Skåne is often referred to as the larder of the country. Once mostly known for its rural and artisanal food, culinary Skåne of today is something quite different. Skåne, as well as the rest of the country and its Nordic neighbours, is right now in the midst of a food revolution, with local restaurants cooking up some of the Nordic region’s most interesting food. So if you are a foodie, make sure you do not miss out on these outstanding south Swedish restaurants. 

Skåne – A food revolution

The fact that Stockholm has for long been at the center of gastronomic attention in Sweden is slowly but steadily changing, as local establishments around the country are gaining both ground and recognition. With a strong focus on locally produced ingredients and sustainable production, the food landscape of Skåne is a landscape of slow food and joie de vivre. This is the place for gourmet travelers looking for a slower pace of life and authentic tastes that spring right from the rich, Scanian soil. Bearing in mind the almost explosive culinary development of the past few years, it came as no surprise that when New York Times recently listed the most exciting food destinations of the moment, Skåne was the part of Sweden that made it to their list.   

Experience authentic nordic cuisine

The Nordic Cuisine is characterised by its purity, simplicity and freshness, and by a very conscious use of seasonal foods and local produce. The concept takes it point of departure in tradition, turning familiar ingredients into new and mind-blowing sensations. Skåne, having been part of Denmark, is home to some very unique traditions and also some very unique produce. Asparagus and peas, red deer and rook, rape seed oil and fresh potatoes - the list goes on and on. Keep reading for a list of ten of the most prominent Scanian restaurants today.

Bloom in the park

Bloom in the park

Located in the beautiful park Pildammsparken in Malmö, you find this elegant establishment. Head of the kitchen is Titti Qvarnström, the first female chef in Sweden to be awarded with her own Michelin star, and the culinary experiences that she and her staff will offer you is truly something out of the ordinary. The international team at Bloom In The Park excels in creating unique dishes inspired by the freshest of ingredients. Bloom in The Park is a “No Menu” restaurant, meaning that you cannot choose what to eat. Actually you will not even know what you are served. All you have to do is close your eyes and let yourself be delighted and seduced.

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Daniel Berlin

Daniel Berlin

Michelin-chef Daniel Berlin offers his guests unique culinary experiences in an intimate and supreme countryside setting. Even though the location is way off the beaten track, the word has most certainly spread and you will need to book your table way in advance. Daniel Berlin is passionately involved in every inch of his business and when you eat your dinner he will probably have shot the deer himself, grown the vegetables in his garden, being closely acquainted with the producers of the other ingredients. His intrinsic understanding of the produce allows each individual ingredient to find its own voice and the results verges on the otherworldly.

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Restaurang Vollmers

Restaurang Vollmers

Restaurant Vollmers, located in central Malmö is awarded with two Michelin stars and offers a culinary journey from historic Skåne to the modern elegance of today. The use of local produce from the region is an important part of the kitchen’s philosophy and the result is as refined as its origins are robust and rural. Using unexpected combinations and techniques, this is a restaurant that brings out the very best in the culinary heritage of Skåne.

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Bastard Mat & Vin

Bastard Mat & Vin

Located in central Malmö just a stone’s throw away from the picturesque square Lilla Torg, this venue has been immensely popular ever since it opened. It remains one of the hottest addresses in Malmö and is crowded from Tuesday through Saturday. Mingle at the rustic bar over a platter of cheese and some natural wine or order a dish from the robust menu. The focus here lies on meat and the decor is simple but loaded with charm. This is a perfect place for socializing and meeting new people while enjoying good food and atmosphere.

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Lyran

Lyran

If you have a hard time finding Lyran, a restaurant admittedly located somewhat off center in Malmö, all you need to do is trust your nostrils. The seductive scents of the glorious cooking will lead your way, and your search will be worthwhile, to say the least. Here you can enjoy the pulse and atmosphere as the chefs’ work on your dinner in the open kitchen, preparing uncompromising and delicious dishes that are served accompanied by biodynamic wines and smiles. Bon appetit!

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B.A.R Naturlig Krog och Vinbar

B.A.R Naturlig Krog och Vinbar

This is an eco-conscious restaurant located in central Malmö. The cuisine stands with one leg in the Nordic region and the other in the south of Europe, combining prime local produce with the rich tastes of the Mediterranean kitchen. Innovative techniques and bold, unruly combinations will keep surprising all through the menu, and the setting is very cosy.

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Villa Strandvägen

Villa Strandvägen

Located in Ystad, a small and picturesque city on the south coast of Skåne, you will find this charming villa from 1899 housing an exclusive fine dining restaurant and hotel. The kitchen offers culinary experience of world class, based on local produce of the season. The villa features seven beautiful hotel rooms in case you feel like staying until next day in the relaxing atmosphere.

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Far i Hatten

Far i Hatten

In a quirky, cottage-like building located in Folkets Park, the People’s Park in Malmö, you will find this charming restaurant brimming with personality. The food served is locally produced and the edges are raw - this is seriously good cooking. No wonder that this is where Malmö’s restaurant scene tends to congregate in the summertime - the robust but lovingly prepared food is raw, wild and delicious.

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Restaurant Sture

Restaurant Sture

This ambitious restaurant with one Michelin star markets itself as a French dining destination in the heart of Malmö. Here you can enjoy fine wine and fine dining in a classical environment, guided by the exquisite expertise of the house sommelier. The menu consists of new takes on luxurious classical dishes and the produce is supplied by small, high quality producers.

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Sofiero Slottsrestaurant

Sofiero Slottsrestaurant

In what was once the summer residence of King Oscar II and his wife Sofia, you will find this impressive restaurant. Located in the city of Helsingborg on the west coast of Skåne, this castle restaurant serves dinners worthy of kings. With an ambitious and innovative cuisine rooted in history and tradition, an evening spent here will make you feel like royalty.

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