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The Edible Country, Gunnebo
‘The Edible Country’ is a do-it-yourself gourmet restaurant where the visitors forage and cook their own food in Swedish nature.
Photo credit: Jonas Ingman

Gunnebo, Gothenburg, West Sweden

Among hills, lush forests between two lakes, only 15 minutes from Gothenburg, you will find Gunnebo House and Gardens. Here you can treat yourself to a break from everyday life by tasting organic and seasonal food in the restaurant, hike in the beautiful surroundings, visit the friendly cows and listen to the unique history of Gunnebo House and Gardens dating back to 1778 during a guided tour.

Today Gunnebo is an over one hundred hectare of a culturally-protected nature reserve. There it’s not only the buildings and grounds that are protected, the knowledge and traditions of landscape management are protected: which includes cutting grass with scythes or by cows grazing on the meadows.

Besides the fine do-it-yourself dining at The Edible Country, you won’t be short of adventures in Gothenburg, West Sweden. The region has a number of nature reserves, walking paths, kayaking and cycling trails. As well as food and drink experiences in nature and the more urban delights of Gothenburg where you can find bars; a fleet of food trucks and restaurants serving world-class fish and seafood from the surrounding waters, with innovative kitchens, even one of the Guide Michelin restaurants. Read more about the table, add-ons and activities in Gothenburg and West Sweden.

Other Close to Nature Food Experiences

Eat, meet and learn at Garveriet in Floda.
Visit an urban winery, Wine Mechanics
Dine in the archipelago of Gothenburg at Tullhuset.
Swedish local ingredients meet Japanese flavours at vRÅ.
Enjoy seasonal world-class food at Michelin Starred SK Mat & Människor.

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This table offers The Edible Country.

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Eating outdoors
Eating in Swedish nature. Swedish forests are filled with edible treats such as berries, mushroom, nettles and other greens, and they are of course best enjoyed in the outdoors.
Photo: Tina Stafrén/

A do-it-yourself outdoor dining experience

Decide which table and natural landscape you would like to explore and make a reservation. Your reservation includes a seat at the table, inspiring local recipes and a kit with basic supplies to help prepare your findings and prepare a delicious experience.

Foraging with a local guide in the Edible Country, Sweden
A group gets information from a local guide before they forage for delicacies in the woods.
Photo: August Dellert

Get the full experience of the wild with our add-ons

While foraging, eating and drinking in nature is fun, it can also be a bit of a challenge. For a truly fulfilling experience, we recommend you book an add-on. A local foraging guide, a professional chef, bartender or comfortable accommodation nearby will make your visit all the more memorable.

The Edible Country

100 million acres of fine do-it-yourself dining.

The Chefs

Four Swedish Michelin-starred chefs have created the menu suggestions for the Edible Country experience. These chefs all share a love for nature and what it has to offer. Their recipes will help give you a memorable visit in the Swedish nature.