Tradition, quality & innovation

Operakällaren has a fantastic history that dates back to 1787 when Gustaf III allowed the serving of beer to the court servants and theater people in the basement of the Opera House he had built 5 years earlier. The wings of history still resonate in the atmosphere of our cultural landmark, but it is also a house of innovation and opportunities with four restaurants, a cocktail bar, a wine cellar, and banquet halls.

Operakällarens Matsal

Here, international haute cuisine is served under the direction of head chef Viktor Westerlind.

Operakällaren has one Michelin star and five red forks in the Michelin Guide, and is also a member of Les Grandes Tables du Monde/Traditions et Qualité.

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Operaterrassen is the event space of the building and boasts a fantastic panoramic view of the Royal Palace, the Parliament House, and the waterway of Stockholm. The incredible view captures the unique charm of every season. Operaterrassen is a versatile space where we can host up to 270 dinner guests and the next day transform the space into a conference venue for 40 people.

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Operabaren, next to Café Opera, opened in 1905. Its interior is a mixture of Art Nouveau and an aristocratic gentlemen's club. Operabaren has been and still is the meeting place for all kinds of people, a classic hangout for more than 100 years. Artists and intellectuals mix with business people who come to Operabaren for lunch, dinner, or perhaps just a beer and a chance to relish the cultural ambiance and enjoy the view over the Royal park Kungsträdgården.


Adjacent to Operabaren is the popular Bakfickan, "The Hip Pocket", a small and intimate counter restaurant which seats only 28 guests, either at the bar or at the narrow tables set-up around. Bakfickan opened in the spring of 1962 and specializes in presenting traditional Swedish quality cooking at a reasonable price. In the summertime, open air seating is also available facing Jakobs Torg and the grand park Kungsträdgården.