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“Good location and great atmosphere but food so so”
Review of Den Gyldene Freden

Den Gyldene Freden
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Ranked #56 of 3,085 Restaurants in Stockholm
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $41
Cuisines: Swedish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen
Description: 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.
Taunton, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good location and great atmosphere but food so so”
Reviewed June 20, 2013

Claims to be the oldest restaurant in the world, having been in continuous business since 1722. I was also told it's where the Nobel prize literature judges gather every Thursday to deliberate - not sure if that's true! I was with a big party and we had a fixed menu. The food was okay but not great and I suspect it was pretty expensive- the regular diners seemed to be doing a lot better, though. The service was good and the staff helpful and friendly. Great atmosphere and location in the old town and well worth a visit .

Visited June 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 6 Contributor
157 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
“Thought it would be touristy...but lots of locals”
Reviewed June 19, 2013

This was the first "old town" restaurant that our hotel sent us to. Not sure what we expected but it was a really lovely evening. We did have reservations and we were seated immediately. Then just as quickly offered an aperitif.

Menu is small but nice. We enjoyed friendly good service and would definitely recommend this place to others. I

Visited June 2013
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Tempe, AZ
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“All Around Fabulous - Food, Atmosphere, Service, Location”
Reviewed June 15, 2013

One of the very best restaurant experiences I've ever had, anywhere in the world. Attractive, but relatively unassuming outside appearance in a charming part of old Stockholm (Gamlastan), it has multiple, simple but beautiful dining rooms in an ancient building. The meal was perfect in every way, from the drinks to the selected wine pairings to the delicious dishes to the absolutely perfect service. It is expensive, but given the quality, an excellent value.

  • Visited May 2013
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West Wyalong, New South Wales, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
96 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“A Swedish Must”
Reviewed June 1, 2013

We were taken to this restaurant in the old town for lunch. It was such an exciting place to visit. The history and names of the famous Swedes that ate here regularly was both fascinating and interesting. The place is not large. One really gets the feeling that it has been a restaurant since 1722. It has a unique ambiance. We had a traditional meal. Starting with a creamy cabbage soup,followed by 4 different small dishes of herrings and goats cheese to be served over small potatoes and the main was a Swedish meatball dish containing beet root and a delicious sauce. Had the restaurants own schnapps with the herrings and also beer. A very memorable lunch.

  • Visited May 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Better than expected”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

I thought because the restaurant is famous for being so old that it would be very touristic and the food would not be very good. However, as we were walking by we peeked in and it looked so inviting that we decided to go in and wait at the bar for a table. We were very happy for this spontaneous decision. We had a delicious dinner with good service--our best meal in Stockholm.

  • Visited April 2013
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