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Stockholm restaurant secures second Michelin star

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Stockholm restaurant Frantzén/Lindeberg has been awarded a precious second Guide Michelin star just two years after serving its first meal.

Fittingly, the classy eatery is run by Björn Frantzén and Daniel Lideberg, two veterans of Edsbacka Krog, which closed its doors last spring having become the first ever Swedish restaurant to receive two stars in the prestigious Guide Michelin in 2008.

Meanwhile in the capital's Grand Hotel, Mathias Dahlgren Matsalen also held on to the two stars earned in last year's guide as Stockholm remained the only Nordic capital with a double dose of two-star restaurants.

Gothenburg also maintained its gourmet calibre with each of its five Michelin-starred restaurants retaining their stars in the 2010 guide.

There was bad news in Stockholm for Leijontornet and Operakällaren however, both of which lost their single star status.

No restaurant in Sweden has yet attained the holy grail of three stars, an accolade marking out a restaurant as a travel destination in its own right. Two stars denotes a restaurant worthy of a diversion, while one star signals a restaurant considered exceptional in its category.

Swedish restaurants awarded stars in the Guide Michelin Main Cities of Europe 2010:

Stockholm

- Frantzén/Lindeberg (2 stars)

- Mathias Dahlgren Matsalen (2 stars)

- Mathias Dahlgren Matbaren

- Esperanto

- Fredsgatan 12

- Lux Stockholm

Gothenburg

- Kock & Vin

- Sjömagasinet

- 28+

- Fond

- Basement

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