Malmö's hottest restaurants at the moment
Updated 3 Nov 2020
With so much happening on the Malmö restaurant scene it can be hard to keep track of all the hottest must-visits. But never fear, we've got our finger firmly on the pulse. From Michelin-starred restaurants and foodie favourites to hidden gems - these are the restaurants you shouldn't miss when you're in Malmö. Naturally, we update the guide regularly so you can be sure you'll never miss out on the very latest buzzy joints.
MJ'sMäster Johansgatan 13
Meeting place in Gamla Väster
Modern and trend-conscious, MJ's boasts cutting-edge bartenders, a rising-star chef and a stunning dining room with a high glass ceiling and masses of greenery. The menu is based around the best ingredients available in season, with dishes served in smaller sizes making them ideal for sharing. A hotspot for Malmö's movers and shakers.
Köket LuDavidshallstorg 3
Street food, Hong Kong-style
Inspired by Hong Kong's lively streetfood scene, Köket Lu opened up their doors in 2019 to great fanfare. Dedicated foodies and ordinary Malmöites alike embraced the concept immediately. Their specialty is whole-roast duck, but don't miss their other dishes, including what may just be Malmö's most delicious dumplings.
Rustic French-inspired food and a warm atmosphere
The food and flavours at Bouchon feel a little like a loving hug - and who doesn't love a nice hug? One of the best steak frites in the city, foie gras with brioche or macaroni and cheese with chantarelles, anyone? The wines - French and otherwise - pair perfectly with the food. Pick up an old cookbook or some of their own-made chicken liver paté to take home with you.
Welcoming home from home
In the mood for a spontaneous meal in Gamla Väster? Their laid-back atmosphere and no-reservation policy make Julie an obvious choice. You're always welcome here, whether it's for a glass of red with a good book for company or a blow-out meal with the gang.
Pink Head HQNorra Vallgatan 78
Packed out from the day it opened, the Pink Head Noodle Bar's new addition on Norra Vallgatan was eagerly awaited. In contrast to their noodle bar inside Malmö Saluhall, this branch serves a more extensive selection of East Asian-inspired food such as noodles, along with natural wines, beers and unusual soft drinks.
Far i hattenAmiralsgatan 35, Möllan
Quirky cottage in the heart of the park
What draws people to a little wooden cottage in the middle of Folkets Park in the evenings? It could well be the summery wood-fired pizzas, the delicious medium-sized dishes and the impressive choice of natural wines. Or it could just be for a simple glass of wine or beer. Far i hatten works equally well for a whole evening of great food and wine as for a nice stop-off on a Malmö night out.
LyranSimrishamnsgatan 36a, Möllan
Date night or night out with pals? Lyran is always a great option when you're in the mood for creative flavour experiences using the very best regional ingredients. Sit in the cosy basement dining room or by the open kitchen watching the chefs work their magic.
Dubbel DubbelSimrishamnsgatan 14, Möllan
Dumplings and dim sum
A warm summer's evening is the perfect time to drop by Dubbel Dubbel's charming inner courtyard. But you may find that others have had the same idea and are already sitting enjoying dumplings, steamed vegetables and Malmö's best mantou burgers, possibly accompanied by a refreshing drink. It never hurts to take a chance, but book a table a few days in advance to be on the safe side.
SOI 29Bergsgatan 29
Take a gastronomic journey to Thailand at any time of year via Soi 29's kitchen, which serves up streetfood classics such as green papaya salad and pork brochettes. The menu changes regularly as dishes are based around locally-produced seasonal ingredients. The holiday vibes are heightened with an exotic cocktail list.