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. …
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…
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…
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…
Swedish in Northern Öland

Lammet & Grisen

Just 10km south of Böda, come here for all-you-can-eat evenings, with whole spit-roasted lamb and pork on the menu, plus live entertainment. The restaurant is particularly family-friendly.
European in Kalmar

Gröna Stugan

Located in an unassuming sage-green building complete with round windows reminiscent of a ship, this gem of a restaurant serves up dishes that are gorgeous on the plate and even better to eat. Leave space for the bl…
Swedish in Northern Gotland


Near the Jungfru trailhead at Lickershamn, this place serves both local and Med-style dishes and tapas, and there’s a hut selling smoked fish.
Swedish in Östergötland


A superb restaurant with lock-side views serving reliably good local cuisine.