A night out at Freyja+Söder

Welcome to us at Freyja+Söder, a gem in Södermalm, perfect for your night out. Located right by Slussen on Hornsgatan 18, we offer more than just the restaurant and the bar; we also provide a breathtaking view. Our rooftop boasts possibly the best panoramic view of Stockholm, ideal for both unforgettable and relaxing drinks under the stars.

This week, we are featured in a nightlife guide by the Stureplansgruppen, and here we share what you can enjoy at our beloved venue.

Freyja, our restaurant, accommodates many guests in an environment that is both intimate and lively. Söder, our bar and terrace area, is the perfect spot to let loose and be inspired by the city from above. The interior is modern and welcoming, creating the right atmosphere for both spontaneous visits and special occasions. 

But Freyja+Söder is more than just its location. Our menu, created by the talented chef Emma Shields, is a rich blend of local and global influences. Emma, with her background in international kitchens, passionately combines global flavors with Swedish quality ingredients, providing a clear impression of whose food you are enjoying and where.

Our cocktail menu, developed by the legendary bartender Jimmy Dymott and his collaborator Thimmy, known for their creative mixology, has been carefully crafted to complement both the food and the atmosphere. Whether you’re looking for something innovative or a classic twist, Jimmy and Thimmy consistently deliver something memorable.

Freyja+Söder is a venue that supports an entire evening. Our goal is for every guest to leave feeling they’ve been part of a grand night out, an experience only available here in Södermalm.

So, if you’re looking for a place that combines stunning views, outstanding food, and expertly mixed drinks in a relaxed yet engaging environment, Freyja+Söder is the obvious choice. Whether you want to create new memories with friends, celebrate a special occasion, or just enjoy the moment, Freyja+Söder is the place where anything can happen. Visit us and let us make your evening in Södermalm extraordinary.

If you’re curious about more places perfect for a night out, you can check out this complete guide to what you can do during a night in Stockholm.

READ THE FULL GUIDE HERE

Stureplansgruppen’s Top Five

Stureplan Group has compiled a list of their hottest and most hip and happening places right now. We happen to be on it, along with a few other spots you definitely should check out. This includes places like Mikael Einarsson’s newly opened La Petite Soeur and other wonderful venues perfect for spring.

View the full list here.

Women in the Industry Highlighted – Freyja Included 03.18.24

In an article from earlier last week, on International Women’s Day, a day of activism, two women from Freyja were highlighted in Stureplansgruppen’s tribute to the women in front of, and behind the scenes. Naturally, our restaurateur and creative leader Emma Shields was mentioned; she has strongly put Freyja+Söder on the map in Stockholm’s dining scene within a year. Our bartender Vendela was also mentioned as a woman of character within the conglomerate.

We love when our team is celebrated, thank you Stureplansgruppen!

Read about all the women here.

Signature Drink: Röda Linjen 03.18.24

Stureplansgruppen has compiled a list of signature cocktails in Stockholm and Gothenburg, and we were honored to participate with our drink, “Röda linjen”. The Red Line is the metro that passes by Freyja, and we witness it making its rounds over Söderström’s Bridge both day and night. The cocktail is refreshingly flavored, made with Swedish strawberries from one of the finest producers, Stenhuse Farm on Gotland, and the tastiest gin we know from Stockholm Distillery, Navy Strength at 57% alcohol by volume. We add wormwood for spice and finish the drink with a spray of Absinthe, a classic touch.

Read the whole list of signature cocktails here.

Falstaff Top 100

We at Freyja+Söder are immensely pleased and honored to have been named one of Sweden’s Top 100 Restaurants by Falstaff Magazine. Falstaff Magazine is a highly respected publication known for its passion for food, drink, and culture, with its roots in Austria. They explore and highlight the best dining experiences around the world, making this recognition particularly special for us.

Read the full list here.

To Falstaff Magazine.

The people behind Freyja – Vendela

Who are you, and how did you end up at Freyja?

