Must-see restaurants in Småland

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    Kafe de Luxe

    An urban-boho vibe, great music (live at weekends) and '50s- to '60s-style decor, including an adjacent candy-coloured ice-cream parlour, contribute to…

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    Pescadores

    A family-run fish restaurant located in one of the quirky brick buildings that once belonged to the match-making empire. The father and son owners were…

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    Gröna Stugan

    Located in an unassuming sage-green building complete with round windows reminiscent of a ship, this gem of a restaurant serves up beef tartar, whole…

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    Stångs Magasin

    In a 200-year-old warehouse down near the Kinda Canal docks, this elegant award-winner fuses classic Swedish cuisine with continental influences – think…

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    Ming Palace

    The daily lunch buffet at this friendly, central Cantonese restaurant (with retro booths) is always heaving with patrons. There's a wide range of dishes …

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    Restaurant Munkklostret

    The Vadstena Klosterhotel's ravishing restaurant is the best dining spot in town. Seasonal, succulent steak, lamb, game and fish dishes are flavoured with…

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    Restaurang Smugglaren

    In a cosy wooden building tucked down an alley off Strandvägen, Smugglaren dresses up Swedish classics such as beef with lingonberries or salmon tournedos…

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    Restaurant Solbacken

    Local fish find themselves on the menu at this lively restaurant, pub and pizzeria at Visingsö harbour. The fish is smoked at the owners’ own farm and the…

  • PM & Vänner

    A stylish bistro complete with black-and-white tiled floors and wicker chairs, serving up new-school Swedish flavours with global twists. Local produce…

  • Café Berget

    Up a narrow set of stone stairs you’ll find a sunny terrace, resplendent with flowers and ivy, which serves as the doorstep to this glorious little bolt…

  • Guldkant

    A bar, a deli, a restaurant and a waterfront terrace with one of the best views of Västervik. It serves well presented and tasty food ranging from Thai…

  • 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…

  • Linnéa Art Restaurant

    This swish restaurant within the Kosta Boda Art Hotel serves up a delicious lunchtime buffet prepared from local seafood and produce. Of an evening,…

  • Fiskmagasinet

    Housed in a converted 19th-century snus (snuff) factory, urbane Fiskmagasinet combines an intimate bar with a casually chic dining room serving savvy…

  • Bröd & Sovel

    This bakery, lauded throughout Swedish culinary circles, offers a vast array of buttery pastries, creamy cakes, freshly made sandwiches and homemade…

  • Sunrise

    The Mongolian barbecue (adult/child 208/108kr) at this authentic restaurant is the star turn here, prepared fresh on the griddle with a selection of 12…

  • Bryggeriet

    Enjoy a dreamy position overlooking the water. The menu here includes finely crafted game dishes with fillet of deer and wild boar, while lunch is more…

  • Da Ernesto

    Run by a real-deal Neapolitan, this Italian cafe, restaurant and bar attracts scores of people with its baristiand extensive menu including pastas,…

  • Mäster Gudmunds Källare

    This much-loved restaurant sits in a 17th-century cellar, with beautiful vaulted ceilings and excellent-value lunch sets. Evening mains are mainly meaty…

  • Rojas

    The interior here is cosily cluttered with a 1950s theme, kickback sofas and an eclectic display of art and antiques, while the terrace sprawls invitingly…