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Restaurant Stadshuskällaren was first opened in 1922 and is currently operated by Maria Stridh, a third generation restaurateur. Maria’s father Åke Johansson was already a well-known name in Stockholm’s food and restaurant world five decades ago. In 1962 Åke Johansson started a self-service restaurant and a beer bar at the old S:t Eriksmässan trade fair in the Storängsbotten area of Stockholm. These days Maria Stridh operates all of the restaurant units and all of the banqueting activities at the Stockholm International Fairs and Congress Centre. Maria and her team are also responsible for all of the restaurant and banqueting activities in the Stockholm City Hall, in other words not only Restaurant Stadshuskällaren but also Ragnars Skafferi (lunch restaurant and café) as well as the banqueting activities in the Blue Hall and the Golden Hall.

In addition to Stadshuskällaren and Stadshusrestauranger Stockholm AB, the family-run hospitality group also includes Engsholm Castle, Mässrestauranger i Malmö AB, Mässrestauranger Stockholm AB and Glada Ankan Restaurang & Catering AB, which operates the Teaterbaren restaurant and bar in Stockholm’s Kulturhuset.

Art & Design

At Stadshuskällaren we pride ourselves on our sense of style and have taken great care in mixing contemporary Swedish design with well-preserved features from Stadshuskällaren’s original 1920s furnishings and fittings.

In the Dining Room the walls are painted by Yngwe Berg (1887-1963) with motifs borrowed from Bellman and Fredman’s Epistles. The chairs are specially designed by Jonas Bohlin with inspiration from the original chair that was first designed for Stockholm City Hall.

We have also preserved a sense of history in the Bar where naturally tanned leather has been used to upholster wall-mounted sofas of the time. Jonas Bohlin was inspired by the tavern furniture that was in place in 1932 when he developed the chairs that are used today. All carpets and rugs were designed by Gunilla Lagerhem Ullberg for Kasthall.

Yet another piece by Jonas Bohlin, his Star lamp, can be found hanging in Chambre Separé where it lights up the almost 100-year-old room.

Linné’s Dining Room was the building’s original breakfast room for the City’s officials and was known at the time as the Eldkvarn Room after a grand gristmill that burned to the ground in 1878 on the site of the present-day Stockholm City Hall. These days this room is also decorated with Jonas Bohlin’s chairs and lamps.


The connection to nature is constantly present in the work at Stadshuskällaren. We think it’s important to work actively against environmental and climate impact, so we are Swan-labeled and KRAV-certified. The Swan-labeled restaurant takes a holistic approach to environmental work, thus reducing its environmental impact in terms of energy, water, ingredients, cleaning chemicals and waste. We are also KRAV-certified at level one, which means we work with 15 organic ingredients and MSC-labeled fish. These are tough demands that we daily work with while we constantly challenge ourselves to reach further.



Interested in working for us?

Do you share our passion for food, raw ingredients and service? Are you driven by joy  and professionalism in your work? Stadshuskällaren is always on the lookout for new team members who want to play their part in helping to create Europe’s best restaurant business.

We would be delighted to receive your application regarding positions at Stadshuskällaren as well as for Stadshusrestauranger Stockholm AB, the company that works with the banqueting operations in the Blue Hall and the Golden Hall as well as Ragnars Kök.


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If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Elin Bergqvist at elin.bergqvist@stadshusrestauranger.se

If your enquiry concerns the annual Nobel Banquet held each 10th of December, please contact Elin Bergqvist at elin.bergqvist@stadshusrestauranger.se

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