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The hills

The Hills is the sort of place where you can pop in for a morning coffee, an evening cocktail, a working lunch or a relaxed three-course dinner with friends. No matter what time of day you visit, you’ll find a warm welcome.

It’s a great place to sit and watch the world go by, with outdoor dining on Götgatan in the summer months.

The Team

"When you’re running a restaurant, the most important part of the puzzle is finding the right people. People who believe in the importance of cheerful professionalism. People who fit together.

I’m so proud of everyone who works at The Hills, whether they are in the dining room, the bar, or the kitchen. Many of us have worked together in the past, including head chef Lelle Rössler and restaurant manager Lina Pasqua, who both have experience with me from the Lydmar Hotel among others. They help me solve the puzzle.” 
 

– Kenneth Hallström CEO and co-owner

the food

Our head chef, Lelle Rössler, has worked in some of Stockholm’s finest kitchens, including Sturehof, Lydmar Hotel, and Bistro Berns. His food philosophy is rooted in the traditions of the rustic French kitchen. The menu is updated frequently to reflect the season, with specials written up each day on the blackboard.

the art

At The Hills, we believe what’s on the walls matters (almost) as much as what’s on the plates. We invited architect and designer Jonas Bohlin (Sturehof, Rolfs Kök, Luzette) to create the interior, to which we’ve added some favorite artworks by Harland Miller, Marina Abramović, Gardar Eide Einarsson, Damien Hirst, Ragnar Persson and Joakim Ojanen among others.

the book

“The Hills, the restaurant, dates from a time when pigs were pigs and swine were swine…”
– The Hills, Chapter One.

The Hills takes its name from a book by the Norwegian writer Matias Faldbakken. It's all about the drama that unfolds underneath the glittering chandeliers of a bustling European restaurant, and the stories of the busy waiters and regular guests.

It is a subject we know all about!

THE FOUNDERS

In 2019, Scandinavia’s leading literary agency, Salomonsson Agency, teamed up with the esteemed restaurateur Kenneth Hallström to fulfill a long-shared dream by creating The Hills, an oasis of good food and culture on the hill of Götgatan on Södermalm, Stockholm.