Only a stone’s throw away from the bustling capital of Denmark, this understated city in the south of Sweden is a perfect city break destination. Easily reachable by plane, train and boat, Malmö is easily explored in just a few days, but with a wealth of progressive eateries, it is a city that will definitely leave you wanting more.
As Sweden’s third largest city, it has been compared to Berlin and New York during the 80’s due to it’s Bohemian vibe and multicultural population. Malmö’s proximity to Copenhagen also means that both chefs and diners cross the Öresund, resulting in influences travelling in both directions. Add to that the fact that one third of Malmö’s population has a foreign background and the result is a multifaceted dining scene that other cities of Malmö’s size can only dream of. With a vibrant waterfront, a restaurant scene that can compete with the best of New Nordic fare, and a cosmopolitan old town, Malmö offers the best of old and new Scandi-Chic.
For lunch, snacks, or just because you can’t have too many ‘Fika’s’ (the traditional Swedish coffee and cake break), make your way down to Malmö Saluhall, the obvious destination for anyone who loves quality produce and delicious food. For the melting pot of culture, creativity and fun that is Malmö. For old and young, big and small. A food market for everyone.
Here you’ll find sausages hand made in a barn without electricity, plaice that is only caught when it’s high tide around the small island of Ven, knives so sharp they can slice bone marrow, hand-sorted coffee beans, falafel fried in olive oil, chilled tea, Korean street food, locally grown garlic and fresh goat yoghurt. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
A warm welcome to a food-lovers paradise.
With an open mind and creativity, Ebbe and Mats, the owners of Vollmers, promise to take Scanian cuisine to new heights. Ensuring their menu delivers the best offerings from the Scanian soil, the dishes are all locally and regionally sourced, as well as presenting the region’s distinct seasonal fare.
The food takes guests on a journey that not only explores the personal philosophies of the chef, but the whole of the Skåne province. They manage to marry distinct flavours, traditional produce, and modern techniques in an uncomplicated and sophisticated way. Having already been awarded two Michelin Stars, this restaurant keeps going from strength to strength.
For an aperitif or just a laid-back cocktail, chill out at Bastard in the old town. This trendy venue offers sharing platters, locally sourced produce, and any array of cocktails and digestifs. This hipster hangout ensures great after dinner people watching and ensures you go to bed that little bit merrier.
For the most central and stylish accommodation, the Hotel Duxiana located on Mäster Johansgatan offers an ideal location in the heart of historic downtown. It’s a luxury boutique hotel and gives off a historic vibe while at the same time offering all the latest mod-cons in Nordic design.
As a natural extension from the world renowned Swedish bed and furniture brand sold, DUX, Hotel Duxiana is founded on the importance of a good night’s sleep. Each of their rooms features a DUX bed, premium down DUX Xleep cushions and pillows, a DUX quilt, and top quality DUX linens, ensuring one of the world’s most comfortable sleeping experiences.
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