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Restaurant Guide: The best Restaurants in Northern Europe 2024

Nordics
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The Falstaff Restaurant Guide 2024 demonstrates that the Nordic countries are at the forefront of culinary excellence. With their combination of tradition, innovation, and sustainability, they set international standards and offer gourmets exceptional experiences.

The Falstaff Restaurant Guide 2024 has been published and once again provides a comprehensive overview of culinary excellence. This time, the guide focuses particularly on the Nordic countries: Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. This region, known for its innovative and tradition-conscious cuisines, has gained significant gastronomic importance in recent years.

Sweden

Sweden has established a firm place in international haute cuisine with its focus on sustainability and local ingredients. Frantzén in Stockholm, led by Chef Björn Frantzén, continues to set standards and is also featured in the Falstaff Restaurant Guide 2024 with top ratings. Other highlights include AIRA, also located in Stockholm, and Operakällaren, which enjoys worldwide recognition.

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Restaurant Frantzén is the epitome of fine dining and culinary innovation. The restaurant presents a meticulously crafted tasting menu that combines Swedish culinary traditions with global influences, using only the finest ingredients.
Klara Norra Kyrkogata 26
111 22 Stockholm
Sweden

Finland

Finland impresses with a cuisine strongly influenced by nature and the seasons. The restaurant Palace in Helsinki is known for its exquisite cuisine and offers a first-class selection of fish and game dishes. Grön in Helsinki and Vår in Porvooalso impress with innovative creations and a deep respect for Finnish traditions.

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Palace has the only two stars in Finland. Star chef Eero Vottonen mixes French and Nordic techniques with Japonism. The wines sing in unison. The harmony of the salon, the light and the view from the top floor are captivating. The service, in which the chefs participate, is informal but dignified.
Eteläranta 10
00130 Helsinki
Finland

Norway

Norwegian cuisine is renowned for its fresh seafood and regional products. Maaemo and Ree-Na are at the forefront of Norwegian gastronomy, offering an exceptional culinary experience. Also noteworthy is Kontrast, which impresses not only with its location but also with its excellent cuisine.

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Norway’s latest addition to the three Michelin star pantheon was established by Chef Sven Erik Renaa and his wife Torill in 2009. Re-Naa is located inside the Eilert Smith Hotel in Norway’s oil capital Stavanger. Re-Naa focuses on creating the most delicious dishes using regional produce paired with an amazing wine selection. The tasting menu is approximately 25 servings.
Nordbøgata 8
4006 Stavanger/Sandnes
Norway
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In 2012, just 14 months after opening, chef Esben Holmboe Bang’s restaurant Maaemo was awarded two Michelin stars. The third came in 2016. The Danish chef does modern interpretations of traditional Norwegian dishes and focuses on ingredients from all over the country in this unique restaurant in Oslobukta, the city’s newest neighborhood.
Dronning Eufemias gate 23
0194 Oslo
Norway

Denmark

Denmark, home to the famous Alchemist in Copenhagen, once again proves to be a culinary powerhouse in 2024. The Alchemist, led by Rasmus Munk, continues to be a trailblazer of Nordic cuisine. Equally impressive is Geranium, which sets standards with its creative and avant-garde cuisine. Both restaurants, along with many others, are once again featured with top ratings in the Falstaff Restaurant Guide.

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A restaurant experience like no other, Rasmus Munk’s Alchemist is a masterfully choreographed food theatre, inviting guests on a journey of 50 ‘impressions’ designed to both please, politicise, and puzzle, without ever compromising on taste. An interactive, playful, and unique experience.
Refshalevej 173C
1432 Copenhagen
Denmark
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At Geranium, Bocuse d’Or champion Rasmus Kofoed leaves nothing to chance. The refined tasting menu has been perfected over the years, resulting in perfectly balanced dishes with pure, precise flavours, complemented by selections from one of the world’s finest wine lists.
Per Henrik Lings Allé 4
2100 Copenhagen
Denmark
Claes Bech-Poulsen

Estonia

Estonian gastronomy combines traditional recipes with modern techniques. 180 Degrees in Tallinn is known for its innovative cuisine and breathtaking views of the Baltic Sea. NOA Chef’s Hall in Tallinn offers a journey through Estonian flavors with a modern touch and is also listed in the guide.

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Renowned Berlin chef Matthias Diether has moved to Tallinn, bringing with him a healthy dose of big-city glamour. Enchanted by the interior, the attentive service and the first promising tastes, diners are discovering that classic fine dining, often considered a little passé, is alive and well here. Matthias Diether runs his kitchen in the spirit of proper German organisation, while the dining room embodies effortless French elegance. The combination creates a refined dining experience unlike any other restaurant in Tallinn.
Staapli 4
10415 Tallinn
Estonia

Latvia

Latvia's gastronomy scene is rapidly evolving. Max Cekot in Riga stands out with its creative cuisine and use of local products. Also noteworthy is Barents, also in Riga, which has been known for high culinary standards for years and is a must for gourmets.

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Located in a former warehouse, the restaurant first impresses with its exclusive interior. And then immediately with its equally exclusive food. The smooth service is a pleasure to watch. Of course, the best seats in the restaurant are at the chef's table, where you can get closest to the art of cooking.
Jelgavas iela 42
1004 Riga
Latvia

Lithuania

Lithuania surprises with a vibrant and dynamic gastronomy scene. Nineteen18 in Vilnius is known for its seasonal menus and the use of homegrown ingredients. Gaspar's, also in Vilnius, delights with its modern interpretation of traditional Lithuanian dishes.

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A restaurant serving organic food from its own 700-hectare farm! The Chef's table is the best place for dining in the elegantly furnished restaurant. Here you can see that the restaurant is not a workplace for staff, but a lifestyle. Nineteen18 offers guests a unique dining experience.
Dominikonų g. 11
01131 Vilnius
Lithuania

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