Two Swedish restaurants among world's 50 best

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Two Swedish restaurants among world's 50 best
A fish course from the Fäviken restaurant in the north of Sweden. Photo: Simon Paulin/SvD/SCANPIX

UPDATED: Two Swedish eateries made the top 50 when a British food organization presented its annual list of the world's best restaurants, including what has been billed as the world's most isolated restaurant in the north of the country.


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Rising star Magnus Nilsson claimed the 25th spot for his restaurant Fäviken, located in Jämtland, more than 600 kilometres north of the capital Stockholm.

The Swede trained in Paris as sommelier and only became a chef when he moved home to open a restaurant in his native northern region. His cuisine focuses on what you may call a series of hyper-Swedish dishes, including raw cow's heart with marrow and wild trout roe in dried pig's blood.

Magnus Nilsson outside his Fäviken restaurant. Photo: Simon Paulin/SvD/SCANPIX

Around 600 kilometres south of Nilsson's restaurant, chef Björn Frantzén was celebrating in Stockholm after his restaurant, Frantzén, claimed the 31st spot on the list. The eatery was one of three in the capital to receive two Michelin stars in February this year.

Finally, Sayan Isaksson's Esperanto, also in Stockholm, broke into the overall top-100 list at number 97 with its Sweden-Japan modern fusion cuisine.

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Across the bridge, Sweden's Scandinavian neighbours in Denmark saw a total of five of its restaurants make it on to the list, although Copenhagen's Noma was knocked off its perch as best in the world after taking the top spot three of the past four years.

René Redzepi's famous minimalist eatery took third place, behind Italy's Osteria Frannescana in second and the best restaurant in the world for 2015, El Celler de Can Roca of Spain.

This marked the 13th year for the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list -- which was launched by William Reed Media, the publishers of the Restaurant magazine, in 2002 -- and sponsored by S. Pellegrino and Acqua Panna. The organizations announced that next year’s list would be revealed in New York, marking the first time that the awards will be given outside of London.


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