Three Swedish eateries among world's top 100
30 Apr 2013, 07:18
Published: 30 Apr 2013 07:18 GMT+02:00
The list, compiled by Restaurant Magazine, was unveiled at a ceremony in London which saw a Spanish restaurant wrestle the number one spot from Noma in Copenhagen.
Of the three Swedish restaurants mentioned on the list, 12th-ranked Frantzén/Lindeberg in Stockholm placed highest, shooting up from last year's 20th-place ranking.
"Chefs Björn Frantzen and Daniel Lindeberg have made major strides in proving that it’s not just their Danish counterparts who lead the Scandi food revolution," Restaurant Magazine wrote in describing the Gamla Stan eatery, which also secured two stars in the prestigious Guide Michelin.
Frantzén/Lindeberg also won praise for using home-grown ingredients, 95 percent of which come from Sweden, and offering "simplicity and purity of flavour, with cutting-edge wizardry".
The Fäviken Magasinet restaurant in Järpen in western Sweden repeated its 34th-place ranking from last year, while Mathias Dahlgren's Matsalen at the Grand Hotel in Stockholm slid from 41st to 55th-place.
The world's number one restaurant, according to Restaurant Magazine, is El Celler de Can Roca, located in the Catalonian village of Girona.
The eatery has been in second-place since 2009, finally managing to unseat Danish Noma, which had held the top ranking for three years running.