Skåne, the southern-most region in Sweden, is the country’s larder. It’s right now in the midst of a food revolution, with local restaurants cooking up some of the Nordic region’s most interesting food.
With a strong focus on locally produced ingredients and sustainable production, the food landscape of Skåne is one of slow food and joie de vivre. This is the place for gourmet travellers looking for a slower pace of life and authentic tastes that spring from the rich, local soil. It surprised no one here that when The New York Times recently listed the most exciting food destinations of the moment, Skåne made it to their list.
The Nordic Cuisine is characterized by its purity, simplicity and freshness, and by a conscious use of seasonal foods and local produce. The concept turns familiar ingredients into new, mind-blowing sensations. Skåne, once part of Denmark, is home to some unique traditions and produce. Asparagus and peas, red deer and rook, rape seed oil and fresh potatoes - the list goes on. Keep reading for a list of ten of the region’s must-visit restaurants.
Bloom in the park
Bloom in the park
Located in the beautiful park Pildammsparken in Malmö, the biggest town in Skåne, you find this elegant establishment. The international team excels in creating unique dishes inspired by the freshest of ingredients. Bloom in The Park is a “No Menu” restaurant, meaning you cannot choose what to eat. Actually you won’t even know what you are served. All you have to do is close your eyes and let yourself be delighted and seduced.
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, you’ll still 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, and grown the vegetables in his garden.Book at table at Daniel Berlin here Read more
Located in central Malmö in a charming old town house, Restaurang Vollmers 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.Read more about Restaurang Vollmers here Read more
Bastard Mat & Vin
Bastard Mat & Vin
Located in central Malmö just a stone’s throw away from the picturesque Lilla Torg, this venue has been popular ever since it opened. It remains one of the hottest addresses in Malmö and is crowded from Tuesday to Saturday. Mingle at the rustic bar over a platter of cheese and some eco wine, or order a dish from the superb menu. The focus 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.
If you have a hard time finding Lyran, a restaurant admittedly located somewhat off centre in Malmö, all you need to do is trust your nostrils. The seductive scents of the glorious cooking will lead your way. Enjoy the pulse and atmosphere as the chefs work on your dinner in the open kitchen, preparing uncompromising and delicious dishes accompanied by biodynamic wines and smiles. Bon appetit.Check out more on Lyran's website Read more
This charming villa from 1899 housing an exclusive fine dining restaurant and hotel is in Ystad, a small and picturesque city on the south coast of Skåne. The kitchen offers culinary world-class experiences based on local seasonal produce. The villa features seven beautiful hotel rooms if you feel like staying until next day.
Far i Hatten
Far i Hatten
This charming restaurant is situated in a quirky, cottage-like building located in Folkets Park, the People’s Park in Malmö. The food is locally produced and the edges are raw. This is seriously good cooking. No wonder that this is where Malmö’s restaurant scene congregates in the summertime – the robust but lovingly prepared food is wild and delicious.Find out more about Far i Hatten here Read more
This ambitious restaurant markets itself as a French dining destination in the heart of Malmö. Enjoy fine wine and fine dining in a classical environment, guided by the expertise of the house sommelier. The menu consists of new takes on luxurious classical dishes and produce is supplied by small, high quality producers.Book a table a Restaurant Sture here Read more
This impressive restaurant is in what was once the summer residence of King Oscar II and his wife Sofia. Located in the city of Helsingborg on the west coast of Skåne, this castle restaurant serves an ambitious and innovative cuisine rooted in history and tradition. An evening spent here will make you feel like royalty.Read more about Sofiero Slottsrestaurang here Read more
The landscape of food is ever-changing, so make sure you always get up-to-date information by visiting the websites of the restaurants. The information above was gathered in 2016 and there might be changes in location, ownership or menus.