Hotspots for Food & Fun
Linköping’s best restaurants - 9 tips
As in all cities, delicious food and a good selection of restaurants is also important in Linköping. However, sometimes it’s hard to know where to go. That’s why we have put together a list of Linköping’s 9 best restaurants, all with inspiration from various corners of the world!
Stångs Magasin – a classic restaurant that must not be missed
Södra Stånggatan 1
Stångs Magasin offers not just wonderful meals, but also lovely surroundings. Photo: Stångs Magasin
Stångs Magasin, located by river Stångån, has historic charm. The restaurant is KRAV certified (organic certification) and work with locally produced organic raw ingredients. The cuisine is based on Swedish flavours and changes by the season.
The outdoor area is open during summer. A perfect place to enjoy a drink with friends while gazing across river Stångån’s lustrous waters.
Stångs Magasin serves a very tasty and generous Christmas Buffet at Christmas time. Make sure to book a table well ahead as they get fully booked early!
Çok Najs – great doner kebabs
Çok Najs - the ideal place to hang out and enjoy a bite to eat. Photo: Çok Najs Delicious sauces, bread, vegetables, meat, potatoes… Do you need any more reasons to come here? Photo: Çok Najs
You’ll find the best doner kebabs in Linköping at Çok Najs. The restaurant’s vision is to create a cool place to hang out with friends, have a few drinks and eat really great food.
You can choose to have your kebab in bread or on a plate and either with meat or vegetarian. If you and your friends want to share, that’s fine too. If so, you are served freshly baked bread, sauces, condiments and your choice of proteins.
Ros Restaurang – a unique gem
Ros is a small, less known, romantic gem – perfect for small groups or dates. The food is European such as Greek salads, tapas, pastas, seafood. Everyone discovering this place falls in love with both the food and the ambience.
Continue your date night at cosy Quality Hotel Ekoxen, located just a few blocks away.
Beer & Burger – superb meals from the grill
As the name of the place suggests, burgers are the obvious signature dish here - vegetarian, meat, fish… You name it. *Comfortable settings suitable for both large and small groups. *
At centrally located Clarion Collection® Hotel Slottsparken you find restaurant Beer & Burger. Here you can choose from tasty hamburgers, BBQ meals, salads, milkshakes and obviously a great selection of beers. Locally produced ingredients are in focus at Beer & Burger.
Tonight’s Special at Beer & Burger is included when you check in at the hotel, plus, you get to enjoy the hotel’s awesome breakfast buffet and Afternoon Sweets.
Yogi – authentic Indian cuisine
At Yogi you find wonderfully aromatic, colourful dishes with inspiration from northern India. This is where anyone who wants superb quality Indian food, in an ambiance that brings you to the Far East, goes.
Tips: Try their Chicken Tikka Sizzler or vegetarian Thalin. And you must order some naan bread, needless to say.
Zanas Restaurang – The best pizzas in Linköping
Zanas is ideal for families and also a great place to catch up with friends and eat some seriously good pizza. Staff in the kitchen focus on fresh ingredients and change the menu three times per year, thus challenging themselves to create new combinations of toppings for their pizzas.
Pizza baker and chef Zana Aziz has been awarded prizes for his pizzas and is recognised for his many new pizza inventions. They don’t just serve pizzas at Zanas, however – Mediterranean cuisine is also available from the menu here.
De Klomp – Swedish cuisine and a wide selection of beers
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De Klomp in Linköping is a hit with both beer lovers and foodies. Photo: De Klomp At De Klomp in Linköping all food is prepared from scratch with locally produced and grown produce. Photo: De Klomp
Are you hungry and also a beer lover? Then De Klomp is what you’re looking for. De Klomp finds its inspiration from Swedish cuisine with produce from farms in Östergötland and other parts of Sweden. The wide selection of beers, however, comes from all over the world. This is a popular place among local residents in Linköping.
Ammos Creperi & Drinks - crepes with toppings to die for
Ammos Creperi & Drinks offers a delectable selection of crepes. They have any topping you can imagine - brisket of beef, Västerbotten cheese, salmon and feta, prosciutto, mushrooms, gorgonzola – to mention a few. They obviously also serve sweet crepes such as chocolate and banana or honey and walnuts. There is something here for everyone, regardless of taste, diet or intolerances. You simply don’t leave this place hungry.
1854 – genuine Italian cuisine with Swedish traditions
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A pasta dish from 1854 is always a winning choice. Photo: 1854
It was a spring night year 1854 that former sergeant Nils Strid and his two companions committed one of the world’s biggest bank robberies in the cellar at Östgötha Bank in Linköping – in the exact same building where restaurant 1854 is located today, hence the name 1854.
If serving delicious food was a crime, then 1854 would definitely be arrested and faced with the same sentence as Nils Strid. Albeit the Swedish tale, the cuisine finds its inspiration from Italy. On the menu you find Italian classics such as carbonara, risotto, meat balls, carpaccio and many vegetarian options.
What happened to Nils? Hmm, neither he nor his companions where discrete about their new-found wealth, which made it easy for police to capture the perpetrators. Nils was sentenced to both lashing and deportation to America.
BONUS - Bosses Glassbar
Photo: Emelie Westerholm
If you happen to be in Linköping during summer, well, then you have to visit popular ice cream parlour Bosses Glassbar. It’s located right in the middle of Linköping and only a very short walk from our hotels Clarion Collection® Hotel Slottsparken and Quality Hotel Ekoxen. Here you find any ice cream flavour you can think of.
People wait in long queues at this popular ice cream parlour to buy the best ice cream in town – a perfect place to go after dinner at one of the above recommended restaurants.