Mathias Dahlgren’s Matsalen in the Grand Hotel in Stockholm, as well as eatery Frantzén/Lindeberg, also in the capital, keep the two stars awarded to them last year.
One awarded star indicates a “very good cuisine in its category”, two-stars “excellent cuisine, worth a detour,” and three stars are given to restaurants with “exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey”.
Other restaurants in Stockholm that keep their one star awards were Mathias Dahlgren Matbaren, Esperanto, Fredsgatan 12 and Lux Stockholm.
Sweden’s second largest city, Gothenburg, also has its share of one star eateries, namely Thörnströms Kök, Kock & Vin, 28+ and Fond.
Since the mid-fifties, the guide has also featured restaurants offering “good food at moderate prices”, now called “Bib Gourmand”.
Nine Swedish restaurants received such a Bib Gourmand award this year, of which seven were in Stockholm and two in Gothenburg.
In Stockholm the seven featured were Brasserie Bobonne, Proviant, Rolfs Kök, Den Gyldene Freden, Pubologi (new), Ulla Winbladh and Sjögräs. In Gothenburg, Tvåkanten and Familjen.
“Getting two stars feels great,” said Daniel Lindeberg, one of the founders of Frantzén/Lindeberg to daily Dagens Nyheter after the guide was published.
Other two star awarded Swedish chef Dahlgren agreed with him.
“It is great that we retain our status. Michelin is like a quality stamp, it gives one a security in what one does,” he told the paper.