4 new Swedish restaurants awarded Michelin Stars

4 new Swedish restaurants awarded Michelin Stars

Sweden’s culinary landscape continues to captivate global attention, as evidenced by the latest additions to the prestigious Michelin Guide. At the MICHELIN Guide Nordic Countries 2024 award ceremony held last month, four Swedish restaurants were awarded coveted stars.

In Stockholm, CelesteDashi and Seafood Gastro were rewarded with one star while Chef-Owner Daniel Berlin and his restaurant VYN in Simrishamn, South Sweden, got two stars, just six months after opening. These newly starred establishments reflect the rich diversity of Swedish gastronomy, blending traditional flavors with modern techniques and showcasing the finest local ingredients.

At the same time, Björn Frantzén’s restaurant Frantzén in Stockholm retains its three Michelin stars, as the only one in Sweden and as one of now a total of six restaurants in the Nordic region with three stars.

Read on for the motivation what makes each of these places so special.

New Two Michelin Star restaurant VYN – Simrishamn, Sweden

Achieving the rare and undoubtedly impressive feat of going straight into the Guide with Two Michelin Stars, VYN is the latest restaurant to serve as a platform for its ingenious Chef-Owner Daniel Berlin. Having held Two Stars at his previous, eponymously named restaurant in Skåne Tranås, VYN represents Daniel’s welcome return to the top of Swedish gastronomy.

New One Michelin Star restaurants

Celeste – Stockholm

One of three new One Stars for Stockholm this year, Celeste is a tucked-away restaurant on the 8th floor of the Batteriet building. Precise cooking from Chefs Ludwig Tjörnemo and Michael Andersson ensures the fine produce gets the treatment it deserves, and they show great generosity in their offering – the menu may be set, but don’t be surprised to receive the odd extra course or drink along the way.

Dashi – Stockholm

Becoming Stockholm’s second Japanese restaurant with a Michelin Star, this venture is propelled by Chef-Owners Harry Jordås and Nathan Turley. While neither hails from Japan, they have created an exceptional homage to its cuisine through their detailed dishes and passion for their craft.

Seafood Gastro – Stockholm

If you like your Michelin Star restaurants at the luxury end of the spectrum, then this is the one for you. Run under the auspices of Mathias Dahlgren – with Staffan Naess and Jonas Hedenqvist in the kitchen – there is a formal elegance to the room and an undeniable opulence to the menu. Whether it’s caviar, langoustine or turbot, you’re likely to encounter premium ingredients of exceptional quality – cooked with both strong technique and a good understanding of the produce.

This brings the total number of restaurants with stars in the Guide Michelin to 22.

3 Michelin Star restaurants in Sweden

Frantzén, Stockholm

2 Michelin Star restaurants in Sweden

AIRA, Stockholm
Aloë, Stockholm
Vollmers, Malmö
VYN, Simrishamn – New

1 Michelin Star restaurants in Sweden

28+, Gothenburg
Adam / Albin, Stockholm
ÄNG, Tvååker
Celeste, Stockholm – New
Dashi, Stockholm – New
Ekstedt, Stockholm
Etoile, Stockholm
Knystaforsen, Rydöbruk
Koka, Gothenburg
Nour, Stockholm
Operakällaren, Stockholm
PM & Vänner, Växjö
Project, Gothenburg
Seafood Gastro, Stockholm – New
Signum, Mölnlycke
SK Mat & Människor, Gothenburg
Sushi Sho, Stockholm

New restaurants in Sweden 2024

In addition to these Michelin-starred marvels, 2024 also sees the opening of numerous exciting new restaurants across Sweden. These new establishments contribute to Sweden’s vibrant food scene with fresh perspectives, unique concepts, and creative dishes. From innovative fine dining experiences to cosy eateries.

From Malmö to mamma-mia-that-tastes-good! Discover the latest taste adventures as Sweden’s restaurant scene flourishes with exciting newcomers. From innovative fusion to authentic flavours from all corners of the world, Swedish restaurants continue to deliver top-class gastronomic experiences. Explore a variety of culinary experiences and let yourself be seduced by the creative dishes and atmospheres of new restaurants. Welcome, discover the best of Sweden´s new food culture!



In spring 2024, the Chinese Malmö restaurant Lu opens at Nytorget in Stockholm. The atmosphere is like a Chinese family reunion and the food served is street food from Hong Kong. They serve spicy dishes with Cantonese flavours such as mapo tofu, grilled duck and crispy pork belly.​

Vespa’s supermercado

In a 300-square-metre premises at Holmgatan 11, the Vespa chain has opened a new restaurant and Italian “supermercato” with imported Italian food. Before the Mondolfi family took over Vespa, they were food importers, so Vespa´s is a natural progression for them. The restaurant is open every day from lunch until 9 or 10 pm. Supermercaton, on the other hand, closes at 7 pm on weekdays, and 6 pm on weekends.

Otró Mas

On January 25, the doors opened to Malmö Live’s new Latin American venture, Otro Más, in Eatery Social Taqueria’s old premises. Here, small dishes are the order of the day with a guacamole that the guests mix at the table.



Africa has opened in House 26 in the Slaughterhouse area of town and is a place for food and drink from several different food cultures from the African continent. Look forward to dishes from Senegal, Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea and more. A variety of planned events will feature music and art, and there is a large outdoor seating area in the summer.

