The 10 Best Restaurants In Lund, Sweden

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Jasmina Kanuric

When it comes to restaurants, Lund really showcases the best of the best. With these 10 restaurants offering the best local and international fare in the country, make sure you pack your loose-fitting pants because you’ll be eating out every night

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1. Bantorget 9

Restaurant, Swedish

Situated in a center of Lund is Bantorget 9, one of Lund’s most high quality restaurants. This cozy and relaxed restaurant is known for its high quality food, which is organic and locally produced. The menu at Bantorget 9 changes seasonally, to include available produce. The restaurant offers single dishes and two tasting menus, with either four or six courses. Food is at the front of focus at Bantorget 9, where everything is made from scratch. Come and enjoy the specialities of Swedish cuisine, accompanied by good wine.

2. Spisen

Bar, Restaurant, Mexican

Spinsen is an elegant and intimate restaurant, with a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The interior is rustic, with open brick walls, soft lighting and simple decor. Small candles on tables create an intimate and romantic environment, perfect for a dinner date. Check out Spinsen’s event calendar, because the restaurant is known for hosting jazz concerts. The food includes an interesting mix of Swedish and Mexican cuisine.

3. Grand Matsal

Bistro, Restaurant, Swedish

Located within the Grand Hotel in Lund is the Grand Matsal Restaurant, set in an elegant and opulent dining room with old school classic charm. Enjoy your dinner in beautiful surroundings and taste delicious fresh seafood, game meats and locally produced vegetables. Everything is served fresh so the menu changes seasonally. In addition, they have one of the most impressive wine cellars in the area. In fact, they take wine so seriously that they even have a separate wine room which can be rented out for corporate events or private wine tastings. The Grand Hotel also has an in-house bistro, Gambrinus, serving delicious food of equal quality in a more relaxed and informal setting. Steak and chips | © Angelbattlebros/Flickr

4. M.E.A.T.

Restaurant, Swedish, American, Steakhouse

As you might have guessed, M.E.A.T. is a restaurant dedicated to meat. This modern steakhouse is influenced by American cuisine, focusing on burgers, steaks and charcoal grill. The restaurant has a warm and relaxed atmosphere, with colorful stools and low-hanging lamps emphasizing that American steakhouse feel. Be sure to book in advance, as the place is usually packed. After all, the restaurant is known to serve some of the best burgers in the country.

5. Gerda's Restaurant

Restaurant, Swedish

Fillet of hake
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Located in Scandic Hotel in Lund, Gerda’s Restaurant is a charming modern restaurant which serves traditional Swedish food and international cuisine. Enjoy delicious specialities in a cozy and relaxing environment, such as the crispy fillet of hake, served with pumpkin puree, butter fried savoy cabbage and boiled mussel broth, or thyme braised lamb shank with sautéd onions, apples, potatoes and eggplant. Finish your dinner with delicious mocca crème brûlée.

6. New Delhi

Restaurant, Indian

Delicious Indian food and an exotic interior are known characteristics of New Delhi restaurant in Lund. Named as the best Indian restaurant in the region twice in a row, in 2007 and 2008, this is a perfect dinner place if you are craving the very best of Asian cuisine. They have a splendid a la carte menu, as well as a large buffet with a variety of chicken, beef, lamb, seafood and vegetarian dishes.

7. Italia Il Ristorante

Restaurant, Pizzeria, Italian

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Italia Il Ristorante is a great Italian restaurant with delicious food and ambience. During summer months you can sit outside on a charming terrace. Choose from a well-stocked a la carte menu, bursting with pizzas, pasta and other dishes. Browse through their extensive Italian wine selection to accompany your meal. Finish your dinner with tasty gelato or tiramisu. Don’t miss your chance to dine in one of the best Italian restaurants in the city.

8. Les Halles

Restaurant, French

Les Halles is an elegant restaurant with a classy and welcoming atmosphere. The interior is brightly lit by floor-to-ceiling windows and the décor is minimalistic, highlighting magnificent chandeliers and pictures on the wall. The restaurant specialises in French cuisine with a modern twist. Les Halles is situated next to Lund’s indoor market and offers lunches, à la carte dinners and selection of the finest French wines.

9. Viggos

Bar, Diner, Restaurant, Fast Food

Burger and chips
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Located next to the central train station is Lund’s burger legend: Viggos. Viggos is a quaint and relaxing restaurant where you can try the best burgers in normal or supersize. Browse through the extensive burger menu, try one of Viggos specials or opt for one of international burgers. Every burger dish includes fries on the side, dip sauce and salad. Besides your meal, order a cold beer from their wide selection of bottle beers and beers on tap.

10. Restaurant Bellman

Restaurant, Swedish

Restaurant Bellman is located on the eastern Mårtensgatan steps. With a beautiful rustic interior of wood paneled walls and wooden furniture, the decor is simple and reflects the restaurant’s atmosphere. Bellman serves both traditional Swedish foods and international dishes. Throughout the day, you can stop by for a hearty lunch or quick snack, as well as dinner a la carte. Watch out for the different house specialities, such as the famous gratinated flounder fillet.

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