As featured in The Evening Standard. For the best foodie spots in Sweden’s southern peninsular, look no further.
Food lovers rejoice! Skåne; Sweden’s most southern peninsular is a food lovers haven and a destination that offers a full sensory overload.
For many the dining experience isn’t solely about the food on your plate, it’s about the full experience and Skane offers first class dining in hugely varied but always beautiful settings.
From the stunning Vollmers, the two Michelin star restaurant in Malmö, to wild weekend camping and outdoor cooking at Nyrups Naturhotel, there is something for everyone.
There’s intimate dining at the incredible coastal Köksbordet and a restful and rejuvenating stints available at the Ängavallen Farm & Hotel. The charm, hospitality, innovation, passion and respect for everything consumed is consistent and evident throughout the region’s best foodie destinations.
Just a short flight to Copenhagen and an even shorter train journey will have you at the heart of Malmö in time for lunch: A perfect place to start your discovery of all things Skåne.
Below are the best places to eat in Skåne.
A short walk from Malmö train station, Hotel Duxiana offers a very laid back experience to all who stay. Proud producers of extremely comfortable beds, it goes without saying it’s one of the best places to rest your head in the city. Rooms are pared back, tasteful and without chintz or fuss. Think Scandinavian design but with extra cushions! Being situated moments from the centre of Malmö means it couldn’t be more conveniently positioned. Gorgeous coffee shops and restaurants are a mere stones throw away.
Having been awarded two Michelin stars, this restaurant is a must when visiting Malmö. Serving staff, chefs and sommelier make this an exceptional experience that you won’t want to end. It’s intimate, original, passionate and innovative approach to the cuisine it serves is exciting, every course is intriguing and completely delicious. Service is of course formal and on point but friendly and relaxed in the same breath. We’re taken through course after course with incredible wine pairings that rouses a similar intrigue to the food. It’s absolutely apparent you’re dining somewhere special here.
For those that like plenty of options or to graze while they wander, the newly refurbished goods warehouse; Saluhall is home to a very select group of retailers. From incredible butchers and fishmongers to a pizzeria (Hedvigsdal pizzas are a must try), ice cream, cheeses, burgers, bakers… you name it, they’ve got it. Very much Swedish in its beautiful design and sympathetic to the buildings origins, this is a place you could lose hours in. There’s plenty of seating areas and more formal restaurants within the space. Whether doing the weekly shop or popping in for a lunch or dinner, Saluhall has it all tastefully covered.
With a vision for zero food waste and a passion for locally grown produce Hörte Brygga is not your traditional restaurant. Its setting is moments from the coast and come the summer months they serve over four hundred customers a day. By winter when the temperature drops they offer a much more intimate and refined approach to dining. Seasonal tasting menus which change daily and cater for up to twelve guests an evening mean that you can really experience something totally unique and entirely special. Run by a husband and wife team this restaurant absolutely needs to be on your list whichever time of year you visit.
Ängavallen Farm & Hotel
An inspiring place where ecology and gastronomy go hand in hand. This family run guesthouse and farm not only offer a retreat from city life, but offer an insight into farming, animal welfare and living off the land. The restaurant here is exceptional with most of the produce grown or reared on the surrounding land. A passion for and agricultural responsibility is at the forefront of this working farm.
With a obsession for traditional Skanian cuisine, this restaurant manages to create a menu that stays true to the region’s most loved dishes whilst also focuses on sustainable produce.
Warm and informal, this restaurant also serves up packed lunches using its leftovers for those on a tighter budget. Sunday brunching is a big thing here and the DIY buffet really pulls in the crowds.
For those wanting to really connect with the outdoors and get hands on with local produce; this is the place to do it. Navigate your way into the woods, where if like us, you’ll eventually find your camp for the weekend. Dinner is cooked on open fires and we’re taught how to make fire pits to wrap, bury and bake fish. You’ll be completely seduced by Sweden’s answer to glamping.
Here, a husband and wife team open their home and vineyards for enthusiasts to visit. Being the most northerly positioned vineyards in the world makes for an interesting story and unique tasting wine. The family estate, owned for five generations relies on the microclimate provided by the proximity to the Baltic sea. This too is a beautiful spot to visit, set in gentle, rolling hills where you can sample both the wine and local cuisine.
For those wanting to tap into the rich cultural history there’s city guides available matkaravan.se