This is Sweden’s newest Michelin-starred restaurant

This is Sweden's newest Michelin-starred restaurant
Restaurant Etoile won its first Michelin star. Photo: Tomas Oneborg/SvD/TT
Sweden's only restaurant with three Michelin stars held on to its distinction when the prestigious 2020 food guide was announced at a ceremony in Norway. And one Stockholm eatery won its first star.

The Michelin guide for the Nordic countries on Monday released its ratings for 2020, and in addition to confirming the three stars it handed chef Björn Frantzén's eponymous Stockholm restaurant in 2018, it also gave the aptly-named Restaurant Etoile in the Vasastan district its first-ever star.

It also upgraded Aloë, in a suburb south of Stockholm, to two stars.

This means five of the Nordics' thirteen two-star restaurants are located in Sweden, which now has a grand total of twelve restaurants with one star, with Etoile being the only newcomer on the list.


Restaurant Etoile on Norra Stationsgatan in Stockholm. Photo: Tomas Oneborg/SvD/TT

Restaurant Franzén is one of only two in the Nordics (Geranium in Copenhagen, Denmark, is the other one) and 130 in the world with three stars.

Three Swedish top restaurants lose their stars because they have closed in the last year: the legendary Fäviken Magasinet in the Åre mountains, Upper House and Volt. Malmö's Bloom in the Park and Stockholm's Mathias Dahlgren Matbaren also lost their stars.

Two Swedish restaurants got an honourable mention in the form of a Bib Gourmand – the category for good value restaurants that do not qualify for a star: Allegrine and Speceriet, both in Stockholm.

One star:

bhoga, Gothenburg

Agrikultur, Stockholm

Sushi Sho, Stockholm

SAV, Malmö

Ekstedt, Stockholm

PM & Vänner, Växjö

28+, Gothenburg

Operakällaren, Stockholm

Thörnströms Kök, Gothenburg

Koka, Gothenburg

Etoile, Stockholm

SK Mat & Människor, Gothenburg

Two stars:

Vollmers, Malmö

Daniel Berlin, Skåne-Tranås

Oaxen Krog, Stockholm

Gastrologik, Stockholm

Aloë, Stockholm

Three stars:

Frantzén, Stockholm

Bib Gourmand:

Namu, Malmö

Familjen, Gothenburg

Oaxen Slip, Stockholm

Lilla Ego, Stockholm

Ulla Winbladh, Stockholm

Kagges, Stockholm

Brasserie Bobonne, Stockholm

Somm, Gothenburg

Bar Agrikultur, Stockholm

Allegrine, Stockholm

Project, Gothenburg

Nook, Stockholm

Bastard, Malmö

Rolfs Kök, Stockholm

Speceriet, Stockholm


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