The Mess

Mess gathers multiple restaurants under one roof – without necessarily being a food court. It’s a dynamic meeting place where people can gather, eat, be entertained, and experience new influences. Opening Spring 2024, Stockholm


Bar Apropo’s new sister restaurant Vadå will serve seasonal dishes with locally produced ingredients. The menu follows no particular cuisine, the keyword is good!

Art Hagastaden

In April 2024, the vibrant ART on Rådmansgatan extended its presence with a sister restaurant in Hagastaden. ART Hagastaden aims to provide a lively and immersive atmosphere with an underground vibe, where colorful graffiti and neon set the tone. Emphasising a communal dining experience, the menu will focus on shareable snacks – sharing is caring – complemented by a significant artistic influence through collaborations with Graffitisthlm and artists Carl Winblad and Lars Hjertstedt operating under the name ‘Kaos & Klive’. Opened April 2024.


Aristo is a mix of fine dining and neighbourhood restaurant that will serve Nordic food inspired by other parts of the world. 


Located at Fridhemsplan, Brasseriet Juno is set to offer a unique take on Mediterranean cuisine. This neighbourhood eatery caters to Kungsholmen locals and other delighted patrons, providing a space to raise a toast with bubbles and enjoy shared snacks. Opened Spring 2024.


Linnégatan 42. The fish and seafood restaurant Monrad’s, which is run by Lina and Johan Monrad and located in Djursholm, opens a back pocket in Östermalm. It will be a seafood café, restaurant and delicatessen all in one. On April 22, what they call “Östermalm’s smallest market hall” will open.

Restaurang Parken

Parken Birger Jarlsgatan 76. Sweden’s Master Chef winner Christin Kashou opens Restaurang Parken together with influencer and podcaster Penny Parnevik Murray. The restaurant, which will be located in the old Restaurant Amalfi’s premises, open mid-April.


On May 15, another sister restaurant to Gondolen, a rooftop bar, opened. Pelago is located in Katarinahuset together with Gondolen and Café Klotet. Pelago is located on the 760 square meter roof with spectacular panoramic views, 4 bars and seating for 800 guests. Food and drink are served here from lunch to evening, every day, all summer long. The menu will be summery with a focus on meat, fish and vegetables grilled over an open fire.


More than 20 new restaurants, bars and cafés open in Gothenburg this spring. The iconic Feskekörka is finally ready, and Gamlestaden is gearing up as a foodie destination. Several trendy wine bars are opening their doors, and – speaking of trends – pizza and pasta are still high on the list. Here is a selection of this year’s newcomers and the tastiest upcoming culinary events.


This year’s big food news: Feskekörka reopens in May after a four-year renovation project. Visitors will discover several different fish counters, four new restaurants and bars, and Swedish and international guest appearances in the kitchens. There will also be a stage with live entertainment, and one of Gothenburg’s largest outdoor dining areas facing the canal.

Suggan Vinbar

A wine bar with an extensive list of favourites from around Europe, without unnecessary additives or yeast manipulation. The restaurant also serves wine-friendly Nordic comfort food that pairs perfectly with the flavours of the world.  

Lorensbergs Fisk & Bar

Lorensbergs Fisk & Bar’s menu includes classics such as seafood soup, mussels, half special à la mer and shrimp sandwiches. You can also buy fresh fish or a takeaway lunch from the restaurant’s own well-stocked fish shop, Lorensbergs Fiskaffär.  


Stefan Karlsson and the Götaplats Group’s latest venture opened in April at the brand new World of Volvo. Lunch and dinner will be served in a building that boasts spectacular architecture and true passion. 


Foajen is Unity Jazz’s new intimate venue, and is open on Friday and Saturday evenings. Gustav Knutsson from Bhoga is head chef during the renovation of the Michelin-starred Bhoga restaurant, serving up top-notch food in a cosy setting.  

Bar el Guiri

Bar el Guiri is a Spanish restaurant that will feature a 15-metre-long wine and pintxos bar, a classic restaurant area with an open kitchen, and a héladeria serving ice cream and churros. Upstairs, there will be a lounge area with shuffleboard and boules courts. 

Hasselssons Macklucka

With its focus on mouthwatering gourmet sandwiches and an existing location in the Market Hall (Saluhallen), Hasselssons is now also opening on the square Skanstorget.  


Describing itself as one of Sweden’s smallest wine bars, Wazo specialises in artisan wines without additives and has a menu focusing on cheese and bread. Having re-opened this March after securing its alcohol licence, Wazo is run by the same family as the popular Café Oizo. 

New places in the Gamlestaden/Slakthuset area 

Mugwort BBQ

Mugwort first opened in Gråbo near Gothenburg in 2017, but has now moved to Gamlestaden’s Slakthuset area. A full focus on authentic American BBQ in a relaxed setting. 


The ever-popular Rollin Bistros Backyard expanded its operations at Gamlestaden’s old factory buildings at the end of February, opening an intimate wine and pizza bar. 

Ego Distillers

Distillery and cocktail bar based in Gamlestaden’s old factory buildings. This expanding neighbourhood will soon have its first distillery, featuring a bar in a former engine room. 

Pastor GBG

Former Michelin-starred chef Henrik Bernvik and the team from Gothenburg’s Restaurant BIKT are now serving freshly made artisan pasta to take away from their food truck at Gamlestaden’s old factory buildings.   

Tycho Mat & Möte

This new restaurant on Brahegatan is run by three passionate Gamlestaden residents. Their culinary philosophy reflects the local area, with a menu featuring flavours from around the world using local ingredients and seasonal produce. 

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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