This Malmö restaurant just got the city's first two Michelin stars

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This Malmö restaurant just got the city's first two Michelin stars

A Malmö restaurant has become Sweden's sixth eatery ever to be awarded two stars by Guide Michelin, and the first restaurant in the southern city to get the double nod.


The Local has many times before reported on Malmö's excellent food scene, which is quickly catching up with neighbouring Copenhagen's famously delicious restaurants.

One of its restaurants, Vollmers, had particular cause to celebrate on Wednesday after it was awarded two Michelin stars – one of three Swedish restaurants to get the honour.

"This is so huge for us. I can't even grasp it. We have been working so hard for this," said Mats Vollmer, one of the owners.

Karim Khouani from the restaurant Sture and Vollmers' Mats and Ebbe Vollmer. Photo: Jessica Gow/TT

Vollmers' menu includes local southern Swedish dishes and a four-course tasting menu costs 650 kronor ($73) with another 550 kronor for those ordering the wine package.

Two of its fellow Malmö restaurants, Bloom in the Park and Sture, got one star each. Malmö's world famous mouse restaurant did not receive any stars (because we know you were wondering).

Oaxen Krog in Stockholm and Fäviken in Järpen both held onto their two stars.

All restaurants that were on the list last year kept their stars, with the exception of Frantzén, Mathias Dahlgren's Matsalen and Ambiance á Vindåkra, which all moved or closed last year.

Twenty-three Swedish restaurants are featured on the 2017 list, with 26 stars in total between them. Still a far cry from Japan's 429 restaurants with a total of 557 stars.

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Two stars

Oaxen Krog, Stockholm
Vollmers, Malmö
Fäviken Magasinet, Järpen

One star
Imouto, Stockholm
Sushi Sho, Stockholm
Esperanto, Stockholm
Volt, Stockholm
Gastrologik, Stockholm
Mathias Dahlgren Matbaren, Stockholm
Operakällaren, Stockholm
Ekstedt, Stockholm
Bloom in the Park, Malmö
Sture, Malmö
Bhoga, Gothenburg
Thörnströms Kök, Gothenburg
28+, Gothenburg
Sjömagasinet, Gothenburg
Koka, Gothenburg
SK Mat & Människor, Gothenburg
Upper House, Gothenburg
Fäviken Magasinet, Järpen
Hotell Borgholm, Öland
Daniel Berlin, Skåne Tranås
PM & Vänner, Växjö


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