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TAK roof bar
TAKs new Japanese terrace IMA, in the middle of Stockholm.
Photo credit: TAK

Five Swedish restaurants with fantastic locations

When you’re craving a good meal but also want to experience some of the most exceptional places in Sweden, book a table at one of these restaurants.

1. TAK, Stockholm

Want to tick off several of Stockholm’s notable buildings from your list in one go? Head to TAK, which literally translates as “roof”. Through its large windows and from the outdoor terrace on the top of At Six hotel, you can see the Royal Opera, the Royal Palace, the City Hall, Kaknästornet, Stockholm Cathedral and much more. Inside, guests can enjoy Japanese-inspired food made from Nordic ingredients, created by head chef Frida Ronge. The sleek interior, designed by local architects Wingårdhs, is worth noticing as well.

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TAK roof bar

The new Japanese terrace of TAK.

Photo: TAK

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TAK roof bar

Photo: TAK

TAK roof bar

Photo: Tak/Wingårdhs

2. Sjön, Jönköping

Boasting a fantastic location on Lake Vättern’s southern shore, Sjön also convinces with its cuisine and the stylish architecture. Seasonal, local and organic are key words for the cooking, which wows food lovers with modern versions of classics such as Toast Skagen, beef tartare and steak with home-made béarnaise sauce and French fries. On warm summer days, locals like to ride here by bike and combine a dip in the lake with a glass of wine and lunch or dinner on the terrace overlooking the water.

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Restaurant Sjön

At restaurant Sjön you can enjoy an ecological and locally produced dinner with the highest quality in a relaxed environment next to the waterfront at Vätterstranden.

Photo: Restaurang Sjön

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Restaurant Sjön

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Dinner at restaurant Sjön

Photo: Restaurang Sjön

3. Stedsans in the Woods, Hyltebruk

Founders Mette Helbæk and Flemming Hansen call Stedsans in the Woods “a lab for the lifestyle of the future”. In this outdoor resort located by a lake in a Halland forest, they strive to make every choice as sustainable as possible. And the food? Think eating at a table surrounded by a forest, with fresh eggs and fish, homemade bread, wild herbs, locally grown greens and berries on your plate, and you’re starting to have a pretty good picture. If you want to, you can stay and spend the night in a comfortable bedouin tent or a wooden cabin. Open from May to October.

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Stedsans in the Woods

The restaurant at Stedsans in the Woods, offers a truly sustainable and luxurious connection with the nature.

Photo: Inge Skovdal

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Stedsans in the Woods

Photo: Inge Skovdal

Stedsans in the Woods

Photo: Inge Skovdal

Table at Stedsans in the Woods

Photo: Stine Christiansen

Sauna close to nature, Stedsans in the Woods

Photo: Thomas Kjelds

4. Wanås Restaurant Hotel, Wanås

This one is for the art lovers. This restaurant, located inside one of the world’s best sculpture parks, combines the best of two worlds. The permanent collection of Wanås Konst is housed in a majestic beech forest, 18th century barns and farm buildings that surround Wanås Castle. The foundations art collection contains more than 70 site-specific works by top artists such as Yoko Ono, Dan Graham and Jenny Holzer. The restaurant has a team of chefs who create culinary magic using produce from the forest, the on-site farm and nearby farmers. Depending on the season, you’ll be served game, organic dry-aged beef, rye, carrots and potatoes, berries, mushrooms and many more delicacies.

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Wanås Hotel & Restaurant

Wanås is located in Skåne, Southern Sweden. It is surrounded by massive forests of beech and oaks. The 15th century Wanås Castle is next to the hotel. It is a private residence that has been the home for the Wachtmeister family for eight generations.

Photo: Fredrika Stjärne / Wanås

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Wanås Hotel & Restaurant

Photo: Fredrika Stjärne / Wanås

Lounge area at Wanås Hotel & Restaurant in Skåne

Photo: Magnus Mårding

Lounge area at Wanås Hotel & Restaurant in Skåne

Photo: Magnus Mårding / Wanås

Exterior of Wanås Hotel & Restaurant in Skåne

Photo: Magnus Mårding / Wanås

Dining table at Wanås Hotel & Restaurant in Skåne

Photo: Magnus Mårding

Fine dining at Wanås Hotel & Restaurant in Skåne

Photo: Kristina Wachtmeister

Dessert at Wanås Hotel & Restaurant in Skåne

Photo: Kristina Wachtmeister

5. Fjällnäs, Tänndalen

Those dreaming of the majestic views and the crisp mountain air of the Swedish highlands should book a table – and maybe a room, too – at the country’s oldest mountain hotel and restaurant. Fjällnäs consists of several 19th century wooden houses with vast areas of unspoiled nature right on their doorstep. Take a walk in the surroundings and quench your thirst with water straight from a mountain lake; then sit down in the restaurant, where local flora and fauna are transformed into dishes that get inspiration from the area’s rich food heritage. Each season provides new and exciting tastes from reindeer meat to cloudberries, spruce shoots and whitefish roe.

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Fjällnäs Hotel and Restaurant

In the Swedish highlands, close to the Norwegian border, you will find Fjällnäs mountain hotel.

Photo: Mikael Bertmar

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Fjällnäs Hotel and Restaurant

Photo: Mikael Bertmar

Fjällnäs restaurant

Photo: Roland Persson

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