Five Swedish roadside restaurants worth stopping for
Food on the road is not always something to write home about – or, more accurately these days, to post on Instagram. These five restaurants, however, are exceptions that prove the rule.
Järvsöbaden Hotel & Spa, Järvsjö
Located majestically on the foot of Öjeberget hill in a traditional Hälsingland farmhouse, Järvsöbaden has been run by the same family since 1905. Here, you can enjoy traditional Swedish comfort food.
Järvsöbaden Hotel & Spa is a 3.5-hour drive from Stockholm (on E4 and Route 83) and is praised by many motorists heading north.
Axmar Brygga Havskrog, Axmarbruk
A stunning view towards the archipelago, a charming setting in a former grain storage and a seasonal menu focusing on fish and seafood are the assets drawing travellers to this coastal restaurant.
Axmar Brygga Havskrog is some 40 minutes north of Gävle, following E4 and Axmarstig.
Ölme Prästgård, Kristinehamn
A beautifully renovated 18th-century priest directory turned into a countryside restaurant and hotel. The chefs prepare modern interpretations of traditional Swedish cooking, using local and organic ingredients.
Ölme Prästgård is next to E18, a 20-minute drive from Karlstad and one hour from Örebro.
A small culinary oasis, housed in an old, restored iron warehouse. Everything is cooked over an open fire. The meat is bought from local farmers, and many vegetables are grown in the backyard.
Jernbruket is located by E20, less than a 30-minute drive to or from Gothenburg.
Stretch your legs and eat on a genuine Swedish farm where the pigs, cows and sheep roam freely. Ängavallen is a hotel and farm-to-table restaurant with 100 per cent organic produce, and the property also includes a café and a farm shop.
Ängavallen is less than 20 minutes south of Malmö by car, next to E22/E6.