The guide to cosy restaurants in Malmö
Updated 4 Jun 2020
The information in this guide may be affected by covid-19.
Are you on the hunt for the perfect place to spend a romantic date, an intimate meal with friends or to surprise your father on father's day? We've listed Malmö's best restaurants for when candlelight, good food and a warm, intimate atmosphere are the order of the day. Follow our guide to Malmö's cosiest restaurants, from simple to the more exclusive options.
Influenced by the gastronomy of the Lyon area, this French neighbourhood restaurant serves up a hearty helping of authentic southern French hospitality. Rustic floorboards, white tablecloths, red leather sofas and a warm, friendly atmosphere set the tone. Not to mention the classics on the menu, such as oysters, snails and French wines - including natural wines.
MJ'sMäster Johansgatan 13
Cosmopolitan hotel restaurant
The fabulous MJ's hotel in the city centre has an equally fabulous restaurant, with patterned rugs, velvet furntiture, greenery and a covered inner courtyard. Gastronomic experiences combine with live music and a great atmosphere.
Årstiderna i Kockska HusetFrans Suellsgatan 3
Exclusive dishes in atmospheric surroundings
Brick cellar vaults, velvet chairs and candlelight. Enjoy classic dishes given a new, exclusive twist. The food is made from locally-produced ingredients and the wine selection includes more than 400 different wines. A perfect spot for experiencing innovative cuisine in intimate surroundings.
Dockans HamnkrogDockgatan 1, Västra hamnområdet
Authentic harbourfront restaurant
Dockans Hamnkrog combines the best Nordic fish and shellfish with southern European culinary influences. The restaurant's proximity to the sea is reflected in both the menu and the decor. A gorgeous modern harbourfront restaurant where you can enjoy lobster, champagne and the sea breeze.
Moriska Paviljongens BistroNorra Parkgatan 2, Möllan
Cosy charm and post-work vibes
With huge windows, richly patterned rugs and a wonderful outdoor dining area, Moriska Paviljongen creates an open, inviting feel for a post-work drink or intimate dinner. Food is an exciting combination of French and Moroccan flavours and beers, wines and cocktails come from all over the world.
Cheese and natural wine in Gamla Väster
When the gang behind the highly regarded Hörte Brygga restaurant on the Skåne coast decided to open a restaurant in Malmö, the Julie idea was born. The concept is similar to that of its sister restaurant, with a wide range of natural wines and a strong focus on local produce. The atmosphere is always welcoming and the locale is ideal for an atmopsheric evening with someone you like. Order a bottle of wine and share a cheese platter for the complete experience.
Spegeln Bar & BistroStortorget 29
Dinner and a movie
Stay for a bite to eat, a coffee or a glass of wine at Biograf Spegeln's delightful bistro. Their menu is inspired by classic French bistros, with flavours taken from the entire Mediterranean region. Their drinks selection is extensive, with plenty of wine and beer options. If you want to eat dinner in front of a movie, some dishes can be ordered to eat in the cinema screening room.
Sankt Markus VinkällareMalmborgsgatan 7
Rustic wine cellar
Brick cellar vaults, open fires and fine wines. This luxurious yet cosy cellar restaurant serves a popular buffet filled with delicacies. The cheese plates and dessert tables alone are worth their own visit.
Historic in beautiful cellars
Enjoy impressive food in the beautiful cellar rooms of Rådhuset, Malmö's city hall. Choose between the à la carte menu, exclusive set menus for parties and events or the fillet buffet with beef fillet, pork fillet and delicious accompaniments. They also arrange events such as traditional southern Swedish "gåsamiddag" goose dinners - or why not start off the evening with a wine tasting?
Modern Scanian hospitality
Critically-acclaimed restaurant with passion and heart. Swedish, preferably Scanian, ingredients combine with international flavours and their tasting menu is particularly popular. The decor is pared-back yet intimate with white tablecloths and minimalist furniture. Copper-coloured communal tables, huge windows and stylish serving platters create an exclusive feel.
Cosy international neighbourhood restaurant
A small and extremely snug neighbourhood restaurant with a Spanish and international touch. Seasonal food made from locally-produced, organic ingredients is the order of the day. Choose from dishes such as creamy fish soup and Jansson's Temptation or order in a cheese and charcuterie platter to share with your party. A favourite corner among the narrow streets of Gamla Väster.