Best restaurants in Southern Sweden

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Malmö

    Namu

    Brainchild of Masterchef Sweden winner Jennie Walldén, Namu (meaning 'tree') serves up artfully prepared Korean dishes adapted according to the availability of seasonal local ingredients and presented in surroundings that merge Scandinavian design elements and traditional Korean styling beautifully. The result: a cultural and culinary synergy that fans of either genre won't want to miss.

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Skåne

    Skanörs Fiskrögeri

    By the harbour, this marine-chic restaurant is a must for seafood lovers, as its harbourside location and white smokehouse chimneys attest. The fish soup is exquisite and there’s a gourmet seafood deli for stocking that beachside picnic. Open seasonally from April to September; check the website for specific opening hours of the restaurant and deli, which vary slightly.

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Malmö

    Bastard

    This hipster restaurant with possibly the best and hipster-est name anyone has ever thought to call a restaurant is about as close as you’ll get to a gastropub in Sweden. It serves predominantly small and share plates, ranging from gourmet meat platters to blackened grilled chicken for two or pizza with snails. The bar is a popular choice with well-heeled locals.

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Lund

    St Jakobs Stenugnsbageri

    Mouth-watering is the only way to describe the selection of stone-baked breads, knotted cardamom rolls, melt-in-your-mouth coconut-lemon towers and crisp sugar cookies overflowing from the countertops and baking trays at St Jakobs. During the summer you’re likely to see an enormous bowl of strawberries at the centre of it all, served with fresh cream, of course.

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Malmö

    Johan P

    Old-timer Johan P continues to enthral diners with its fresh-off-the-boat seafood. Choose your fishy favourite from the market-style counter out back or go for the set menu. There are lovely bisques, moules meunière (mussels cooked in wine) and chilled shellfish platters. For snacks, Basque-style pintxos (tapas) are available.

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Malmö

    Saltimporten Canteen

    This wonderfully minimalist open canteen housed in the old Salt Importing Warehouse, now a haven of creative and design offices, has polished concrete floors and a design palette that emphasizes its harbour views. Each day there's a different set lunch menu, and that's it – and it's almost always executed perfectly.

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Blekinge

    Wägga Fisk & Delikatessrökeri

    This bright and cheery seafood restaurant sits on a picturesque harbour about 2.5km from the centre of town – a pleasant 30-minute stroll. Choose from the delicious array of seafood from the deli-style counter, then head to the terrace and enjoy seamless maritime views while your dish is prepared.

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Skåne

    Sandskogens Värdshus

    Under the tutelage of one of Sweden's most highly regarded chefs, Daniel Müllern, this restaurant serves up exquisite five-course dinners served in an historic mansion (where you can also stay if you choose). The regularly changing menu is posted online. Dress to impress and bring someone special.

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Lund

    Mat & Destillat

    This high-end experimental kitchen and cocktail bar is turning heads on the Scanian culinary circuit for its artful, inventive locavore dishes offering modern twists on Swedish classics. It's also a popular spot for classy cocktails with superb bar snacks.

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Blekinge

    Gourmet Grön

    This waterside award-winner serves vast, healthy, tasty buffets with a strong emphasis on organic and vegetarian food, offering excellent value. You can nibble on ciabattas, tapas-style goodies or inventive Med-inspired spreads.

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Helsingborg

    Ebbas Fik

    It’s still 1955 at this kitsch-tastic cafe, complete with jukebox (1kr), retro petrol pump and hamburgers made to Elvis’ recipe. You can also buy '50s memorabilia here, ranging from vinyl records to Enid Blyton books (in Swedish!). The extensive cafe menu also includes sandwiches, baked potatoes, Coca-Cola floats and American-style pie.

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Malmö

    Surf Shack

    Enjoy a surfing-dude theme and a menu of top-range burgers, including a vegie option of tofu and black beans, 'no roll' (wrapped in lettuce) and healthy extra toppings like avocado, feta and grilled mushrooms. There are also sodas and shakes, including double chocolate and peanut butter if you are determined to sink that board.

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Skåne

    Gärdens Café & Vedugn

    Head for the outside terrace with its mini maze, riot of flowers and pretty tiled tables. A former cafe (the cinnamon rolls still sell out fast), the thin crispy-base pizzas are Neapolitan authentic and fabulous. Try the white pizza with its earthy topping of potatoes, caramelised onions, cheese and baby spinach.

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Skåne

    Flickorna Lundgren På Skäret

    Signposted off the main road between Arild and Jonstorp, this is a huge, justifiably famous cafe in a gorgeous garden setting. Grab a large plate of pastries and your copper kettle, and lose yourself in a cloud of flowers. It’s wildly popular, so be prepared for crowds during the peak months of July and August.

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Malmö

    Eatery Social Taqueria

    This fun, boutique taqueria belonging to Swedish celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson's stable serves the best Tex-Mex small plates you'll get this side of Tijuana. All the favourites are there: tacos, quesadillas, tostadas, tequila!

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Lund

    Govindas

    In a quiet, leafy cobbled courtyard, vegetarian Govindas is a hit with kronor-conscious students and anyone craving a spicy curry and cool raita. Much of the produce is organically grown by the charming owner.

  • Restaurants in Lund

    Crêperiet

    This laid-back stop, with its handful of tables and stripped-back decor, produces superb galettes with an imaginative combo of ingredients including creamed spinach, brie, sundried tomatoes and walnuts, plus the safe standards of cheese, ham and crème fraiche. The sweet crêpes go way beyond the ubiquitous Nutella, with choices such as Rosseau with cinnamon, apples, ice cream and a generous splash of Calvados.

  • Restaurants in Malmö

    Atmosfär

    A polished neighbourhood bistro with outdoor tables in the warmer months, Atmosfär serves good-value, flavourful combinations such as red cabbage with goat's cheese, chicken skin and browned butter, or beef tataki with carrot, macadamia and chive mayonnaise. The lunch menu is simpler and shorter, focussing on classic dishes like Swedish meatballs with lingonberries. Well-crafted cocktails too.

  • Restaurants in Lund

    Gattostretto

    Located over medieval ruins and co-run by an affable Roman chef, this breezy cafe-restaurant serves a tasty slice of dolce vita. Guzzle down proper Italian espresso and a slice of torta rustica (a 'rustic pie' stuffed with meat, cheese and vegetables), or long for Rome over hearty ragù (meat sauce) pasta or tri-coloured bruschetta.

  • Restaurants in Lund

    Malmstens Fisk & Köj

    Locals swear the seafood here is the best in town. Tucked into a classy corner in the gourmet market, the menu is reassuringly brief, depending on what is fresh that day. If you're just a tad peckish, go for a simple starter such as mussels in white wine with parsley or the signature Malmstens fish soup with bread and aioli.