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Den Gyldene Freden

Osterlanggatan 51 | Gamla stan, Stockholm 111 31, Sweden
+46 8 24 97 60
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Osterlanggatan 51 | Gamla stan, Stockholm 111 31, Sweden
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Supposedly Stockholm's oldest restaurant. Good, surprisingly simple food. Old world service. Despite reservation had to wait for table but that was pretty pleasant sitting outside watching the pedestrian traffic. Was a bit disappointed that it wasn't a wow place, but it was fine. Maybe not...More

Thank davidmatthes
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not many restaurants around the world have history as rich as this. Besides the ancient history, the restaurant is well maintained to honor its story. Now the food. ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. I am pescatarian but I had to sample a meatball from my brother. It was...More

1  Thank AlexWorldTour
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great little spot. I went here as I was told it was the oldest restaurant in Sweden. Cute little quirky place. The ambience was great and fine to go if you are a solo traveller. The staff were very hospitable and the food was delightful....More

Thank Lydia 'Lily' S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Said to be a restaurant since 1722. Well the tables in the front rooms are for sure from this period. We were 8 persons crammed down at two tables put together designed for 4 persons, max 6. And then the persons in the middle had...More

Thank MikeSthlm
Johan L, CEO at Den Gyldene Freden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Mike Yes we are one of the oldest restaurants in the world not only said it is fact that we are proud of. Actually our tables are made for four each so a total of eight, yes they are small but we really can't...More

Reviewed 4 December 2017

Went for dinner with friends and thoroughly enjoyed it. Quite qwerky with loads of character as you would expect from a 1722 building. The restaurant has different parts to it which is unusual ie the ground floor entrance which then leads down to another part...More

Thank kenj956
Reviewed 3 December 2017

We were told by our tour guide that this is the World's oldest running restaurant per Guinness Records. We had to check out the decorations and of course some Swedish meatballs! We ordered item of the day but was told they sold out at 1:30...More

Thank Wander_Eyes
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

“Well established and oldest” restaurant seems to translate to uptight atmosphere and snooty waitress for my experience there. Did not feel welcomed at the restaurant at all from the moment I entered, with no one attending to me to get me seated. I felt that...More

Thank EllieWorld
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

This restaurant operates since 1772. The environment is so nice and romantic and the service perfect! You have to taste the fish soup ! It is delicious!! Prices are high but worth the quality of dishes!! Don’t miss it!!

1  Thank kamari1053
Reviewed 30 November 2017

We were in Stockholm on business and it was our beloved colleague Maxim' birthday and we decided we have to celebrate. We picked this restaurant as Maxim read that was the oldest in Europe. The restaurant was in an old building, had contemporary decor and...More

Thank Sundar P
Reviewed 29 November 2017

Visited Den Gyldene Freden with my girlfriend on a Saturday in November 2017. Great atmosphere, great local food, great service. We had the lunch special with herring and meat balls. Nice atmosphere there with art on the walls depicting the long history of the place....More

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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)
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Ian C
31 January 2017|
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Response from Laritwoshoes | Reviewed this property |
Wouldn't know sorry but given the food I'm sure they could do something
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 18 - USD 47
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Osterlanggatan 51 | Gamla stan, Stockholm 111 31, Sweden
  • Location: Europe  >  Sweden  >  Stockholm County  >  Stockholm>  > Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen
  • Neighbourhood: Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen
  • Phone Number: +46 8 24 97 60
  • E-mail
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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