I’m Vendela, a cheerful 22-year-old who works as a bartender. I ended up here because I was looking for growth within the restaurant industry overall. I visited Freyja privately with another bartender colleague. There, Thimmy (a cocktail lab technician) was at the bar, and we started talking about this and that. He mentioned they were looking for staff for the summer, so I gave him my email and my number since it seemed like a nice place with great energy, and I had a very positive experience. A few weeks later, I got a call from Jimmy Dymott asking about my situation, and we agreed to meet and talk. We met for a job interview, and I was lucky enough to end up here.

How did you get into the industry?

Thanks to one of my parents who has always worked in the hospitality industry, it’s always been a big part of my life. My plan was completely different after high school; I was going to study something entirely different, but decided to take a break from studying. That’s when I started working part-time as a waitress at my uncle’s place. I’ve never been particularly social, but working so closely with people really developed me. It wasn’t until I went to work for a season at a restaurant that I really started to enjoy it and felt that this was truly something for me. There, I had the opportunity to work both on the floor and behind the bar, and it was behind the bar that I remained.

Do you enjoy working at Freyja?

I really enjoy it. I’ve never been at a place that has managed to create such good dynamics among everyone, there’s an amazing atmosphere, and everything runs very smoothly. There were many days during the summer when we were incredibly busy, which was fun but also challenging at times. Days when I was low on energy could feel tough from the start, but I quickly regained that energy because we are and were an amazing team that encourages, supports, and lifts each other up when things get tough.

Finally, if you were here as a guest, what would you have eaten and drunk, and who would you have brought with you?

Well, I would either have embraced the art of enjoying my own company or brought a good friend, and started with one of our fantastic cocktails, in my case, a ‘concrete jungle’, very fresh and lovely to start with. For the appetizer, I would choose the Brussels sprouts and buckwheat chips. Then, I would have the octopus, absolutely incredible. Maybe with a glass of white wine to go with it. Last but not least, for dessert, I would order our delightful Cloudberry dessert and to that, our latest cocktail addition, Tangorabatt.

Thank you very much, Vendela!

Winemaker’s Dinner with Murre 28.02.24

Experience a unique wine dinner with the Swedish winemaker Murre from Vingården in Klagshamn. Join us for an evening where we celebrate and indulge in Swedish flavors, both in the glass and on the plate. On February 28th at 6:30 PM, a set menu paired with exciting wines will be served. The price for the wine dinner is 900 SEK. Reserve a table for a relaxed but enriching evening where, under Murre’s guidance, you will discover and delve into Swedish wines.

BOOK HERE

Söder Terrace Reopens 16.02.24

The wait is finally over—SÖDER Terrace is reopening on the 16th of February. Soon, the warm, long summer evenings will return, but until then, the newly renovated bar stands ready, heated, and eager to provide an insane overload of Stockholm views.

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New Art in the Minibar 01.02.24

We hung up some new art in the minibar on the 1st of febuary by Jesper Bror Palmqvist.

“In the exhibition, I present three paintings executed on the backsides of school maps. The works are personal monuments for an in-between state, an exploration of the map’s reverse side, as well as a collection of references and symbols that together symbolize a mental state.

During my upbringing, Dalarna painting was constantly present in my surroundings. With a mother from India, an interest in Indian culture emerged, and later in adulthood, I came into contact with Indian miniature painting. That’s when I realized how similar these painting traditions are. I decided to blend the painting styles.

My goal with mixing these painting traditions is to highlight the similarities and to point out how cultures influence each other worldwide. The school map concept testifies to a worldview conditioned by boundaries and categorizations. I want to explore a transcultural painting that opposes the binary system and that tells the stories that do not fit into our worldview. A society, an individual, or a place can carry multiple identities that interact together.”

Many thanks to Jesper for your art now adorning the minibar going forward!

Read more about Jesper and see more of his art here.

Valentine’s Day at Freyja

According to a not-so-recent survey conducted in 2016 by Aller Media’s Women’s Panel, 31% of all women preferred to receive a restaurant visit on Valentine’s Day.

Men, on the other hand, prefer expensive whiskey or a sweet treat, according to a more recent report.

The solution to this is to book a table at Freyja.

Book here.

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