Restaurants

Top Choice International in Växjö

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 the special feel of this place. The burgers are renowned, as is…
Top Choice Seafood in Jönköping-Huskvarna

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 previously commercial crayfishermen, so they know their stuff. …
Top Choice Asian in Visby

Surfers

Not your normal Chinese restaurant abroad, the speciality here is Szechuan finger food designed to share and ranging from Chinese dumplings to traditional twice-cooked pork. There's plenty of heat in the dishes, whi…
Top Choice Swedish in Southern Gotland

Krakas Krog

The owners of Krakas Krog make a point of sourcing their ingredients from Gotland’s fields, woods and sea, including frogs’ legs direct from the garden. Meals are served on the porch and in the petite dining room. T…
Top Choice 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 beef tartar, whole witch flounder and New Zealand lamb – gorgeous on the plate and e…
Top Choice French in Visby

Bolaget

Take a defunct Systembolaget shop, chip the ‘System’ off the signage, and reinvent the space as a buzzing, French bistro-inspired hot spot (fried frog legs, anyone?). Staff members are amiable and the summertime squ…
Top Choice Swedish in Linköping

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 stuffed trout with beet aioli. There is an extensive wine list…
Top Choice Gastropub in Visby

Lilla Bjers Farm Pub

About 7km southwest of Visby, Lilla Bjers is an award-winning farm eatery with a great outdoorsy feel, locavore food (as local as home-grown can be!), chilled beer and cider, and wholesome good vibes.
Top Choice Crêpes in Fårö

Crêperie Tati

Folks line up 20-deep for the tasty sweet and savoury crêpes served at this boho/hippy/cowboy/hipster ranch with its quirky collectibles and small garden out back. We're not sure if the queue is so much about the qu…
Top Choice Chinese in Kalmar

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 (including tofu and vegies, and salt and pepper squid) that ar…