Top Choice European in Halmstad

Pio & Co

Award-winning Pio is an upmarket brasserie with an extensive menu of both Swedish and continental favourites – think Halland pork with roasted garlic and potatoes au gratin, fish 'planks' and moreish gnocchi with bo…
Top Choice Tapas in Sundsvall

Udda Tapas Bar

Head for the roof terrace of this congenial bar on summer evenings to savour the likes of clams with lemongrass, smoked reindeer with Dijon mustard, lamb tacos and yellow beets with honey and feta, along with a glas…
Swedish in Kalmar

Restaurang Källaren Kronan

Six cellars have been transformed into a high-calibre experience, with meals served under a cosy vaulted ceiling. There’s even a 1660s menu, with mains like salmon poached in wine with crayfish and root vegetables. …
Cafe in Ystad

Host Morten

Plunge into that Henning Mankell novel at this fabulous cafe – serving light meals like filled baked potatoes, focaccias and piled-high salads – then pluck a book from one of the shelves and plan to stay awhile. In …
Sandwiches in Ystad

Maltes Mackor

Short on space but long on choice, the baguettes and wraps here are made with only the freshest locally sourced produce. Even if you're not peckish, grab a coffee; it's reputed to be the best in town.
Swedish in Ystad


Unique Bryggeriet is a relaxed meat-leaning restaurant-pub in an old brewery. The courtyard is an excellent spot to linger over a well-cooked meal and Ystad Färsköl, a beer brewed on the premises. The chocolate truf…
Bakery in Halmstad


This is a good old-fashioned bakery with cafe attached. As well as chunky sandwiches, there’s a tempting stock of chocolates and cakes to crank up the calories.
Swedish in Vaxholm

Waxholms Hotell

In a historic building opposite the harbour, grand Waxholms offers fine dining and unbelievable views. Grab a pint in the vaguely British woodsman-esque lobby bar or head upstairs to the formal dining room. In summe…
Seafood in Vaxholm

Melanders Fisk

On the waterfront, Melanders Fisk is a seafood market that includes a cafe serving quality grub. If there’s a fish stew on the day’s menu don’t miss it, but any seafood dish here is bound to be satisfying.
European in Utö

Nya Dannekrogen

Near the Gruvbryggan harbour, this lively restaurant looks formal but has a young, casual vibe, with grub ranging from hearty fish stew to polenta. The fried herring (Skr175) with lingonberries and mashed potatoes i…