Uppsala is a charming place with an excitingly varied dining scene and plenty of stylish – or local – restaurants to choose from. We explore some of the top options:
Conveniently located in the city center and within walking distance from the main railway station, Peppar Peppar is a lovely restaurant with a refined ambience, and is one of the few places in town to have been included in the White Guide, Sweden’s most prominent guide to the country’s best restaurants. The kitchen produces delicacies such as the butter-fried catfish served with celeriac purée and artichoke sauce, or the slow-cooked pork belly with Vasterbotten purée and caramelized apple. But Peppar Peppar’s signature dish is the pepparfilè: a tournedo (a round piece of filet mignon) accompanied by potato and gruyere terrine, baked tomato and the house’s special pepper sauce.
Unsurprisingly, Sweden is a great place to enjoy fish dishes, and Uppsala’s Hambergs Fisk is no exception. In fact, this fish restaurant is considered one of the best in the entire country. Because Hambergs Fisk’s fame is grand but its capacity rather small, it’s best to make reservations; other than that, eating here is by all means an enjoyable experience. The atmosphere is cozy, and the varied, meat-free menu is a joy for fish lovers. Satisfaction reaches its peak as customers savor the ridiculously fresh fish and seafood courses they are presented with. The wine list holds up to the restaurant’s good name just as much as the food.
Located right across from the Fyris, the river that runs through the city of Uppsala, Güntherska Hovkonditori is a popular choice among the locals for a pleasant, lingering break during the day. A family-run cafe and bakery, Güntherska Hovkonditori offers an ideal selection of dishes — salads, paninis and sandwiches — for a quick lunch. It is best known for its cakes, pastries and breads, baked fresh everyday and offered in a great variety of different preparations and flavors. Sit in the cafe’s outside area and gaze at the river quietly flowing by while enjoying a slice of cake or Sweden’s traditional cinnamon rolls. Perhaps do this with a cup of delicious coffee or tea; it will be a moment to remember Uppsala by.