Thank HappyhooLiverpool
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

We were attracted to this bistro by the lovely location in a picturesque square off the beaten track in the old town area. Unfortunately for us the experience wasn't great mostly due to the lack of service. We waited almost 30 minutes at an outside table before they took our order. The main course felt as though it was made... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cafe, European, Swedish, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kindstugatan/Sjalagardsgatan, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Location: Europe  >  Sweden  >  Stockholm County  >  Stockholm>  > Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen
  • Neighborhood: Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen
  • Phone Number: 08215004

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen

Neighborhood Profile
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.