Arnold Schwarzenegger just visited this Swedish restaurant

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Arnold Schwarzenegger just visited this Swedish restaurant
Arnold Schwarzenegger (right) was spotted in the Swedish eatery pictured on the left. But where? Photo: Tomas Yeh/Mikael Olsson & Paul Drinkwater/AP

Staff at a Gothenburg restaurant got a surprise on Tuesday evening when former California Governor and Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger popped in for a bite to eat.


The Terminator star was a "cool guest", according to the chef at SK Mat & Människor, Stefan Karlsson, who has been named one of Sweden's ten best cooks.

Karlsson posted a photo of the pair on social media site Instagram, which received hundreds of likes in just a few hours. When approached by The Local for comment, the chef said the restaurant had a policy of not commenting on its guests.


Kul "drop in" gäst en tisdag i Göteborg @skrestaurang #actionhjälte #svenskasmakeråtalla #harnågratimmarsträningkvar

A photo posted by Stefan Karlsson (@chefkarlsson) on Jan 10, 2017 at 12:48pm PST

"Cool drop-in guest on Tuesday in Gothenburg."

Schwarzenegger has previously described Sweden as a "beautiful place" and met Sweden's former prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt while serving as governor.

SK Mat & Människor has been awarded a Michelin star, and serves dinners of up to eight courses in its "intimate" 42-person dining room. 

Its specialities include local pheasant and chicken liver mousse, but it's likely Schwarzenegger opted for a vegetarian meal.

Despite delivering the line "you hit like a vegetarian" in 2013 comedy Escape Plan, the actor has embraced the meat-free diet.

He has said he is "slowly" converting to a vegan lifestyle, due both to health reasons and fears over the meat industry's impact on climate change.

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